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Bill Murray commented on GHOSTBUSTERS 3 tonight at Fantastic Fest!

Published at: Sept. 26, 2008, 5:49 a.m. CST by headgeek

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Tonight's closing night film at Fantastic Fest was CITY OF EMBER with director Gil Kenan in attendance and a surprise appearance by Bill Murray. I dug the movie (more on that later), but the reason you're reading this is due to a question Kraken asked during the Q&A. I'm sure at some point the video of this will come out, but the non-line for line version of the question was how would Murray feel about strapping on the proton pack and kicking some ghost ass again? I was very curious to hear Murray's answer. He's not as available to the press or public as Dan Aykroyd or Harold Ramis and he also seemed to be the least enthusiastic about a Ghostbusters sequel... But tonight he said that he knew "some writers from THE OFFICE" were taking a stab at the script right now (which we already knew) and that he thinks that's a good start. He paused for a few seconds then said that he thinks enough time has passed and that "the wounds from GHOSTBUSTERS 2 are healed" and that he would definitely be into doing another GHOSTBUSTERS movie, stating that the first 40 minutes of the original film is some of the best stuff he's been associated with and the whole shoot was an amazing amount of fun. He also went on to say that his enthusiasm for Ghostbusters was heightened after recording the voice of Peter Venkman for the video game over the summer. In fact, he said he found himself walking down the street singing the Ghostbusters theme song and then thought people walking around him were going to start yelling at him to "get over yourself, Bill," so he stopped... But the enthusiasm was there. How cool is that?!?!? And I got to shake his hand (down in a cave an hour and a half outside of Austin, no less) and have about 30 seconds of smalltalk with the man, where I blubbered something about STRIPES, CADDYSHACK and GHOSTBUSTERS being seminal films growing up and quickly ran back into the huge crowd trying to get at him. I found him to be a lot nicer and down to earth than I expected. It was a great day to be a geek... Just thought I'd share the words from the man himself on GHOSTBUSTERS 3. If I was concerned about yet another '80s cornerstone being revisited (and possibly ruined) I'm totally over that now. If Murray is excited, then goddamn... who couldn't be excited?






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  • Sept. 26, 2008, 4:35 a.m. CST

    Yes, Murray is the key.

    by MaxTheSilent

    No Bill Murray, no GHOSTBUSTERS 3.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 4:36 a.m. CST

    FIRST

    by dioxholster

    first

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 4:37 a.m. CST

    damn you MaxTheSilent

    by dioxholster

    and Michael Bay

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 4:38 a.m. CST

    and the flowers are still standing!

    by 10111972

    In ghostbusters Murray was a god!

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 4:40 a.m. CST

    Bill's most seminal work

    by bottombrick

    was his hairpiece in Kingpin.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 4:40 a.m. CST

    best movie ever

    by pencil-man

    It was my first purchase as a human being, a 20 dollar VHS copy that i still have. I've seen the movie well over 100 times on tape and TV. Seen it twice in the theater, once when I was six, and again in Columbus for a midnight show in 2004. I think part 2 is strangely unwatchable and I am looking forward to this sequel if Billy is enthusiastic for it. This is one sequel I will definitely pay to see done right.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 4:41 a.m. CST

    I really wanna see GHOSTBUSTERS 3...

    by unionJACKass.webs.com

    ... if Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd and Steve Carell are NOT involved. They should stick to making their own overhyped, overrated mediocre twaddle. As Jim Royle would say - "Comedy geniuses my arse". <p> That's all.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 4:41 a.m. CST

    First one was great!

    by FILMFUNK

    2 I can't even remember 3 sound like another Kerching with fat old blokes making a knob of themselves.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 4:42 a.m. CST

    Bill must have lost...

    by xavier masterson

    a fortune in his recent divorce settlement.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 4:44 a.m. CST

    there is no Murray, only ZOOL!

    by thinboyslim.

    that would of been a cool answer. seriously though if they do number 3 it would kick all kinds of ass. as for the "wounds" of the sequel, was it really that bad?

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 4:44 a.m. CST

    pencil-man

    by unionJACKass.webs.com

    GHOSTBUSTERS was my favourite film when I was a kid. And it pains me to think that Rogen, Carell and Rudd might be in GHOSTBUSTERS 3. Fucking pains me. <p> BTW, I loved GHOSTBUSTERS 2 the first time I saw it at the cinema in December 1989 when I was 7! Now - I just think it's alright. <p> "It's me, Janusz"

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 4:44 a.m. CST

    Bill Murray is A God not THE God....at least i don't think

    by IndustryKiller!

    Thats some fucking great news. Hopefully someday he'll also get around to winning the Oscar he rightfully deserved for Groundhog Day.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 4:47 a.m. CST

    ghostbusters on the c64

    by 10111972

    Never ever finished the game... The stay puft marshmallow man crushed me everytime, a real childhood trauma!

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 4:48 a.m. CST

    DO it, but do it right...: How to get Ghostbusters 3 right:

    by Ray Gamma

    The sarcasm. There is a 'tone' of sarcasm throughout the original Ghostbusters movie, and it is very much the tone that Murray and Aykroyd brought with them from their SNL days. Writers for Ghostbusters 3, I know you're reading these talkbacks. Get the sarcastic tone of the humour right. Everything else will fall into place.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 4:56 a.m. CST

    bill murray's best work = the black eye he gave his wife

    by ironic_name

    zing!

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 5:03 a.m. CST

    Just saw the video.

    by Shermdawg

    He didn't seem as excited as you made him out to be Quint.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 5:06 a.m. CST

    excitement

    by Quint

    Considering the only excitement he's shown so far is "I'll do it only if they kill me off" I think this is a big step up. He wasn't jumping out of his seat, but he wasn't giving a sarcastic or dodgy answer. He was very straightforward about being open to it and him singing the theme song in the street is what really sells me on him being down for it. Damn it, Sherm! Don't ruin my dream!

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 5:31 a.m. CST

    Murray is a legend!

    by zapano

    If he likes the script then they should make it. If not, then leave Ghostbusters alone.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 5:34 a.m. CST

    I was also at the City of Ember screening

    by Backstage Larry

    and got to shake Bill Murray's hand, it's not everyday you get to meet a legend.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 5:44 a.m. CST

    RICK MORANIS is the key

    by sean bean

    No Moranis, no Ghostbusters 3.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 5:51 a.m. CST

    i was so the right age for ghostbusters

    by chipps

    i'm not sure if you can understand it if you are a different age. i mean no disrespect. when i was a young fella dad used to hit me to show to his mates how tough his progeny was (don't worry i'm happy he did) like any kid i was afraid of ghosts. ghostbusters was awesome this way. bring it on you fucks! i aint afraid of no ghost! it was a defining movie for me. the trick will be accepting the world has moved on. that is what indy 4 fucked up. it is the same thing. they can do it. it is possible. but i can't be a true sequal, in that the most recent movie is 20 years old and the world has moved on. and gb 2 sucked.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 6:03 a.m. CST

    should depends on the quality of the thespians

    by alice 13

    we are talking bill fuckin murrey here.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 6:14 a.m. CST

    This needs to happen.

    by DOGSOUP

    Call Ernie Hudson STAT!! What? He's been on hold for three days? Well take him off hold!!!

