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Lots of GHOSTBUSTER 3 Rumors!!!

Update: I've just heard from 3 people within the big wide world of Sony that tell me this is..... FAKE-OLA. I'm gonna leave it up, so that everyone can see that the following is BS, not to be believed. If it appears on any site as the truth, dismiss it. I pretty much thought it was a load of baloney, but it has been backed up to be exactly that... processed bovine cartlege and fat. It is bovine excrement.

Ok folks, this is where you fly up to Salt Lake City and begin licking that salt right off the ground. I want you to know that I have absolutely not one shred of information to back up any of this stuff. It came in out of left field, and when I showed it to my folks they all shrugged their shoulders (that's what they told me) and said, "uh i dunno." So do realize this could very well be the delusional beliefs of a madman, but at the same time... it might really be as secret as he says it is. No matter what, I want to know what you folks out there have heard about this. I haven't heard a thing since them press releases and quotes that Dan Akyroyd did back during BLUES BROTHERS 2000. SO stay tuned, let's see what we can find out.

All info from Jon Leonard (the GB3 king)

Wow. Its been quite a week for Ghostbusters 3. First the official SONY report and now, THIS :

This is a quote from Bill Murray, about everyones favourite sequel.

"... I had my doubts, but Dan really pulled together a great script. I think its gonna be a lot of fun to get the group back together. And I cant wait for that humongous paycheck I made them give me!" - BILL MURRAY That last line was said 'jokingly' according to Sony liason Bob H.

As we all know, former Gatekeeper, Mrs Possessed, Sigourney Weaver, didn't exactly jump at the chance to be in the new Ghostbusters film. The script however, requires Mr. Murray to be married... so Dan Aykroyd went and did some casting. When the script was written, apparently the role was written for, Meryl Streep. Thats right. (Little old don't you think?) But, not wanting obviously to mess with her previous record of dramas, turned down the chance to be Murray's wife. Dan, is now re-writing for an unchosen actress to fill her shoes.

Who could fill her shoes? Who knows... but I'll tell you when I find out. Also, my friend and I think an excellent choice would be long time Seinfeld star, Julia Louis Dreyfuss, long time Ms. Elaine Benes. Why? Well, she'd be the perfect wife to Murray, and she wouldn't be an expensive choice.

SONY has announced that to handle the film's special effects, they have started their own FX division. The title is now... True Voodoo. It will handle the new GB sequel as well as other new SONY/COLUMBIA pics, like probably Men in Black II.

Long time comedian, Bob Newhart and Gilbert Godfried have been added to the cast. Not as Ghostbusters obviously, but as bit parts. How bit? Well, Godfried's role will be a hotel clerk that refuses the GB's to enter the hotel. Quite bit. Also, Larry Wilcox, will guaranteed appear in the film as the scientist, who attempts to fuse Hell and Earth.

Alright, the best news has been saved for last :

Rumour has it that filming has been going for about 10 days, and it is so top secret, even the crew isn't allowed to speak of the movie, or even its title. Rumours also circulate about Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd will make a surprise appearance on Saturday Night Live, to debut a trailer on Ghostbusters 3. No date has been set.

And then here is the second email I received about Ghostbusters 3... from the same source, so keep swallowing the salt till I can get some of this stuff confirmed.

Mayor Lenny's triumphant return, and Ernie Hudson, oh yeah, and a couple other huge names (BIG) All info, as usual from Jon Leonard (the GB3 king)

Earlier in the week I reported that the new Ghostbusters movie has been filming for a week. Well, sort of. True Voodoo has been working on computer animation for buildings in New York, and the Hell versions. That makes more sense as some casting choices haven't been decided. ie) Who will portray Peter Venkman's wife.

As I reported before, the movie is indeed TOP SECRET!. Last Tuesday, a New york reporter managed to enter the shooting location, and got arrested for trespassing. The crew took the camera and film he had on him.

Well, who busted the trespasser? None other than the new mayor of New York, Dennis Miller. Thats right, Miller has joined the cast, and now Governer Lenny will have one line in the film : "How do I keep running into you guys!?"

According to SONY spokesman, J. Christopshen, "Ernie Hudson, will have a major role in the film."

