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Original Cast + New Cast = GHOSTBUSTERS III!!

Merrick here...
This kind of slipped through the cracks over the weekend, but was worthy of noting all the same. Harold Ramis recently spoke with MTV about his new Jack Black comedy THE YEAR ONE, and touched on the status of the new GHOSTBUSTER film. Essentially, Ramis brings clarity to rumors which initially broke when news that a 3rd film was in development.
Ramis promised that all the old core players will take part in the updated version, including Bill Murray (Dr. Peter Venkman) and Dan Aykroyd (Dr. Raymond Stantz), who co-wrote the original films. "We're all going to be in it in different kinds of roles," Ramis said. "We're going to be the sage mentors. There are going to be young Ghostbusters." [EDIT] At the moment, Ramis is waiting on a first draft of the script, which is being penned by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, two writer/producers on "The Office," who also wrote "Year One." "Gene and Lee, both of whom I mentored, are now writing the new 'Ghostbusters,' " Ramis said. "I'm consulting with them, as is Dan Aykroyd and [original director] Ivan Reitman. "Bill Murray is just waiting for the truckload of money to arrive to get him out of his office," Ramis joked.
...says THIS INTERVIEW with Ramis over at MTV. The GHOSTBUSTERS franchise has been thawing out a bit lately. A forthcoming high profile console game (whose preview is embedded below) will return much of the original cast...
...and is now available for preorder (PS3 version HERE, the XBOX 360 version HERE, and the Wii version HERE). Sony has also announced that work has commenced on a Blu-Ray releases of the previous films, with at least the first movie (and also the second?) arriving soonish.

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  • March 30, 2009, 10:31 a.m. CST

    FIRST!!!

    by Tell_Your_Mom_I_Said_Hi

    Ghost busting begins!

  • March 30, 2009, 10:33 a.m. CST

    So it's GHOSTBUSTERS: GENERATIONS?

    by SpyGuy

    Probably the only way a live-action film including the original cast would work. The big question is, who will be Ghostbusters: The Next Generation?

  • March 30, 2009, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Wow! Talk about telekinetic activity, look at this mess!

    by eric haislar

  • March 30, 2009, 10:33 a.m. CST

    New Young GBs???

    by krylyyk

    Lame.

  • March 30, 2009, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Ok, really

    by Tell_Your_Mom_I_Said_Hi

    The first movie was iconic. The second was sucktastic. Third one could be a charm...or a strike out. Here's hoping they make a good one, this generation could use a dose of Ghostbusters to enjoy.

  • March 30, 2009, 10:35 a.m. CST

    I hope this isn't bad, I really really do

    by liljuniorbrown

    The original team of writers nailed the first film,but I think most people found the second one to fall waaaay short. This could be really great,or incredibly horrid. I have faith in Ramis.

  • March 30, 2009, 10:36 a.m. CST

    The 2nd Generation

    by unclemeat

    I say Jack Black, Steve Carrell, Michael Cera and Seth Rogen.

  • March 30, 2009, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Now I'm getting excited!

    by a goonie

    There's always the fear that they'll finally dust off this franchise to make a really disappointing sequel, but if the original gang are actually involved, then that gives me loads of hope. I'm especially excited about the idea of Murray returning to his role in some capacity.

  • March 30, 2009, 10:37 a.m. CST

    The second movie was awful...

    by Judge Briggs

    So campy and stupid.

  • March 30, 2009, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Fuck New Ghostbusters

    by Flint420

    FUCK new "young" Ghostbusters. They're gonna fuck this thing up by trying to do too much.

  • March 30, 2009, 10:38 a.m. CST

    So will the original cast be prominent

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

    or just cameos? Cuz fuck it if they're just bit players.

  • March 30, 2009, 10:38 a.m. CST

    ORIGINALS!

    by Pogue__Mahone

    I wanna see the old cast! Comic Genius. They should stick with the idea of the game - sage vets and a rookie - rather than dole out roles to hollywood 'it' boys. The first Ghostbusters movie is one of my favourite movies of all time. I watched it with my ten year old nephew a few weeks ago and he ate it up! It was his first time seeing the film. Proof positive that classics shouldn't be and don't need to be retooled. He LOVED Venkman! It's awesome watching an almost eleven year old giggle at a 'dick' joke.

  • March 30, 2009, 10:39 a.m. CST

    I dunno

    by RainesMaker

    My childhood is cautious of anal penetration...

  • March 30, 2009, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Oh and after Indy and Star Wars

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

    Shouldn't we know not to go back to 80s franchises? This is almost certainly going to disappoint. Right?

  • March 30, 2009, 10:40 a.m. CST

    this was the original script idea

    by thinboyslim.

    the rumour being rogen, segel, etc would play the original casts offspring/new team

  • March 30, 2009, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Jack Black...

    by ShabbyBlue

    ...had better not be cast as part of the next gen Ghostbusters. If they need the token fat guy/comic relief, cast someone with a little more charm like Kevin James. Black is just too annoying and obnoxious for this. However, given Ramis' involvement with YEAR ONE, it wouldn't surprise me if he's already got Black pegged as one of the new GBs. :(

  • March 30, 2009, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Bring on the Rookies!!!

    by vic twenty

    And have the ENTIRE rookie team KILLED, leaving the Originals to mop up the mess. <p> Repeat as necessary in the sequels. <p>

  • March 30, 2009, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Oh and please keep Seth Rogan away from this too.

    by ShabbyBlue

    He's in enough movies as is. Don't let him ruin this one.

  • March 30, 2009, 10:43 a.m. CST

    The "New" Ghostbusters...

    by AgentArchangel

    ...can't say I hate the idea of Steve Carell in there. As for the rest, Jason Segel could work; so could Jonah Hill if you want to go "high profile"; and to round out the team Patton Oswalt. (Tell me he wouldn't make a good Ghostbuster?)

  • March 30, 2009, 10:44 a.m. CST

    I want my Ghostbusters old school thanks.

    by alucardvsdracula

    That means fat, old, out of breath. That would be funny a bunch of coffin dodgers chasing spooks. But no fucking way do I wanna see the original team side lined for a buch of teenage brats. Fuck that. It's old school GB action or none at all.

  • March 30, 2009, 10:45 a.m. CST

    For the love of Zuul, no Ben Stiller!

    by SpyGuy

    So say we all?

  • March 30, 2009, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Sounds like Indy 4 all over again

    by axel fff

    Too many characters running around, not enough time devoted to the familiar faces.

  • March 30, 2009, 10:46 a.m. CST

    This could be a great movie......

    by salinacj

    if done right!!

  • March 30, 2009, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Can anyone say Blues Brothers 2000?

    by Penetron

    I hope they can avoid another shitty sequel of a classic movie.

  • March 30, 2009, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Fuck that, I'd much rather see the Grumpy Old Men version

    by henrydalton

    Who needs a bunch of teens in it? Cocking demographics. It's Mutt Jones all over again...

  • March 30, 2009, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Chris Farley would have Been Awesome

    by Jugdish

    Along with Sandler and Chris ROck ( all back int he day of course )

  • March 30, 2009, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Could this be as good as ROCKY BALBOA and RAMBO?

    by ABking

    Or will it disappoint like KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL?

  • March 30, 2009, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Michael Cera?

    by Jor-El23

    Just because

  • March 30, 2009, 10:51 a.m. CST

    New Ghostbusters = turn off

    by moonlightdrive

    Well we might have guessed. What fans would actually love is to see the original Ghostbusters go at it again albeit they're older and have been Ghostbusting all this time. No fan wants to see Apatow's gang of Jonah Hill play 'kid who shouts at people' or Seth Rogen play 'bumbling man who is baffled by everyone else's actions and converation'. There's nothing wrong with the original cast suiting up as long as the script is decent - but going by the trailer for Year One I'm starting to worry.

  • March 30, 2009, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Just a thought...

    by GaiustheBrave

    I know it sounds awful, but it'd get a few laughs: Tracy Morgan as a ghostbuster-in-training. Plus, they'd get their token. You know it'd be better than Chris Rock. You know it to be true.

  • March 30, 2009, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Casting

    by Darth Busey

    In keeping with the original lineup characteristics, you need a socially maladjusted nerd (Egon), a pop culture/scientific minutae guy (Ray), a charmer (Venkman), and a regular guy who's just doing it as a job (Winston). You can even cast this thing from "I Love You, Man". Andy Samberg in the Ramis role, Jason Segal in the Aykroyd role, Paul Rudd in the Murray role, and Jon Favreau in the Ernie Hudson role. I would see that.

  • March 30, 2009, 10:55 a.m. CST

    GaiustheBrave

    by Darth Busey

    Tracy Morgan is an inspired piece of casting. He'd be fantastic in something like this.

  • March 30, 2009, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Please don't suck, Please don't suck, Please don't suck.

    by RogueWarrior65

    Seriously, not a fan of "The Office". Hopefully the writers aren't one-method people.

  • March 30, 2009, 10:58 a.m. CST

    life imitating art: Jack Black pretended he Ghostbusted in

    by future help

    Be Kind Rewind. Now i would not mind seeing that cast someone mentioned.

  • March 30, 2009, 11 a.m. CST

    Tina Fey should play Egon's daughter.

    by TheLastCleric

    She'd be a great nerd-ish character and could probably sell the role very well as a stiff, scientific female Ghostbuster. I also think Vince Vaughn would be a great choice as a Ghostbuster.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Hooray for New Ghostbusters

    by jimmy_009

    Mostly because FUCK YOU to all those crusty losers that hate all things new, as if it somehow makes your original movies less than what they were. FUCK YOU for being such predictable, crotchety cranks that don't recognize that times change, movies get remade, sequels are produced, but none of that spoils what fun you had the original time around you fucking whiny babies. And the sad thing is you'll be in line for the movie, pay your money just so you can bitch and moan the whole time how this isn't the "Original Ghostbusters". FUCK YOU if you are that person because ANY new Ghostbusters (or Sci-Fi or Fantasy film since you bitch about those too) is better than no new Ghostbusters ever. They aren't coming to your house, destroying copies of the original you fucking twits.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:03 a.m. CST

    First Ghostbusters was disappointing

    by Mr Gorilla

    They ended just throwing rubbish special effects as the problem. The brilliant 'he slimed me' sequence apart, it's not as good as you want it to be, really.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:03 a.m. CST

    maybe go to second city

    by hellcomestofrogtown

    get some unknowns. but none of the already established comediens please. not that vaugh, rogan, rudd, stiller, farley, sandler, carrel, hader etc.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Hope Ramis and Akroyd hit the treadmill.

    by TheLastCleric

    Seriously not trying to be a dick but I hope these guys drop some poundage before returning to the big screen. They don't need to be ripped but they shouldn't look like parade floats either.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:05 a.m. CST

    how bout venkman does the hiring

    by hellcomestofrogtown

    and hires 4 atractive girls to become new ghostbusters.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Zach Galifianakis

    by CashGozere

    As a guy who's stalked Venkman and really really wants to be a Ghostbuster. Does world's worst Bill Murray impression, becomes Ghostbuster, hates other Ghostbusters for not being as good as Venkman. Make it happen.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:08 a.m. CST

    GHOST BUSTERS 2000

    by Mullah Omar

    aka KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SLIMER. <br> <br> I love the first film but I do not have high hopes for this one. Turning the original Ghost Busters into supporting roles is not something I want to see. <br> <br> I agree that this sounds like it could follow the model of BLUES BROTHERS 2000 or INDY 4, which is to say that it will not even be worthy of standing in the shadow of its ancestors.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Mr Gorilla, really?

    by TheLastCleric

    It's not as good as we want it to be? Is that supposed to mean something? The original Ghostbusters is a classic in every sense of the word. If you don't like the film that's frankly your problem. Jesus, I guess everything sucks this day and age.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Mr Gorilla.

    by jimmy_009

    It's exactly as good as I want it to be you idiot. I put it in all the time and I laugh my ass off, even after so many viewings. It's one of the best comedies of all time you moron. I even think Ghostbusters 2 is underrated, also very funny.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:11 a.m. CST

    bobby brown and ray parker jr should do a duet

    by hellcomestofrogtown

    for the soundtrack. and make the score like the first one again. tell bobby brown to dust off that old jacket.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Without Rick Moranis...

    by zacdilone

    ...count me out.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Bill Murray CG version...

    by U-Stu.com

    ...gay. I hate how Dreamworks and every video game developer wants to feel like their animations are lifelike and thus "better" than the others. Pixar seems to be the only one using traditional phonemes and movement in their animation. Bill Murray's "subtle" movements in the dance shot look way too forced and just crappy. Animation isn't supposed to be frame-for-frame exactly like real life. That's why the Bakshi Lord of the Rings SUCKED!

