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GHOSTBUSTERS 3 shooting this fall?!?!?!?

Published at: Feb. 23, 2009, 12:04 a.m. CST by headgeek

Hey folks, Harry here... Well, this sure would be cool if it happens. At least, if it's a great script with a wonderful director and great talent attached. And and.. it sure would be nice to have 1 more great GHOSTBUSTERS movie.

n Boston to promote a new House of Blues, Dan Aykroyd answered some online questions for the Boston Globe - as is typical, the first question asked was about Ghostbusters 3 [Comment From Tom] Dan, I'm extremely excited for the HOB to be back in its birth-city!! I will be attending many shows. On a side note, and I'm sure you get these questions a lot, so I apologize in advance…Ghostbusters 3? I've heard that the writers of the Office are currently penning a script? How is this coming along, and should we look forward to this movie seeing the light of day? Thanks Dan! Dan Aykroyd: Script is commenced early summer. Hope to be in production by late fall 2009 What's it mean? Well, it doesn't mean a Ghostbusters 3 is a sure thing. It means that if all goes well, the script commissioned last year will hopefully get the green light by around June, and if that happens, then hopefully the movie will go into production in the Fall. So, excellent to hear Dan is still pushing forward with the film, but it's still not a done deal yet.

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  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:05 a.m. CST

    testing 1 2 3

    by xega

    test

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:06 a.m. CST

    I think ya better call

    by The Amazing G

    AMAZING G!

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:08 a.m. CST

    what I'm wondering is this

    by The Amazing G

    there's the Ghostbusters game coming out in the summer and it's et in 91, so if a third movie is made will the game be canon or an alternate "Ghostbusters 3"? I guess time will tell.....

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Is this still the Seth Rogen thing?

    by StarWarsRedux

    In that case, then we can all anxiously expect a really, really crappy movie.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:14 a.m. CST

    I collect spores, molds, and fungus

    by canvasseamonkey

    i like seth rogen, but i prefer my ghostbusters to be the originals

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:14 a.m. CST

    Please no Seth Rogen

    by White Goodman

    I guarantee there will be a scene with him smoking weed with Slimer.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Bill Hader needs to be in it.

    by White Goodman

    I'm excited for this movie. I hope Murray doesn't shoot this down.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:17 a.m. CST

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE NO FUCKING SETH

    by 420 Boylston St

    ROGEN! I'm sick and tired of seeing his ugly face on cinema. He's annoying and not funny! Please no Seth Rogen!

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Bill Hader does NOT need to be in it.

    by The Ghost of Marcus Brody

    original cast only please.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Could go either way

    by MrD

    Bill Murray is still f*cking funny, and Dan and Harold should still be fine as straight guys (one of the problems with GB2 was the attempt to divvy up the funny). And I'm pretty sure that Ernie Hudson Googles "Ghostbuster 3 rumors" every hour. Give them the right script, something that acknowleges their age, and it has the potential for awesomitude. Unfortunately, as GB2 showed, the suckage is always lurking, but as GB2 also showed, a lackluster sequel will never tarnish the original, so why not give it a shot?

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:19 a.m. CST

    DOGS AND CATS LIVING TOGETHER!

    by Pappachubby

    Awwww, another waaaay too late sequel ala INDY 4. The first GB was just about PERFECT! The 2nd was a far, far, far cry from being as good as the first so, this 20 years later one odds are will be...? Hurm... I mean haven't all the good ghost been done already? Yeah, and don't like add a new 'younger' side kick son of one of them either...

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:20 a.m. CST

    McLovin' as Luis Tully Jr.

    by cookepuss

    There. I said it. Makes no sense, but I said it. LOL

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:25 a.m. CST

    *I meant...

    by Pappachubby

    Ghost *jokes*... All the good ghost jokes. BUT WHO CARES!

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:26 a.m. CST

    Who you going to Call?

    by laraz

    Bill Murray with a 20 million dollar check to do the dam thing, once again!

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:28 a.m. CST

    That's a big twinkie.

    by Geekgasm

    And I love Bill Hader.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Here's an idea . . .

    by The Game Master

    Have a washed up Mulder and Scully get in over their heads and get their asses saved by the Ghostbusters, who show 'em how it's done. Mulder trying to use a proton pack could be hilarious, and I think Scully would look rather hot in one of those jumpsuits.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:34 a.m. CST

    It all depends on the script

    by Charlie_Allnut

    This could easily be another Indy 4 if not done right... I wouldn't be against seeing some new blood along w/ the old crew...maybe Steve Carrell or Ben Stiller or something. I think a good GB3 is possible, but its gonna be a tough nut to crack.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:37 a.m. CST

    it's true...

    by The Amazing G

    this man has no dick

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:37 a.m. CST

    Please Dear God....

    by thesinofthesky

    Don't let anyone from the Apatow or SNL crowds anywhere near this.....

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:37 a.m. CST

    Dan got kicked off of paramount studios for GB3

    by ThePilgrim

    One day his told his has no office there. Keep fighting the good fight. Hope this film happens, and everyone returns, and it not a torch pass me down... Fuck a new crew only way I'll buy into a new crew is if they are trying to move in on your territory.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Better still . . .

    by The Game Master

    Mulder going into his usual monotone diatribe about the paranormal, and having Ray Stantz correct him on many points, leading into delirious psuedo-science banter. Maybe they could cross paths with the Men In Black, too. Come on, GBs, XF and MIB have all had two movies each. Let's make a third movie for each franchise rolled into one. The original four Busters, Mulder & Scully, K and J all teaming up to fight, um, who could they fight? Donald Trump?

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:45 a.m. CST

    Seriously

    by cookepuss

    It would be kinda cool, being 20 years since the last GB to see the spawn of Luis Tully & Janine Melnitz. <p> <p> As cliche as it would be, Christopher Mintz-Plasse seems perfectly suited for the role of Louis & Janine's kid. He's the right age. He's got the perfect look. Best of all, he's got excellent comedic timing. He DOES remind me a lot of a younger Moranis.<p> <p> Plus, it would be a good way to draw in a new crowd familiar with his work, but not GB so much. (Yeah. There's a whole generation who's never seen GB 1 or 2. Sad, but true.)

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:45 a.m. CST

    I tell ya who they could fight The Game Master

    by The Amazing G

    ghost aliens in a ghost ufo

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:47 a.m. CST

    Young Team

    by enderandrew

    I really hope this isn't the old team passing the torch to the young team to start a new franchise (which will be precisely what it turns out to be).<p>Aykroyd hasn't been funny in eons. I've also heard he is an unbearable tool from people who worked with him on Grosse Point Blank.<p>I really liked the old concept they've been batting around for like 15 years, with New York becoming Hell On Earth, where the curtain between the living and the dead is fully cast aside. I think that movie could be a great mix of Ghostbusters and Beetlejuice.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:49 a.m. CST

    How about a film that like milk and ghost

    by ThePilgrim

    the ghost seek equal rights, and the case goes to court again and the only crimes they can get the ghost on are trespassing (which doesnt work for all those involved- since some of the ghost lived in those residence before they passed, and they still see it as their home) they can't really arrest them for scaring people. So all the ghost have to be released, btu a no huanting zone law is passed, and it works for a while. the ghost busters are now legal cops and the only ghost they can go afetr and apprehend are those ghost who are suspected on real crimes, ecodrug pushing and murdering and stealling. The rest of the ghost feel like the whole equal rights isn't happening for them and theres a riot. Something like that- totally fucking out there, but ghost are people too. Teh dead got smarter in romeros films. Why can't ghost have a voice...

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:50 a.m. CST

    Indy IV

    by enderandrew

    Am I the only person that didn't hate Indy IV? It lacked an ending (though the final sequence where they escape a buried piece of alien technology as water rushes out, climbing up a plateua to look down is stolen directly from Total Recall). Still, there were plenty of fun moments. I went in with low expectations and had a good time.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:51 a.m. CST

    forgive the jumbletext

    by ThePilgrim

    I'm shitfaced.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:52 a.m. CST

    LISTEN! Do you smell something?

    by aboriginal

    The turd that was 2 needs redemption, but time is a harsh mistress if the boys are gonna be back in town - unless the retirement home is haunted. Mix it up a bit with those guys from Ghost Adventures seeing the shit for real with Murray and Akroyd and maybe . . .

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Calm Down, Fanboys...

    by drew mcweeny

    ... no one has ever been cast in "Ghostbusters 3," so all of your screaming and crying about Seth Rogen is nonsense. No one's been cast. No one's been approached. You don't even know if there are younger Ghostbusters in this one or not, since no one's read the script and there are no story details available. The only time anyone's name has been attached to this has been by fanboys playing the "Who would you cast in Ghostbusters?" game, so maybe it's not worth your energy to get so upset already, eh?

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Mori it's still ok to voice the woe and fears

    by ThePilgrim

    better to do it now when it's in dev time. Then to do it later when it's set in stone.. Right???

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:55 a.m. CST

    oh my God...

    by The Amazing G

    Moriarty has posted! O_O

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:57 a.m. CST

    Script

    by enderandrew

    When you get hired to write a script, it is usually on a specific story idea, or spec script that you submitted. Everyone has consistently reported that the spec script that the Office guys wrote was dealing with a young comedic team taking over, and specifically that it was written for guys like Seth Rogen.<p>I'm sorry, but is there any actual news to suggest the studios are suddenly going in a new direction now? What other script would Akroyd be talking about, except the ones the studios commissioned?

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 1 a.m. CST

    also I don't get...

    by The Amazing G

    this revisionist history that 2 sucked, 2 may not have been as good as the first sure, but it was still a worthy follow up, for proof check out this article http://tinyurl.com/bx747v

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 1 a.m. CST

    he is VIGO!

    by The Amazing G

    you are like the buzzing of flies to him!

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Ghost Hunters

    by Ghostpirate

    I have a feeling they are going to do this as if the Ghostbusters get their own reality TV show. Maybe something like "Ghost Hunters" on Sci-fi or a "Who wants to be a Superhero" type show. Even if this isn't the premise for the whole movie, it seems like an obvious subplot to me.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 1:05 a.m. CST

    I didn't hate Indy I just...

    by cookepuss

    ... didn't LOVE it. <p> <p> - Either Shia LePaycheck was ill cast or his character simply drew too much attention from Indy himself.<p> - Being a pro CG artist/animator myself, I LOVE good CG. GOOD CG. Here, the quality was just so spotty. More over, the existence of the CG distracted from the importance of practical FX in an old school film such as this.<p> - Ford, as much as I love the bugger, is just too old for this role. They did what they could to make him look potent, but it looked a little sad at times. It was almost like watching Death Wish 5, where Charles Bronson's 73 years were clearly showing through.<p> - The idea of aliens was kinda, sorta cool, but maybe a little ill placed in a movie series that has been grounded in either history or religious type artifacts. I feel that other legends could have been explored and exploited to greater effect.<p> - It "felt" like a paycheck movie. The actors did their jobs. They didn't necessarily do anything wrong and even looked like they were having fun at times. At the end of the day, it was a movie to pay the bills. Mindless fun and not much more. It didn't hurt the series, but it didn't add a whole lot to it.<p> <p> I'm not going to scream that Indy4 or Lucas/Spielberg "raped" my childhood or Indy, but I feel that they might have been better served by leaving well enough alone. Indy3 was a great closer to a great series. Unlike Rocky, which added a new entry to fix the bad taste left by the mediocre previous entry, Indy4 cashed in on all of the good will left by #3 - and to mixed effect.<p> <p> It wasn't bad. It wasn't great. It was okay and maybe even good. Now, Indy3 WAS great. For #4 to live in the shadow of such success.... That's gotta hurt.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 1:05 a.m. CST

    I'd love to see Murray in it...

    by Sephiroid

    ...in a mentro-like role. WE CAME, WE SAW, WE KICKED IT'S ASS!

