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    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=81518

    After years of rumors, it appears that Ghostbuster 3 is finally moving forward and will likely do so with or without Bill Murray's involvement.Dan Aykroyd appeared on The Dennis Miller Show to discuss the project, dropping specific details about the sequel, hinting that the plan is to film in Spring of 2012 no matter what happens casting-wise.

    "Yes, we will be doing the movie and hopefully with Mr. Murray," he says, "That is our hope. We have an excellent script. What we have to remember is that 'Ghostbusters' is bigger than any one component, although Billy was absolutely the lead and contributive to it in a massive way, as was the director and Harold [Ramis], myself and Sigourney [Weaver]. The concept is much larger than any individual role and the promise of 'Ghostbusters 3' is that we get to hand the equipment and the franchise down to new blood."

    The comedian also confirmed reports that the plot will revolve around a new generation of Ghostbusters and hinted at the states of his and Ramis' characters.

    "My character, Ray, is now blind in one eye and can't drive the cadillac," he says, "He's got a bad knee and can't carry the packs... Egon is too large to get into the harness. We need young blood and that's the promise. We're gonna hand it to a new generation."

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    If they end up make this without Murray it will fail miserably. And from what I've read it's obvious that he is not interested in coming back. He was given the script a year ago and hasnt even read it yet.

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    We'll just have to wait and see how this turns out. Personally I would've liked to have seen a completely CG film like Ghostbusters The Game. That way the characters remain ageless and the film could take place in any time period.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrX View Post
    We'll just have to wait and see how this turns out. Personally I would've liked to have seen a completely CG film like Ghostbusters The Game. That way the characters remain ageless and the film could take place in any time period.
    If you were to go the animation route, you're better off making it a TV show than a film.

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    I'm guessing Aykroyd said "premise" instead of "promise"...

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    After holding this movie hostage for several years, it appears Bill Murray has finally agreed to return.

    It's about time.


    http://www.hollywood.com/news/Ghostb...eport/45472977

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    That has been the number one reason for this film being in limbo for years. Murray rarely does sequels, in fact I've read that even while doing the voice work for the game he wasn't that committed to it. Hope this is true and not some internet rumor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrX View Post
    That has been the number one reason for this film being in limbo for years. Murray rarely does sequels, in fact I've read that even while doing the voice work for the game he wasn't that committed to it. Hope this is true and not some internet rumor.
    Yeah I think I was Rick Rolled on this one.

    Either way, if Murray keeps refusing, Akroyd should just let this thing die.

    They shouldn't do this movie without Murray.

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    Sony Can't Survive On 'Spider-Man' Alone
    Scott Mendelson wrote:Sony Pictures already has enough healthy properties (Spider-Man, 007, Resident Evil, its animated properties, the seemingly surefire Goosebumps adaptations, and its comedy star vehicles) to survive and even thrive as they foster new franchises, attempt to reboot older ones (Men In Black, Ghostbusters, Charlie’s Angels, etc.), take some financial hits, and occasionally distribute “real” films like Captain Phillips or Looper. A film slate built on the overexposure of Spider-Man will do little more than to to kill audience interest in the web-slinger while leaving the studio with that much less money and release date real estate to foster other would-be franchises for the future. Point being, Sony had a bad summer. It happens. As you recall, they had a terrible summer 1996 (The Fan, Multiplicity, The Cable Guy, etc.) only to roar back to life in 1997 with My Best Friend’s Wedding, Men In Black, and Air Force One. The worst thing Sony can do is panic and just overload on the one surefire property they own while ignoring their very real successes.

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    Ivan Reitman talks Ghostbusters 3: He won’t direct + hoping to start filming in the fall