  • March 30, 2009, 11:15 a.m. CST

    This is an ad.

    by unkempt_sock

    PREORDER HERE!!!>!?!?!?!?!!!!!

  • March 30, 2009, 11:15 a.m. CST

    WTF? What about Ernie Hudson!!!! No Zeddmore?

    by Fletcher_Hanks

    No Zeddmore, no thanks.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Bill Murray is God. So bring on that truckload of fucking money.

    by WerePlatypus

  • March 30, 2009, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Need some good sarcasm

    by JuanSanchez

    Not a lot of guys who can do that really well these days. Vince Vaughn is losing his touch. It would be too weird to have Duchovny in it. Who would be good?

  • March 30, 2009, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Thanks but no thanks...

    by Six Demon Bag

    is it not enough to just watch the older films, this will only be ruined..Have we not learned from past franchises??? NO franchise and i mean NO FRANCHISE can be gone for 20 years and come back great...sorry can and wont happen..let it go and watch the first 2..hell you can even watch the cartoon for shits and giggles but part 3 is stillborn.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Yep, no Murray = no movie

    by JuanSanchez

  • March 30, 2009, 11:18 a.m. CST

    sounds good

    by misnomer

    as long as the originals dont get shafted for screen time. should be 65 originals 35 newbies.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:18 a.m. CST

    And if they cast Simon Pegg - I'll murder the whole crew

    by JuanSanchez

  • March 30, 2009, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Morgan, Carell, Sudekis, and Black

    by Pongo

    Tracy Morgan, Steve Carell, Jason Sudekis, and Jack Black. I'd watch it.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Six Demon Bag

    by jimmy_009

    Even if it's awful, what skin is it off your back? It's not like our tax money is going to make it. Who the fuck cares? It's got the original members, solid writers, it's not like Uwe Boll is helming it. Even if it's only average and forgettable, who fucking cares? It's better than no new Ghostbusters period.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:23 a.m. CST

    A definite yes on Tracy Morgan and Jason Sudekis

    by jimmy_009

    I'd throw in Paul Rudd too.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:24 a.m. CST

    tracy morgan as a gb

    by hellcomestofrogtown

    like GaiustheBrave said, would work. except ever noticed tracy on 30 rock lately, it's like he's not even trying anymore. steven wright, Will Sasso and amanda bynes.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Featuring:

    by jimmy rabbitte

    Shia LeBoeuf as Mutt Venkman.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Jimmy

    by Six Demon Bag

    how many times have the originals come back and took a dive? When was the last time Reitman made a good film or Akroyd or Murray made a funny film...the magic is gone..id rather have NO GHOSTBUSTERS SEQUEL than a shitty sequel which is what this will be..this sequel is only being made to make quick cash and it wont make me appreciate the other 2 more...are they gonna make it "complete" and tie up all the loose ends?

  • March 30, 2009, 11:29 a.m. CST

    if no moranis, get joe pesci as leo getz

    by hellcomestofrogtown

    crossover

  • March 30, 2009, 11:29 a.m. CST

    by johnwalanp

    Protoncharging.com has a good article up on the site clairfying that this is not a reboot or reimagining (I have grown to hate those words over the years), but an honest-to-goodness sequel. Ramis and Ackroyd will not let this thing happen until its a guaranteed hit - Ghostbusters is their legacy, one of their finest works, I dont think they will let that to go shit after all this time in development hell. Have confidence people and enjoy the resurgence in popularity for one of the best movies of the 80's!

  • March 30, 2009, 11:29 a.m. CST

    The cast of Reaper - closest thing to Ghosbusters out there

    by JuanSanchez

    Tyler Labine would be a lot of fun as a Ghostbuster.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:29 a.m. CST

    To Ditko

    by sapno_krei

    Well, GB2 should have started with them enjoying success and fame, and *then* ended on a dark note. Like MATRIX 2, GB2 got off on the wrong foot fron the start.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:31 a.m. CST

    I second Tracy Morgan...

    by sapno_krei

    Mix in some of his naive 30 Rock character in there -- comedy gold. Will Forte, Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis. Heck, I have no problem with most of the current SNL crew, plus Apatow's usuals.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:31 a.m. CST

    I thought from the headline you were announcing the effing cast.

    by 3 Bag Enema

    Got me all excited. Gaywad.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Attention old Ghostbusters

    by Rufferto

    lose some weight. Did I say some? I mean a lot.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:33 a.m. CST

    This might actually work best if...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    they do it like Eastwood's "Man With No Name" character; same guys, same job but they don't necessarily have to acknowledge previous installments directly. <p> I don't care about Venkman's kid; and they don't need to shoehorn in the Slimer ghost, which was more a creation of the cartoon than the first film. Yeah that ghost was in the first film; but he was just a nuisance thing that they trapped and forgot about. The second film threw him in for little kiddie appeal and it was annoyingly extraneous.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:34 a.m. CST

    chevy chase,steve martin,martin short and dave thomas

    by hellcomestofrogtown

    and garret morris

  • March 30, 2009, 11:35 a.m. CST

    This didn't slip through the cracks

    by IndyCollector

    I read it days ago on another Web site. It's also not any new news.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Six Demon Bag

    by jimmy_009

    Again, what the fuck do you care if it gets made or not? Who is making you watch it? How much of your tax money is going to fund this film? If you want to pretend it doesn't exist then be my guest. There is NO REASON this can't be a good movie. There's no 20 year later hex, if they write it well (and judging by the writing team they probably will) and cast it well then it could be damn good. Or just marginally ok. Either way it isn't going to affect how you feel about the original, so why be a big fucking douchebag about it?

  • March 30, 2009, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Chevy Chase will never happen

    by jimmy rabbitte

    He and Bill Murray do not get along.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Rufferto

    by jimmy_009

    This is one series of films where it doesn't matter how chubby they are. It's the Ghostbusters, they can suck in their guts.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Fucking Ghostbusters

    by donkey_lasher

    ..I loved this film back when I was 9 years old..it scared me, made me laugh, and entertained me much more than Ferris/The Goonies/The Breakfast club ever did. This was a film for my generation.<p> It's a shame that the sequel was so poor (walking Statue of Liberty) and I don't think I've forgiven them for it. <p> This had better be good. I'm not going to appreciate a double rape.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:38 a.m. CST

    CashGozere's Zach Galifanakis idea is brilliant

    by D.Vader

    Make it So.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:38 a.m. CST

    I like both Ghostbusters movies

    by Rufferto

    but I've read Murray's complaints about the second one. I didn't get what was bugging him. I'm going to pretend he was quality controlling All these years and the third one will actually be good. Yeah right...

  • March 30, 2009, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Shia Labeouf

    by donkey_lasher

    For Venkman Jnr. <p> Hmph.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Allen Covert, Steve Zahn and Kevin James...

    by beefywhore

    for the new guys...

  • March 30, 2009, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Patton Oswald

    by Mr_Fancy_Pants

    Maybe as the stalkerish Ghostbuster fan someone mentioned earlier.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:39 a.m. CST

    How about..

    by Kajisan

    Daniel Ratcliff *g* Just kidding. Where are the new guys in Hollywood? NoGo to LeBoef, Jamie Bell or others. The writers better doing it like the Game, old ones + one new guy or women! Hey, Johnny Deep should try it. *g*

  • March 30, 2009, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Don't typecast Tracy, man

    by terry1978

    If he does get a shot at this, he shouldn't just play Tracy Jordan as a Ghostbuster...I would say make him somewhat intellectual on par with Egon, yet make him a reluctant hero in the same breath, contrasting the brillance under the surface. That would be comedic gold.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Jason Roday, Charlie Day, Jimmi Simpson

    by JuanSanchez

    Jason Roday from Psych, Charlie Day from It's Always Sunny in Philly, Jimmy Simpson (Lyle the intern from Letterman) - all would make good Ghostbusters.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Mario Lopez, Bardem, Banderas, and Cheech

    by Willie_Watkins

    For a spicy, latin adventure, EL GHOSTO BUSTO!

  • March 30, 2009, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Sorry - James Roday

    by JuanSanchez

  • March 30, 2009, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Neil Patrick Harris as Venkman jr

    by liljuniorbrown

    Your welcome.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:44 a.m. CST

    New guys?

    by DJB

    Not that it matters- but pulling the cast from SNL alumni seems like a fitting passing of the torch. In my opinion- Andy Samberg and Bill Hader HAVE GOT TO be in there somewhere. Tracy Morgan would be fun too.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST

    jimmy

    by Rufferto

    I could let it slide for Dan and Murray, I mean they all weren't young to begin with, and I have no idea what Ernie Hudson looks like today but Harold Ramis does not resemble Egon anymore. Probably cause he used to be the skinny one.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:47 a.m. CST

    I second Charlie Day, NPH, and Bill Hader

    by White Goodman

    all three are funny in different ways. So, none of them will be in this movie.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Note to self - NORM MACDONALD!!!

    by JuanSanchez

  • March 30, 2009, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Nathan Fillion

    by Wonderboys

    Is funny, is smart, and can do action. Is perfect for this and you know it!

  • March 30, 2009, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Fred Armisen could actually be really good

    by jimmy_009

    He's probably the most talented, professional, and under appreciated SNL cast members and would probably make a good Ghostbuster.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Give Me CONESHEAD 2, You Bastards

    by ITSpook

    If you're gonna toss a lousy sequel at me, at least make it obvious. Jack Black + Coneheads 2 = Great February Fodder

  • March 30, 2009, 11:53 a.m. CST

    The thing about Fred Armisen is he is not funny

    by White Goodman

    Not at all.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:53 a.m. CST

    by hellcomestofrogtown

    shia labeef as venkman jake loyd as ray hayden christenson as egon and jaden smith as winston jar jar binks as lewis

  • March 30, 2009, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Dream team

    by Harold The Great

    going by the suggestions: Carrel, Siegel, Fey and Black. Now, that's a hilarious crew right there. Norm Macdonald and Robert Downey are pretty good for backup.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:55 a.m. CST

    NO. NEW. STAYPUFF.

    by alice 13

    bring back old moldy staypuff.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:55 a.m. CST

    New Young GBs + Old Sage Mentors = fail

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    What a terrible fucking idea. Just have the original old farts put on the gear and go out in style with an action heavy part III. To me this sounds like it will be like Mask II Son Of Mak. Total shit.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Oh - and Will Arnett

    by JuanSanchez

    Would work as either a Ghostbuster or the new William Atherton type character.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:56 a.m. CST

    I was excited about this originally

    by hallmitchell

    Yet I'm not so hot on it now. The initial rumour was Judd Apatow and crew were all over this. Now that appears false. I think with this Apatow crew or nothing else.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:56 a.m. CST

    You just know one of the new Ghostbusters is...

    by connor187

    Gonna be a woman! I can see it now with some she bitch like Michelle Rodriguez. Aiming to the female market/Equal rights brigade. Anyway I also see Simon Pegg in my crystal ball?

