Lot of small sequel rumblings and rumors are flying about, so let’s kick things off with one of the few bits that has a substantiated quote. Speaking to MovieMikes, Ernie Hudson says that Bill Murray is part of the holdup around Ghostbusters 3. “I know he really cares about his work,” the actor says, “which is probably why there hasn’t been another Ghostbusters as of yet. Dan and Harold are working on the script. If it happens we will see but Bill has been the hold up. His definition of good is a little bit different than everybody else’s.”
Fortunately, the balance of his work over the past few years (even factoring in stinkers like Garfield and Passion Play) Bill Murray’s definition of ‘good’ is pretty much…good. I’ll take a Bill Murray failure like City of Ember over Year One.
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Though Dan Aykroyd recently said that casting was ongoing for Ghostbusters 3, the whole thing doesn’t seem real. In fact, it’s not going to seem real until he, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson put on the jump suits, proton packs and snap a picture. Then I’ll believe Ghostbusters 3 is happening.
Still, anyone who plays video games knows a third Ghostbusters story starring all four original cast members is already out there. Ghostbusters: The Video Game was released last year and was a massive hit. You played as a rookie, learning the ropes from the original Ghostbusters (who all provided their voices to the game), who had to bust a whole bunch of ghosts in their biggest case yet. The game was really short but incredibly fun – from the old school Columbia Pictures logo at the beginning, to the jokes about Walter Peck in the middle, to the epic battle at the end. (If you aren’t going to play it, read the story. It would make a great movie.)
Now, a second Ghostbusters video game will be released in the Spring called Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime. Available on X-Box Live and PlayStation Network, this sequel won’t have any of the original cast members returning and will be over head in stead of third person, but it will have local and online four player multiplayer. Read more about it and see the full size versions of the photos after the break. Read More »
“I ain’t ‘fraid of no ghost,” but I am afraid when more Ghostbusters 3 information comes out. Much like a fourth Indiana Jones film, Ghostbusters 3 is one of those projects I dreamed about as a kid but never thought I’d see happen. Yet with every rumor about a script, Bill Murray appearance and production start date, the 10-year-old in me begins to smile…and then worry that it’s going to be screwed up.
Well, add another bit of info to the ever-growing pile as co-writer, producer and star of the franchise, Dan Aykroyd was recently on a Chicago radio station and confirmed that not only is Ghostbusters 3 currently casting, but that several names are already “strong possibilities.” Find out exactly who after the jump. Read More »
Briefly: The headline is really all there is to the rumor, as Production Weekly has said via tweet that the outlet hears Sony “is planning to put Ivan Reitman‘s “Ghostbusters 3” into production in May 2011.” If accurate, this would represent the end of a couple years of speculation about the film.
As far as we know, Ghostbusters 3 would still be based upon a script by The Office and Year One writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, perhaps with rewrites from Dan Aykroyd. Ivan Reitman would reportedly direct the returning crew of Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver, though until cameras are actually rolling I wouldn’t take any of that as set in stone.
Will there be a Ghostbusters 3, or will there not be? According to everyone but Bill Murray, the project is definitely happening. Mr. Murray has called it a crock, a myth, and just about every other unkind word a gentleman might use. More specifically, he has disparaged the talents of The Office writer/producers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, who penned the first Ghostbusters 3 draft after writing the bomb Year One.
Dan Aykroyd was recently asked about his reaction to Mr. Murray’s comments, and in his answer he offered not so much a defense of Msrs. Stupnitsky and Eisenberg, but a defense of the script, which he’s now working on directly. Read More »
It has been a while since we’ve gotten a real Ghostbusters 3 update. Last we heard, Office / Year One scribes Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg had turned in a script, Ivan Reitman will return to direct, but Bill Murray is the sole holdout (initially telling the producers that he would only be part of the film if they killed him off. The screenwriters did just that, and had his character in the film as a ghost, but Murray appears to be completely uninterested in the sequel), while Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd claim the film will be in theaters for either Christmas 2011 or 2012. We also know that the story apparently begins as the paranormal researchers “reopen” their ghost removal service after it has been closed for years, and the the film will introduce a new generation of Ghostbusters, who will be trained/mentored by the original crew.
Back in December 2008, Sigourney Weaver suggested that her character Dana Barrett’s baby Oscar should be one of the new Ghostbusters in the in development Ghostbusters 3. At the time, I thought that the addition of Dana’s offspring (and Peter’s potential step-son?) would be an interesting way to tie together the new team with the old. Now we have learned that the plans actually call for Oscar to suit up as one of the new Ghostbusters, but there is a bit of canon-bending with the storyline.
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Be thankful for Bill Murray. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, but every time he does an interview, Murray seems to give answers that are actually honest and thoughtful, as opposed to spitting out a party line. Not that I’d expect much different from a guy who goes against the Hollywood grain. But refreshing nonetheless.
What’s Murray talking about this time? Well, Garfield, for one, and the reason he did the film. And Ghostbusters 3, which he continues to dismiss as “a crock.” Read More »
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What is going on with Ghostbusters 3? Will it ever happen? And if so when? Pick a Ghostbuster, get a completely different answer. Last month Bill Murray dismissed the sequel as “just a myth,” and that “all this talk is just talk.” Over the past couple days Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd weighed in, and one thing is clear — no one is on the same page.
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