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 6:15 a.m. CST

    Just don't nuke the fridge...

    by Gungan Slayer

    This can end up being a tricky project, and I sure hope the writers know what they're doing. I can't bare for another one these franchise revivals to go overboard.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 6:17 a.m. CST

    10111972

    by TinSpider

    You missed out. Once you're passed the marshmallow man you're treated to some of the funniest speech synthesis ever. Zuul cries out which sound more like Stephen Hawking typing his orgasm.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 6:34 a.m. CST

    Isn't he like 100 years old now?

    by Trazadone

    Seriously, this would never work. It's dated humor (see Love Guru).

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 6:41 a.m. CST

    Back off, man...we're scientists.

    by Larry Sellers

    Rick Moranis, yes.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 6:46 a.m. CST

    I guess Ernie hudson standing outside Bill's window

    by I Dunno

    in full Ghostbusters outfit with the cardboard sign really got to him. I don't know, can Bill be funny again? He's such a sad sack in every movie he's in lately.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 6:51 a.m. CST

    Looks like Ghostbusters 3 is really gonna happen!

    by HarryBlackPotter

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 6:57 a.m. CST

    Trazadone... dated humor?

    by kikuchiyoboy

    "Get her? That was your whole plan?" <br> <br> "Well, when we get to twenty, tell me. I'm gonna throw up." <br> <br> RAY <br> "Hey, where do these stairs go?"<br> PETER <br> "They go up." <br> <br> "That is one big twinkie".

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 6:59 a.m. CST

    That last line

    by kikuchiyoboy

    was an Ernie Hudson line!

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 7 a.m. CST

    I agree, kiku

    by cornponious

    Ghostbusters' humor is about as undated as can be.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 7:07 a.m. CST

    No More 'Pass The Torch' Films - Let the Old Guys Do It!

    by Alice Cooper Stalker

    I'm tired of the tired 'pass the torch' films where the old guys pass on their roles to younger people. How about having some screwed up younger ghostbusters at the beginning and then having the original crew come in to save them and the world and make thing right? Show them how we did it i the 80s!

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 7:14 a.m. CST

    What Wounds From GB2?

    by Brody77

    I'm confused - was it a bad shoot or something? Did they fall out over (p)Rick Moranis getting a bigger part?

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 7:22 a.m. CST

    Definitely.

    by kikuchiyoboy

    They should keep the effects to a minimal level and keep it as real as possible. I believe that's what made the first one sooo funny. First it put ghosts in everyday situations, nothing too fantastic until the end. The story was about these average scientists in a fantastic situation. <br> <br> I think it could be even more funny now with the angle that they're older and the ghost keep coming. How do you keep up? What's the point if you can't stop them from coming? It could actually be a very funny and touching end. Tie in the fact that they too are nearing the ectoplasm paranormal side. <br> <br> The Office writers are perfect to bring realism and absurdity to this script. <br> <br> I'm excited, but I won't lie, I'm a little scared too. I really hope it doesn't fall flat, but hey, there's always the first one.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 7:24 a.m. CST

    Woops "Definitely" was aimed at cornponius

    by kikuchiyoboy

    I concur with the above also about not being about passing a torch. Give me The Ghostbusters front and center.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Doe, Ray, EGON!

    by I AM ROCKO

    Could someone, Quint, Harry, anyone please answer me why the fuck are the guys from The Office writing this film when Ramis and Ackroyd already have written the script to Ghostbusters 3!!!!

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Older Ghostbusters

    by RenoNevada2000

    Maybe not as the main theme of the movie, but something interesting to touch on would be the fact that with their advancing age, the Ghostbusters might start to wonder if they themselves will spend part of their afterlife as pesky poltergeists. How would that affect their feelings about trapping and containing ghosts?

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver

    by mefrog

    I don't have high hopes for either, but I'm utterly sold if they come back as well. Right now, I'm only pretty damn sold.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 8:04 a.m. CST

    The Wounds are Healed Because

    by D o o d

    who doesn't want to make a shit load of money..!!!

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 8:08 a.m. CST

    Yes, it's true. This man beats his women.

    by rev_skarekroe

    Well that's what I heard!

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 8:11 a.m. CST

    RenoNevada2000

    by niemand

    THAT is a very good notion my friend.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 8:15 a.m. CST

    niemand

    by RenoNevada2000

    Well, the year is almost over, so I knew I was due to have a good idea sooner or later...

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 8:15 a.m. CST

    No loserguy3000, I don't think thats a good idea

    by dr sauch

    I appreciate that you're thinking about how to cast this in the event that the original cast won't do it, but I think that without Akroyd, Murray, Hudson, Ramis, and Moranis, this movie just shouldn't be made.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 8:29 a.m. CST

    90911172. . .

    by Mutant Leader

    How in the FUCK did you get past the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man??? When I was a teenager I concluded it was impractical. . .

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Good news,

    by GaiustheBrave

    You know what would be cool? NO cgi! Well, maybe just for backing up practical effects and machettes (sp?) and digital mattes. But, I wanna see New York the same way it looked in GB 1. I wanna see ghosts that look like puppets. I, however, don't want to see Ghostbuster:The George Lucas Edition. If you have a great story and great acting, goofy effects can work. Whatever happened to minimalism?

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Was that excitement?

    by Curious Jorge

    He didn't seem all that excited to me.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 9:03 a.m. CST

    I hope Oscar is in it.

    by Nozoki

    He's 20 now, and a ghostbuster, having taken over the business from the older guys. He and his friends are the new team and his mom Dana gets into some more trouble with some pesky ghosts and he has to get the original team to help them out.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Alice Cooper Stalker

    by slone13

    What other "pass the torch" films are you referring to? None really come to mind. Certainly not enough that they've come to be known as a sub-genre we could be tired of.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 9:14 a.m. CST

    If Murray can get his head out of his pretentious ass...

    by Yotz Von Frelnik

    I'm sorry, I've loved this guy's work for years, but it pissed me off beyond belief when he turned his nose up at doing GB3, while making appearances in utter silliness and drivel like Charlie's Angels and Garfield. I'm not even saying those movies suck, but if he's going to commit to projects like that and diss something we all love like Ghostbusters as though it were beneath him, then WTF???

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Good GB3 Possible, but,

    by LeftFoot

    We all know Ghostbusters has huge potential for some more great films. But, this sounds like more recycling from creatively impaired bureaucrats. You can hear the pitch,"It's a cross between Ghostbusters and The Office. But instead of the characters liking each other and being clever, smart and funny they will just be unlikeable oblivious clods that repeatedly fail.<BR><BR> And some of the writers from the Office writing a Ghostbuters movie?? What moronic shit. At least we would be assured that there really is something unholy and evil in a ghost movie.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Yes Leftfoot

    by half vader

    Because once writers have written one thing, they are incapable of ever writing anything different ever again... you myopic moron. You and Gaius the Brave should form a club (yes Gaius, Ghostbusters SHOULD be about minimalism!!!). <p> I must go tell John Collee that he should cease to exist because it's impossible that he wrote Happy Feet AND Master and Commander...