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 1:11 a.m. CST

    If someone asks you if you're a god, you say...

    by Julius Dithers

    you want the Bus Boys on the GB3 soundtrack!

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 1:11 a.m. CST

    rsanta74

    by enderandrew

    Actually, you should pick up the BluRay disc where they show how they did all the effects. 90% of the movie was practical, with no CGI. The crazy door that opened into the aliens chamber was all real for instance, yet many people insist it was bad CGI.<p>The only problem with Indy IV is you set up this villian (and frankly Indy hasn't had much in the way of great villians) only to do nothing with her in the end. Indy doesn't save the day. You do have a big CGI-fest at the end. There is no resolution. That is just bad storytelling.<p>Yes, I know Raiders did the same thing, except when the Ark was opened, that was scary shit back in the day. Indy IV needs a better ending.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 1:16 a.m. CST

    @ghostpirate

    by cookepuss

    The whole reality TV show angle might actually be interesting. Even as a subplot, it could provide a nice sort of social commentary to this glut of REALLY bad "reality" television that clogs up the airwaves. If anybody can make such a commentary that's truly funny and relevant without being absurd and overly obvious then its these guys. The original Ghostbusters had a lot of funny things to say about everything and not just ghost jokes. GB3, if it ever gets made, could be a nice forum for these guys to poke fun at a lot of things ranging from their ages to the internet to reality TV. All while put in the context of a Ghostbusters flick.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 1:18 a.m. CST

    Why aren't they writing the script?

    by most excellent ninja

    Aykroyd, Ramis. That's all you need.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 1:19 a.m. CST

    Some VERY bad compositing work

    by cookepuss

    in Indy 4. That pissed me off big time. I've seen newbies with 6 months of experience composite better in some cases. For a pro team to do such shoddy work... (I've modded several different pro CG forums for 7 years now. I've seen it all.)

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 1:22 a.m. CST

    @most excellent ninja

    by cookepuss

    Could be any reason. Maybe they want a more "modern hand" to touch it first for a rough pass before they spit shine it to classic. Maybe they want an original pitch from a different perspective, as they're so close to it. Maybe it's a time issue. Could be anything really. As long as the resultant flick is good, does it matter? A lot of very good entries in a lot of other series have had writers other than the original creator(s).

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 1:34 a.m. CST

    Moriarty

    by Charlie_Allnut

    I don't see any "screaming and whining" on this talk back yet...it is shocking as there usually is whining on a massive scale over even the most trivial of stories, but other then one person asking to please not cast Seth Rogan in it...I don't see what you are talking about. Yes we are debating possible casting choice and expressing hopes and fears about the script...isn't that why there is a talkback?

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 1:38 a.m. CST

    It's been said before, I'll say it again.

    by TheMarineBiologist

    This is smelling a little like Indy 4. Indy 4 was very fan driven and all the masterminds involved before (Lucas, Spielberg, and Ford) weren't content until they found that VERY RIGHT script. This... does not bode well for the franchise.<p> I'd say the only thing left for Ghostbusters is the video game.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 1:38 a.m. CST

    Murray also needs to do Caddyshack 2

    by Prossor

    I mean the REAL sequel not that lingering poop they called a sequel, and reprise the GREATEST comedy ever as the immortal Carl Spackler. Hey, HEY, LLAMA, how about you know, something, for the.... effort.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 1:41 a.m. CST

    Indy IV Script

    by enderandrew

    Darabont wrote a script that Speilberg and Ford were happy with, and Lucas trashed it, despite the fact that Darabont wrote the story that Lucas demanded.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 1:51 a.m. CST

    by CGI_Pants

    Glad to see Moriarty could swoop down off his perch and grace us all with a preachy condescending statement. Just like old times, just like old times. That said, why bother coming here and posting anything, turd? It's obvious you have no interest. It reminds me of when I used to get drunk and go on myspace to post comments to people I never liked in high school. It's just pointless. Go back to your website nobody reads.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 2:09 a.m. CST

    Bring Back the Stay Puffed Marshmellow Man

    by ass clown

    I just love him, he is the greatest nonspeaking role/villain in film history. That being said, I will attach no expectations to this film and hope for the best. Ghostbusters was a major part of my childhood. I loved the movies, loved the cartoons, and even pretended to love the videogame just cause I was such a fan. The idea of revisiting it excites me on some level, but the thought of another aweful, long postponed sequel makes my stomach queasy. I'm with the fan boys on this, keep that fucking Apatow one dimensional actors Seth Rogan and Jonah Hill far from this movie.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 2:34 a.m. CST

    Hey Moriarty

    by JuanSanchez

    I don't know if you've noticed - but this is where fanboys come to bitch and freak out. It's your bread and butter.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 2:35 a.m. CST

    'I've seen shit that'll turn you white'

    by semisaj

    and Ghost busters 3 will be that shit 'Listen can you smell something' I smell a turd that will be as bad as the sequel was

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 2:42 a.m. CST

    What I would do with a b(az)illion dollars

    by Rakafraker

    Tim Burton directing (thx enderandrew), ALL original actors (Mr. Moranis, please come out of hiding) get paid huge (because they deserve it IMHO), Terry Gilliam directing

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 2:46 a.m. CST

    ...and...

    by Rakafraker

    I'd buy every movie ever made by anyone involved in the production, on the latest media. <p>With the leftover change, I should still be able to buy a player, too.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 2:55 a.m. CST

    I hope the script has some good scary scenes in it

    by Spifftacular Squirrel Girl

    I think that was a problem with the sequel. The original Ghostbusters was funny enough but it actually had some great "jump" moments like the scene with the hands coming out of the chair. <p> Plus if they can't manage to get the four original ghostbusters together for this movie in any way... just don't do it.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 2:57 a.m. CST

    If there is any franchise that warrants...

    by Rakafraker

    a studio to take a chance on, it's GB. <p>With a funny, yet serious, but still scary, and truly epic script, this could be the movie that other studios say, "Man, we coulda done it and made all that filthy lucre!!!"

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 2:59 a.m. CST

    I agree about the scary stuff

    by The Amazing G

    as a matter of fact, wouldn't it be cool if GB3 was the scariest of all three?

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 3:15 a.m. CST

    When was the last time...

    by Rakafraker

    we had a good, scary, epic comedy? GB2???<p>All this excitement is too much for me. Make the damned movie, already!<p>I don't think I've ever posted this many times in a TB. If that alone is not a good enough reason to make GB3, then I don't know what is.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 3:16 a.m. CST

    Jizzed In My Pants

    by Frodo T. Baggins

    Found out Bruce Willis was dead at the end of Sixth Sense. Jizzed in my Pants!

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 3:22 a.m. CST

    Sick of Seth, Rid of Rogen, Sick of Seth, Rid of Rogen, Sick of

    by darthpigman

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 3:23 a.m. CST

    I've asked this before, but here we go...

    by Rain_Dog

    If you guys hate Apatow and the current crop of SNL alumni so much...what do you find funny? I'm not saying nothing else is funny; I'm just curious, cause it seems to me that the Apatow/Frat Pack/whatever you want to call them crew have actually brought the funny back to mainstream comedy in the last 8 years or so, and if you all hate them so much, who *do* you find funny? Honest question, no douchery intended.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 3:29 a.m. CST

    Paul Blart: Ghostbuster

    by Spifftacular Squirrel Girl

    Scary thought. *shudder*

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 3:40 a.m. CST

    Seth Rogan aint afraid a no jealous fanboys!

    by pokadoo

    Hope he does get cast! Makes sense to cast the current crop of comedy tallent (if they go for a next gen angle), just like they did in 1984 (Except they shoulda got Eddie Murphy in the Zedamore role). Would you rather they cast Dane Cook, Jason Biggs & Ashton Kutcher?

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 3:51 a.m. CST

    Enough with Apatow/Rogen/etc

    by RockMSockM

    Enough. They were funny in a marginal sense, but God. ENOUGH. They are overexposed and overrated. Dear God make it stop.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 3:59 a.m. CST

    No Rogen or Hill - PLEASE!!!

    by spud mcspud

    Hasn't anyone other than the Talkbackers on AICN yet noticed that Seth Rogen only ever plays the lovable stoner slob and Hill only plays the loudmouth obnoxious slob? They have NO DISCERNIBLE ACTING ABILITY! What would be the point in putting two of the unfunniest morons in comedy history up against the combined might of Murray, Aykroyd and Ramis?<P> Which means it's EXACTLY what the suits will do. I'm REALLY not holding my breath for this one, 'cos I think it will majorly suck, but I have NEVER wanted to be wrong so badly...