  • March 30, 2009, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Wow..the pimping continues for amazon huh Merrick

    by Nobody_Touches_Buddy_Revell

    this site = OVER

  • March 30, 2009, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Jack Black must be in this.

    by Light_Tweaker

    Also, Tracy Morgan. And really like the idea of Zach Galifianakis in this too.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:59 a.m. CST

    I hope they don't skew young

    by Yeah I Wrote That

    At this point, the Ghostbusters are national heroes. If they are shopping around for replacements, it best not be a group of undergrad-looking types (i.e. please avoid Jonah Hill, Justin Long, etc.) My thoughts...Ricky Gervais: perhaps as some sort of backstabbing team-member. Paul Rudd: I'll second him. Jack Black: seems likeliest to snag a spot. Steve Carell: will be tempting because it will guarantee even more bank, but I can't recall him showing off the kind of cockiness that comes with being a Ghostbuster. Tracy Morgan: He could pull it off no problem. Jon Favreau: if he tweaks that I Love You, Man performance into 20% less asshole, he could own the role. Tina Fey: I can't really see her in the role, but I wouldn't rule out a female. Seth Rogen: a strong possibility, but the role would have to be written with him in mind, and I don't really want to see that happen. Danny McBride: heading up the inferior, but competitively priced, alternative ghost-fighting crew.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Let me guess, Seth Rogen will be a new GB

    by kafka07

    Jeez would someone just shoot this fuckin guy?

  • March 30, 2009, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Who is a bigger Jerk, Chase or Murray?

    by liljuniorbrown

    I've always wondered. I've heard stories over the years of how big a jack ass Chevy Chase is, stories of how e expects to be treated on set and shit like that. Who knows ,thats alot of ego on one set.

  • March 30, 2009, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Whoever suggested Patton Oswalt is a fucking genius!

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    I could TOTALLY see Oswalt taking on the replacement for Ray Stantz. If that doesn't work, just get the male cast from Reno: 911.. Jones, Junior, Dangle, and Garcia in Ghostbuster outfits. You know you could see it.

  • March 30, 2009, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Two words, BROKEN LIZARD

    by DrPain

    At least get Jay Chandrasekhar in there. And who ever mentioned Zach Galifianakis, I totally agree. And on the whole Seth (i'm in every damn comedy) Rogan. I would like to see him as a Ghostbuster. NO John Krasinski or anybody from the Office. NO Michael Cera I would have loved to see Stiller, Wilson, Black and Vaughn.

  • March 30, 2009, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Danny McBride

    by kafka07

    Not necessarily as a new GB, maybe better as an obnoxious Slimer-type ghost stuffing hot dogs into his fat face. That was meant as a compliment.

  • March 30, 2009, 12:05 p.m. CST

    wtf Knobules, Bill Hader is the bees knees...

    by gringostar

    He was hilarious in both Superbad and Pineapple Express.

  • March 30, 2009, 12:06 p.m. CST

    White Goodman

    by jimmy_009

    Totally incorrect. He is funny. Smart funny. He has the unfortunate fortune to be stuck doing Obama, and unlike Bush or Clinton, Obama doesn't have much funny things going on. His "comedian" riffing on the news was genius and amazingly well done. I can't even imagine how difficult that would be to pull off. It had me rolling.

  • March 30, 2009, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Jonas Brothers + Little Romeo

    by jarjarmessiah

    You know you want it!

  • March 30, 2009, 12:07 p.m. CST

    I second Patton Oswalt, also Simon Pegg!

    by DrPain

    Wait, can you imagine Oswalt, Pegg, Zack, and Ricky Gervais! I'd pay to see that.

  • March 30, 2009, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Chris Rock and Louis C.K., for two.

    by Nice Marmot

    If you want funny people that is.

  • March 30, 2009, 12:09 p.m. CST

    RIP Chris Farley

    by DrPain

    Miss you!

  • March 30, 2009, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Year One

    by TheFarkMan

    Year One is going to be a big flop. It's too high concept. That will thankfully put the kabosh on this bad idea. Every time I've seen the trailer with an audience, no one has laughed. Nobody gets it in the so called "real world".

  • March 30, 2009, 12:14 p.m. CST

    *shudders

    by MonkeyManReturns

    I can see it now...there'll be a chick ghostbuster...cos this is like, equality, maaan...and it'll be hanna montana....or some other dumbass MTV-kids channel 'success story'...and this movie will all be about passing on the torch to the younger generation, and...and....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.... I jest...I love Ghostbusters...and normally, this would be good news...but the BSG Finale has left me so mad, cos it was so bad, that nothing will make me happy.

  • March 30, 2009, 12:15 p.m. CST

    SO BE GOOD, FOR GOODNESS SAKE... WOAH

    by turketron

    SOMEBODY'S COMIN!

  • March 30, 2009, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Wish I could see the future

    by Eats_sandwich_gets_laid.

    Like you trolling holes that know this is going to suck.

  • March 30, 2009, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Will Forte Will Forte Will Forte Will Forte Will Forte Will Fort

    by smackfu

    Will Forte

  • March 30, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Part 2 sucked so

    by Powerring

    They have a lot of work to do to make the franchise "un-suck".

  • March 30, 2009, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Future South Park Episode

    by TheFarkMan

    Will South Park do an episode where the ghostbusters are raped?

  • March 30, 2009, 12:24 p.m. CST

    The cast of "It's Always Sunny in Philly"...

    by fiester

    Should be the new Ghostbusters.

  • March 30, 2009, 12:25 p.m. CST

    It might be ok if there arent to many new guys

    by Rufferto

    Maybe 2 or three tops. I don't think there should be any of these obnoxious comedians and overrated hacks from when snl died. I agree they should be older if they are going to be new ones. There should be at least one young Ghostbuster because Dana's kid Oscar should be one. It's to bad he'd turn out to be douche though. It would be funny to have Murray make fun of him.

  • March 30, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Only if the 'New Busters' turn out to be useless...

    by dr_buggerlugs

    ...causing the originals to get the proton packs back on for the final showdown...that'd be ace.

  • March 30, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Should only be one young Ghostbuster

    by Rufferto

    I mean

  • March 30, 2009, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Wow! Hip, modern, new GhostBUSTAZ!

    by JackPumpkinhead

    This is like so cool and rad. Or whatever moronic non-words the Myspace cretins use these days to show excitement. I hope that jackoff from Twilight and Harry Potter are two of the new G-Bustaz!

  • March 30, 2009, 12:29 p.m. CST

    But, without Murray, maybe it could be tolerable.

    by JackPumpkinhead

    That annoying and antifunny tool should forever stick to voicing CGI cats.

  • March 30, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST

    But who is going to be the NEW cast members?

    by ricarleite2

    This is a big "who" there, that could either save or kill this franchise.

  • March 30, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST

    shia labouf,jay baruschel and sheldon from big bang theory

    by templar

    give me a black guy

  • March 30, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST

    PS these people should stay away :

    by Rufferto

    Jack Black, The Wayans brothers, Seth Rogen, Ben Stiller, Will Ferrel and Tracy Morgan. I hope I'm not missing anyone.

  • March 30, 2009, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Re: Fat original Ghostbusters

    by Darth Busey

    "Hope Ramis and Akroyd hit the treadmill. by TheLastCleric Mar 30th, 2009 11:04:19 AM Seriously not trying to be a dick but I hope these guys drop some poundage before returning to the big screen. They don't need to be ripped but they shouldn't look like parade floats either." This is EXACTLY how they should look! The OG GB's have gotten fat and wildly successful over the past 20 years. Maybe they've franchised themselves to the hilt, they've busted every ghost on teh planet. Some new big paranormal thing happens that threatens the world, they realize they're too old and fat to properly battle the threat, bring in the new team of eff-ups with obligatory training montage. Old GB's go back to teach at NYU or whatever.

  • March 30, 2009, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Jason Bateman

    by Horace Cox

    You're welcome, producers.

  • March 30, 2009, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Bad move

    by Darth Thoth

    This new movie needs to focus 100% on the original Ghostbusters. The concept of "ghostbusters" is no longer novel or even cool to be frank. No, the magic in this movie will lie with revisiting old and beloved characters. That's the appeal of this flick. Introducing new Ghostbusters A) will take too much time/ space from the original casts or B) or not devote enough time to developing the new characters. In short, you can't have 2 villians in a superhero movie and you can't have old and new Ghostbusters in a new Ghostbuster movie. All the characters will be shortchanged. What the creators need to realize is that no new franchise will be started. No, this movie is a one hit shot that can achieve great success off of 80s nostalgia if done right. People have been waiting 20 years for a Ghostbusters 3. Please, please, PLEASE don't make the same mistakes of Indy IV and fail to deliver. Listen to what the people want. Give us the original casts and, aged, with worts, and all. And we will love it! Please. I've been waiting most of my life for a 3rd Ghostbusters movie. Do not blow it!

  • March 30, 2009, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Tina Fey another great choice

    by Darth Busey

    Can absolutely see her knocking the Egon-ish type role out of the park. Start her out as ultra nerd. Maybe something happens where the new GBs need to get info off of some dude, and they figure the best way to do it is to sexy up Fey for undercover work. Awkward hilarity ensues.

  • March 30, 2009, 12:39 p.m. CST

    The new Ghostbusters should be...

    by NubtheSquirrel

    Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, Seth Rogan and Paul Rudd. If we are to cull form the Apatow people, that's who I would go with. An alternate (and still good) group would be, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jason Segel and Tracy Morgan. Either way, I will be happy as long as it gets made and it's fun.

  • March 30, 2009, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Darth Thoth

    by Darth Busey

    Completely disagree. Let's face it...no studio is going to front a $200M CGI heavy budget with three 60 year olds as the leads. I'm on board with the passing of the torch idea, assuming that Murray/Aykroyd/Ramis are given considerable screentime, and not just glorified cameos. The idea is to rejuvenate the franchise and allow some new dudes to carry it on for movie #4 and beyond, with the older dudes in supporting roles.

  • March 30, 2009, 12:44 p.m. CST

    When Has The "Mentoring" Update EVER Worked?!

    by www.valiens.com

    Even the end of "Crystal Skulls" had Indie catching his hat blowing in the wind as if to say "Not yet, kid." Why? BECAUSE WE DON'T CARE ABOUT THE KID(S)! We want the originals if even that. In the case of Ghostbusters... Yeah I'd like to see another one with the originals.

  • March 30, 2009, 12:45 p.m. CST

    PLEASE GOD Keep APATOW and ROGEN away from this movie!

    by RockMSockM

    I swear to god, can we keep Seth Rogen and all those annoying Apatow jackasses away from this franchise? Don't destroy my childhood with overrated, ubiquitous "actors." The only person--i repeat the ONLY person I could stomach is Steve Carell, but I have no idea what he'd play. And while we're at it, keep that Jason Segel away from it too.

  • March 30, 2009, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Oh, and Klytus_I.m_Bored

    by RockMSockM

    Star Wars was NOT an 80's franchise, pe see. It really transcends any date association, as much as some haters think otherwise.

  • March 30, 2009, 12:48 p.m. CST

    hmm...

    by JRyanH

    what's with the hate for the apatow crew? i don't necessarily want to see them in ghostbusters 3, but wow... oh, i know why everyone on this board hates them... because they're successful and popular.

  • March 30, 2009, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Also, if I were writing this

    by Darth Busey

    I'd make Venkman into a real dick. A guy who profited off of the (unseen) GB franchising in the 80's and 90's who retired to some Caribbean island, and who wants nothing else to do with the GB other than cashing a royalties check from them. Make him have some conflict with Ray and Egon. Maybe he screwed them out of the franchising. Maybe he loses all of his dough in the market, has to go back to the GB for one last ride to make some coin. He redeems himself in the end. Give him some kind of arc.

  • March 30, 2009, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Just checking...

    by Darth Macchio

    ...so, all you hipsters, is it ok to hate the idea of "Young Ghostbusters"? Is it ok to presume they'll hire Jack Black and Seth Rogen at the very least? That maybe they'll go for the double off BKR and get Mos Def too (actually, not a bad idea now that I've read it but I digress).<p>Or must we hate it? I've become so confused with all of these rules you insiders have and how it seems to change from one day to the next.<p>That said...young Ghostbusters has ass written all over it. I agree, the magic is gone and outside of video games and animated series, let it go.<p>For those who say "Having this is better than not having it again, ever", I disagree. It's hard to articulate exactly but let me put forth a theory instead: do you think elevator/on-hold muzak is better than silence? I'd argue that nothing is lost by NOT having shitty music if the alternative is silence. What is lost by silence? What is lost by NOT making a shitty GB3 with Jack Black and the helmet-headed roundboys from Apatow-land?<p>Perhaps this is purely a 'you like peanuts, they like raisins' kinda thing, eh?<p>Could I be wrong? DUH! Of course, shit I hope I would be but seriously...think about it...fucking "Young" Ghostbusters? Talk about motherfuckers ice skating uphill! Sheesh!