Recent host of Saturday Night Live, David Spade, will apparently play the voice of Slimer. No word yet if the part will be bigger than Slimer's cameo appearance in Ghostbusters 2. This movie is becoming to look like every SNL actor on the planet will make an appearance. (okay only 4 : Miller, Aykroyd, Murray, and Spade)

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  • Nov. 10, 1998, 3 a.m. CST

    It would figure

    by Greg

    Man do you know how long I have been waiting for some news like this!? No no well you probebly would'nt , well a very long time. And now my eyes tell me that I am too belive this is all a load of BS.....snakeoil......flim-flam? What a cruel twist of fate this is , to have my hopes raised and then shattered almost as quickly ( are you catching how hard I'm taking this people ? )

  • Nov. 10, 1998, 5:20 a.m. CST

    ghostbuster 3 is fanboy dreaming

    by timmo

    after the hoary mess that was G2 and the the unmitigated disaster that was bb2000, do you think that anyone in their right mind would let dan ack loose with a tonne of cash to make a moofie?

  • Nov. 10, 1998, 6:58 a.m. CST

    granny gross

    by rat

    this cat better be telling the truth because id like to see this shit be made. i dont care if they fuk it up royally ,as long as its ghostbusters i can dig it.heaven and earth coming together, that soundz rad as hell. i dunno what that other guy is saying that gb2 sucked, it was the best and lived up to the first one ., plus some. and bluesbrothers 2000 wasnt that bad. it was better then anything i expected, the music was good. see ya in hell, rat

  • Nov. 10, 1998, 7:59 a.m. CST

    GB3 --probably gonna happen

    by yardbird

    In purely non-confrontational response to Finch's talkback, I'd say that GB3 is definitely on the horizon. While recently perusing the Blues Bros. collector's edition dvd, The latest film listed in Akroyd's filmography is indeed, Ghostbusters III (it's dated as 1998, but...). Of course, I take these dvd film listings with a grain of salt...Arnie's on the T2 disc mysteriously skips over "Hercules in NY" and "The Villian".

  • Nov. 10, 1998, 9:06 a.m. CST


    by crunch

    This guy can't even get easily-verified facts correct. "SONY has announced that to handle the film's special effects, they have started their own FX division." You mean sorta like Sony Pictures Imageworks, now 5+ years old?

  • Nov. 10, 1998, 9:09 a.m. CST


    by Stalker

    Two years ago I heard they were going to make this film only with Chris Farley and Will Smith. That would have kicked ass.

  • Nov. 10, 1998, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Murray makes the franchise

    by Nathan Linder

    It would be unwise to venture any further with Ghostbuster sequels without the consumate king of sleazy cool: Bill Murray. He is the reason the movies were so successful, and anyone else in place of him would be a big mistake. Oh, and Aykroyd is a fat hack.

  • Nov. 10, 1998, 12:42 p.m. CST

    GB3 bunk

    by Borromeo

    Asside from Harry's having said so rather definitively, there are obvious reasons to doubt the validity of the "GB3 King"--1) Dan Ackroyd AND Harold Ramis (Egon) wrote both the original and the sequel, and presumably, any third installment; he seems not to be aware of this, as Ramis is not mentioned. 2) Meryl Streep has done comedies in the past, such as "Death Becomes Her" with Goldie Hawn and Bruce Willis. 3) If this project is so secret that cast and crew cannot talk about it.. to whom did Mr Murray make this press conference type remark? And why are phrases such as "As we all know..." peppered throughout the report? 4) IF they haven't actually started filming, (since they don't have a script), and True Voodoo, Sony's SECOND IN HOUSE FX Company, has has only been digitaly compositing for the past ten days, why do they have sets built, and why was Dennis Miller, a rather famous individual with such a bit part in the movie on hand to apprehend the perpatrator. 5) David Spade as the Voice of Slimer--'nuff said!

  • Nov. 10, 1998, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Dan Aykroyd's a fat hack, is he???

    by Kefrif

    If Dan is such a hack, then how come he's so talented? Look at it on the face of things. He wrote The Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters 1&2, Dragnet, Nothing But Trouble - directed Nothing But Trouble (although it was shite), received a best supporting actor nomination, had a number one single, released 3 albums, opened and succesfully maintained an international chain of restaurants, aswell as acting the crap out of many fine people (Trading Places, Grosse Pointe Blank). SO GB3 is in hell - what's new? Nobody made this much fuss about Orson Welles' working problems and he was 20 times more talented than Aykroyd. Don't knock the man. He's had far more screenplays made than most REAL hacks..