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 9:34 a.m. CST

    CATS AND DOGS LIVING TOGETHER... MASS HYSTERIA

    by turketron

    Give us GB3... and make it fucking incredible. The first Ghostbusters might just be my favorite movie of all time. Part 2 wasn't THAT bad. But GB1 is perfection.<p><p> Now lets show this prehistoric bitch how we do things downtown.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 9:39 a.m. CST

    A Lot Of Bill Murray Ballwashing In Here

    by Tipsy McStagger

    He's great and all, but he's not the answer to making this a great movie. The script is. So until that leaks I'm not sold on anything, faux enthusiasm or not.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 9:59 a.m. CST

    From The Biggest GB Fan EVER; Please No Rogen or Rudd

    by MightyOs

    Ghostbusters is perhaps the greatest film ever made. Fact. Everything from within the film stands today against any other film you can mention? Special effects, check. Acticng chops, check. Script, check, directing, check, anythin else, check motherfucker! Perhaps the greatest thing about it is that Bill Murray was 2nd choice. That's right Aquatic lovers, he was 2nd choice! And as such he played it as though it was his break. And it was, in a way. The problem now is that he's a big shot, bigger than the other busters. Venkman is his characters, the best loved and therefor the biggest draw. He wont acknowledge Venkman was the 3rd rated character in the script. He will want Venkman to be the man (which he was!). And that's why GB3 will fail. You either get fanboy's wet dream of Ackroyd, Ramis, Murray and Hudson. Or you get the studio's Murray's Venkman is the lead VS ghosts in a Seth Rogen (who) scripted and starring comedy directed by Rudd (who??). Pineapple express and Superbad DO NOT FIT Ghostbusters. Get Ramis and Ackroyd together and tell Murray he NEEDS this film! :)

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 10:09 a.m. CST

    youtube GB3 trailer...

    by Ghostball

    compleltely sold me on the idea this could actually work (the fan-made thing with the Constantine and End of Days bits mixed into original 'Busters clips) - and the music, wherever it's from, COMPLETELY fits the tone for a darker but still sarky GB3. I can't be fucked to find and post a link, but do yourselves a favour (especially YOU Seth and Rudd)and check it out... if it's still there.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Why does Bill hate GB 2 so much?

    by CondomWrapper

    I mean it's not THAT bad of a flick. Was the shoot a nightmare?

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 10:12 a.m. CST

    I liked GB2

    by Preditor74

    Hey I liked GB2. Not as much as the first, but I never understood the hate for it. It has a ton of funny one liners and aside from the ending, it's a really decent flick. As far as #3, I really want it but part of me thinks, "Man they might just be a little too old for this stuff."

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 10:12 a.m. CST

    If they go forward with a new team...

    by Fryman86

    Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as Ghostbusters, that is all...

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 10:18 a.m. CST

    MightyO's

    by Shaw

    I agree for the most part, but some of those special effects don't hold up all that well.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 10:19 a.m. CST

    The cartoon helped ruin GB2

    by sapno_krei

    The years between 1 and 2 brought a popular cartoon show, and I think the producers made a mistake by incorporating kid-friendly sensibilities into the sequel. One of the more notable changes was Janine's look -- she went from stuffy brunette librarian to red-haired maniac (as in the cartoon).

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Bill Murray - a true gentleman

    by ArcadianDS

    Bill Murray always struck me as the guy who showed up to a movie set to be cast a background extra, and just never went home. Eventually someone said, "hey where's our leading man for this movie?" and he said, "well I wasn't doing anything. Can I stand in today?" and the rest becomes fake-history.<p> I was able to get an autograph by barging onto a taping of a golf show (he would golf with his brothers and just be Bill Murray). You'd think I would have been tackled by some bodyguard and thrown into a lake on hole 7, but no - they were more than gracious and signed a hat for me. Then, of course, a few fellows made it clear that I should go away now - quickly and quietly.<p> which I did. They weren't tiny fellas. Anyway - we dont need a Ghostbusters III. What we need is a Stripes II.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Bill Murray is the key - master

    by ReEkOs_RoUgHnEcKs

    actually he's a friend of his he's supposed to meet him here.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 10:34 a.m. CST

    annoying gb quote

    by ironic_name

    annoying gb quote

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 10:39 a.m. CST

    re: Brody77 - Wounds of GHOSTBUSTERS II

    by NivekJ

    Compared to the original, Ghostbusters II is a train wreck, albeit a financially successful one. It undoes every triumph of the first, on screen and off screen, and completely focuses on set pieces, no matter how detrimental it was to the characters. Every last one of them in the beginning of GB2 were LOSERS. Down on their luck, defeated, and marginalized. You could say they were even worse off than before the start of GB1. The fuckin' cartoon showed how viable a continuing fight against the paranormal could be. JMS (Bab 5) wrote episodes that rivaled the first film, let alone beat the shit out of part 2! Ackroyd and Ramis reset the characters out of laziness, so they could virtually remake the team buildup of the first movie. Dana is apart from Venkman so they can fall in love all over again, when the script really works if that was Peter's son all along. Reitman allowed this farce to happen so he could make lots of money easily - he's directed so many of those same beats before, he might as well have been on auto-pilot. Ramis already showed he's a better wielder of Murray's talents on Groundhog Day, which is much more of a spiritual sequel to Ghostbusters, or any other Murray-Ramis-Reitman teamup. Columbia was going to make fistfuls of money no matter what kind of shit they flung on screen. Ditto for any other franchise in the 80s, 90s, and today. It's up to the fans to scream "you fucked up" and that didn't start happening until I dare say five years ago. Even Lethal 4 and Beverly Hills Cop III got a pass. Now, Live Free and Indy IV get the shit beat out of them. What chance does GB3 stand UNLESS they go back to the irreverential, gutsy, character-driven approach of the original, not the Bobby Brown-pink slime-everyone in New York forgot that ghosts exist-bullshit of part 2. When I was a kid, I loved it but even then something didn't feel right. Not when my favorite film AND cartoon heroes are suddenly downtrodden, and untrusted. Not when the life lesson is that heroism and intelligence is all for nothing in the end. Not when the story structure is so similar to the first, that subliminally you're left unsatisfied with what is essentially a re-quel. Bring on GB3, bring on the game. Even Extreme GB was a step up from part 2! So, in response to Brody 77, what wounds? All you gotta do in just pop in the tape and take a look for yourself. That, and Wikipedia. Signing off.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 10:39 a.m. CST

    shia labouef as mutt venkman

    by ironic_name

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 10:43 a.m. CST

    10111972, C64 game

    by raw_bean

    I sympathise! It was my favourite game as a kid, and I never got past the Stay Puft Marsh Mallow Man either. Once, and once only, I got a single man through out of the three (always thought it was weird the way there was no Winston), but you need at least two to progress.<p>As it happens, I got an emulator that let me replay the game on my PC a few years back, and after about half an hour of blissful nostalgia I got to the end, got my guys through without much real difficulty, finished the game and was left disappointed at how quickly and easily I'd completed it.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 10:45 a.m. CST

    "wounds"?

    by Staldo

    Having the strange fate to have seen a lot of sequels to great 80's movies before the original films, I had no preconcieved notions of what the series were supposed to be, and I can objectively state that Ghostbusters 2 was basically as good as Ghostbusters 1. I don't know what Murray is talking about. So what if it was affected by the cartoon? The Real Ghostbusters has to be the most intelligent saturday morning cartoon show ever made.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 10:50 a.m. CST

    NivekJ

    by Wee Willie

    Well said. I've seen both films many, many times, and now my kids watch it when we're tooling around town in our minivan. Just from listening to the two films, part two is sorely lacking in the creative department. Where the first film had crackling dialogue, the second film has a scene where Ramis and Aykroyd discuss WHAT TO HAVE FOR DINNER! The only funny/inspired part of Ghostbuster II is when Annie Potts and Rick Moranis get together.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Having said that

    by Wee Willie

    I think they should do a continuation with a new, younger cast. Vince Vaughn as Venkman, Ben Stiller as Egon, etc...