  • March 30, 2009, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Or another interesting idea

    by Darth Busey

    Kill Venkman extremely early in the film. Have him teasingly haunt the new Ghostbusters the rest of the film. Murray can do one day's worth of live-action for this, and CGI the rest of him with voice work.

  • March 30, 2009, 12:51 p.m. CST

    You know who aint afraid of no ghost?

    by HoboCode

    Goran Suton.

  • March 30, 2009, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Also

    by Darth Busey

    Vince Vaughn for the William Atherton-ish role. There has to be one, and he plays a great asshole.

  • March 30, 2009, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Jim Carrey. Benicio Del Toro. Sean Penn. GHOSTBUSTERS!

    by Read and Shut Up

    ...oh, wait - they've already been miscast in another movie. My bad.

  • March 30, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST

    didn't they quit, at least Akroyd's character?

    by Jesiah

    Remember in the movie Casper when they try all sorts of people/ways to get rid of Casper originally, and Akroyd comes out in GB-esque clothes and says something like, "Who ya gonna call? Someone else!" seriously, it'll be nice to see Bill Murray do something more mainstream again, not that I haven't enjoyed his current era, but I always thought intelligent smartass characters like Peter Venkman and Jeff Goldblum's Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park were the cat's meow.

  • March 30, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Chuck Norris to play Seth Rogen in Daredevil 3

    by migmog

    Yes folks reliable sources in Fox's creative department have leaked this scoop. Tim Rothman says "we want to give something back to the fans" Meanwhile Marvel execs fresh from crying in their beer suddenly realise that they will get paid regardless and carry on oredering the daily doughnuts..... taken from "Movieland - Corruption of the Innocent" available from all good Fox shops !!!! PS Chuck Norris Ate My Car!!!

  • March 30, 2009, 12:58 p.m. CST

    So, is this where a ghost goes back in time to kill Jim Kirk?

    by YackBacker

    Err, I mean Peter Venkman? Thus, a new timeline is established where Ray Stantz is a sexy chick played by Megan Fox!

  • March 30, 2009, 1:02 p.m. CST

    re: Darth Busey

    by Darth Thoth

    I hear you buddy. I think we both want this film to succeed. If they can flip it and make it happen with a "new" generation- I guess I'm all for it. I just personally feel that a better movie would come out of just focusing on the original players. But hey, at the end of the day at least we have a potential Ghostbusters 3 to talk about and anticipate. Peace.

  • Whoops, wrong "Next Generation." My bad.

  • March 30, 2009, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Tim Rothman buys Movie rights and Reintroduces Elektra

    by migmog

    Half way through filming Ghostbusters3 Tim Rothman takes creative control Yes folks a giant inflatable Elektra suddenly comes to life in NYC. Genius Director Brett Ratner takes the helm. To save money all roles are now played by Seth Rogen ( Except Chuck Norris who plays Seth Rogen) Tim Rothman says "We feel that the film is on track and we just wanted to give something back to the fans" LOL

  • March 30, 2009, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Fanboys Can't Go Home Again, Even If They Never Leave

    by Acquanetta

    People need to stop acting surprised when an 80s sequel disappoints them. Ghostbusters was released 25 years ago. If you made the same exact film today, it wouldn't work. Indy and the Last Crusade would be underwhelming today, while The Dark Knight would've tanked in 1989. During the 80s, Hollywood rarely churned out sequels to franchises that were 20 or 30 years old. Even when it did happen (Never Say Never Again; Psycho II), the films didn't set the genre on fire like the originals had. We only get these revivals today because the internet has allowed them to remain prominent in our pop culture. You basically have two approaches with this stuff. You can either try to make it just as old-fashioned and innocent as the originals had been, or you can try to modernize it for today's audience that prefers a movie's tone to be dark, realistic [sic], gritty, etc. Indy 4 attempted the former, which is why older crowds and families were primarily the ones who enjoyed it, while younger viewers didn't know what the hell they were supposed to make of it. Rambo followed the latter, which is why fanboys ate it up while critics and older viewers weren't as impressed. We're dealing with two completely different eras here, and two polar opposites in terms of style. The 1980s were heavy on fantasy and escapism, while realism is increasingly prized in the 2000s. You just can't drop a 60-year-old actor into such an unnatural mix and expect it to be exactly the same.

  • March 30, 2009, 1:07 p.m. CST

    I like this idea.

    by rev_skarekroe

    It's the only way Ghostbusters III makes any sense. Can you see 250 pd. Ramis trying to run around with a proton pack on?<p>As for the new cast, I'm OK with any of the Apatow people, the alterna-hipster-comedy people (Oswalt, Cross, etc.), hell, even the Broken Lizard people. Just keep the late '90s SNL people the hell away from it.

  • March 30, 2009, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Danny McBride = Way overrated

    by TheFarkMan

    Just saying...

  • March 30, 2009, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Jason Segal and Seth Rogen....

    by TiVo1138

    Are about as talented, if not more so, than Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd back in the day. That's right I said it. They're probably both more talented writers as well. They haven't done anything matching the shitstorm of Ghostbusters II. <br><br> However, Bill Murray is a god and should never be imitated. <br><br> My dream cast for a new crew would probably be Paul Rudd, Tina Fey, and Seth Rogen. Throw in Jason Segal and Tracy Morgan as well. One of them needs to play a Louis Tully esque character.

  • March 30, 2009, 1:12 p.m. CST

    I'm way more excited for the Ghostbusters videogame

    by TallBoy66

    The PS3 version (as much as the Wii is fun, they're doing a cartoon graphic one) has the original cast's avatars like they were in the first two films (not old and moved off to the back of the film), they're the main characters (your character is a faceless ghostbuster who just "helps"), AND this was the original script for Ghostbusters 3 by Aykrod and Ramis. The script they're working on now is by the new guys. So, really, this is the true sequel to Ghostbusters in here. That's why I'm more jazzed for it, not seeing Seth Rogen Ghostbustin'.

  • March 30, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Acquanetta you're spot on

    by Jesiah

    As to which I prefer, doing an "old-fashioned" or "modernized" take on a new installment on any franchise, as long as a flick's not insulting me like the Wolverine movie's official title, I'll give the installment a spin.

  • March 30, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST

    The Tropic Thunder guys are much better suited for this

    by T$$$$$

    Stiller - New Egon Black - New Ray Downey Jr - New Peter... and Winston?

  • March 30, 2009, 1:14 p.m. CST

    wow

    by T$$$$$

    that didn't format at all like I expected it to

  • March 30, 2009, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Darth Busey

    by TheLastCleric

    I get what you are saying but at the same time I think them being fat versus HUGE are two different things. I like your idea of the training montage however. Also, in regards to Tina Fey, have any of you seen her high school flashback Liz Lemon with thick glasses and afro? She literally looks like Egon's daughter.

  • March 30, 2009, 1:21 p.m. CST

    FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST - NO APATOW CREW

    by Mel's Rockpile

    Keep them far, far away from this franchise! I don't want to see anyone who isn't 30-years-old plus and a respected comedian anywhere near this film. As I've posted in every GB talkback for the last god knows how many years, the original cast was lightning in a bottle, and casting this movie is going to be trickier than any other movie cast in the past many years. Do not skew it too young, and do not go with the "flavor of the moment" PLEASE. Oh yeah, and Ernie Hudson looks fantastic. He was the only guy they were able to scan for the video game because he still looks as good as he did 20 years ago. The other guys... not so much. (But that's ok).

  • March 30, 2009, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Hope They Lose Weight...

    by BojTrek

    I hope Aykroyd and Ramis lose a ton of weight... cuz they are fat... nothing wrong with being fat... it will just no represent the way the characters have been portrayed for years.

  • March 30, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST

    *sigh*

    by JusticeSabre

    I'd like to see this happen but only in one way. <br> <br> • A) The original cast is back, but just as old and out of shape as they are in real life. Fat Egon and all... <br> <br> The only ones still in shape are Ray and Winston who handle most of the training for the potential new staff. <br> <br> Peter has long stepped back from the dirty work and acts more as CEO behind a desk and if need be, in front of the camera. <br> <br> Basically the operation needs to expand to take on a new rise in paranormal activity, and hiring new blood is the safest way to go about it. <br> <br> B) The new blood. <br> <br> I really wouldn't mind any of the people listed up there trying on a proton pack, but only as part of a comedic training montage. <br> <br> Filter out the most incompetent and only keep 3 (THREE) new recruits. They MUST have differing personalities than the existing GBs. <br> <br> No clones or half-ass copies. I would like to see Jack Black or Seth Rogen geared up. Rosario Dawson, too. <br> <br> • C)Meanwhile, there has to be a new, credible threat NOT linked to Gozer or Vigo or whoever the big bad is in the upcoming video game. <br> <br> IMO, the game should be the close of that era, and the new film starts a new era.

  • March 30, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST

    This will probably suck, but....

    by Uncle_Bryn

    I'll still watch it on the 4.67% chance that it could rock. I'm actually up for a bit of Seth Rogan. So sue me.

  • March 30, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST

    sounds like a bomb

    by HaterofCrap

    but i'd say do it if they sent me a truckload of cash too.

  • March 30, 2009, 1:26 p.m. CST

    FIDDY= WINSTON.

    by S_Rorschach

    u know its gonna happen.

  • March 30, 2009, 1:29 p.m. CST

    MADEA as a ghostbuster

    by Six Demon Bag

    and this will be completely phoned in..

  • March 30, 2009, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Should turn it on it's head

    by performingmonkey

    YES get a new cast BUT only the original Ghostbusters can save the day. Or have the originals become ghosts so they can fight something on the 'other side'.

  • March 30, 2009, 1:33 p.m. CST

    upright citizens brigade vs ghostbusters

    by hellcomestofrogtown

    with bong boy always at the scene

  • March 30, 2009, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Having younger Ghostbusters is entirely logical.

    by C Legion

    In the Ghostbusters universe the original members would surely have hired younger members by now to do the dirty work whilst they've become rich, and lazy. It makes sense.<p>However, the originals MUST be the guys who suit up again and "save the day".<p>I reckon the film could go two ways, it could either be a stinking pile of shit that "rapes our childhood", or a "kickass" return for the cool old dudes.<p>I'll withhold any real form of judgment until I hear concrete news regarding the "young Ghostbusters", and how much screentime the originals get.<p> But I will say this, if the old school Ghostbusters are sidelined, then count me the fuck out.

  • March 30, 2009, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Michael Cera

    by BetaRayBill07

    Arrested Development meets Sci-Fi...you know it would rock!!

  • March 30, 2009, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Jimmy--i cant stop them making it but DO THEY NEED TO??

    by Six Demon Bag

    completely phoned in..seriously do i have to mention BLUES BROTHERS 2000?? this stinks of cash grab.

  • March 30, 2009, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Bringing on new cast supports idea they arent confident in OLD C

    by Six Demon Bag

    old cast only there to show up and collect checks...then if it is a hit (which i assume it will be) they will use the new cast..yawn.

  • March 30, 2009, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Benicio del toro as ghostbuster

    by Six Demon Bag

    and larry david...comic hijinks ensue

  • March 30, 2009, 1:39 p.m. CST

    How 'bout Saywer, Des, and Sayid

    by CherryValance

    as the new ones. LOL. I know Miles is the obvious choice, but my group is way hotter. ;) *goes to LOST rehab*

  • March 30, 2009, 1:40 p.m. CST

    sounds like old cast CAMEOS

    by Six Demon Bag

    meaning they die and become ghosts that get themselves busted?