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 4 a.m. CST

    Ivan Reitman has to direct this right?

    by Spifftacular Squirrel Girl

    Going with a new director would seem a little weird...unless it's Joe Dante. Joe Dante directing a Ghostbuster film would be really, really cool.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 4:07 a.m. CST

    Rain_Dog

    by spud mcspud

    Good question, but I think it's more to do with acting range than comedy.<P> The problem is with restriced range. Jonah Hill played a fat obnoxious loudmouth slob in SUPERBAD. Then the same guy in FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL. Same guy in KNOCKED UP. He can't act; he plays Jonah Hill with a different name. Same with Seth Rogen; the loveable slob cop in SUPERBAD. Lovable stoner slob in KNOCKED UP. Loveable stoner slob in PINEAPPLE EXPRESS.<P> Yes, you could say Aykroyd is always a motormouth blowhard, Murray is always the wiseass world-beaten cynic, Ramis invented the Eugene Levy style of fish-out-of-water science guy. But take Murray in GHOSTBUSTERS, Murray in CADDYSHACK, and Murray in LOST IN TRANSLATION. There's a hell of a lot of difference - a lot more range, much better characterisation - in the acting. Murray can ACt, like REALLY act. Ditto for Aykroyd, Ramis, Hudson, Moranis et al.<P> They need funny actors who CAN act, not so-called "funny" actors such as the Rogen / Apatow crew. And as for what I find funny - I LOVE dumbass American comedies - DUDE, WHERE'S MY CAR?, the HAROLD & KUMAR movies, the first two AMERICAN PIES - but no way would I suggest getting those guys into GHOSTBUSTERS 3. We need REAL actors for this gig.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 4:23 a.m. CST

    But Murray et al have been around for 30+ years...

    by Rain_Dog

    And were all accused of having minimal range back in their comedy heydays, Murray especially. It's not fair to hold Seth Rogen or even someone like Paul Rudd or Jason Segel to the level of expectation that we have for Bill Murray, who is over 60 years old and frankly didn't start showing his range as a serious actor until his early 50s at best. Plus, aren't we talking about Ghostbusters? What level of dramatic range/emotional depth did any of the original cast members show in the first movie? It was certainly awesome, but Stanley Kubrick it wasn't.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 4:26 a.m. CST

    Please God DON'T MAKE THIS MOVIE

    by Steve Rogers

    Indiana Jones 4, Die Hard 4, the Star Wars prequels... have we learnt NOTHING?!?! Leave your childhood heroes where they are. They will only get fucked up and you will hate both them and yourself.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 4:30 a.m. CST

    Hmmm... Joe Dante you say?

    by Rakafraker

    Interesting.<p>Twilight Zone, Gremlins, Innerspace, The'Burbs... Heck, I didn't really mind Small Soldiers.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 4:41 a.m. CST

    Rakafraker

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Don't forget Explorers.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 4:59 a.m. CST

    K...

    by Rakafraker

    I never saw that. I'm gonna IMDb that right now.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 5:06 a.m. CST

    Ummm...

    by Rakafraker

    Not much info on that. It just says it was a TV mini series. I'm going to venture a guess it's kinda like Amazing Stories and Twilight Zone?

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 5:10 a.m. CST

    Dan Ackroyd has lied before...

    by V'Shael

    And I'm not even talking about his frequent bullshit laden walks off the deep-end when it comes to spooks, aliens, psi-factors and shit. <p> He has frequently talked about Ghostbusters 3 and 4 in the past, and it's come to nothing. <p> So nothing to get excited about here. All the scripts and treatments in the world can be written, but until frame one is shot and in the can, I won't believe it's gonna happen.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 5:19 a.m. CST

    V'Shael...

    by Rakafraker

    I hope you're wrong, but you're right in the fact that until any film has been shot, it's all just a dream. <p>

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 5:32 a.m. CST

    BLUES BROTHERS 2000!

    by LaserPants

    And with that reminder, suddenly everybody realized what a TERRIBLE idea a Ghostbusters 3 would be...

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 5:50 a.m. CST

    It would be cool if they had Samhaine or the Boogeyman.

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    Even if they were only short little cameos or something. Ghouls to be taken down to pass the time, unrelated to the bigger plot. <p> "Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis?! What's that a law firm??" </p>

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 6 a.m. CST

    Nobody steps on a church in my town!!!

    by westie

    Can't see that it wouldn't be good.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 6:46 a.m. CST

    Venkman's ghost

    by Flyingcircus

    Heard a while back that the Venkman character would be appearing as a ghost. I can see big potential with that idea. Cranky trapped-between-worlds Murray hanging out with his old GB pals.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 6:53 a.m. CST

    Just give me some Ernie Hudson dammit!

    by OgreYouAsshole

    We got the tools, we got the talent!

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 6:59 a.m. CST

    Now THAT'S a big Twinkie

    by Dr Gregory House

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 7:13 a.m. CST

    Well, Bill Murray's carreer isn't skyrocketing nowadays

    by ricarleite

    So I guess we might see Ghostbusters 3 after all. Too bad Rick Moranis started to pretend to be dead when his wife died. Let us wait and see. It might be a reboot, but oh well.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 7:23 a.m. CST

    Seth Rogan on Howard Stern

    by 3rdrate

    Seth Rogan on Howard Stern reported that he did NOT want to do GB3, as he did not want to be the one to ruin one of the best film franchises in recent history. He said he'd read the script and be open to it, but he didn't have his hopes up.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Have you all forgotten....

    by BiggusDickus

    ...just how shit Ghostbusters 2 actually was? Seth 'unfunny' Rogan is already wa-a-ay past his sell-by date. Who ya gonna call? Someone else, hopefully.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Seth Rogan would be Great!

    by islander

    He already has a track record of funny that is every bit as good as the original cast of Ghostbusters. I realy hope he is cast. So called fan boys on this site that say otherwise can eat it!

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 7:43 a.m. CST

    could be great

    by josskacer

    This has some potential to be awesome but after the trauma of the prequel trilogy and Indy 4 I am skeptical. If they keep all the original guys and make them the focus I think I will be good. But if they try and bring in a bunch of new younger cast members to help "carry" the film i think it will be a disaster. Akroyd, Murray, Ramis dont need help to carry a movie. Fingers crossed on this one...

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 7:45 a.m. CST

    One more great Ghostbusters film???

    by Kid Z

    ...Waht, you mean in addition to... none? (I loved the first one, but it was hardly "great".)

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Why not Anna Faris?

    by Spifftacular Squirrel Girl

    If there can be chick transformers, I think there should be chick ghostbusters too. <p> But again, the focus should be on the original four ghostbusters.

  • You're an idiot.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 8:09 a.m. CST

    With nowdays SFX technology

    by ominus

    we could get awesome ghosts and ghost fights. <p>but is the movie going to be dark funny? will it have memorable characters? is its atmosphere going to be scary and ominous? i dont know,i have lost faith to all these remakes,reboots,sequels,prequels,whatever crapfest. <p>anyway lets hope for the best.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Mori--i will get upset, thank you!

    by Six Demon Bag

    this film does not need to be made...its not like the 2nd one was a masterpiece (though it does hold a nostalgic place in my heart). Guys this should not be A SON OF THE PINK PANTHER type situation or heaven forbid the old guys strapping on the suits again..i cant remember the last time Akroyd was funny and Murray hasnt been in a "funny" movie in ages...c'mon guys let it go, we can always watch the first ad infinitum

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Blues Brothers 2000

    by ominus

    wasnt aykroyd behind that sequel too? oh boy...

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Mori... Dan himself said it:

    by Fawst

    This story is the "passing of the torch" to a younger generation. He also specifically name-dropped Jack Black as being involved.<br><br>Not saying he's right, or even if he knows what he's talking about. But that's what he said when he was on WBCN here in Boston the other day. Of course, this also was discussed after he told a story about seeing a UFO... *shrug*<br><br>Not holding my breath. The last time we had a fat funny-man that brought in decent numbers (Farley), he and other comic heavy hitters of the time were attached to an idea that went nowhere.<br><br>Now that I think about it, Dan seems to be sticking to the plotline that was being discussed back in the early 90's. Yeah, I'm not buying any of this until we see it in a theater.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 8:25 a.m. CST

    Of course Murray will now do GB3

    by Samuel Fulmer

    It's his get get out of jail free card he's been holding on to for the past twenty years (much like Ford with Indy IV and Arnold with T3). He knew that all he had to do was say yes and it would get greenlit, he just waited for a time when he needed a really big paycheck, which would be now after the big divorce he just went through.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 8:26 a.m. CST

    TOOO SOON!

    by Jugdish

    I had to say it

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 8:53 a.m. CST

    What don't you fucking understand?

    by Jodet

    Christian Bale as a ghostbuster - 'I'm gonna fucking kick your fucking ass'. Now that would be worth ten bucks.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 8:57 a.m. CST

    I'm looking forward to Leonard Nimoy's cameo in this

    by YackBacker

    Wait, what movie are we talking about?

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 9 a.m. CST

    First question was a plant.

    by Diagnostic

    No one is wanting this.<BR> There may be more demand for Indy 5 than this.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 9:01 a.m. CST

    they wont need cgi for FX

    by Diagnostic

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 9:02 a.m. CST

    just paint the actors faces green.

    by Diagnostic

    .

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 9:10 a.m. CST

    I totally agree with Jodet.....

    by westie

    Bale as Venkman! "Everytime I'm trying to do an interview on World of the Psychic, Egon is screwing with the fucking lights!!! Do I go over do-di-do-di-do and fuck with your PKE meter? Do I? GIVE ME A FUCKING ANSWERR!!!!!!!"

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 9:20 a.m. CST

    The Oldbusters!

    by Orionsangels

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 9:24 a.m. CST

    What would make this film work

    by yodaismyhomie

    Here are some ideas on how this could work: -As stated, all four original members must be there -I think we should begin with maybe a couple of younger ghostbusters with Vankman as their boss or something...(it would make sense that over 20 years after the organization was formed that there would be more than four of them...) -The original guys will come back together when these younger ones get in over their heads and become ghosts themselves..this could be interesting as they would know the strategies the GBs use to catch ghosts and could make life hell for them -William Atherton should be Peck again...only this time he is the mayor of NY. -Slimer CANNOT return -Rick Moranis should NOT try to get a paycheck -Annie Potts should show up -The humor should be the same as the type of humor in the original...let's not modernize this film to reflect American Pie or Van Wilder humor...as much as we all love a good R or PG-13, this should be a PG film as was the original -Just for the hell of it, have a couple of ghosts that look like the Blues Brothers -Let's have a real ghost as the bad guy, and NOT some silly TMNT secret of the ooze stuff

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 9:33 a.m. CST

    guess what?

    by bilbo78

    deez nutz!

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 9:34 a.m. CST

    I'm surprised....

    by ScottinDC

    no one is busting on Ghostbusters 2. I found it absolutely awful compared to the first one....let's just hope a 3rd entry is a step up.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 9:43 a.m. CST

    I hope Shia's in this.

    by HoboCode

    He could play the new recruit!

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Shia LeBeouf, Jon Heder, Seth Rogan, and Tyrese

    by Slippy

    I'm putting my money down for this lineup.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Indy IV

    by enderandrew

    Didn't Indy IV make an obscene amount of money? Something like 787 million? Those kinds of movies get even more sequels.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Will Shia drive the hearse?

    by Get_Me_An_18-Man_Fire_Team_In_12_Hours

    It was like "WOOOSH!"

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Seth Rogen works only as an ancillary character.

    by TheMark

    Seriously. Lets not kid ourselves. His 'I'm an affable dumbshit' routine's already older than Will Ferrell's stale act. I don't hate the guy or anything, but he's not Jesus 2: The Return-ening...he works best in small doses...so yeah, keep him and that fat Chris Penn sequel (Jonah Hill) from this movie. Why can't we have a movie where the old guys just get old?!?

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Ghosbusters 2 was FUNNY, Goddammit

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Two in the box! Ready to go! We be fast and THEY BE SLOW!!!