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 10:53 a.m. CST

    problem with new casting is

    by ReEkOs_RoUgHnEcKs

    anyone of those could work in a gb role if they did it 15 years ago, chris rock, farley, spade, sandler etc. 5 years ago ben stiller, vince vaugn, owen wilson, this year seth rogan, rudd, that smaller seth rogan guy and the other pussy would all kinda work, and ofcourse be in the dated limbo of that time period so why bother, just make the next one with the 4 originals, and i have no doubt the supporting cast will do it as well, weaver and moranis and potts ren't exactly starving but they should eat, have them all sitting around a table reading the back of a box of cereal fo all i care. and speaking of cereal anyone remember ghostbusters cereal being the greatest cereal ever eaten? the way the white marshmallows would soften in the milk.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 10:53 a.m. CST

    I don't care how old Peter Venkman looks

    by Abominable Snowcone

    in a "Ghostbusters III," so long as he does not take shelter from a nuclear blast inside a refrigerator

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Give it a floor run, see if it plays.

    by Cletus Van Damme

    When the light is green...the trap is clean.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 11:08 a.m. CST

    like a couple of people mentioned..

    by soup74

    "ghostbusters 2" fell into the same trap "the phantom menace" fell into. <br><br>Ghostbusters 1 and Star Wars were films aimed at adults that kids ended up loving just as much. So for the sequels they figured "kids love these movies, so lets make them kids movies!" and in turn they ruin the franchice with ridiculous scenes.<br><br> (come on, the last shot of the painting in GB2, when all of a sudden it's changed into the ghostbusters in togas? what guy anywhere thought that was a good idea? and slime making the statue of libery walk around?)<br><br>heres hoping they dont try to aim this movie toward "a new generation of children that will love ghostbusters as much as kids did in the eighties!"<br><br>just make a good movie and you'll satisfy the fanboys... and kids will still like it...they're fucking kids.. they're not that hard to please.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 11:11 a.m. CST

    PS..

    by soup74

    not to turn this into a star wars discussion, but it also pisses me off when people call the film makers out on their new shitty kids film, like phantom menace, and the answer is "they were always kids movies, grow up!" <br><br>no they werent.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Sadly, Ghostbusters 2 looks better today....

    by www.valiens.com

    I think it's aged well. Not a perfect film but funnies than most of the crap from the 90s on.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 11:43 a.m. CST

    If it HAS to include a new, younger team . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . and it is written just PERFECT. I suggest Vince Vaugh, Jone Favreau, and Jason Schwartzman. I'm getting a bit tired of Seth Rogen, but if he actually showed some range and didn't play the same character he's played in every film, I wouldn't object. And only because its The Office writers, they better keep fucking Rain Wilson the hell away from it.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Regarding Murray and Ghosbusters 3

    by Forsakyn

    Honestly, I'd really only want to see a Ghostbusters 3 if the original gang (Murray, Ramis, Aykroyd, and Hudson) were the main cast (not having a younger cast come in where Murray and friends are just briefly there to 'mentor' them). It would be cool if Weaver and Moranis could make it back, too. But I imagine they want to try to bring in a younger crew, and I'm just not really interested in that. I wouldn't be surprised if Murray is pretty much just a cameo if Ghostbusters 3 happens - "Whatever you do, don't go near the Statue of Liberty - bad things will happen."

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 11:58 a.m. CST

    the problem with the original cast...

    by juice willis

    ...is that, in recent memory, murray seems to be the only one left with any kind of formidable comic chops. akroyd hasn't been funny since he did driving miss daisy. i hate the cliche of juxtaposing new, younger actors with the original cast simply to bridge some kind of percieved generation gap, but then I think of someone like paul rudd riffing in a ghostbusters uniform and i'm sold.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 11:59 a.m. CST

    I love the 2nd movie

    by jimmy_009

    I watch it all the time. Still lots of fun. Was it just tension with the rest of the cast or something that Murray didn't like?

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 12:05 p.m. CST

    but what about City of Ember?

    by kafka07

    sounds like a good movie! But I would be psyched for a 3rd GB's movi too, especially if The Office writers are involved.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Some lunatic brought a couger to a party and it went berzerk.

    by SlickyVonBoner

    One of the funniest movies of all time. <br> Don't cross the streams!!!

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 12:18 p.m. CST

    GB2 was ok.. it just wasnt what people wanted

    by MurderMostFowl

    I see the fallout from GB2 vs. GB1 as the same as later similar franchise disappointments. The studio wants to use the show to keep the excitement alive, sell "the brand" etc, and this miss the real audience who appreciates the film and its merits because they instead focus on the target audience for merchandizing. When I have gone back and watched GB2 with this in mind, it seems obvious to me that there was at one point in the development process a pretty good story in there somewhere. What made it to the screen aimed lower at the audience's sense of humor, simplified the plot and other contrivances to make it be marketable as toys and completely froze real character development or any clever things that might challenge the audience. The studio didn't trust the writers enough to learn *why* ghostbusters was popular. ( or since it was Ramis and Aykroyd, maybe they didn't trust themself on the direction to go here and just wanted to do what was "safe"... I guarantee they regret doing that )

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 12:37 p.m. CST

    I bet you're going to be thinking about me

    by kwisatzhaderach

    after i'm gone.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 12:38 p.m. CST

    RELEASE THE GAME and let Ramis write

    by reflecto

    I see no reason why dudes from "The Office" must be brought in to "redo the Ghostbusters." At best, let them be CO-WRITERS to Ramis and Reitman.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 12:40 p.m. CST

    10111972

    by mrbong

    i share your pain. how many years later and still i cannot get past the marshmallow man. i thought it might be easier on a PC with the C64 emulator but i am still crap at it

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 1:10 p.m. CST

    HMMMMM

    by bighank

    If they are going to bring back something like this, they need to turn to somebody like Del Toro, who gave us the best thing we could hope for since Ghostbusters in Hellboy. I think having him involved would churn out a great film and revitalize the franchise. But alas, he is busy trying to make Newline a assload of money with THE HOBBIT

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 1:34 p.m. CST

    This sequel would only work if...

    by JusticeSabre

    • They gloss over the events of GB2. <br> <br> • The GBs are still in business, but in a different capacity. Venkman never gets his hands dirty anymore as CEO. Spengler heads up the research wing. Stantz and Zeddemore head up training and lead away teams. <br> <br> • Explain the reason for all that supernatural activity to take place in NYC as opposed to elsewhere. <br> <br> • Explain why Dana Barrett was targeted twice. (Ancient family curse?) <br> <br> • Explain the spirit plane and why there is this breach. <br> <br> • Work the new characters in subtly. I'm not opposed to Seth Rogen, but he'd have to reel it in a bit to fit into a structured role. <br> <br> • NEW EQUIPMENT. Maybe a more refined, smaller, streamlined look for the proton packs. (Spengler has always been depicted as more function over form. Give him someone to help clean up and make the operation pretty.) <br> <br> Truthfully, I'd prefer the franchise to continue in animated form a la RGB, but if they MUST do another feature film... it's their choice, not mine. LOL