  • March 30, 2009, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Here's who the new Ghostbusters should be

    by Snypershawn

    Hugh Laurie, Chris Rock, Simon Pegg, Vince Vaughn. Keep Stiller, Black, and Rogen as far away from this as possible.

  • March 30, 2009, 1:41 p.m. CST

    BEST CAST OPTION...

    by barrignite

    This is it, no more discussion after this post. SETH ROGEN (He could be great, he fits. End of.) BILL HADER (he is Ackroyd's love child and is a natural fit) ANDY SAMBERG (You know it and i know it). A final note, if JACK FUCKING BLACK ends up being in it, then im getting my Raping Stick out.

  • March 30, 2009, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Son of Ghostbusters: Electric Booglaloo 2.

    by AnnoyYou

    Well, at lease one of the "young" Ghostbusters will be the son of one of the old Ghostbusters and they will have a terrible relationship - wait, how old would Oscar be now? 20? 21? Okay, so Michael Cera can play him. Add Shia LeBeouf and Mos Def, and you have MAGIC, I tell you! Young Ghostbusters MAGIC!. This is so going to blow.

  • March 30, 2009, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Of the names mentioned so far I like

    by kjmad25

    Jason Segel, Zach Galifianakis, Will Arnett, Bill Hader & Jason Bateman. Any of those guys would make fine Ghostbusters. Seth Rogen in Ghostbusters = nipples on batsuit etc etc

  • March 30, 2009, 1:43 p.m. CST

    RAPING STICK VICTIM no1

    by barrignite

    HUGH LAURIE??? Get a fucking grip. Actually, Pegg might be ok. As you were.

  • March 30, 2009, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Please stop the Rogen suggestions.

    by AnnoyYou

    I am so tired of his butt-ugly face. The weight loss hasn't done him any favors - he's still unattractive and unfunny. Hey! Let Russell Brand be a Ghostbuster! At least he would be mildly amusing.

  • March 30, 2009, 1:46 p.m. CST

    the ghost busters are all old now

    by hellcomestofrogtown

    so its safe to say, in their reality, they probably have already hired these new recuits and most likely their already are a few or more competing busting businesses that are superiorly advanced technologically, maybe the plot will be that the threat in this one has a weakness that only the original ghostbuster boys have the ability or knowledge to stop.

  • March 30, 2009, 1:46 p.m. CST

    and Vince Vaughn

    by kjmad25

  • March 30, 2009, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Segal, Rogen is better than Ramis?

    by Darth Macchio

    Are you on glue? Really shitty glue that makes you shit your pants and stick a toothpick in your eye?<p>Yes, something Rogen wrote might possibly be an asshair better than GB2 but Animal House? Stripes? Caddyshack? Groundhog Day? NO FUCKING WAY. Let me repeat: NO FUCKING WAY!!!!<p>Now, since you erred on the side of total dumbass, you must take 75 frail marys (shots of Formula 44D mixed with Lemon-Lime Fun powder from Mix&Stix candy packs) and zap yourself on the tongue with a 9 volt battery for at least 10 minutes while spanking yourself on the ass with a broken rubber chicken.

  • March 30, 2009, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Totally agreed with kjmad25

    by Mel's Rockpile

    Keep Rogen the fuck away from this. He does NOT fit, and never will. Get Tim and Eric of Tim and Eric Awesome show involved and I'm sold.

  • March 30, 2009, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Here's My Stupid Casting Call Idea That Will Never Happen

    by thelordofhell

    Ashton Kutchner----Christopher Mintz-Plasse----Alexa Vega----Dule Hill

  • March 30, 2009, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Where is Zeddemore?????

    by ominus

    wtf??? my favourite character from the film,played by one of my favourite black actors. <p>oh yes,i forgot,Holywood only puts rappers as co-stars in its films,the rest black actors of the lot are just untalented niggers.right holywood? right

  • March 30, 2009, 1:54 p.m. CST

    I know what we all want:

    by The 6th Conchord

    Wes Anderson's Ghostbusters, in which their uniforms have epaulets, the firehouse is painted in deep, lush colors, and Mark Mothersbaugh does a harpsichord version of the theme song.

  • March 30, 2009, 1:55 p.m. CST

    No Danny McBride!

    by OBSD

    Everytime I see his face, my immediate, visceral reaction is to want to throw a cinderblock through it. I know it's irrational, but I really hate that guy. If we have to do a Crystal Skull "passing the torch" bullshit movie, I like the idea of Rudd being involved, and mabye Jonah Hill, but nobody else from Apatow's posse, please. As for people that haven't been mentioned yet, I'd pick some comedians/actors that haven't been as overexposed in the U.S as many of the choices above: Julian Barratt and Rich Fulcher from The Mighty Boosh, Tyler Labine from Reaper, and Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal from Flight of the Conchords.

  • March 30, 2009, 1:57 p.m. CST

    What can I say except, 'fingers crossed'?

    by Mr Nicholas

  • March 30, 2009, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Please don't be bad... please don't be bad...

    by TheMarineBiologist

    I don't think I could take it if this turned out terrible... First Indy, now this...<p> I am going to keep a rather open mind... hopefully that would result in my looking favorably on the movie after the fact.

  • March 30, 2009, 2:01 p.m. CST

    I have to second

    by Ckuouka

    Robert Downey Jr., David Tennent, and Sarah Silverman. That would actually be a funny mix of styles. I also would love to see Simon Pegg in this. I'm sure, though, they'll probably go for the Seth Rogan/Will Ferrel crowd.<BR><BR> And even though it's predictable, you'd really have to go with the new crew ends up seriously fucked and the old Ghostbusters have to save their asses at the end.

  • March 30, 2009, 2:01 p.m. CST

    It will be bad

    by ominus

    no zeddemore,new actors who are good in teen comedies,but they dont have the talent of Bill Murrey or Dan Akroyd,it will be full of sfx (yeah we have to impress the kids to buy our toys),no witty jokes and dark atmosphere like the first one,and frankly when its the last time u watched a scifi comedy movie with a GOOD FUCKIN STORY?

  • March 30, 2009, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Christian Bale as the Stay Puft Marshmellow Man

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • March 30, 2009, 2:08 p.m. CST

    bring back the cast of tropic thunder!

    by Charlie_Allnut

    Ben Stiller, Jack Black, RDJ...

  • March 30, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST

    The REAL Ghostbusters?

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    I always wondered as to why they named the cartoon that?

  • March 30, 2009, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters disappoining? Mr Gorilla you are a fucking ape.

    by alucardvsdracula

    Go play with your feces you monkey brained fuckwit.

  • March 30, 2009, 2:13 p.m. CST

    I'm Bored too

    by proper

    What about Vince Vaughn,The Rock,Craig Robinson [I liked the sarcasm in Superbad] & Steve Carell.And the originals too......

  • March 30, 2009, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Can't wait

    by Brigon

    I can see there being a female new recruit for the next generation Venkman. Maybe Megan Foxx? I'd rather a love interest character similar to Sigourney's character though. No nonsense and lots of rejection attempts.

  • March 30, 2009, 2:18 p.m. CST

    For Darfurontherocks

    by Impevan

    Because there were 2 ghostbuster cartoons at that time, and 1 of them had made up characters and the Real Ghostbuster had the characters from the movie....ta da

  • March 30, 2009, 2:24 p.m. CST

    will it disappoint like KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL?

    by Powerring

    Only if they go after alien ghosts. Chris rock would work in Ernie Hudson's part. Vince Vaughn for Murray, Steve Carrell for Ackroyd. Now, some kind of uber-geeky dude for Egan. The mac guy?

  • March 30, 2009, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Why Not Hugh Laurie

    by Snypershawn

    He could be great imagine him talking to a ghost demoralizing it and getting it all depressed and causing it to go to the light leaving the the next world, with someone else on the ghostbusting team that always screws it up and makes some dumb comment how he could just go back to terrorizing this world and they'll have to kick his butt. Comedy gold, oh wait this is hollywood, we'll see Jack black make stupid comments and we'll be expected to laugh.

  • March 30, 2009, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Jizzed In My Pants!!! Hello Team Apatow!

    by Frodo T. Baggins

  • March 30, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Im Going To Put Tiger Balm On Slimmers Nuts!

    by Frodo T. Baggins

    -Danny McBride

  • March 30, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Cast me as a ghostbuster!

    by eric haislar

  • March 30, 2009, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Scrub Busters

    by Brigon

    Can anyone else see Zack Braff of Scrubs in a Venkman style role. I can't think of anyone who could do a Rick Moranis role better than Rick Moranis though.

  • March 30, 2009, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Megan Fox??!

    by Mel's Rockpile

    Megan Fox?! Seriously. For real. That vapid, vacuum of an "actress"? You want someone like Megan Fox to replace an actor of Sigourney Weaver's character calibre as the female lead? Really? Maybe it's the limited scope due to the age of some of the people who post on this site, but a lot of these suggestions have been downright embarrassing. Talk about an insight into what a lot of people consider comedians and actors. This shit is pathetic. If you seriously think that someone like Megan Fox or Seth Rogen can go toe-to-toe with the likes of Bill Murray, then I'm sorry, but you are fucking delusional. You have to know that as much as someone like me watching Seth Rogen in GB3 would be wondering "what the fuck is this guy doing acting in a movie with Bill Murray", Seth would be wondering the same thing too.

  • March 30, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST

    I'm all for this

    by TheMcflyFarm

    as long as the original Ghostbusters come out and save the day in the end, which is the only logical thing to do.

  • March 30, 2009, 2:42 p.m. CST

    New Cast

    by SnakesOnABicycle

    I see it being Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, and Jason Segel. Maybe the black guy from the office and or Danny McBride.

  • March 30, 2009, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Don't cross the generations.

    by Shepard Wong

    It could be bad.

  • March 30, 2009, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Seth Rogen eats Green Beans

    by migmog

    Then he ate my Aunt

  • March 30, 2009, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Seth Rogen carries on eating

    by migmog

    He was hungry. Call Ghostbusters

  • March 30, 2009, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Seth Rogen eats Ghostbustes 3 cast

    by migmog

    .... a surprising development

  • March 30, 2009, 2:55 p.m. CST

    There is no point discussing the new cast

    by ominus

    the producers will just get the young actors who have done some hit teens movies (comedy,romance whatever),they have started being famous,but they just this one huge blockbuster hit who will make them widely recognized and start establishing their stardom during their career. <p>they wont give a fuck if they are talented,have comedy qualities,chemistry with the old cast,or they can heighten the scripts humor.they just need new,fresh faces who at least can deliver trash/toiler humour in an MTV audience. <p>because frankly dont expect a witty,sarcastic comedy with talented actor,u ll just get one more teen scatology comedy. <p>ghostbusters 3 dialogue: "hey man,have u ever thought that the proto pack has a phallic symbolism,and that u metaphorically shoot sperm? <p>"oh man,u r right.didnt think of it.what do u think the girls will say about this?" <p>"no worries bud.girls will dig it." <p>:groovy dude" or some shit like this

  • March 30, 2009, 2:59 p.m. CST

    I wish sigourney weaver would come back too...

    by kjmad25

    but if she doesn't (which she won't) who should replace her. My suggestion- Amy Adams, both hot and talented and pretty funny.

  • March 30, 2009, 3:03 p.m. CST

    This will only disappoint...

    by Six Demon Bag

    name a sequel that tops the first...other than EMPIRE, ALIENS, T2, MADMAX 2, KHAN, GODFATHER 2...prepared to be disappointed big time

  • March 30, 2009, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Thanks Impevan:)

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    I don't think that I watched the other one as a child.... Rapidshare here I come!

  • March 30, 2009, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Ray Parker JR: "Nut Bustin Make's Me Feel Good!"

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    I loved that song

  • March 30, 2009, 3:08 p.m. CST

    3 words: Crystal Head Vodka

    by syoreed

    Google it. Aykroyd fans will not be disappointed... or maybe you will.