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Ghostbusters biggest sins

    by Samuel Fulmer

    They took out most of the horror elements from the first film in an attempt to make it more kid friendly. Other than that though, it's decent enough, just not even close to be as good as the first.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 10:52 a.m. CST

    for the slow ones: they took a dive on Indy4

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    The game plan from day 1 of shooting on Indy4 was to make a 'passable Indy movie' in order to make the demand for a 5th one a little stronger.<p> If Indy4 blew the doors off the place and was the greatest Indy movie ever made, we'd be clammering about how it was time to end on a good note - let it go out on top. Instead, we get a mediocore watchable movie that doesn't really make us puke in the aisles, but also doesn't really score an A+ rating from the fans.<p> So how do we fix this? By doing Indy5 and pulling out all the stops - and end it with a cliffhanger to all but ensure a wrap up to the 2nd trilogy.<p> You'll see - there'll be talk of Indy5 soon enough.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Actually Bale and other serious actors would be mindfucking

    by most excellent ninja

    can you imagine Christian Bale, Paddy Considine, Daniel Day-Lewis and Chiwetel Ejiofor as the new Ghostbusters? Four of the best actors on the planet as the new Ghostbusters? It would be TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION!

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 10:54 a.m. CST

    bilbo78

    by most excellent ninja

    what the fuck?

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Arcadian Del Sol - Indy 5

    by most excellent ninja

    Indy 5 has been confirmed since Indy 4 was still in theaters.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Harrison Ford was in excellent shape for 60+, and..

    by RandySavage

    ..and he was still slightly awkward and off-kilter in some scenes due to his age. (Oh, and the his script sucked). Indy should have been rebooted with a younger actor (Fillion) or left alone. <p>Same goes for Ghostbusters... old, fat and slow is not how I want to see these classic characters.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Ghostbusters vs Beetlejuice

    by Crimson Dynamo

    Bring back Murray and Keaton

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 11:11 a.m. CST

    RandySavage

    by most excellent ninja

    "Indy should have been rebooted with a younger actor (Fillion) or left alone." HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. No Indy just needed a better script.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 11:26 a.m. CST

    No film after this long in ANY franchise will be good

    by Six Demon Bag

    there has never or will never be a film with this much time (1989!) in between that has ever been good. There is too much expectation and too much dickery

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 11:28 a.m. CST

    What about Indiana Jones?

    by JediRob

    Oh right. Nevermind.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Indy 4

    by yodaismyhomie

    Indy 4 was a bad story..that's all. Harrison Ford was AWESOME as Indy. Everything about his character seemed genuine. It was a labor of love for him and it was great to make it in the 50s with an older Indy. Shia was just Shia...nothing good or bad about his performance as usual. It was nice to see Karen Allen again, but I felt like they could have done more with her. Would I like to see a 5th one? Yes. With Harrison Ford? Yes! With a much better storyline...you bet!

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 11:49 a.m. CST

    LEAVE MORANIS ALONE !!!!

    by Bill Clay

    Jeez, the man had his entire world come crashing down around him, and people bitch because he doesn't want to do Ghostbusters or Bob & Doug. Let the man grieve in peace.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:02 p.m. CST

    enderandrew

    by codymr

    kinda have to agree with you... I enjoyed myself during IJ4. But, I didn't love it either. My fav in the series is Raiders for basically 2 reasons that don't reappear in the Indy followup films. <P> 1. Indy worked alone: They never were able to get back that feeling of 1 man vs a truck of Nazis. There were points in the Raiders truck chase where Indy is in real peril. And although Sallah and Marion come and go through parts of the film, for the most part, Indy took most of the hits and punches on his own. In subsequent films, they kept adding sidekicks... from Wilie and Shorty... to Henry Jones, Marcus, Sallah (again) & Elsa Schneider (on and off) to a point where it gets silly in IJ4. By the last film it gets too cumbersome: Mutt, Marion, Mac (on and off) and Oxley. All of these characters need screen time and it took the focus off Indy being a smart ass and kicking butt with a bull whip and pistol. Too many characters also takes screen time off the villains so you never really get how smart they are and what a challenge they are for Indy. You knew how clever Belloq was... he had enough time on screen to develop... not so with Spalko, Mola Ram or Donovan. <P> 2. They brought back Marion in name but not character. My feeling is that they got Marion all wrong the second time around. She just wasn't much of a foil for Indy in IJ4. Perhaps because they wrote her far to doe eyed and passive - even goofy. Marion is a sexy tom boy who is a hard as nails bitch. She can drink a man twice her size under the table and deliver a punch like a dude. In IJ4 she was a sweet older mom who gets butterflies in her tummy every time she sees her childhood lost love. They way she was characterized in Frank Darabont's script was fresh and new, but also had nods to the Marion we knew from Raiders. <P> I enjoyed Indy 4... but I wanted to LOVE Indy4. If they ever do and Indy 5... Indy should work alone.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:24 p.m. CST

    GHOSTBUSTERS 3: THE SEARCH FOR SENIOR DISCOUNTS

    by SpyGuy

    We came, we saw, we kicked it's--OWWW, MY HIP!!!

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Darabont's Script

    by Acquanetta

    The problem with Darabont's script is that he didn't write the story he was asked. He was hired to write a 1950s B movie. Instead, he wrote a fan fic with a little 1940s film noir tossed in. He basically shot himself in the foot by trying so hard to reference Raiders every few pages. At times, it felt very much like one of those Indy comics from the 1980s. Marion was more prominent, but she was written as though only 2 or 3 years had passed since Raiders (as opposed to nearly two decades). In addition to containing most of Koepp's biggest offenders, Darabont tossed in stuff that was even more absurd: Indy being eaten by a giant snake, flying through the air between bi-planes, crashing down FOUR giant waterfalls, etc. Not to mention, the aliens aren't revealed until the very end, when Jones kills one by channeling Smith ("Welcome to Earth!"). If nothing else, the final version was at least open about what it was trying to be...with the sci-fi tone being established at the very beginning.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Where's Judd Apatow?

    by hallmitchell

    I want him all over this script.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:49 p.m. CST

    bullshit

    by livahd

    at the rate stories have been coming out around here, i'm sure it'll be debunked in the next 6 hours

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 1:01 p.m. CST

    "De bleck Goasbusterr?

    by gavdiggity

    He doan' do natting..."

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 1:05 p.m. CST

    The least Seth Rogen should do...

    by FeloniousQ82

    ...is lend his personal trainer to the set. Aykroyd and Ramis have got to be 600 lbs+ combined right now.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Short Round

    by enderandrew

    I agree that Indy IV was crowded, but I still absolutely love Short Round as a side kick. "No time for love Dr. Jones!"

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Forget the Apatow gang

    by T$$$$$

    Bring in the Tropic Thunder people. Stiller as the new Egon Jack Black as the new Ray Robert Downey as the new Peter... or Winston

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Real REAL REAL GHOSTBUSTERS

    by Tell_Your_Mom_I_Said_Hi

    Has an ape tag along. Everybody loves monkeys. And Apes.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 1:56 p.m. CST

    no SETH!

    by rhine1784

    Someone start a petition.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 2:06 p.m. CST

    No one thinks GB2 was as good as GB

    by Campion

    But I'm surprised at how many people have genuine venom towards GB2. They took a concept they already knew was funny, and made another funny movie. What's wrong with that? Yes, the sucess of the cartoon definitely made the sequel more kid-friendly, but I was a kid then, and I liked it! "Doe....Ray....Egon!!"

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 2:09 p.m. CST

    He is Viggo

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Mortensen.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST

    So will the original cast be playing ghosts?

    by HoboCode

    They're pretty old.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Even if they're not giving it the Indy 4 treatment...

    by AnnoyYou

    ...do we really want to see these old geezers huffing and puffing around, chasing after ghosts/gods/medieval serial killers? I mean, really. Wasn't Indiana Jones 4 enough of a disappointment? Like that film, a GB sequel should have been done 10 or 15 years ago - now, like IJ4, it's the genre equivalent of "The Bucket List," something that WILL have to have some teen actor appended to it to draw any business. Bleah.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Old guys SAVE the new guys

    by lowman

    HAve all the old guys being retired and bored, maybe havent talked to each other for like 10 years.<p> Rogen, Hader and Jim from the office bought the franchise and send monthly checks to Murray and company. They get into a whole mess of trouble (maybe Zhul comes back.. but NO Sigourney) and have to call the old guys to come save the day. Add a few cameos and dick jokes and you have a hit!

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Bring back BOBBY BROWN!!!

    by maxxsterling

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 2:50 p.m. CST

    New guy cast

    by lowman

    Seth Rogen = Ernie Hudson<p> Bill Hader = Harold Ramis<p> Aisha Tyler = Dan Aykroyd<p> John Krasinski = Bill Murray<p> Danny McBride = Rick Moranis<p> Search your feelings, you know it to be true.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 2:56 p.m. CST

    GHOSTBUSTING ONE ANOTHER IN 10+ YEARS

    by Mullah Omar

    These guys are OLD. I wish they'd decided to do this 15 years ago.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 2:56 p.m. CST

    enderandrew

    by codymr

    Oh man don't get me wrong... I have never disliked an Indy sidekick... even Willie, although almost as annoying as Jar Jar Binks, sufficiently provoked Indy's ire (like the audience, he couldn't stand her for much of the adventure). <P> And Shorty was by far the best addition to Temple of Doom. But too much of a good thing is possible and Indy has spent a lot of time in the sequels going after or having to save his sidekicks rather than chasing the the MacGuffin or beating the crap out the bad guys - or vice versa.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 3:08 p.m. CST

    The Two Jakes

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 3:08 p.m. CST

    AVP

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Indy 4

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Die Hard 4

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Let the OG Busters loose.

    by fiester

    Bring back the original three, give them a tight script, plotwise, to move through and then just let them riff. Works for me.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 3:29 p.m. CST

    gavdiggity

    by This_talkback_is_on_CRAZYPILLS

    I Like De blek whan!!

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Ghost Busters 2 = Alien3

    by Coma Baby

    It's like they didn't know what to do with the characters as they were at the end of the original ghostbusters - Venkman has the girl, the group becomes successful/celebrities - so they just knocked them down and started over, more or less remaking the first movie just with lots of knowing winks. Not that GB2 didn't have its moments. But it was lazy and unimaginative. Alien3 suffered from the same thing - rather than imagining where they could go with the end of Aliens, they just negate it and start over.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Well

    by Larry Sellers

    GB2 did make sense, it was just a poor decision to take the script. Why start off from scratch? GB3 will likely start off the same. GB1 made ghosts out to be this common, bothersome phenomenon at first and then connected the rise of activity to Gozer...GB2 did the same. GB3 they're out of business entirely for over a decade until whatever the main antagonist is causes a hilarious two minute montage of ghostbusting.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Spam Jackson and

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    Will Smiff for all roles<p> Anything less is racist

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Godfather 3

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Still, GB3 can't be as bad as Indy 4

    by Coma Baby

    They didn't really have a story to tell, just an excuse to get the gang back together and shoehorn in a successor. Temple of Doom (my favorite) was cartoonish but at least it had a story to tell - Indy getting over artifact lust to care about the people he's stealing from. And Last Crusade was about getting old, dying, and of course (annoyingly in this case) absentee dads... What was Indy 4 about? It was just a bunch of references to movies that were actually about something and were good. Maybe I expect too much from my popcorn movies...