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 1:35 p.m. CST

    You know how I know you're gay?

    by Han Cholo

    You use slime as anal lube. <p> I can just see the Apatow crew doing that if they're cast. Not that I would totally be against it. I'd like to hang with those guys. They seem like they'd be a hoot.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Here's a possible GB3 idea...

    by Cheif Brody

    Yes...Venkman 'dies' in the first 10 mins...but not BEFORE he is possessed by the eventual "bad guy" ghost...who makes off with Venkman's 'soul'...while the exterior of the ghost maintains the Venkman exterior. <p> This way, Murray is still IN the whole movie, but not in every damn scene...And Ramis & Ackroyd have to assemble the "new GB team" to help them get Venkman's soul back. <p> We follow "the new team' on their first tentative missions, with Ernie Hudson showing them the ropes...while Ray & Egon are back at the lab trying to build something that will extract Venkman from the bad ghost. I could even see a scene where Venkman "visits" Ray & Egon as a 'spectre'...and talks about how it aint so bad bein a ghost...and maybe they shouldn't have been so hard on all the ghosts they've busted over the years....when, suddenly the "bad ghost" takes back over Venkman's form, etc. <p> Meanwhile...the "new team" is out having all new problems, with all new 'bustin' effects out in the field....makin a mess of things just like the original team. With Ernie Hudson rollin his eyes in disbelief. <p> I dunno...cast Borat as "The Soul Catcher"...and with each NY city soul he captures...he grows in size and intensity...to where by the end of the movie...he's Stay Puft size...so we don't have to bring The Statue of Liberty back to life again! (Rolls eyes)... <p> I could see them casting John Krasinski (Jim) from The Office as one new GB...(if you people are so opposed to the Apatow crew!)...Will Ferrell...Jack Black...The pyro dude from Tropic Thunder...There's a ton of people who would make excellent Ghostbusters. <p> Anyways...the new group joins the old group for a final battle with the big baddie...Egon & Ray click on their "doomsday device"...but it doesn't work...Causing Ray, Egon & Stanz to get absorbed into the ghost...and the new idiots figure out what's wrong...save the day...save the original 4 Ghostbusters....and the torch is passed right there. The OG Ghostbusters decide it's time to hang up the proton packs and leave it to the young guys. <p> Set yourself up for the next sequel with just the new guys...thus propelling the franchise forward. <p> But I'll still be bummed if Annie Potts, Rick Moranis. Sigourney Weaver and Ivan Reitman don't have a hand in this somewhere.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 2:10 p.m. CST

    What GB3 Really Needs

    by rhcp2sweet

    Fat Jokes about Akroyd and Ramis. It would relieve so much tension if they just admitted that after GB2 they let themselves go. Ultimate Casting Idea: Will Arnett as a ghostbuster. COME ON!!!!

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Also

    by rhcp2sweet

    cast David Cross or Patton Oswalt in the rick moranis type role. Both could pull it off beautifully

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Jason Bateman...

    by Cheif Brody

    There's your next Peter fuckin' Venkman....for the "new crew".

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 2:46 p.m. CST

    BILL MOTHERFUCKIN' MURRAY...

    by Banzai Rootskibango

    ...Is the funniest guy of all time. He should be in everything.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Ghostbousters 2

    by ThatGuy05

    Am I the only person who liked it????

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 2:47 p.m. CST

    busters

    by ThatGuy05

    yeah yeah I typed it incorrectly

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Interesting....

    by Oliver Queen

    ....how Quint finds time to post stories like this, yet hasn't picked a contest winner since 1943. How about actually posting something about your last contest? If you're not going to finish it, at least clue us in so we can stop wondering.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 2:58 p.m. CST

    What does he mean by wounds?

    by Rufferto

    Were they at each others throats at the end of producing the second one or something? Guy05, I liked both films. People find more to tear at something as it gets older. They are both strong and have equally great moments to me though. But then again I wasn't alive when the first one came out.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 2:59 p.m. CST

    GB2=very watchable.

    by Staldo

    Vigo the Carpathian was badass. "On a mountain of skulls, in a castle of pain, I sat on a throne of blood" He was so over the top with the evilness, like Rasputin and Vlad Tepes and Hitler rolled into one. So what if he wasn't a vague primordial god like the villain of the first one. He was so evil he was actually hilarious. It felt as if they reached a little too far with Gozer. There are so many stories of unexplained deaths and supernatural happenings associated with New York and they went with a made-up babylonian demon? Seriously,if you erased your memory of the films and watched GB2 first, you'd realize they're both good movies.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters 2 was FUNNY, dammit

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    "You fell for the old man-eating toaster trick..."

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Great lets ruin another 80s film franchise.

    by Roketopunch

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Cool

    by Charlie_Allnut

    This is a good sign. They really need to make sure they have a good script for this to work tho. It would be so awesome to see these guys back at work in the genre that made them great! Dan Ackroyd has been MIA for years, and Bill Murray has been doing his serious, quality films (but not nearly enough of them lately)so to see them doing a goofy quality comedy again would be the shit.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Two in the box! Ready to go!

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    We be fast and THEY BE SLOW!

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 3:50 p.m. CST

    I love Ghostbusters 2

    by hegele

    i don't care what anyone says. Let's sit down and we'll have FUN! "my dad says you're full of crap"

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 4:11 p.m. CST

    am i 666

    by eoneon

    ?

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 4:41 p.m. CST

    This is one of those projects that sound soooo good in theory

    by skimn

    and in our heads, but Murray and Ackroyd and Ramis' comedy timing and rhythms have slowed with time and age. They aren't the merry pranksters we remember them to be, nor should they behave that way.<p>I think one of Murray's great preformances is in Rushmore. It is one of the dryest comedic creations.<p>Just as Indiana Jones failed to live up to expectations, I see this turning up the same way.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 4:50 p.m. CST

    interesting news

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    i totally dug Ghostbusters 1...it was fun, funny, and clever. Ghostbusters 2 was just "bleh!"...it was missing that certain something that 1 had, i think it was whole cast looking bored and uninterested in the material, which was lame. anyway, i remember reading somewhere a while back that the new Ghostbusters videogame for the Xbox 360 and ps3 is basically Ghostbusters 3 as its based after one of the scripts that was written to be a 3rd installment film. hmmm....ill have to go back and research it, but its so familiar to me.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 4:59 p.m. CST

    I don't see the rick moranis thing happening

    by two fathoms deep

    other than doing a few voices, the last movie he actually acted in was honey, we shrunk ourselves. yeah. that was 1997. as much as i would love to see him back as louis, i really doubt that he would do it. as for just keeping the original ghostbusters and no younger ones, have you seen these guys lately? they're way out of shape. can you even imagine ramis all geared up? i love the guy and all of his work, but he can't pull off the getting thrown around on top of a building thing anymore. i'd say ernie hudson is probably the only one who's still in decent shape, but it's kind of been a while since i've seen him in anything.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Listen, we ALL loved Ghostbusters 2...

    by NivekJ

    ...in one way or another, but it betrayed us! It used our faith and turned it against us! You mean to tell me that ghosts can fly all over the city, an interdimensional portal opens over a New York highrise, a gigantic creature made out of marshmallows bounds around Manhattan, and everybody FORGETS about it?! And the heroes that saved the world, scratch that - our DIMENSION, are reduced to pathetic nobodies? What - where Ackroyd and Ramis foretelling their own fate? Did Ackroyd know that "Nothing But Trouble" was going to kill his career? It was a re-quel, narrative laziness at the highest level. "Call it luck, call it karma," but GB2 dismantled what was once the hottest franchise around. You could put the Ghostbusters logo on ANYTHING, and it would sell. The only logos more recognizable were McDonald's, Coca-Cola, the Mickey Mouse head, the Bat-Logo, and the cross. Show a GB logo at Hot Topic; a teen would have no idea what that is, unless he watched Extreme GB whe he was 5. That's brand deprecation. That's the legacy of Ghostbusters 2. "Who ya gonna call? He-Man!!"