    Here’s some of the highlights of director Ivan Reitman’s recent interview with Deadline.com:
    The first [script] was done by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, and me, Harold [Ramis] and Dan [Aykroyd] helped them on it. It was a really good script, but then it became clear that Bill really didn’t want to do another Ghostbusters and that it was literally impossible to find him to speak to for the year or two we tried to get it going. When Bill finally…well, he never actually said no, but he never said yes, so there was no way to make that film. We decided to start over again, and I started working with Etan Cohen, with Dan lending a helping hand. Harold got sick about three years ago, and we kept hoping he would get better. I kept pushing forward on the Etan Cohen and we now have a draft that is very good, that the studio is very excited about.
    Nothing too earth shattering, right? Keep going…
    “When I came back from Harold’s funeral, it was really moving and it made me think about a lot of things. I’d just finished directing Draft Day, which I’m really happy with and proud of. Working on a film that is smaller and more dramatic was so much fun and satisfying. I just finally met with Amy and Doug Belgrad when I got back. I said I’d been thinking about it for weeks, that I’d rather just produce this Ghostbusters. I told them I thought I could help but let’s find a really good director and make it with him. So that’s what we’ve agreed will happen. I didn’t want all kinds of speculation about what happened with me, that is the real story.”
    Sony’s Pascal confirmed the above:
    “We totally understood.” “He was thinking he might feel that way when Harold died, and then came back to us and confirmed it, that while he was excited to return and make the movie as producer, but did not feel he wanted to direct the movie. We are delighted to work with Ivan on this movie in that capacity. We love him, and he’s going to continue to play an important role. We’re very anxious to get the movie started.”
    Reitman continued with talk of the new Ghostbusters cast and possible start date…
    “I’m not going to say how many Ghostbusters there will be in the new cast, but we are determined to retain the spirit of the original film, and I am pleased that all of this seems to have happened organically,” “I’m hoping we can get started by the fall, set in New York, but given the logistics and the stuff that happens, the beginning of 2015 seems more likely.”
    To check out the rest of the interview, head on over to Deadline.com.


    Dan Aykroyd confirms Ivan Reitman/Ghostbusters 3 rumor
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    LEGO MOVIE Duo Reportedly In Talks To Direct GHOSTBUSTERS 3
    According to the ever-reliable Nikke Finke, Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street) are on Sony's radar to take over directing duties from the departing Ivan Reitman on the third Ghostbusters flick.

    The Ghostbusters LEGO Set is a Reality

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    THR:
    'Ghostbusters 3' Targets Paul Feig as Director
    UPDATED: Sources say the film will be a reboot focusing on female Ghostbusters.

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    Well It's Official

    http://ghostbustersnews.com/2015/01/...cast-revealed/

    Release is set for Summer 2016.
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    What a disaster. Was it supposed to be funny or something? Didn't laugh a bit. The only thing that looked good was Slimer and the ghosts cause the CGI technology has gone light years forward from what it was back at the 80's. Gonna be a major flop and the Razzie Awards are waiting next year.
    Just one of those reboots that never should have been made...

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    Melissa McCarthy: 'Ghostbusters' Trailer "Very Confusing"
    After the trailer for the reboot was voted as one of the most disliked YouTube videos ever, McCarthy confessed that it didn't really convey the story properly.
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    In the wake of the Ghostbusters trailer being voted as one of the most disliked in YouTube history, one of the stars of the Sony reboot acknowledged the early promo clips were "very confusing."


    As a guest on The Johnjay & Rich Show, Melissa McCarthy addressed the issues surrounding the trailer. "It's a reboot, not a remake. I know it's weird that they say [in the trailer] "30 years ago," but in this movie it's like the first one didn't happen," said the Spy star on what the new all-female interpretation of Ghostbusters really was.


    She then outlined how the story was broadly the same in the reboot as the original. "It's a great story but told totally differently. It's the same thing of four unlikely heroes, it's in New York city, ghosts are taking over. It's the same classic story, but it's not a '30 years later,' " she said.


    Asked if she thought it was confusing, McCarthy agreed and revealed that she had raised some questions about it. "Believe me, the question was asked. I think it's very confusing."


    She added humorously: "But then everyone said, 'We don't care what you think.' "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    Melissa McCarthy: 'Ghostbusters' Trailer "Very Confusing"
    After the trailer for the reboot was voted as one of the most disliked YouTube videos ever, McCarthy confessed that it didn't really convey the story properly.
    The trailer wasn't very confusing. It very much sucked and therefore it's one of the most disliked YouTube videos ever.

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    The trailer wasn't very confusing. It very much sucked and therefore it's one of the most disliked YouTube videos ever.
    Did it really suck, or was it just because a group of adults behaving like children can't deal with the fact that something they liked was rebooted all because a direct sequel couldn't be made. I've read the Youtube comments, I've never seen so much low brow trolling it once place. It makes me ashamed to be a fan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrX View Post
    Did it really suck, or was it just because a group of adults behaving like children can't deal with the fact that something they liked was rebooted all because a direct sequel couldn't be made. I've read the Youtube comments, I've never seen so much low brow trolling it once place. It makes me ashamed to be a fan.
    Yeah it just sucks and has nothing to do with the fact that it's a reboot and isn't a direct sequel. If it would have been a direct sequel with the old actors and with the same lame comedy level as the trailer is now, then it would still suck.