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Calling it now...

    by The Eskimo

    ...this movie will start out with the original crew having just been forced out of retirement to protect the city from a sudden hell-storm and are all promptly killed, except for Ernire Hudson, causing a crew of GB fanboys to be recruited by Husdon to take on the mantle of the Ghost. The twist is that the original crew comes back later in the film as ghosts themselves to assist from the "other side" and their spirit forms will be totally CGI'ed with the original actors doing the voice overs. It will not suck. Seth Rogen (unfortunately) will be cast as a new GB member, and major appearances will be made by Steve Carrell, Rainn Wilson, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and (most likely, but not 100% sure, Ricky Gervais). You heard it here first.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 4:31 p.m. CST

    There is no Dan Ackroyd, only Zuul!

    by taxman2001

    What a lovely singing voice you must have

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Jack Black in GB3 could work.

    by JusticeSabre

    But there'd need to be some really, really good reason to have the original 4 gearing up in their old age OR at least passing the torch on to new recruits. <br> <br> I think having to explain all that would make it too much of a SFX flick, and not have the same quality of personal interaction that the 1st film and (to a lesser degree) 2nd film had.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 5:03 p.m. CST

    GB2

    by yodaismyhomie

    GB2 was enjoyable, but not great. The biggest problem I had is how it all said sequel..>I mean even the emblem within the movie had the ghost holding 2 fingers up...that was just stupid. That takes you out of the film and makes it less enjoyable. They should have left everything looking the same.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 5:16 p.m. CST

    I actually wouldn't mind a reboot.

    by eXcommunicated

    Or... maybe a "franchise" as in a bunch of goof-offs decide to buy a Ghostbuster's "franchise" from the original crew and run it in Chicago or something.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST

    GB3 is doable

    by Harold The Great

    But tricky. I'm sorry to say, but it needs a fresh younger writer and director. Some ideas pitched here (Ghostbusters getting killed, appearing as CGI ghosts with a new set of Ghostbusters is genius, considering the way some of these guys look like today)

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Tomorrow's headline: "Ghostbusters 3 NOT shooting this fall"

    by Flim Springfield

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    "Script is commenced early summer"?

    by mascan42

    WTF does that mean?!?!?!? That's not even a fucking sentence. How exactly does one commence a script? BTW, way to mix past present and future tense all into one broken sentence fragment. Now nobody can tell if the script has already been commenced, if it's going to be commenced in the summer, or if it's currently in the process of commencing.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Wow, Mori has called it again.

    by Sithtastic

    Talk about TB overkill. We get it. Nobody (save me) enjoys Seth Rogen...in anything...apparently. I'd be more focused on where they're going to take the story. As with a lot of the 80's reboots we've seen, this franchise needs to go to its roots and have the original cast back for a romp while laying the groundwork for some kind of hand off of the "defense science of the next decade".

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Moriarty

    by theyreflockingthisway

    No one is stating that Rogen, Stiller, Owen or any other second rate (compared to Murray, Aykroyd ect) comedian will be picking up a proton pack. <br><br> Fans are just concerned INCASE this happens. It's best to get in there early and make sure it doesn't happen before it's too late. I seriously doubt that they'd be training new recruits for the new movie for two reasons: <br><br> The original cast is PERFECT. No one wants to see new Ghostsbusters and everyone wants Murray, Aykroyd and Ramis back. <br><br> They've already done the recruiting new Ghostbusters thing in the very first movie! Rememeber Winston anyone? If, and I mean IF, they need new Ghostbusters then make them members of a rival ghost catching company - rip offs as it were. But the original cast can not be replaced. This is to be one last run for the original team - after that either close the doors to the firehouse forever or keep going for as long as they can. If after this next film you really, really need to do another and can't get the cast back then do a reboot - I don't care. But I want Murray, Aykroyd, Ramis and Hudson back in business one more time.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 6:15 p.m. CST

    GB3 will only work if there is a SQUID at the end!

    by otm shank

    Or giant robots. Or both. If not....Fail.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Time Travel?

    by LarryTate

    back to the middle ages... ugh.. no .. that's terrible

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 6:29 p.m. CST

    I'm all for the old cast to return

    by Prossor

    that is if his is to happen, not saying if it's a good or bad idea, i think that shipped has sailed and it's time for new ideas, but nonetheless Murray, Ramis, Akroyd, Hudson should comeback, yeah i've seen them, gray haired, fat and kind of baldding but it would add new dimension to it. Unlike 65 year old Harrison Ford swinging on ropes and doing acrobatic moves, these 4 guys basically walked around looking like lazy dudes even then and did nothing physical really, it was all chemistry, which of course NEVER ages!!

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 6:32 p.m. CST

    hey Arcadian Del Sol

    by The Amazing G

    I actually hope you're right!

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 6:40 p.m. CST

    They can pull it off!

    by eule

    I'm so in for another Ghostbusters! With todays computer effects this can really work out even better.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    I'd like to think Dan Aykroyd learned his lesson

    by GilbertRSmith

    With Blues Brothers 2000. Expect the original cast to remain.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Rocky Balboa

    by JuntMonkey

    Re: Sequels that were great even after two decades (and three decades since the last good one).

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Why??

    by Oldnewbie

    Does every successful movie from 25 years ago have to be re-made or given a sequel?? Leave them alone and make something new!!

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 7:24 p.m. CST

    GB3 is WAY more possible to happen than Indy 5

    by ricarleite

    Spielberg has become a member of the hack pack, but he does know when to stop.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 7:59 p.m. CST

    GHOSTBUSTERS 3: STAY AWAY APATOW CREW!

    by benito

    Let's get serious. The fact that Apatow is producing this is BAD news guys. We're talking about mother f'ing Ghostbusters!!! This movie DEFINED our childhoods. It is a perfect film. It's perfect in the way only Back to the Future is perfect, only MORESO!!! Everything about it works. The script is absolutely brilliant, Kovac's cinematography is truly beautiful, Bernstein's score is extraordinary, and the performances are smart, sophisticated and, above all, subtle. It's a brilliant film and it BELONGS on a pedestal. That it genuinely now looks like Judd Apatow and his flock will be all over it? Well, it's absolutely heartbreaking. Has Ayckroyd really got so desperate for this to happen that he's willing to hand his masterpiece over to a bunch of flavor of the month dick and fart joke comedians? If so, I want to cry. GB3 could be totally epic and beautiful. Another masterpiece. It should be. But the way its going it wont be. Get PT Anderson to direct. Make it two and a half hours long, with serious character development and drama and taking big risks. Make the laughs as dry and intelligent as they were in the first film. Give it some GRAVITAS. If you have to have new recruits in the mix, fine, but don't make it about them, then cast people like Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeffrey Wright and Philip Seymour Hoffman to play those roles. You know, ACTORS with range, stature, presence and credibility. Not a couple of frat kid comedians. And above all, make the story about these four names: Winstone Zeddemore, Egon Spengler, Raymond Stantz and Dr Peter Venkman. That's what we want. That's what we deserve. That's what GHOSTBUSTERS deserves.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Wow benito

    by zacdilone

    You make GHOSTBUSTERS sound like freaking APOCALYPSE NOW. It was a pleasant lark of a film, with touches of brilliance and a great spirit of fun. But that's all.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Not the movie we deserve

    by JuntMonkey

    But the movie we need

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Mark My Words.

    by Willips Brighton

    This will never happen. File this next to "Goonies Sequel."

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Original cast?! Man, they're OLD!

    by BurnHollywood

    Give 'em a nice long cameo, even make them integral to the plot, but the thought of Murray, Ackroyd, et al trying to carry the movie is giving me that throbbing in the head that only typically accompanies mention of BLUES BROTHERS 2000 or Steve Martin's PINK PANTHER.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Seth Rogan would be cool

    by BendersShinyAss

    so would david spade. Only I hope they play different characters to their usual shtick - like the originals did. The ghostbusters world was real and still needs to be. <p> I hope bill murry does become a ghost like he requested

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 9:41 p.m. CST

    They should've called it Ghostbusters 2: The Quickening!!!

    by HB_Dad

    The should have called GB2 "Ghostbusters 2: The Quickening" because it was THAT BAD!!!

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Just an opinion...Hear me out, fellow brethern!

    by JERRY HORROR

    This has to be a passing of the torch from the Original (Real! LOL!) GHOSTBUSTERS. (Not the lackluster Filmation cash-in) There is no way in Hell or Heaven, any studio would green light this film if it didn't have legs for a franchise. It's a necessity for the originals to train new guys and gals. The smart way would be to slowly weave them into the fabric of the story and have them take a more "up-front" role in the third act. I'd like to see Chris Rock, Andy Samberg, Seth Rogan and perhaps a few wild cards. The characters have to be be dorky, crazy or like my man Ernie Hudson "out for a paycheck". Here's a story idea for the brain trust that I'm sure will somehow make this film sorta-fun: the world in in a global recession (so timely) and no one can afford to fight ghosts anymore. Therefore all of the earth is overrun with other worldly nastiness. I hope in my heart that this is a film that because it "wants" to be made. Because honestly, I want to hope that Ramis and company would want to hang out again. I kinda always had that "vibe", like these dudes would have a beer in real life together. I figure it like this: nothing can be worse, more disappointing than Ivan Reitman's "Evolution", that was a Ghostbusters knock off, very poorly executed from the story up. Just wondering, when do I get to be a contributor? Hell I'll move to Texas! NYC is just too damn cold. Anyways, if ya' need me just GOOGLE Jerry Horror, you'll find me.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Jesus Christ, Mori

    by Chicken Thunder

    So I take it things aren't going well in your new home? You feel you have to come in here and shout down a load of people, just to make you feel like some sort of demi-god? Well, you're not, you're a fat, hairy little man, and you have my pity. Now, piss off.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 10:08 p.m. CST

    ANOTHER FUCKING CASH GRAB

    by Broseph

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 10:42 p.m. CST

    SHIA as MUTT VENKMAN

    by Its a LION

    RS: "It's the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man." MV: "Nononononononononono!"

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 11:17 p.m. CST

    They should do a sequel to Citizen Kane

    by ass clown

    That's the one Im waiting for. If not that, then at least get me a Mork & Mindy movie or maybe remake Star Wars with Shia Lebouf as Luk and Seth Rogan as Han. Die Hard 5 with Justin Long and Shia? Jackpot!!!