  • March 30, 2009, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Sounds Worse than Indy IV

    by jsarnold513

    Seriously... "mentoring young Ghostbusters?" Because the originals were such in shape action heroes that they're just too old now? I hate when studios get this notion that they can add newer, younger characters to replace the older actors we love in the name of continuing a franchise. That never works. Either do this is a reboot with new actors ala Star Trek (which I would be interested in seeing with the right cast) or let it be a fitting sendoff for the originals.

  • March 30, 2009, 3:12 p.m. CST

    GIVE GHOSTBUSTERS TO BEN STILLER!!! LET HIM DIRECT/STAR!!!

    by THEFUCKINGCREEPYTHINMAN

    Just give him s acouple of good co-writers and let him go nuts.

  • March 30, 2009, 3:14 p.m. CST

    are you the gatekeeper zuul?

    by Prossor

  • March 30, 2009, 3:16 p.m. CST

    This will be "ok"

    by The Penultimate Gunslinger

    Just ok. Like Terminator 3, Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, Die Hard 4. An average movie that soon gets forgotten about by most people. Either that or it'll be balls. The young Gohostbusters idea sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. Someone above me mentioned Simon Pegg. I'm not sure who I'd hate to be in this film more - Pegg or Seth Rogan.

  • March 30, 2009, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Halle Berry as Catwoman-ghost..err...buster!

    by Darth Macchio

    MAKE it SO. Cast Megan Fox as NYC. Danny McBride as the library ghost. And Simon Pegg as a tricky and witty sidewalk barterer dude in Times^. Then hire Jack Black in a garbage bag with green paint and a flashlight. I. Am. Genius.<p>Call it Ghostbusters III: Quit being such an asshole, Chakka!

  • March 30, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST

    I'll wait until I hear who the new cast is

    by MrD

    I can envision a lot of fun IF they pick the right actors, or more specifically, the right mix of actors. Wrong actors, and the film could be a disaster.

  • March 30, 2009, 3:23 p.m. CST

    And if they reboot./remake... how about this cast?

    by jsarnold513

    Ray--Jack Black; Venkman--Paul Rudd; Egon--Jason Bateman; Winston--Orlando Jones/Mos Def Peck-- Alan Rickman Janine--??? Louis--Ben Stiller Dana--Gwyneth Paltrow (just picture her saying "are you the keymaster?") I love the Appatow guys, but their sensibilities don't really fit with Ghostbusters IMO, aside from Paul Rudd. No one could ever replace Murray, of course, but Rudd has his own kind of cool, yet goofy, charisma that might work nicely. Any thoughts?

  • March 30, 2009, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Simon Pegg would be great!

    by jsarnold513

    Why the hate? He'd be great and a better fit than Rogen. I love Rogen, but he'd be out of place here.

  • March 30, 2009, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Rival Ghostbusting Company!

    by theyreflockingthisway

    You hear me Ramis, Aykroyd, whoever? <br><br> I don't care about seeing new rookie Ghostbusters - it was done in the original with Winston and in the sequel (sort of) with Lewis. <br><br> I'd only be interested in seeing a new team if it was a rival company. Someone trying to put the old guys out of business (and maybe they can settle their differences to save the world at the end). <br><br> Let's face it, Ghostbusters is partially a business movie. The biggest threat to any business (other than the undead) is competition.

  • March 30, 2009, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Uh, Ominus...

    by panicdawg

    Do you even know who the producers are? Are you aware of who the writers are? i think Apatow productions realizes the potential of this property, but also the fragility of it. All they need is a bunch of fanboys citing Apatow for destroying their childhood, and they realize this. They are going to treat everything about this project (the script, the casting, the director, everything) like the hot potato that it is in order for it to be a success. A couple of things I will say definitively... A) Apatow won't direct B) The cast won't be comprised of only Apatow crew-ers C) The dynamic of the original cast vs. the younger cast will play an important role.

  • March 30, 2009, 3:30 p.m. CST

    David Schwimmer for Egon in a remake!

    by jsarnold513

    Seriously... he'd probably not ask for a ton of money, it'd be great for his career, and he can play it straight/dorky at the same time. Very underrated actor, even if you hated him as Ross.

  • March 30, 2009, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Also I'd just like to add: NO STILLER! Pleaaaase!

    by theyreflockingthisway

    I love Ghostbusters and would hate to see this guy in it. He always plays the same stupid characters, usually sporting a handlebar mustache, and his films are just filled with cameos from comedy bores Wilson, Farrel, Carrel and (ugh) Vaughn. <br><br> Sorry to sound like a typical talkbacker, but I honestly would cry if any of those guys got cast.

  • March 30, 2009, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Brilliant idea!!! theyreflockingthisway

    by jsarnold513

    A rival ghostbuster company would be a great idea to build a sequel around, instead of "weird shit brings ghostbusters come out of retirement again to prevent armageddon." The new rivals could be much cooler, more handsome young stars who are putting the originals out of business, only to find that the new guys are fakes or unwitting pawns in some evil occult conspiracy. It could be a sort of parody of 80s Reitman/SNL alum comedy vs 2000s Apatow stuff, and even take down the remakes and stuff. Maybe they could even set it up that Ray got hard up for cash when business was slow and sold the Ghostbusters trademark, so when "the REAL Ghostbusters" have to come out of retirement, they can't even use their proper name! Hell, this writes itself! Get Ramis on the phone!

  • March 30, 2009, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Eric Bana,Daniel Craig,Time Roth and Christian Bale.

    by Redfive!

    Should be the new GhostBusters,how insanely awesome would that be,why do they half to be comedians?

  • March 30, 2009, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Stiller chewing scenery as Louis could work

    by jsarnold513

    I could see him playing the really over the top dork and fitting in, but otherwise, yeah... Stiller gets annoying fast. Occasionally I like him, but his schtick wears thin.

  • March 30, 2009, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Cast?

    by Jimmy_73

    Jack Black, Paul Rudd, Tracey Morgan and Kristen Wiig. Come on, that would be pretty sweet.

  • March 30, 2009, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Really though..

    by Redfive!

    Seth Rogen,Jack Black,Jason Segal and Paul Rudd would be funny too.

  • March 30, 2009, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters was a comedy!

    by jsarnold513

    An action-packed take on GB would suck. The charm of the original came from the sheer ridiculousness of the premise and the talent of the actors. If you play it straight you suck all the fun out of it, or at least risk turning it into Hellboy. I liked Hellboy, but this is Ghostbusters.

  • March 30, 2009, 3:44 p.m. CST

    jsarnold513 - I've thought of more ideas now!

    by theyreflockingthisway

    Maybe this new "cooler" company could actually be corrupt too. Like they'll catch ghosts and then just release them after they get paid (maybe they don't have the technology for a storage facility). <br><br> This could really anger the original Ghostbusters because they're legitimate, yet all their business is going to a team who give Ghostbusting a bad name.

  • March 30, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST

    NO ROGAN, NO APATOW, OR THEIR ILK

    by Chadley BeBay

    Those guys are the opposite of Ghostbusters humor. ya know... actual written jokes, that take time to think of... not just an ADD spouting of internet-isms and such. No, GB represented the old style of comedy where you actually had to THINK of IDEAS.

  • March 30, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST

    NO ROGAN, NO APATOW, OR THEIR ILK

    by Chadley BeBay

    Those guys are the opposite of Ghostbusters humor. ya know... actual written jokes, that take time to think of... not just an ADD spouting of internet-isms and such. No, GB represented the old style of comedy where you actually had to THINK of IDEAS.

  • March 30, 2009, 3:49 p.m. CST

    I propose a moritorium on the phrase...

    by Chadley BeBay

    "chewing scenery"...

  • March 30, 2009, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah - also:

    by theyreflockingthisway

    like the EPA in the first film, I'd like to see some human rights protestors going after the Ghostbusters. Maybe the Ghostbusters catch the ghost of someone's dead relative and a whole load of controversy about catching ghosts is launched. That, along with the rival company, and you'll barely even need a "world faces doom" story yet again. <br><br> Seriously, it seems there's so much cool stuff you can do with a Ghostbusters sequel, how has it not been done for so long!?

  • March 30, 2009, 3:57 p.m. CST

    My 2 cents= cast Martin Starr

    by _Wheels03

    He seems like the perfect choice for Egon's replacement.

  • March 30, 2009, 4:01 p.m. CST

    David Cross, Patton Oswalt and Lewis Black.

    by CENOBITE

    dream team comedy GOLD

  • March 30, 2009, 4:02 p.m. CST

    I have the best idea ever...

    by Darth Macchio

    Imagine: Ghostbusters, old, unwanted, laughed at...mocked, etc. People think they're assholes and don't need them. But then all kinds of serious shit starts happening. Armageddon type shit (old testament style this time) and the GB's get back out but are rusty and accidentally capture Jesus Christ in one of those traps. The anti-Christ shows up to kill babies and shit and the GB'ers basically fucked the whole planet but screwing up Jesus's shit. And of course they try to get Jesus out but something goes wrong (Peck fucks up the containment unit or something) and he gets trapped. Finally, at the end a CGI-version of George Burns comes down and releases Jesus but then changes his mind and smites the whole planet into dust.<p>This is the greatest GB sequel idea ever. And we don't need no stinking ghostbuster babies with hair helmets.

  • March 30, 2009, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Rumer Willis should star in a Die Hard prequel

    by kjmad25

    playing a young John McClane. Casting genius!

  • March 30, 2009, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Christian Bale as a new Ghostbuster

    by zyuray2

    Da da da da da da.. You fucking ghosts are trashing my scene!

  • March 30, 2009, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Rogan! Black! Reynolds! Stiller! Napolean Dynamite guy!!

    by Uncle Stan

    Oh, yeah! This will suck.

  • March 30, 2009, 4:13 p.m. CST

    bet its shit

    by mr sulu

    that is all

  • March 30, 2009, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Will Smith as Ghostbusters :

    by PTSDPete

  • March 30, 2009, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Larry the Cable Guy, Foxworthy, Engvall

    by GunterMonkey

    Ghostbusters hick comedy style...hey, ghosts haunt the south as well, not just NYC! This would be comic gold!

  • March 30, 2009, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Alyssa Milano....

    by conspiracy

    She is already doing the female voice for the game, so one would suspect she is on the short list for the film as well.</p><p> Plus...I can see her in some kinda stripper/ghostbusters get up, getting copious amounts of hot,salty, sticky ghost spooge all over her almost a cougar face. ummmm...Alyssa ....

  • March 30, 2009, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Sage Moonblood Stallone for a Rambo prequel

    by kjmad25

    'nuff said

  • March 30, 2009, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Vince Vaughn

    by manbat33

    should be in this

  • March 30, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Simon Pegg, Felicia Day, and NPH

    by Crooooooow

  • March 30, 2009, 5 p.m. CST

    Just Bring Back Stay Puft

    by BlahCubed

  • March 30, 2009, 5:01 p.m. CST

    The Ghostbusters Apprentice?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    It sounds like Ghost Hunters.

  • March 30, 2009, 5:04 p.m. CST

    I don't mind bringing younger Ghostbusters along...

    by rbatty024

    so long as the old Ghostbusters are more than just cameos. Let's face it, the only one of the original Ghostbusters who still has an acting career is Bill Murry.

  • March 30, 2009, 5:04 p.m. CST

    needs RICK MORANIS

    by manifestchaos

    make it happen

  • March 30, 2009, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Why another Ghostbusters sequel is liable to fail

    by empyreal0

    The original GB is easily one of my favorite movies of all time. BUT, I gotta agree with those who see nothing but failure coming from this approach. Nobody, not even the original writers, seem to understand that obvious quality that gave the original its charm - it was an underdog story! Behind the cool effects (no big deal anymore) and witty dialogue (oversaturated in today's market), GB is basically about a bunch of geeks who fight for their silly dream and are ultimately vindicated. It's about geek-fueled entrepreneurship in the face of condescending laughter and oppressive bureaucracy. The humor springs from the personalities of the characters - how they deal with it (nerd archetypes, really). Venkhman is between two worlds - he's too eccentric to be normal, but thinks his pals are off the deep end, and uses sarcasm to express his alienation. Egon is so thoroughly engrossed in his theory as to be out of touch with the rest of humanity. Ray is almost relentlessly optimistic because he is actually deeply cynical about the "real world" - this is his dream and he refuses to give it up. Winston is the blue-collar realist who just wants a steady job and puts up with some crazy shit to get it. Once the Ghostbusters are established and legitimized in that world, they have nowhere else to go. Maybe this could work, but the story will be entirely different, and probably won't feel "Ghostbusters". That's my thought anyway.