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    New Columbia Pictures Chief on International Push: "We Don't Just Make Movies for the U.S." (Exclusive)
    "Given that Asia right now is almost 50 percent of the box office on big event titles, it would be foolish not to have Asia in mind,” says Sanford Panitch, who takes over the studio from Doug Belgrad.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gregg Kilday
    " Although he says he hasn't seen the new Ghostbusters (July 15), Panitch, who has two teenagers with his wife, interior designer Kristen Panitch, predicts big things: "It isn't a sequel, it's a reboot, so you have to look at it through a different filter, as something new. My kids have never seen the original Ghostbusters. They like [this cast], and they are really excited to see the movie."

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    We are heartbroken at the recent passing of Filmmaker Harold Ramis who made us laugh for more than a generation. His iconic films are an enormous part of the American comic vocabulary- from Animal House to Ghostbusters and Vacation to Groundhog Day. Today’s podcast was recorded in 2005 at the 12th Austin Film Festival.

    Movie Legends Revealed
    Did the Ghostbusters Originally Travel Through Time, Dimensions?
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    Aykroyd’s originally saw Ghost Smashers as a vehicle for himself and his friend John Belushi, who would play Peter Venkman. Aykroyd worked on the script on and off throughout the early 1980s when he wasn’t busy with other projects. He was actually working on a line of dialogue for Belushi’s character in March 1982 when he learned his friend had passed away. A few months after Belushi’s passing, Aykroyd showed the script to Murray, a fellow Saturday Night Live veteran. Murray liked the idea and eventually led to the film getting made. The major hurdle, though, was Aykroyd’s rather epic vision.


    In the script, the Ghost Smashers work for an interdimensional being known as Shandor. The basic driving force of the plot is that a being known as Zuul is accidentally trapped in this time and dimension by Shandor. Zuul’s owner, Gozer, wants his pet back, so he travels to our dimension to retrieve him and lay waste to those who would try to stop him. To get a sense of the scope of the original film, the famous Stay Puft Marshmallow Man scene was in Aykroyd’s original script, but it took place at the midpoint, and it was just one of a variety of manifestations of Gozer and not, like the final film, the ONLY manifestation.


    The big ending was that Gozer would send the Ghost Smashers through different times and dimensions, and they would then work their way back to ours to stop Gozer.

    20 Things You Might Not Know About Ghostbusters
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    2. GHOSTBUSTERS COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH DIFFERENT—AND MUCH BIGGER.


    Aykroyd found comedic inspiration in films like Bob Hope's The Ghost Breakers, the horror-comedies of Abbott and Costello, and Bowery Boys fare like Spook Busters and Ghost Chasers. He went wild writing his original script, which took place in the future and had a much darker tone. The actors he had in mind for the three main protagonists were himself, John Belushi, and Eddie Murphy. His concept involved dozens of Ghostbuster groups fighting specters across time and different dimensions. The now-iconic Stay Puft Marshmallow Man—which is in the climax of the finished film—appeared much earlier (on page 20) and was one of 50 large-scale monsters that the Ghostbusters would do battle with. Eventual director Ivan Reitman estimated that the first script would have cost up to $300 million to produce—and that was in 1984.

    Wiki: Ghost Smashers


    Vanity Fair JUNE 4, 2014:
    The Making of Ghostbusters: How Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and “The Murricane” Built “The Perfect Comedy”
    From a potential lead who died of a drug overdose to a marshmallow man suit that went up in flames, Ghostbusters looked like anything but a slam-dunk when Columbia Pictures made it. How Dan Aykroyd’s big idea led to an all-time comedy classic.
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    By early August, a third and close-to-final draft of the script had been completed, and the team raced to begin three-dimensional casting as well. The character Dana Barrett—the sternly foxy love interest for Bill Murray’s character Dr. Venkman—caught the attention of Sigourney Weaver, who was ready to cut her teeth in comedy after her dramatic roles in Alien (1979) and The Year of Living Dangerously (1982).


    Originally written up as a model in the script, Dana became a musician at Weaver’s suggestion. “She could be kind of uptight and a bit strict, but you know she has a soul because she plays the cello,” says Weaver. “We always thought of Sigourney as the Margaret Dumont of this movie,” says Reitman, referring to the redoubtable actress who served a foil to Groucho Marx in seven Marx Brothers films.

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