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Seth Rogen?

    by SeXX ED

    Somebody please fill me in on what on what this fat-assed stoner pleaser might have to do with this movie? Seriously.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Ghostbusters IS a masterpiece.

    by benito

    It just happens to be a COMEDY masterpiece. It was A grade filmmaking all the way from everyone involved. Comedy gets such a bad deal. Nobody seems to realise just what it takes to make a movie as good as Ghostbusters. Pop art can be high art, and Ghostbusters qualifies. It really, really does. Apocalypse Now? ...No. It's better than that.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 12:23 a.m. CST

    The Eighties...

    by Henry Fool

    I love 'em, the 1980's. In terms of fashion, the eighties look even worse did than the seventies did when it was still the 80's. Now, the 70's look kind of cool because 80's retro is so bad. Still, the films were really good bak then. Popcorn movies were at an all time high. I love superhero flicks but they've sortta killed the big budget R rated action movie. The 80's was the decade for action movies. However, retreads of franchises that have lain dormant since the 1980's are almost always duds and this is coming from someone who enjoyed the second two installments of the Star Wars prequels and Indy 4. Sure, I like them enough for them to be worth the price of the ticket, but I would still prefer to see a new sci-fi fantasy saga come along and blow me away than to retread old favorites. That said, Ghostbusters 3 doesn't sound like it can avoid falling into the "this is just old" trap. Hell, GB2 was a bad movie and everyone knows it. "Why are you came?" is laugh out loud moment but it's the only funny part in the entire Goddamn film! This is not a project without appeal but my gut says it's best to let Ghostbusters rest. I hope the first film comes out on Blue Ray soon...

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 12:54 a.m. CST

    No (Henry Fool)

    by criticalbliss

    No, the seventies still look awful. Even compared to the 80's. Take off those bell-bottoms and coke-bottle glasses and put down the bong, please.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Bill Hader

    by criticalbliss

    I'd love him in the film. He's great: a strange, psychotic cross of Murray and Ackroyd. I also like Jonah Hill because he works so well as the a-hole, straight man. And Dwight from the office. The key is the right mix of personalities. But we need the original characters in the film. They are what we will pay to see.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Jonah Hill and Dwight from the office?

    by benito

    Terrible. Absolutely terrible.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 1:53 a.m. CST

    JuntMonkey

    by most excellent ninja

    fucking excellent.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 2:23 a.m. CST

    criticalbliss

    by Prossor

    I dunno man the 70s still had some sort of sense left, i mean a lot of 70s era movie don't really date, everyone was scruffy and had the generic hippie hair like Dog Day Afternoon, and there was still the cool factor like Bruce Lee, the 80s you had crepe hair, mullets, leg warmers, snoods(walking monks), it was impossible to be cool in that time period, evne Harrison Ford basically said 'fuck all yall my hair will be combed over like from the 40s!'

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:25 a.m. CST

    Henry Fool

    by most excellent ninja

    80's big budget movies and action movies weren't really that big budget. the superhero movie escalated everything because now they can do things they couldn't do before. that's why superheroes are so synonymous with comic books, imagination was the limit. if it could be imagined, it could be drawn. but that wasn't possible till the lord of the rings movies came out and set up everything else. Temple of Doom wouldn't cost a massive budget if made the same way now.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 5:34 a.m. CST

    hey most excellent ninja

    by The Amazing G

    that's why I think people should tone down the complaining about CGI a bit, I mean we live in an area in which movies can show us anything a person's imagination can think up and that's pretty fucking cool, but of course a movie still needs a good story and everything, CGI is no replacement for that, but I think people need to stop complaining so much when a movie simply uses CGI, know what I mean?

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 5:34 a.m. CST

    *era

    by The Amazing G

    I mean to say we live in an ERA not an area

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 5:43 a.m. CST

    Harold...

    by MotherPussBucket

    ...better start growing his hair tall pretty soon.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 5:47 a.m. CST

    Isn't the Ghostbusters video game coming out this year?

    by Spifftacular Squirrel Girl

    Kind of curious if it'll be considered canon... I mean wasn't Akroyd and Ramis involved in the story for the game?

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 6:26 a.m. CST

    i hope its as good as blues brothers 2000

    by Potatino

    yeah i might give this a miss.. thank you, but NO!

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 6:41 a.m. CST

    benito

    by criticalbliss

    Terrible? Well, at least you left Hader out of it. They all are talented. I know there's an Apatow backlash (justified after Pineapple Express which was HORRIBLE except for Franco), but are we forgetting Superbad? Sarah Marshall? Virgin? Hell, that's a comedic renaissance compared to the crap we've had to deal with in years past. And I'll stand by my suggestions. Together, they would be comic gold.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 7:12 a.m. CST

    criticalbliss

    by benito

    It's not that I hate them (okay, I hate Jonah Hill - he's not funny at all), its that they're totally wrong for this project. Yes, I'm kinda over the Apatow players. But then Freaks and Geeks is one of my favorite TV shows too, so you know, sometimes I like em. The thing is that we've had four actors playing Ghostbusters (five if you count Moranis), and each of them has been not just funny, but great, great actors and perfect for their roles, with an incredibly dry, intelligent approach to comedy. Apatows guys aren't in that league. And yeah, I may be sorta over that whole comedic posse, but that's not the point. I'm happy for them to go on making movies and for all of those movies to do well. They are just wrong for Ghostbusters. The likes of Bill Murray have something they just don't possess. It's a mistake to just go 'Whos succesful in comedy right now?' and then slot that person into Ghostbusters and expect it to work. The question should be 'Who is amazingly talented and charismatic, has an aura of intelligence but potential for blue collar gritty New York appeal, and has the potential for the kind of dry, subtle comedic delivery that made the first movie so amazing? That's why Chiwetel was such a great suggestion by most excellent ninja. No he's not a comedian. But he's frickin brilliant. We don't want whatever clowns the kids at the mall think is cool these days - we want Ghostbusters. And frankly, as we've already got four who are already perfect, I'd just as soon focus on them. But if we absolutely must have new recruits, then we should be using the right actors, because whoever they cast has A LOT to live up to. You really think Jonah Hill and Dwight could pull off a proton pack? ...I hope you don't work in Hollywood. ;)

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 7:39 a.m. CST

    ok...

    by criticalbliss

    Though I think Chiwetel would spend the whole movie looking lost (because he would be). I still love the idea of Bill Hader. I think he has the whole package. I'd say, only one new guy and then people the rest of the cast with great actors, yes. However, if they refused to focus on the original actors (my preference) or went with the legacy/series approach, then it's a matter of casting and how these people play off one another. Personally, I think Jonah Hill is hilarious and the guy who plays Dwight has a certain oddness that might fit in that universe (think a sociopathic Moranis). <P> I do see where you're coming from. I just disagree. I'm not looking for "nice" funny. I'm looking for a bit of strangeness from a new character that might engage the wonderful original cast. Of course the film should revolve around Murray--that's a no-brainer.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 7:48 a.m. CST

    (Jerry Horror) Samberg? I hereby revoke your talkback membersh

    by criticalbliss

    Please keep Samberg out of everything--ever. He's has one thing in common with Jimmy Fallon. He's never been funny in his life. We'll end up with a stupid, duck-lipped moron hitting on guys and laughing at the "High-larity". No. Fucking. Way.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Benicio Del Toro needs to be a ghostbuster!!

    by Six Demon Bag

    i will see that

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Del Toro

    by criticalbliss

    Now, THAT is actually an interesting proposition.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Chiwetel

    by benito

    No way! Picture him delivering dialogue like that Winston stuff from part I about the Bible and imagine how cool that would be. Imagine him doing a New York accent and being really laid back and smooth. Not a talkative Ghostbuster. A cool, quiet Ghostbuster.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 9:14 a.m. CST

    What? In a pimp suit?

    by criticalbliss

    I can't see how Chiwetel would fit.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 11:21 a.m. CST

    and Liam Neeson..

    by Six Demon Bag

    Liam Neeson can be the father figure role that he plays so well in all his other films.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Toucher and Rich are awesome!

    by paulmkelly

    That was the show he was on.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Rogen smoking weed with Slimer..

    by DanielKurland

    That's such a fucking stupid idea, but something I could DEFINITELY see actually happening. It would end the trailer to the movie too.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 12:20 p.m. CST

    I got a plot treatment- hope I'm not 2 late!