  • Nov. 10, 1998, 1:19 p.m. CST

    O.K. he wasn't ALWAYS a fat hack!

    by Nathan Linder

    I was perhaps a little harsh, after all, I'm sure this will be full of typos and lacking in creative endeavor, so I'm a bit of a hack myself. I just believe he (Mr. Aykroyd) is far too talented to be doing things like Blues Brothers 2000. It's an insult to the late John Belushi to have anyone else but him in a movie entitled "Blues Brothers" anything. And after that fiasco, I just don't want him doing anything horrific to Ghostbusters. You must admit, although he has won and has been considered for several awards, his work has not been consistently good. On the other hand, I've yet to see a movie starring Bill Murray that's been out and out bad, so any attempt on Aykroyd's part to write his (Bill's) character out of the script, as previously rumored, is a bad move. That's all.

  • Nov. 10, 1998, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Bill Murray

    by priceman

    I worship him.

  • Nov. 10, 1998, 3:09 p.m. CST


    by Tom Lee

    I want this movie to be made sooo badly. Alas, too bad this last report is a steaming pile of crap. Too bad. But I do have faith in Aykroyd -- BB2000 may have been a terrible idea, but he and Ramis are a good team (especially impressive in their reserve as far as keeping themselves out of the focus of the movies (primarily)). As previously noted, though, Murray is the one who makes the GB movies work. It's unfortunate that his recent work is so crappy ("Peter Venkmen as The Man Who Knew Too Litte" and "Peter Venkmen Babysits an Elephant" spring to mind). But hey, this guy gave us Groundhog Day. All he needs is a winning vehicle -- which I think GB3 could be.

  • Nov. 10, 1998, 4:19 p.m. CST

    It could be good.

    by Tommy

    I have been hearing so much about a possible Ghostbusters 3 movie for a few months now. What I read on another site that seemed legit, was Akroyd wrote a script that was quite terrible, and another writer was hired to help him refine it <I am reminded of back in grade 5 with a teacher helping edit your story> When I first heard Chris Farley was being considered for a role, I was devastated, all that guy can do is sweat, and scream "SONOFA--!!! that's gonna leave a mark" Ghostbusters has never really focussed on physical comedy, just witty dialogue, and the general attitude of the people of New York. Well, I guess we don't have to worry about Chris Farley anymore. I have rambled to much, bye :o)

  • Nov. 10, 1998, 7:06 p.m. CST

    official sony report?

    by Sammy0

    Is that Official report mentioned at the begining of this post also bogus? If not, where can we find it?

  • Nov. 11, 1998, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Sigourney Weaver

    by PAUL

    What? No Weaver? Ghostbusters just won't be the same...

  • Nov. 11, 1998, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Ackroyd confirmed development of script...

    by dennis

    Check out Corona. Ackroyd stated he is writing a script but nothing is set in stone. Without Murray, I don't even want to see it anyway. Blues Brothers 2000? What was up with that piece o'shite?

  • Nov. 12, 1998, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Maybe some day...

    by Gag Halfrunt

    OK, so this is a bogus report. Get over it. It happens. I still think this movie is going to happen though, sooner or later (hopefully sooner). I grew up on Ghostbusters, much the same way as most people grew up on Star Wars. Two great films (anyone who says Ghostbuster 2 sucked is insane) and one of the most inspired animated spin offs. And now we may be getting a third installment. The basic premise, which we heard before this whole bogus story, is the whole "alternate dimension/hell on earth" thing. Well, that sounds cool as anything! Just imagine Bill Murray standing on the alternate Twin Towers, looking out over hells version of New York. IOmagine how funny AND scary that could be. And with the rest of the team attached (surely if they pay them enough, they'll all do it) it could be a great sequel. And, as a previous post said, the true humour of Ghostbusters is in its surreal view of New York. With the right people involved, and with enough hard work, this movie may well happen. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon....

  • Nov. 16, 1998, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Obvious fraud (facts)

    by John K.

    Sony already has a special effects unit... Sony Imageworks, which already did the effects (some of 'em) for Men in Black, and others.