  • March 30, 2009, 5:10 p.m. CST

    The fuckers from the Office are writing this

    by Nobody_Touches_Buddy_Revell

    its going to be Krazinski, Morgan, Jonah Hill and Dane Cook..lol

  • March 30, 2009, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Has everyone forgotten EXTREME GHOSTBUSTERS the cartoon?

    by DOGSOUP

    The spanish guy, the spanish guy, the black guy, the wheelchair guy, and the goth chick? Mentored and led by Egon? All the original REAL Ghostbusters showed up and they were all old and useless? THATS EXACTLY WHAT THIS IS!!!! Hey throw in a hot goth chick and Im happy....

  • March 30, 2009, 5:24 p.m. CST

    I don't think he was joking...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...About Murray and the truck load of money.

  • March 30, 2009, 5:33 p.m. CST

    I'm Totally Open to This

    by Tokyo_Drifter

    It's funny. Even though I didn't grow up in the 80s, I still grew up on all of these franchises that have been coming back in the past five to ten years. This was the first Bill Murray movie I'd ever seen. That said, I'm extremely confident that they can pull this off well. Rudd needs to be in, and Seth Rogen wouldn't be bad even if I'm a bit sick of him, but Segal would be better. I'd like to see Vince Vaughn with them, and Craig Robinson *needs* to play the Ernie Hudson role.

  • March 30, 2009, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Black, Ferrel, Anthony Edwards

    by Amity75

    For the new bunch.

  • March 30, 2009, 5:42 p.m. CST

    But let's not forget

    by Amity75

    That Rick Moranis was the funniest thing about the original.

  • March 30, 2009, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Put it ...

    by Lain Of The Net

    ...in a different time line and do whatever you want with it. Just no more teasing. Get it done. Talking to you Bill.

  • March 30, 2009, 5:51 p.m. CST

    GET BROKEN LIZARD FOR THE NEW CAST

    by J-Dizzle

    Officer Farva + Proton Pack = $$$$$$

  • March 30, 2009, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Who could fill their shoes?

    by ScotFree

    Whoever suggested James Franco took the words right out of my mouth. My choices would be: Neil Patrick Harris, James Franco, Robert Downey Jr and Tina Fey. A combination of ages, but all with great timing.

  • March 30, 2009, 5:55 p.m. CST

    My Cast Suggestions

    by Captain RawBeard

    Nathan Fillion, McLovin, Craig Robinson, and Will Ferrell as a Walter Peck type character

  • March 30, 2009, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Jonah Hill as Slimer

    by darthpigman

  • March 30, 2009, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Also, cast Tina Fey and lose my business

    by darthpigman

  • March 30, 2009, 6 p.m. CST

    Oh well, my token picks - Charlie Day, Matt Lucas, Will Arnett

    by MaxCalifornia.

    Brilliant suggestion whoever put Charlie Day forward.

  • March 30, 2009, 6:16 p.m. CST

    check it

    by The 6th Conchord

    http://tinyurl.com/cqfbo6

  • March 30, 2009, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Buddy Revell

    by Six Demon Bag

    nice name

  • March 30, 2009, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Battlestar Ghostbustica

    by The 6th Conchord

    Get a bunch of unfunny, pan-flash assholes, a la Jonah 'Ubersize' Hill, and this will be worse than GB2. And why does everyone want clones of the original guys? Get some new shit in there; I like the idea of a rival busting company, or Tracy Morgan actually acting and playing a professor. This could be so much cooler than most of us are thinking.

  • March 30, 2009, 6:25 p.m. CST

    But is Ernie coming back?

    by Series7

    OHH duh, he was the first one to sign on before there ever was any intended sequel, Ernie's gotta eat.

  • March 30, 2009, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Jimmy

    by Six Demon Bag

    you're a fuckin moron for wanting a sequel for sequel's sake...you were probably shitting yourself when Van Sant remade psycho shot for shot....POINTLESS!! when you make countless shitty sequels to classics, it negates them. If Jaws was a stand alone film, i would be a happier man, but i know some studio fucknut is trying to figure a reboot out...let it go, think of something original for a change. at one point in filmdom, sequels used to be things studios did not desire.

  • March 30, 2009, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Best part about this is....

    by SantiagoAndDunbar

    Seeing all you lunatics scream in agony. Give me the Apatow crew so the talkbackers can commit mass suicide together.

  • March 30, 2009, 6:28 p.m. CST

    I Liked Part 1 and 2!

    by pr1c3y

    Everybody hate 2 except me?

  • March 30, 2009, 6:29 p.m. CST

    you guys are suggesting 40-somethings as the new blood

    by BadMrWonka

    have half a brain, will ya? anyone that has mentioned Jim Carrey or fucking HUGH LAURIE is mentally challenged. this is Hollywood.<p>whoever said the skinny dude from Big Bang Theory is a genius, however. and ANYONE from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia would be the most genius move EVER.

  • March 30, 2009, 6:33 p.m. CST

    by cantankerous

    The likelihood of Ghostbusters III being any good is so far into the negative numbers … well … I just don’t know how to express it. Ghostbusters I was ok. A few inspired moments, but mostly a case study in missed opportunities. I use to have day dreams about what they could have done with the concept if they had jettisoned all the stupid parts and had gotten Eddie Murphy back when he was, you know, … funny. Ghostbusters II was just awful. I hated it, and by association I began to hate Ghostbusters I as well. I have little hope that Ghostbusters III will be anything more than an attempt at cashing in of a spent idea….. but … well … once upon a time some people though it would be a good idea to make a move based on a hackneyed Disney theme park ride with pirates and somehow, against all odds, it came out pretty damn good. There is always a snowballs chance of it happening again. (not really).

  • March 30, 2009, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Baby Ghostbusters! (with a Ghostbusting Chimp!)

    by JoeSixPack

    This sounds like the ultimately bad 80s movie idea that makes for unintentional camp. When bad writers run out of ideas, they throw in a kid, an ape, a younger sidekick, etc. All that's missing from this film is a search for lost treasure and a talent show to raise enough money to pay for their Ghostbuster's office.

  • March 30, 2009, 6:44 p.m. CST

    HOnestly...

    by ciroslive

    It seems like Murray is cashing it in for the game like he was the for the Garfield flicks. Hopefully he dies in the game so I don't have to deal with his asssholeness in Ghostbusters III...

  • March 30, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Hopefully Jason & Grant from Ghosthunters will have a cameo.

    by Orionsangels

  • March 30, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST

    It's not even about old. They're too fat!

    by Orionsangels

  • March 30, 2009, 7:03 p.m. CST

    No scenes with Fridges in them please

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • March 30, 2009, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Brian Harnois as the new Ghostbuster!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Dude, run!

  • March 30, 2009, 7:21 p.m. CST

    yeesh

    by robamenta

    are u guys serious about any ghostbuster movie being any good? one ot two?? good lord, did i miss something??

  • March 30, 2009, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Ed Helms

    by NinjaChampion

    Andy from the Office would make a good ghostbuster. And I agree with the idea that the original busters should end up saving the new guys.

  • March 30, 2009, 7:28 p.m. CST

    It's about time. Loved the other two,.

    by Sal_Bando

    This shoulda been a trilogy by '91 or so. Amazing how it just died and mostly you can blame Murray 'Garfield' from the sounds. Way to hold onto the damned standards there Bill.

  • March 30, 2009, 7:36 p.m. CST

    GHOSTBUSTERS NIGHTMARE CASTING

    by Phategod2

    Shai Labouf as nerdy wisecracking type, fiddy cent sterotypical angry black guy type, (The fat guy who looks like a young Seth Rogen) for wiscracking "I dont give a fig" type, And Megan Fox or Jordana Brewster for sex appeal. this list = Epic Fail.

  • March 30, 2009, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Why...

    by SebastianHaff

    Does it need to be about young Ghostbusters? Now obviously, if the compnay's been around since the 80's, there will be new people on the staff. But I'm really sick of movies where badass older characters have to pass the torch to new, hip characters. It's overused and stupid. Old people are perfectly capable of kicking ass. Why can't it just be about a big ragtag group of Ghostbusters, some of whom have been around since the beginning, some of whom are newer?

  • March 30, 2009, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Oh Lord don't forget they will have to add Simon Pegg to this me

    by Goldmagus

    Cos he's English so "fresh"...zzzzzzzzzzzzzz What a terrible piece of shit this is going to be? Don't they EVER learn?

  • March 30, 2009, 8:23 p.m. CST

    One of the "New" Ghostbusters should be a robot...

    by King Conan

    created by a funny asian Ghostbuster like Data from the Goonies.

  • March 30, 2009, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Acquanetta

    by bah

    A valid assessment. But it could be that thee things go in cycles. We're in dark, shitty times, more like the 80s than the 90s. tastes may well return to escapist fun. Even if they don't, that video game trailer makes me want a sequel, and I hated the second one.

  • March 30, 2009, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Fuck Tracey Morgan get Charlie Murphy!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    That mofo is fuckinh hilarious and could kick your ass! Hell why not get Terry Crews!

  • March 30, 2009, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Because the world wanted it.

    by Bjornegar

    Really.<P> It's the ONE thing that Bill O'Reilly and Sean penn agree on.<P> Another GHOSTBUSTERS.<P> More than anything.<P> The world has demanded it.<P> F@#k, Ray Parker, Jr., hasn't shut up about it for two decades.<P> Hollywood blows.

  • March 30, 2009, 8:45 p.m. CST

    NO APATOW CREW!!!!

    by benito

    Look, personally I think the new recruits idea is f'ing garbage. It's a TERRIBLE idea. But it would be even worse if it was ANYONE from the Apatow stable of actors joining the cast. What an insult to one of the greatest comedy franchises of all time to just slot a couple of unfunny jackasses in there because they happen to be popular with the kids at the mall this month. Total idiocy. If you HAVE to have new Ghostbusters, make it organic. Dont actually make the movie about hiring them! Just assume that in the past twenty years the business has expanded and integrate them that way, while still making Bill, Danny, Harold and Ernie prominent roles. Then get GREAT actors to play the new guys. Not Michael Cera. Not Seth Rogen. Not Jonah F'ing Hill. ...Get Charlie Day. Get Chiwitel Ejiofor. Get Geoffrey Wright. Picture those guys in uniform as compared to any of Apatows little frat boys. What do you get? You get something real, and gritty and hilarious and fucking cool. You get something that doesn't feel like a pathetic, embarrassing, cynical cash in. ...Shame on them if they fuck this up.

  • March 30, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST

    "Slipped through the cracks over the weekend."

    by Bjornegar

    Really?<P> Because we were all obsessed with the football player and the cop in the parking lot of that hospital?<P> Because you can't get geeks to talk about anything other than NCAA in March?<P> Because when Harold Ramis talks, the world stops what it's doing and listens?<P> Because the last time MTV broke anything big it was '82 and titled "Billie Jean?<P> Or, because no one gives a s#!t?

  • March 30, 2009, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Terry Crews, Charlie Murphy, Lennie James and Jim Parsons as the

    by Julius Dithers

    Hollywood Hellraiser got it right. They should be rivals to the OGGB crew and they'd get off on laying a beat down on as much dead white folk as possible. Comedy gold.

  • March 30, 2009, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Jim Parsons as the token white guy.

    by Julius Dithers

    Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory.

  • March 30, 2009, 8:55 p.m. CST

    I LOVE GHOSTBUSTERS!!!

    by Weapon M

    I don't know what it is!- but I just really love the format, the characters are unique, the style of the ghosts and the characters! It's hilarious sometimes. I can't see the Ghostbusters without the original cast!- but I really can't wait for the third Ghost busters movie. I hope it comes out soon! I even liked the cartoon! I thought it was really cool, the video game looks pretty amazing too! Damn!