    by ThePilgrim

    Here's what you do. The Ghostbusters real life is being made into a movie. You open it up with Bill watching the guys on TV. They are on Leno. Pete laughs at how stupid they look in the Original Uniforms. Egon and Ray wrote a book, that's being made into a big budget movie with A-list Comedians. Leno asks Ray if the film will use Real Ghosts or if they will use Special Effects. Ray tells him that there will be no CGI- It will be 100 percent practical, and by practical we mean "No fake ghosts!" Leno asks Ray where all the ghost are that they busted over the years. Ray explains that he and Egon built a storage unit in his garage shortly before they retired. Cue funny "Wife's gotta love that" joke. Peter heads to the bathroom. He takes a leak. He looks into the mirror before heading back to his bedroom. He feels a sudden pain in his chest. We can hear his heart thumping wildly Peter: "Shit...." Peter turns the sink faucet on. He reaches into his pajamas. He produces a bottle of nitrate pills. He fights to open them, They spill all over the bathroom counter. He picks one up, he puts the pill in his mouth. He cups his hand under the faucet, He fills it with water, He lifts it up to his mouth. He's about to drink it down- When he notices Dana standing behind him in the mirror. Peter: "Dana?" The water runs out of his hand onto his shirt. He dry swallows the pill in shock.. She disappears. His heart clams itself. Cut to the next morning- Peters phone rings. He answers it. Peter: "Hello?" Ray: "Who You Gonna Call.." Peter looks at his clock. Peter: "It's 5:30 in the morning Ray..." Ray: "Get cleaned up Pete. Were 30 minutes from the house.. Winston's flight was delayed because of snow. We have to pick him up at LGA." Peter: "Wonderful..." Peter hangs the phone up. The doorbell rings. Peter pears out the window. The Ecto 1 is in the driveway. Pete opens the door. The crew is dressed up in the original outfits. Peter does a double take, and then he laughs. He comments on Egon's diet working out well for him (An obvious pun, Egon is fat- He's also eating a doughnut) Egon replies back "Nice Beard Joaquin" Ray Hands Peter a dunkin doughnuts coffee and his original Ghostbusters suit in a dry clean bag. Peter: "I'm not wearing this.. You guys looks stupid." Ray: "Did you see us on Leno the other night??" Peter: "No, Sadly I missed it..." Cut to the boys in the Ecto 1 driving to LGA. Peter rides shot gun. There's a trap resting in the armrest. Pete: "Ray???" Ray: "Yeah Pete?" Peter: "What's in the box, Ray?" Ray: "Our Original bust.". Pete. "The Spud..." Pete: "Why..." Egon: "Were going to release it on stage during our Comic Con panel and recapture it... Increase the hype machine. It'll be fun.. The crowds gonna love it.." Pete: "Remind me again how much I'm getting paid to do this.." Ray: "Show him the poster, Egon." Egon unbuckles himself in the back seat, He reaches into the coffin area of the Ecto1. He grabs a poster tube. He takes the poster out and hands it to Pete. Peter looks it over. Seth Rogan is Ray, Adam Sandler is Peter, Chris Rock is Winston, and Steve Carell is Egon. Peter: "Whats with all the Jews.." Peter: Egon's the only Jew here and He's being played by a Non Jew.. Peter looks at Adam Sandler: Peter: "I hate this guy." They arrive at LGA they head into the airport. Security stops them at the door. Security to Ray: "Sir you can't come in here wearing that stuff." Ray: "It's OK, it's my work outfit." Peter: "He's retired" Ray: "It's for a Comic Book Convention, Hollywood's making a movie about us." Peter: "Don't mind these two. They were dropped on their heads when the Towers fell.." Ray: "You watch Leno.." Security Guard: "Yeah..." Ray: "Did you watch it last night?" Guard: "No I was working." Ray: "We're the Ghostbusters... " Security Guard: "Oh Yeah, I've heard of you guys. The Gaint Staypuff Attack near Central Park" Ray: "Were here to pick up another former Ghostbuster." Security Guard: "Yeah, well your not going to get past the baggage claim area dressed like that." Ray and Egon look at Peter... Peter: "I'll meet you guys in the car." Peter sits in the lobby, waiting for Winston to arrive. He watches the TV. TV- Today Show: Interviewer: "Time for one of our exclusive interviews with a talented comedian who got his big break on Saturday Night Live. He hit the big time in a film called "Happy Gilmore" and cemented his Comedic star status with the "Wedding Singer" These days Adam Sandler heads his own Empire "Happy Madison Productions." I spoke with Him and co-star Seth Rogan about their new film " The Ghostbusters". A Film based on a Book that Chronicles the real life exploits of a group of Unemployed Parapsychology Professors from Columbia University- Who start a Ghost Investigation and Removal Service called the Ghostbusters. So what attracted Adam to the produce a film based on the real life exploits in the book. Adam Sandler: The fact that one of the original Ghostbusters offered it to me... That's probably the biggest thing I like, I don't know, I knew a little about the Real Story. My wife read it to me, I thought it was funny. I like the idea of playing a deadbeat guy who just lost his job studying the card guessing abilities of his patients- Who starts a Ghostbusting service with his Friends from college. ::::Various replayed scenes come on the screen showing hollywood'ish like versions of our original gangs exploits::: Peter looks over the the woman seated near him. Peter: "Can you believe that talentless asshole is supposed to be me...." TV Narrator: The film also Co-stars "Knocked Up" "Pineapple Expresses" Seth Rogan as Raymond Stantz- One of the original Busters and Author of the Book. Seth Rogan On TV: "I was pretty Stoned when Adam called me up. He said something about 3 unemployed nerdy smart losers who start a Ghostbusting service, They drive a hearse, use converted weedwackers that shoot laserbeams to lasso and capture spooks in a box that sucks them up, and that's pretty much all I needed to hear... So um Winston taps Peter on the shoulder. Winston: Pete! Peter drops his coffee spilling it on his pants. He jumps up. Peter: Jesus That's hot! Damnit now I'm going have to wear that stupid suit! Winston: "I'm sorry, man" Winston hugs Pete Peter: "Not so close... Your gonna get a wet spot on your jeans as well, and then we'll really look dumb.." Winston: "Where are the others?" Peter: "Out in the Hearse, listen to Howard Stern" Winston: "Can you believe they actually made a movie about us." Peter:" Lets go get your bags. Don;t wanna be late for the Fat Losers who love Funny Books convention." OK that's about all I can pull out right now, before this thread disapears. So here's where I'm thinking the story goes... The film of the Ghostbusters is 70 percent done, they still have to film the ghost scenes, since Ray is needed on set to supervise and recapture them. The Staypuff is going to be a CGI. The trailer they show at Comic Con shows him, and he looks like an obvious CGI character. The crowd starts shouting the words "Real Ghost" "Real Ghost" over an over again. Adam Sandler bust out from behind the curtain wearing a Ghostbusters suit and a "Real" Proton pack. He says "I Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts", and the real Slimer comes flying out at the audience. Adam shoots the photon beam around the room like an amature while trying to capture Slimer. Nearly killing some of the Geeks in the audience. It's hard to know what to be more in fear of. Adam Amature Sandler trying to recapture the Slimer, or Slimer himself. Before this though, we see a scene with Adam Sandler getting into an argument with Peter before the panel starts. Adam goes off about "Him" being the guy who catches the ghost after Ray releases it. Pete tells him that he doesn't understand the dangers of using the Photon pack. Adam's agent intervenes and he wins, Ray and Egon give a quick run down of how to use it. Like I said before up there /\- it goes horribly wrong. When he finally comes out near the end after Ray releases Slimer from the trap. He gets carried away and comes pretty close to hurting the fans. Hell all the actors sitting at the tables duck for cover and run away, The photo beam hits the Plasma TV scene with the trailer playing blowing it up when the CGI Staypuff man is on it as a close up shot of his face when he is being hit by the photon beams in the actual movie. Pete rushes Adam he knocks him down. Peter takes the pack off of Adam. Pete captures slimmer and apologizes to everyone for what happened. Him and Adam get into to it on stage. Adam pushes him he falls off the stage. Peter suffers a heart attack, and he's rushed to the hospital. He leaves his body and travels into the beyond. Dana meets up with him. Pete tells her how much he's missed her. She tells him she's his escort to the other side. She grabs his hand. As they travel towards the light. He notices something is not right about her. He realizes it's Zuul. He breaks free from her grip. He races back to his Body. Zuul takes Chase. They both enter his body at the same time. We get a strange scene with Zuul fighting him inside his own body. Like Dana's changearoo scene in the original. Zuul wins. She uses his body gets on the set of the Original Film. The Real ghosts shots are being shot. Zuul possessed Peter releases all the Ghosts and then He/she grabs a power feed line to one of the lights and kills Peters body, so She can lead her new ghost army to take over the world. Peters soul is released went this happens, and He travels into Adam Sandlers body, He helps the Actors and the Original Busters in the fight to re contain all the Ghosts and defeat Zuul again. Cause well When Zuul did what she did. It pretty much shadows the hell near end event of the original. NY 100 times more ghost freaky than NY was in the original. Zuul is back in command!