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters C64

    by crimsoncinder

    I walked past a radio shack when I was 9 and saw Ghostbusters playing on the commodore 64. I saved every dime I owned and purchased one the end of summer and have been working in computers ever since.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 5:37 p.m. CST

    ok, here is the correct recasting, if it has to happen...

    by BadMrWonka

    you guys are suggesting like 15 Venkmans...you can't have every sarcastic funny guy in the parts, they would step on each other. for the Venkman type guy, I think Bateman would be the best choice, except that he's pushing 40, and so is Arnett. plus, I don't buy Bateman as sort of a player...I'd go with Topher Grace. he can do weird humor just fine. he's not the uber-stud, ryan reynolds type. but in the right role I would believe he could get the girl if they play it up. just like Murray was never a prety boy, but you saw the charm.<p>for the Ray Stantz role, you go with someone who's not ultra-nerd, but just a little off and super obsessed with the paranormal, like Akroyd played him. I suggest Masi Oka. he can do the exasperated nerd thing, but he can do cool enough that you buy him as the middle ground between the Venkman character and the Spengler character.<p>for the Spengler character, you gotta get someone that can do off the charts nerdy, but with a good comedic sensibility. I suggest John Hodgman (also known as the "I'm a PC" guy). he's been on the daily show, he has GREAT timing, and who wouldn't buy him as the ultra nerd?<p>for the wild card Ernie Hudson role, go with Romany Malco. he's funny as hell, and would be a great character to bounce off the other guys.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Jake Gyllenhall for Ray Stantz!

    by monorail77

    I think he could pull off "obsessed nerd" as well as Ackroyd did.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Recast? No way - looks like a proper sequel is finally happening

    by theyreflockingthisway

    Murray now seems to be on board along with the rest of the cast. I'm pretty sure Weaver would be enthusiatic about a film sequel too. Only problem might be Moranis but I'm sure they'll be able to get him out of retirement for what is a legendary cast reunion. A recast is out of the question - it's the original Ghostbusters or nothing. <br><br> I have to say I hate the idea of them training new recruits (we saw that in the first film with Winston). Maybe the best way to introduce new cast members is to have a rival Ghostbusting company trying to put the originals out of business.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 6:29 p.m. CST

    these geezers are gonna look funny wearing the

    by DRACULA_WANTS_THE_AMULET

    jumpsuits with the huge weedwackers on their backs. Two fatties and one cocky old guy. Looking forward to it. Also I hope the new crew is competition and not trainies. Look up exterminators in the phone book. Notice how theres more than one company offering service. Yeah...

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 6:33 p.m. CST

    The one funny line from GB2:

    by Zeke25:17

    You'll never get a green card with THAT attitude, pal.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 6:35 p.m. CST

    ANY new GB's sounds better now then it did then...

    by Logo Lou

    Rogen, Rudd, et al. Okay. But back in the day it was talks of Sandler, Farley & Spade. Now THAT would have been horrible casting. Pretty much anybody in the "hip" comedy scene now I'd take over any of those retards.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Fuck Rogan, Rudd, and Ferrel

    by DRACULA_WANTS_THE_AMULET

    I say you get Denis Leary, Samuel L. Jackson, and Kurt Russell as the competitors. Nick Swardson as the Rick Moranis like Character.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 6:45 p.m. CST

    who you gonna call? he-man!!

    by soup74

    thats funny how you ened your tirade with that quote, nivekJ <br><br>I saw GB2 in the theatres when i was a kid, and that line in the beginning started the movie out on a bad note. I remember even as a kid realizing how out of touch the movie was right away, because He-Man hadnt been popular for at least 4 years at that point when the movie came out. <br><br>(the he-man cartoon aired between '83-'85, GB2 came out in '89.. so it wasnt like they were just a little off because of post production. The toys were also way out of style by then.) <br><br>I'm just saying, if you're gonna ruin a cool franchise by aiming it to kids..try not to alienate the kids in the first 10 minutes of the movie.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Denis Leary, Samuel L. Jackson, and Kurt Russell

    by DRACULA_WANTS_THE_AMULET

    Stop thinking comedians, it's not like they come up with the jokes, they read em off of a script and preform them. <P> Think actors who can get asses in the seat. I'll take Denis Leary Preformed Quips over anything the Apatow Crew can come up with. Samuel L. Jackson playing off of him in Angry Black Man mode. Kurt Russell as the Leader of this other Busting Gang, and that Swardson guy as the kinda gay receptionist- Who got the job because he's the Nephew of Learys character. Fuck the Apatow Crew. This is better and you fucking know it! Imagine any 3-4 Apatow setup against these 3 guys and you know who's getting bitch slapped.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Some things GB3 should cover...

    by theyreflockingthisway

    Actually the rival Ghostbusting team got me thinking of other things they should cover in a new Ghostbusters story: <br><br> Ghostbusting protests - it'll be interesting to see how people will react to busting the ghosts of recently deceased loved ones. How would people feel if they knew a grandparent was locked up in a containment unit? <br><br> It'd also be cool to see them concentrate more on business rather than saving the world. Stuff like releasing ghosts after they have been caught so they can be paid to catch them again. <br><br> I think Ghostbusters is one series with lots that can be potentially explored.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 7 p.m. CST

    Hope of hopes...

    by Rakafraker

    The first GB was so mind-blowing for me that I bought all the merch (stickers, soundtrack, pins, posters, etc.). GB2 came out and I was happy that there was another GB, but sad that it didn't measure up to the first.<p>I'm not saying that GB2 sucked, but it didn't have the same emotional impact that the first one had. Watching it now, the fx are weak, and some of the background cast were too obvious, but the storyline and principal actors still pull it off.<p>I have owned every type of video that GB has come out on (save for BluRay), and will look forward to having GB3 in my collection soon enough.<p>One last thing: <p>I don't think that it's a good idea to have the Apatow crew behind this (or the Office crew for that matter). If I may be so bold, I think that the script needs some gravitas from someone who understands action, comedy and ensemble films (not TV), and can bring ther horror element that made GB the classic that it is. <p>My dream would be for the Coen Bros to assist in writing, maybe with Neil Marshall. Perhaps Penn/Hayter. Or Rodriguez. Whoever it turns out to be, it better be good enough to leave a (good) lasting impression in our minds for days after, and not be a schlocky snoozefest, or I'm gonna leave this sleepy little town and hunt down those responsible...AND MAKE THEM PAY!!!

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 7:07 p.m. CST

    *ahem*

    by Rakafraker

    Sorry about the rant, but I hope that anybody who has a part in the next Ghostbusters is reading this and realizes how much people love this franchise, and how disappointed we'll be if it doesn't TOTALLY ROCK!!! <p>*whew* <p>Just had to get that off my chest. Please resume what you're doing.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Hip to hate on GB2

    by Caerdwyn

    Loved GB1, and yes, GB2 as well. Come on, people... this is Ghostbusters, not Shakespeare. The first movie, the cartoon, the second movie... all had Peter, Ray, Egon and Winston. Nitpick all you want, but those were good times. If they "pass the torch" however, then I can see people getting riled. Original team = win.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 8:08 p.m. CST

    The original 'busters should NOT just be cameos

    by performingmonkey

    Because I can totally see that happening, GB3 being new cast and Stantz, Venkman etc. just being ghosts they keep in the basement or something (actually that's not TOO bad an idea). Ghostbusters In Hell still sounds like something they should do IMO. And it should be a character comedy first and foremost, like what Murray talks about GB1 being. You can totally imagine the CGI guys going fucking crazy with the ghosts, but the actors being funny should be the focus. A comedy with SOME effects shots.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 8:12 p.m. CST

    there flocking this way- love that idea

    by DRACULA_WANTS_THE_AMULET

    I can totally can see it. Just like Romero's Dawn of The Dead, and the compound those people built out of that building to protect their families after they were turned into Zombies. <P> Could do the same thing only now it's like some sort of anti ghost busters cult. That promises immunity for loved ones in a building they own and operate.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters 3 idea

    by DRACULA_WANTS_THE_AMULET

    Ok here it is. You have a competing group who also offers a Ghostbusting service. We see them crashing in on a bust the original guys. When they arrive at a museum to eliminate a ghost that arrived in a artifact shipment. <P> A fights break out, and Peter suffers a heart attack. He has an NDE. <P> Dana appears to him as a guide to the afterlife(She died a few years back in a car accident) She offers him her hand. He takes it. They travel through the tunnel towards the light. Suddenly the tunnel start to shrink, and the light at the end flashes. Zulu appears behind them. Peter: What's going on? <P> She must of found us. I'm not just a guide I'm also your protector to reach the gates of the afterlife. We have to hurry. Hurry how we are floating. It's not like I can run. Dana Look at the light think happy thoughts. <P> Suddenly Peter gets shocked. We see a strong blue hued strobe pulse race down the tunnels darkness pulling Peter and Dana away from the light. Peter screams as they race towards Zulu- Zulu grabs at Peters her hands pass through him. She grabs Dana instead. <P> Peters shocked again, the electric blue strobe illuminates the entire screen we see Peter revived in the back of an ambulance as they race for the hospital. <P> The pov cuts to a graveyard we zoom in on Dana's stone. A rotten hand comes out of the grave. <P> Peter wakes up in the hospital. Everyone is happy he's still alive. He nervously tells them that Zulu's back. That She possessed Dana again. We have to help her. <P> Ray tells Peter that Dana's been dead a long time that it's not possible. <P> Then you move on from there. I can think of things. The other busters out there are a danger to Zulu or Zulu makes short work of them. But this fact must stay fixed. Zulu in Dana body is not as much of a threat as she was in the original. She's staying inside Dana and slowly restoring herself and Dana psychical form. And how does she do this. She Eats other ghosts. Could she be killing people first and then eating their spirits when they leave. I don't know. But theres an angle there and each time she does it she restores her body a little further. After all our busters know that Dana is in fact walking dead and killing people--- <P> Egon digs something up. He finds a book that talks about a previous incident where shamans called a powerful spirit from beyond the grave into their kings dead body. The body came back to life and it spent the next few days attacking and killing people consuming their spirits. The shamans used (unreadable) method to drive the spirit out of the kings body. And the King was restored to self and alive once more. The plan now is Get Zulu out of Dana and save her somehow.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 9 p.m. CST

    Wait, Murray thinks Ghostbusters drops after 40 minutes?!

    by TallBoy66

    That movie is gold all the way through, what the heck could he be talking about? HERETIC!!!

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 9:12 p.m. CST

    let me fix this a bit

    by DRACULA_WANTS_THE_AMULET

    Ok here it is. You have a competing group who also offers a Ghostbusting service. We see them crashing in on a bust the original guys are going to When our guys arrive at a museum to eliminate a ghost that arrived in a artifact shipment. <P> A fights break out between them, and Peter suffers a heart attack. <P> He has an NDE. <P> Dana appears to him as a guide to the afterlife (She died a few years back in a car accident) <P> She offers him her hand. He takes it. They travel through the tunnel towards the light. Suddenly the tunnel start to shrink, and the light at the end is slowly fading in strength. A loud guttural voice comes from behind them. It's Zulu. She's racing towards them at an incredible speed <P> Peter: What's going on? <P> Dana: She must of found us. I'm not just a guide, I'm also your protector too reach the gates of the afterlife. We have to hurry. <P> Peter: Hurry!! How! We are floating. It's not like I can run. <P> Dana: Look at the light, think happy thoughts. <P> Suddenly Peter gets shocked. We see a strong blue colored hued strobe pulse race down the tunnels darkness. It pulls Peter and Dana away from the light. Peter screams as they race towards Zulu- Zulu grabs at Peters her hands pass through him he protectd by the blue hue. She grabs Dana instead. Dana screams for help. <P> Peters shocked again, the electric blue strobe illuminates the entire tunnel filling the screen in pure white light. We see Peter revived in the back of an ambulance as they races for the hospital. <P> The POV cuts to a graveyard somewhere in NY. We zoom in on Dana's gravestone. A rotten hand comes out of the ground. <P> Peter wakes up in the hospital. Everyone is happy he's still alive. He nervously tells Ray and Egon that Zulu's back. That She possessed Dana again. That they have to get him out of there and help her. <P> Ray tells Peter that Dana's been dead a long time that this is not possible. <P> Then you move on from there. I can think of a few things. The other Busters out there are a danger to Zulu/Dana or Zulu/Dana makes short work of them. <P> But this fact must stay fixed. Zulu in Dana body isn't the same power or threat that she was in the original. She's staying inside Dana and slowly restoring herself and Dana psychical form. And how does she do this. She Eats other Ghosts. Could she be killing people first and then eating their spirits when they leave. I don't know. Maybe she attacks GB headquaters or the other Busters headquaters and she absorbs the ghosts from the machine. But theres an angle there somewhere, and each time she consumes a ghost- she restores her body a little further. <P> After Ray and Egon figure out that Peter isn't cracy and they know that Dana is in fact walking dead and killing people/eating ghost--- <P> Egon digs something up. He finds a book that talks about a previous incident where Shamans called a powerful spirit from beyond the grave into their Kings dead body. The body came back to life and it spent the next few days attacking and killing people consuming their spirits. The Shamans used and (unreadable) method to drive the spirit out of the kings body. And the King was restored to his original self and was alive once more. <P> So the buster agree to let Dana's body get a little more fresh before they try to kill Zulu and save her.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters 3 : Full Circle

    by badboymason

    So the original GBs are retired and with their paranormal expertize/theories proven, they are back in academia, teaching as respected professors. A group of their graduate students or junior professors finds out that some supernatural shit is going down and pull the old guys back into it. Or maybe just Stanz is now teaching, Spengler is the rich owner of a tech company, and Venkman is still being crazy - hosting a TV show or writing books about the Ghostbusters...