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 12:20 p.m. CST

    fuck let me fix it

    by ThePilgrim

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 12:26 p.m. CST

    OK HERE'S MY TREATMENT

    by ThePilgrim

    Here's what you do. <P> The Ghostbusters real life is being made into a movie. <P> You open it up with Bill watching the guys on TV. They are on Leno. Pete laughs at how stupid they look in the Original Uniforms. <P> Egon and Ray wrote a book, that's being made into a big budget movie with A-list Comedians. <P> Leno asks Ray if the film will use Real Ghosts or if they will use Special Effects. Ray tells him that there will be no CGI- It will be 100 percent practical, and by practical we mean "No fake ghosts!" <P> Leno asks Ray where all the ghost are that they busted over the years. Ray explains that he and Egon built a storage unit in his garage shortly before they retired. <P> Cue funny "Wife's gotta love that" joke. <P> Peter heads to the bathroom. He takes a leak. He looks into the mirror before heading back to his bedroom. He feels a sudden pain in his chest. We can hear his heart thumping wildly <P> Peter: "Shit...." <P> Peter turns the sink faucet on. He reaches into his pajamas. He produces a bottle of nitrate pills. He fights to open them, They spill all over the bathroom counter. He picks one up, he puts the pill in his mouth. He cups his hand under the faucet, He fills it with water, He lifts it up to his mouth. He's about to drink it down- When he notices Dana standing behind him in the mirror. <P> Peter: "Dana?" <P> The water runs out of his hand onto his shirt. <P> He dry swallows the pill in shock.. <P> She disappears. <P> His heart clams itself. <P> Cut to the next morning- Peters phone rings. He answers it. <P> Peter: "Hello?" <P> Ray: "Who You Gonna Call.." <P> Peter looks at his clock. <P> Peter: "It's 5:30 in the morning Ray..." <P> Ray: "Get cleaned up Pete. Were 30 minutes from the house.. Winston's flight was delayed because of snow. We have to pick him up at LGA." <P> Peter: "Wonderful..." <P> Peter hangs the phone up. <P> The doorbell rings. Peter pears out the window. The Ecto 1 is in the driveway. <P> Pete opens the door. The crew is dressed up in the original outfits. Peter does a double take, and then he laughs. He comments on Egon's diet working out well for him (An obvious pun, Egon is fat- He's also eating a doughnut) <P> Egon replies back "Nice Beard Joaquin" <P> Ray Hands Peter a dunkin doughnuts coffee and his original Ghostbusters suit in a dry clean bag. <P> Peter: "I'm not wearing this.. You guys looks stupid." <P> Ray: "Did you see us on Leno the other night??" <P> Peter: "No, Sadly I missed it..." <P> Cut to the boys in the Ecto 1 driving to LGA. <P> Peter rides shot gun. There's a trap resting in the armrest. <P> Pete: "Ray???" <P> Ray: "Yeah Pete?" <P> Peter: "What's in the box, Ray?" <P> Ray: "Our Original bust.". <P> Pete. "The Spud..." <P> Pete: "Why..." <P> Egon: "Were going to release it on stage during our Comic Con panel and recapture it... Increase the hype machine. It'll be fun.. The crowds gonna love it.." <P> Pete: "Remind me again how much I'm getting paid to do this.." <P> Ray: "Show him the poster, Egon." <P> Egon unbuckles himself in the back seat, He reaches into the coffin area of the Ecto1. He grabs a poster tube. He takes the poster out and hands it to Pete. <P> Peter looks it over. Seth Rogan is Ray, Adam Sandler is Peter, Chris Rock is Winston, and Steve Carell is Egon. <P> Peter: "Whats with all the Jews.." <P> Peter: Egon's the only Jew here and He's being played by a Non Jew.. Peter looks at Adam Sandler: <P> Peter: "I hate this guy." <P> They arrive at LGA they head into the airport. <P> Security stops them at the door. <P> Security to Ray: "Sir you can't come in here wearing that stuff." <P> Ray: "It's OK, it's my work outfit." <P> Peter: "He's retired" <P> Ray: "It's for a Comic Book Convention, Hollywood's making a movie about us." <P> Peter: "Don't mind these two. They were dropped on their heads when the Towers fell.." <P> Ray: "You watch Leno.." <P> Security Guard: "Yeah..." <P> Ray: "Did you watch it last night?" <P> Guard: "No I was working." <P> Ray: "We're the Ghostbusters... " <P> Security Guard: "Oh Yeah, I've heard of you guys. The Gaint Staypuff Attack near Central Park" <P> Ray: "Were here to pick up another former Ghostbuster." <P> Security Guard: "Yeah, well your not going to get past the baggage claim area dressed like that." <P> Ray and Egon look at Peter... <P> Peter: "I'll meet you guys in the car." <P> Peter sits in the lobby, waiting for Winston to arrive. He watches the TV. <P> TV- Today Show: <P> Interviewer: "Time for one of our exclusive interviews with a talented comedian who got his big break on Saturday Night Live. He hit the big time in a film called "Happy Gilmore" and cemented his Comedic star status with the "Wedding Singer" <P> Guy On TV: "These days Adam Sandler heads his own Empire "Happy Madison Productions." <P> "I spoke with Him and co-star Seth Rogan about their new film " The Ghostbusters"." <P> "A Film based on a Book that Chronicles the real life exploits of a Group of Unemployed Parapsychology Professors from Columbia University- Who start a Ghost Investigation and Removal Service called the Ghostbusters." <P> "So what attracted Adam to the produce a film based on the real life exploits in the book." <P> Adam Sandler: "The fact that one of the original Ghostbusters offered it to me... That's probably the biggest thing I like, I don't know, I knew a little about the Real Story. My wife read it to me, I thought it was funny. I like the idea of playing a deadbeat guy who just lost his job studying the card guessing abilities of his patients- Who starts a Ghostbusting service with his Friends from college." <P> ::::Various replayed scenes come on the screen showing hollywood'ish like versions of our original gangs exploits::: <P> Peter looks over the the woman seated near him. <P> Peter: "Can you believe that talentless asshole is supposed to be me...." <P> TV Narrator: The film also Co-stars "Knocked Up" "Pineapple Expresses" Seth Rogan as Raymond Stantz- One of the original Busters and Author of the Book. <P> Seth Rogan On TV: "I was pretty Stoned when Adam called me up. He said something about 3 unemployed nerdy smart losers who start a Ghostbusting service, They drive a hearse, use converted weedwackers that shoot laserbeams to lasso and capture spooks in a box that sucks them up, and that's pretty much all I needed to hear... So um <P> Winston taps Peter on the shoulder. <P> Winston: Pete! <P> Peter drops his coffee spilling it on his pants. <P> He jumps up. <P> Peter: Jesus That's hot! Damn it now I'm going have to wear that stupid suit! <P> Winston: "I'm sorry, man" <P> Winston Hugs Pete <P> Peter: "Not so close... Your gonna get a wet spot on your jeans as well, and then we'll really look dumb.." <P> Winston: "Where are the others?" <P> Peter: "Out in the Hearse, listen to Howard Stern" <P> Winston: "Can you believe they actually made a movie about us." <P> Peter:" Lets go get your bags. Don;t wanna be late for the Fat Losers who love Funny Books convention." <P> OK that's about all I can pull out right now, before this thread disapears. <P> So here's where I'm thinking the story goes... <P> The film of the Ghostbusters is 70 percent done, they still have to film the ghost scenes, since Ray is needed on set to supervise and recapture them. <P> The Staypuff is going to be a CGI. The trailer they show at Comic Con shows him, and he looks like an obvious CGI character. The crowd starts shouting the words "Real Ghost" "Real Ghost" over an over again. <P> Adam Sandler bust out from behind the curtain wearing a Ghostbusters suit and a "Real" Proton pack. <P> He says "I Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts", and the real Slimer comes flying out at the audience. <P> Adam shoots the photon beam around the room like an amature while trying to capture Slimer. Nearly killing some of the Geeks in the audience. It's hard to know what to be more in fear of. Adam Amature Sandler trying to recapture the Slimer, or Slimer himself. <P> Before this though, we see a scene with Adam Sandler getting into an argument with Peter before the panel starts. Adam goes off about "Him" being the guy who catches the ghost after Ray releases it. <P> Pete tells him that he doesn't understand the dangers of using the Photon pack. Adam's agent intervenes and he wins, Ray and Egon give a quick run down of how to use it. <P> Like I said before up there /\- it goes horribly wrong. <P> When he finally comes out near the end after Ray releases Slimer from the trap. He gets carried away and comes pretty close to hurting the fans. Hell all the actors sitting at the tables duck for cover and run away, The photo beam hits the Plasma TV scene with the trailer playing blowing it up when the CGI Staypuff man is on it as a close up shot of his face when he is being hit by the photon beams in the actual movie. <P> Pete rushes Adam he knocks him down. Peter takes the pack off of Adam. Pete captures slimmer and apologizes to everyone for what happened. Him and Adam get into to it on stage. Adam pushes him he falls off the stage. Peter suffers a heart attack, and he's rushed to the hospital. He leaves his body and travels into the beyond. <P> Dana meets up with him. Pete tells her how much he's missed her. She tells him she's his escort to the other side. She grabs his hand. As they travel towards the light. He notices something is not right about her. He realizes it's Zuul. He breaks free from her grip. <P> He races back to his Body. Zuul takes Chase. They both enter his body at the same time. We get a strange scene with Zuul fighting him inside his own body. Like Dana's changearoo scene in the original. <P> Zuul wins. She uses his body gets on the set of the Original Film. The Real ghosts shots are being shot. Zuul possessed Peter releases all the Ghosts and then He/she grabs a power feed line to one of the lights and kills Peters body, so She can lead her new ghost army to take over the world. <P> Peters soul is released went this happens, and He travels into Adam Sandlers body, He helps the Actors and the Original Busters in the fight to re contain all the Ghosts and defeat Zuul again. Cause well When Zuul did what she did. It pretty much shadows the hell near end event of the original. NY 100 times more ghost freaky than NY was in the original. Zuul is back in command! <P>

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Mori!

    by orcus

    Orcus congrats you on you new endeavors

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 12:36 p.m. CST

    HEY ThePilgrim!!!

    by Chadley BeBay

    Shut the fuck up.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 12:59 p.m. CST

    HEY TheChadley!!!

    by ThePilgrim

    http://tinyurl.com/c8okvt <P> Your'e So Cool Brewster! <P> You look like Gabriel Jarret in Real Genius... Damn.. Sucks to be you dude!

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 1:14 p.m. CST

    WORRIED ABOUT APATOW INVOLVMENT

    by Mel's Rockpile

    I've stated this in about every Ghostbusters talkback that's happened in the past couple of years, but it needs to be reiterated. Whoever's casting this movie has to think very hard about who the "comedians of today" are. This is not the 80's when we had important comedy troupes like those involved with SNL or SCTV really pushing the boundaries of comedy. Today, there's a lazier sort of reliance on pushing the envelope rather than striving for writing strong content and timing delivery, and Apatow and crew are definitely some of the most guilty. Where do we go for the right new team? Hell, I really don't know, but it had better not be anyone younger than 30 years old... seriously. All the original GB's were in their mid 30's and were already wet behind the ears when Ghostbusters came out in '84, and their experience definitely shows. Trying to get the same kind of chemistry these guys had is kind of like capturing lightning in a bottle and I really worry that they're going to end up casting actors who are "hot" right now. In all honesty, I'd actually look to some of the better stand-up comedians for talent. Guys like Russel Peters and Jim Gaffigan. I think they could bring the right dynamic to this franchise. And for those who are not up on current GB trends, this is what's been going on: The ghostbusters video game that was supposed to be released this past october has been pushed to June this summer to coordinate with the 25th anniversary blu-ray release of the movie, as well as tons of new toys and further anniversary-related stuff. The interest in the game so far (and Sony has REALLY been going balls-out in supporting it financially) has been really impressive, which is why they're simultaneously looking to write a script for a new film. All 4 GBs (YES, even Bill Murray) have expressed interest, and writing is very much underway, so don't be surprised in the least if this movie ends up being a reality. We'll know better once sales stats start coming in from the video game in June, so preorder your copy now. (It really does look excellent, and the gap between the original release date and this upcoming June has allowed them to polish it even more). It really is a great time to be a Ghostbuster fan. PS: Leave Rick Moranis alone... he's gone through some tough shit lately.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 1:20 p.m. CST

    GB3? Hell with that. Gives us Coneheads 2!

    by ITSpook

    If you're going to beat the corpse of a horse, you might as well get it right on the first few swings.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters 3: The Search For Garfield

    by Henry Fool

    Ray: Hey, did you guys know notice that they finally have paragraph breaks on AICN? Egon: No, Ray. But let me ask you, what does that have to do with busting ghosts? Peter: Nothing, Egon. But let me pose you a real humdinger. In the first few seasons of The Real Ghostbusters, the character of Peter Venkman, me, was voiced by Lorenzo Music, who also did the voice of Garfield on the old cartoon. Does anyone here get the irony? Egon: No, not really. Peter: The actor who plays me also plays Garfield. Come on, who also played Garfield? Ray: Bill Murray? Peter: Yes! And what does that mean? Ray: That you and Bill Murray are also Garfield? Peter: No! Ray: I don't get it. Peter: That's because you're fucking stupid, Ray! Ray: Well, you're being self-referential, Peter. This is the 80's. We don't do self-reference here. That doesn't come along until the 90's. Peter: Your mom goes to college!

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Need to be a little more clear about one thing.

    by ThePilgrim

    Adam Sandler tried to step-in and stop Zuul/Peter. When Zuul/Peter killed Peters body by touching the cut electrical wires to the lights. <P> So Adam was electrocuted in the melee- Peters soul is free'd from his body- Zuul also leaves it, Peter takes possession of Adam Sandlers body who was also temo killed but not as bad. Peters body is charred beef. <P>. Confused yet... Sorry I wrote that all in about 2 hours. I guess you could cut to Adam coming too after Ray preforms CPR, and he claims to be Peter and he tries to explain to the guys what happened. Then it's War time.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 5:41 p.m. CST

    You either die heroes

    by JuntMonkey

    Or live long enough to see your digital images put into the video game.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Milton Moorehead as Zuul's daughter

    by JuntMonkey

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 1:46 a.m. CST

    sorry harry

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    but after all your bogus "news" lately, I have to say I'll believe it when I see it.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Only three actors come to mind as Ghostbusters-worthy

    by Smoke Monster Loves Kate

    Stephen Colbert, Steve Carrell, and Jon Stewart. They could do the kind of comedy that was in the original. I can't think of anyone else that will come close. Colbert might even make a better Egon than Ramis.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Correction to all the bitches. Indy 4 was a great adventure film

    by Proman1984

    You know what an Adventure Film is and how it should be done, right? That's what Indy 4 is and it's damn fucking great. No you can resume fucking yourselves.

  • July 27, 2009, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Can't wait!

    by firstjump

    I'm so excited for this movie.. It seems that lately they've been really trying to bring the Ghostbusters back into the mainstream eye, with the new game and by releasing The Real Ghostbusters on dvd. Getting the hype moving so this movie can come out with a bang!

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