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 10:21 p.m. CST

    This one needs to go back into the ecto-containment unit

    by amrisharmpit

    You make that sequel and WE are not gonna be held responsible! Come on, Billy. Don't do it.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 10:56 p.m. CST

    GB2 had "weak" F/X?

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    The FIRST film had *much* dodgier effects work. For 1989, GB2 was pretty state-of-the-art, and it holds up beautifully today.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Now I have to recheck what happens at 40 minutes

    by Anakin Whoopass

    I'm intrigued what curve Murray is grading on. As for GB2, he's clear what's wrong with it, it got storyboarded around special effects rather than developing the characters, thus it felt forced. I haven't seen it in a long time but I have no doubt it would seem better than I remember because the bar has been lowered so much by recent films.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Shit..

    by Harold-Sherbort

    ..there's the sequel to Knocked Up and the third Ghostbusters in one movie. Seth Rogan decides to leave Katherine Heigel and baby behind, after he learns his fathers (Harold Ramis!!) old occupation was a Ghostbuster, and there be some ghosts hauntin around New York. Father and son working together. Bam!!

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 4:11 a.m. CST

    Lets hope Seth Rogan doesn't come in this....

    by TheWaqman

    that Apatow Ghostbusters project was cringeworthy. Hopefully they don't follow through on that.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 4:46 a.m. CST

    Writing team should include J. Michael Straczynski

    by Dingbatty

    considering his erudite take on the Ghostbusters. Granted, their hands were tied by the bowdlerizing rules of Saturday morning toons, but he definately added to the mythos.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 6:38 a.m. CST

    More Ghostbusters 2 defence.

    by Jedibobster

    Yes, Ghostbusters 2 isn't as good as the original - no-one's arguing THAT. But the reason it works is becuase the reason we really wanted a sequel was not because of the special effects but because of the characters. Ghostbusters 2 has more good moments than most big hollywood summer films do these days. Sure there are some cheap moves in GB" but they are all NEW cheap moves. And just as there's always room for more Jell-O, there's always room for more Ghostbusters. Bring on a third.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Anakin

    by half vader

    Jesus dude, please don't use terms you don't understand to try to sound knowledgeable! "Storyboarded around special effects" indeed!! <p> Try "The story/script/director's attention was centred around the special effects" instead - & it's actually visual effects; special effects are things like cars flipping and bullet hits - practical physical things but seeing as the catch-all term was more prevalent then I'll go easy on ya, youngster. Storyboards generally ARE used mainly for effects sequences, action sequences and things other than talking heads where you can't glean what you'll need just by looking at a script and therefore need to plan visually and in advance. You can have a film that has great visuals but neglects the story, but it's not a storyboarding thing per se. Happy to help! <p> As for my 2c, I remember seeing GB1 as a kid and thinking it was O.K. and that the hype was overwhelming (we'd just had Jedi and they went all out to top it), and being really underwhelmed (in the days before "meh") even as a non-critical youngster. I liked Terminator and Gremlins much more, but it's all subjective, eh? More of an 'older' Murray fan myself (aside from wife-beating natch)... Good on all you guys who loved it though. I might check it out again...

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:29 a.m. CST

    the Life Aquatic is my favorite Bill Murray film

    by future help

    just like the Big Lebowski, it gets better and better with reoeat viewings.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Bill Murray...

    by fassbinder79

    ...Is the man!

  • Extreme Ghostbusters has already set up the premise for GhostBusters 3. Just play it in that way. Egon is teaching the new recruits. Runs into a problem and needs the old team back.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 1 p.m. CST

    life aquatic

    by Charlie_Allnut

    Great film...I just didn't like the fact that Owen's character got killed off - it seemed so pointless! Anderson and Bill need to get back together!

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 5:18 p.m. CST

    bill murray was interviewed at the UT game

    by hey...jonboy

    abc interviewed him on the sideline during the arkansas-texas game today. he commented on how he was in town for some sci-fi type movie convention (fantastic fest) and said something along the lines of "i had to talk to all these weirdos" thought it was funny that you all are saying how nice he is when he probably hates having to deal with dumb questions about gb3.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Yes, it's true

    by Die_Hardest

    This man has no dick.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 7:02 p.m. CST

    FUUUUUUUUUCK YES

    by The Amazing G

    BRING IT ON BABY!!!!!!!

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 1:01 a.m. CST

    40 minutes in is the song and ghost-busting montage

    by Anakin Whoopass

    Then Ernie Hudson enters. And half vader, could you be more pedantic?

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 1:15 a.m. CST

    So If the office guys provide a half way decent script

    by deanbarry

    He'll be in.

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 1:47 a.m. CST

    I was pedantic?!

    by half vader

    You made a mistake dude. I explained a bit (when the POINT is your OWN specificity was wrong/misguided/ignorant - how YOU can call me on that is beyond me) and tried to be helpful. Man up and admit you goofed! It won't hurt (people actually respect it). As far as being pedantic, are you joking about the song being 40 mins in, or are YOU that anal yourself that you'd know something like that? <p> God forbid you'd actually be grateful for some friendly (but yeah, mildly chiding I guess) advice! And guess what? It's a MOVIE site! <p> Settle down dude. Do you know LESS than you did before or more?

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 12:09 a.m. CST

    Famous last words

    by RogueWarrior65

    "If Murray is excited, then goddamn... who couldn't be excited?" That's what people said before Indy 4 came out.

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 4:28 a.m. CST

    Ernie Hudson

    by thestarkiller01

    You know, I'll be extremely surprised if Hudson agrees to do this movie. He was in the first episode of Celebrity Paranormal Project on VH1, and his experience there seemed to really freak him out. I remember thinking it ironic that a former Ghostbuster (fictional or not) would be so terrified after a real paranormal investigation, and he was probably thinking along similar lines before he agreed to do it. So, yeah, I'll be surprised. I mean, if I was attacked by a shark I certainly wouldn't want to have a starring role in a Jaws sequel. Hell, I wouldn't even want to be a grip on that film.

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 5:28 a.m. CST

    What about DJAM being in that plane crash then?

    by half vader

    And immediately finding himself in the air again being rushed to a hospital for burns?!

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 6:25 a.m. CST

    INTERNATIONAL GHOSTBUSTER SCHOOL!!!

    by brando76

    i would like to see a two part movie with an american cast and english cast in it, it would be wonderful to see in one great movie, the old cast to teach all over the world to reunite a great team to fight the ghosts, i would like to see new ghostbuster like: Seth Rogen, ben stiller, jack black from one side and simon pegg, ricky gervais and Nick Frost from the other side! it will be wonderful!!!!!

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 11:06 a.m. CST

    half vader

    by thestarkiller01

    That's like being in the middle of the desert and getting bit by a rattlesnake. You still have to go back through the desert to get to a hospital. If you're freaked by a ghost, you simply don't go in the damned haunted house again. Or in the case of a shark, stay the hell away from the ocean. Pretty simple, really. DJAM had no choice but to be airlifted if he wanted to live.

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 5:50 p.m. CST

    True, but

    by half vader

    I was more concentrating on your thing of "not wanting to". BTW the other guy's burns weren't as bad so he DID refuse an airlift apparently & went by car. Of course that all seems small considering they did survive. The other 4 didn't.

  • Feb. 11, 2010, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Testing out multiple accounts?

    by orcus