  • March 30, 2009, 8:56 p.m. CST

    More good ideas! theyreflockingthisway

    by jsarnold513

    Hell, we could write this sequel as a fanfic and it would probably be 100 times better than what's being proposed as actually getting made!

  • March 30, 2009, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Actually, a lot of the ideas mentioned in this talkback are bett

    by jsarnold513

    Most of us on here could write this thing, or at least plot it, and come up with something better than what Ramis and Ackroyd have been talking about. If they go with that god-awful "Manhelton" angle that DA was talking about a while back, combined with "mentoring young Ghostbusters" this is a disaster that'll make KOTCS look like a classic!

  • March 30, 2009, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Interesting way to play this movie out I was thinking---

    by Weapon M

    What would be funny I could see it now, after the city is sucessfully rid of pretty much all ghosts, a new wave of ghosts hits NYC-- Peter, and Ray getting arthritis, or their hips hurting,, knee pain.. Runners knee etc.. lol not being able to cut it in the Ghostbusters department. They need to start interviewing new recruits, the interviews could be hillarious too. and could make for some interesting cameos too! and they finally settle on some interesting characters. They could get these new recruits the way they got Winston.

  • March 30, 2009, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Charlie Murphy would be fitting...

    by jsarnold513

    It would be a nice jab at how Eddie Murphy turned down the original Ghostbusters to do Beverly Hills Cop, if they at least gave him a meaningful cameo (not the annoying--"Hey look, it's Charlie Murphy--it's supposed to be funny just because it's Charlie Murphy!" type of cameo that Will Farrell and Ben Stiller do so many of now). Plus I can see the guy being hilarious as an ordinary dude staring down all sorts of crazy ghosts. And actually, now that I think about... Vince Vaughn might make a decent Venkman if they were to go the remake/reboot route and if Vaughn feels like trying. Nobody will EVER be able to replace Murray, but Vaughn could bring his own style to it.

  • March 30, 2009, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Further more---

    by Weapon M

    The thing is, is that the monsters are a side note to the Ghostbusters themselves and their chemistry together. The way they approach situations. Their dysfunctional nature, the comic sarcasm of Peter, the goofy simpleness of Ray, the skeptic Winston, the manic-Scientist Egon. I love seeing them in the most unexpected situations and places. It's like man, what other mishap can they get into?!? It's light hearted too. It's an escape from the typical ghost-monster story. Even though it has its scary moments. That's what makes it so cool! It can be scary sometimes, but it's ultimately all in fun. It's a feel good movie.

  • March 30, 2009, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Goddamn, but the game looks cool

    by FeralAngel

    The likenesses and body language of the original cast is very decent. And movie-wise, I think I'm ready for some Ghostbustin'. And yeah, please...no goddamn Apatow. He is not the king of comedy. He's like the pimp of comedy, and his stable o' whores are gettin' older and uglier every damn day...

  • March 30, 2009, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Heres how it needs to be...

    by KongMonkey

    Introduce the new Ghostbusters crew first, already trained an established and cocky as all get-out, with Louis Tully as some sort of head of management. Enter the main baddie, whichever moldy babylonian god they go with. New Ghostbusters confront said baddie, and are swiftly beaten and possessed, becoming zombie-ghostbusters who go on a rampage wrecking shit with their proton packs. Enter Louis Tully, who has no choice but to turn to the retired originals who hesitantly decide that they are the only ones who can stop the carnage,etc.

  • March 30, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST

    If they were to do "Competitors"

    by jsarnold513

    The competing team should feature a royally dickish Vince Vaughn along with a very, very hot girl and major corporate backing, leading to huge merch deals/PR, including a huge movie deal. Maybe throw Russell Brand in to make them even more irritating. The "real" GB could be working in their shadow while these new guys are living like rockstars by ripping them off and doing defrauding people. Maybe the competitors aren't even actually doing any "ghostbusting" and they are just pulling the con game the GBs were accused of in the previous movies. It's a good way to work in the "hipper" stars the studio thinks audiences want to see. That's the main reason for the "next generation of ghostbusters"--the studios don't think any of the original GBs are marketable enough these days, and you can kinda see their point.

  • March 30, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Agreed - no Rogen, no Segal, no Apatow=no suckage

    by FeralAngel

    I have spoken.

  • March 30, 2009, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Hey I know the original guys are the #$@% but--

    by Weapon M

    Sooner or later though unfortunately you have to have new recruits. But try and squeeze two more movies out of the original cast though! Don't let them go just yet. Just introduce people to the new crew! You can't have an 80 year old Peter running around the city. Sooner or later you have to have some new blood. I think you have some crazy comedians that fit that Ghostbusters mold these days. you know an interesting way to do this is have the old guys paired up with the new guys like Peter with someone, or Stan with someone or Egon with someone new, they are all giving them tips on this and that. but the new guys are just so different and totally are green, the old guys are like "oh god this is going to take a while" or what did we do.. lol but in a good way, cause the new guys will be trying really hard to do well. What i love about Ghostbusters is it doesnt have none of that drama, its comedy. and its a feel good movie, adventure, and it's got it's spooky monsters etc. but the monsters despite the special effects were out shined by the old guys. That was a magic that cannot be duplicated so don't be in such a rush to do it till later..

  • March 30, 2009, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Oh, and add Ashton Kutcher and maybe the Rock

    by jsarnold513

    Kutcher would be the dumbass, annoying "hearthrob" of the fake GBs, while the Rock is a big "tough" jock, all recruited to be a ghostbusting team by an image consulting firm. Imagine... Vince Vaughn, Ashton Kutcher, the Rock, and some smoking hot model type as the smarmy anti-Ghostbuster villains, while the real team has to redeem themselves and save the world from a real menace while also showing this new batch of tools up. That's got potential!

  • March 30, 2009, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Who will be the token, black Ghostbuster?

    by Leafar the Lost

    I know that everyone wants Jack Black and Seth Rogan to be in Ghostbusters III, but I am wondering who they will cast as the token, black guy? Ernie Hudson did a fine job as the black guy they hired who was willing to take any kind of job. Of course, the character didn't seem to know anything about Para-Psychology or the supernatural, but that is part of the fun with token, black guys in the movies. They are the comdey relief, and it is fun to hear them use that street slang. Typically, they are the first characters to get killed, and they usually die in some horrific way. For example, in the movie "The Edge", starring Sir Anthony Hopkins, the black guy is asked to make a spear by Hopkin's characters, and later he is attacked and eaten by a bear. I can't wait to see who replaces Ernie Hudson. Perhaps his son, Ernie Hudson Jr., will take his father's place as the token, black Ghostbuster!

  • March 30, 2009, 9:25 p.m. CST

    I had an idea for new ghostbusters crew--

    by Weapon M

    Why dont the new Ghostbusters be more REJECTS.... cause nobody wanted to be ghostbusters at a time when the ghosts are kicking NYC's ass? Peter and Ray could only get these four or five guys and thats it.

  • March 30, 2009, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Video game lost some graphics

    by MurderMostFowl

    The original tech demo for this had way better graphics. Well, maybe they'll save that for the PC version. Search on Youtube if you want to see what I mean.

  • March 30, 2009, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters as Underdogs...

    by jsarnold513

    That was dead on. The thing is, though... you risk getting into Rocky V territory here if you bring 'em down yet again. One of the bummer aspects to GB 2 was that they were washed up after they saved the world at the end of the 1st one. People hate Rocky V for the same downer vibe--after rooting for the guy and seeing him climb on top, people didn't want to see him get screwed over by fate and knocked back down again. So it's a fine line there in how they start this one. It's been 20 years. What have they been up to since then? I can see Peter Venkman having a falling out with the others and going solo, while Ray's become big on the Conspiracy/Magic/New Age/Cryptozoology/Paranormal lecturing circuit, while Egon's a semi-distinguished professor at a major university and Winston's a retired family man with a nice place in Queens. Louis Tully married Janine and ran Ghostbusters, Inc. but sold out to a big entertainment conglomerate when the company fell on hard times, and they've revamped the team into a more marketable batch of frauds, who get exposed as such for when a "malfunction" on TV ruins the credibility of everybody associated with the GB name: Little do they know, however, that something big is brewing...

  • March 30, 2009, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Megan Fox as the hot chick

    by jsarnold513

    It would be cool. And now I'm done turning this tb into my own personal fanfic jizzfest.

  • March 30, 2009, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Michael Richards!

    by Chief Joseph

    The Ghostbusters find Michael Richards shouting in a bus station.<br> <br> RAY<br> We're the Ghostbusters. We're here to help.<br> <br> MICHAEL RICHARDS<br> Spooks! Spooks! Get rid of the Spooks!<br> <br> Egon checks the PKE Meter.<br> <br> EGON<br> I'm not getting any PKE readings.<br> <br> Winston gets out of Ecto-1 and approaches. Michael Ruchards jumps back and hisses.<br> <br> MICHAEL RICHARDS<br> (pointing at Winston)<br> It's a Spook!! A Spook!!!<br> <br> There's an awkward silence and the Ghostbusters back away slowly.<br> RAY<br> We... we've got to be going.<br>

  • March 30, 2009, 10 p.m. CST

    I have to agree with Paul Rudd and Tracy Morgan

    by TheMark

    If you gotta bring in the new crew...honestly, I hate to go all Role Models, but I enjoyed Seann William Scott playing off Rudd in that--and he also worked with Reitman on Evolution (which, wasn't that great I know). I really don't know who else would work!

  • March 30, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST

    I am telling you...

    by The Eskimo

    ...at some point in the new film the original cast will return as CGI ghosts to "assist" the new team from the other side. But of course none of you ass holes will remember this.

  • March 30, 2009, 10:03 p.m. CST

    I've made this plea before...

    by GaiustheBrave

    actually, on every GB talkback I've posted on. Please, please don't turn this into a special effects driven movie. Don't take this as your chance to show us what Ghostbusters could have been like in the 80's with today's technology. Don't try and wow us. It won't work. We won't be impressed. Make it simple and character-driven, please. Let the story drive the movie, not the 'cool' SFX shots. I'm completely satisfied with the old SFX, and wouldn't mind an homage to those with the new effects. Just figure if I write it enough, it'll come true...

  • March 30, 2009, 10:05 p.m. CST

    NO SAMBURG!!!!

    by Bumpasses Dawg

    Bill Hader, Ed Helms and Ricky Gervais.

  • March 30, 2009, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Wiig, Arnett, Morgan and Cera.

    by Negator76

    ...With Cera playing the lead as the 'greenest' Ghostbuster. And c'mon, they might as well bring in a lady Ghostbuster. Make it Wiig.

  • March 30, 2009, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Oooh, Wiig, GERVAIS, Morgan and Cera!

    by Negator76

    Perfect ensemble.

  • March 30, 2009, 10:13 p.m. CST

    You're right...

    by GunRunner

    ...no human being would stack books like this.

  • March 30, 2009, 10:14 p.m. CST

    bah

    by Acquanetta

    I agree that this stuff runs in cycles, and would love to see escapism overtake realism once again. But there's still the fact that our relationship to film has changed- mainly due to the internet. Today the average kid considers himself a film critic and aspiring filmmaker all rolled into one. Moviegoers also tend to take film more seriously, because they're able to devote so much time to it online. I think I've managed to enjoy just about all of the 80s comeback movies, but I was also willing to take each of them on their own terms. I didn't walk into Indy 4 expecting gritty realism. I didn't go into Rambo expecting Stallone to run around like it was still 1985. And I didn't expect T3 to be anything other than a very expensive popcorn flick. So I have a feeling I would probably be able to find some enjoyment in a Ghostbusters 3. I just have a feeling it would ultimately be viewed as another disappointment by fanboys at large.

  • March 30, 2009, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Wiig

    by Acquanetta

    Kristen Wiig would be a great choice. Even if it was just something like the Annie Potts role.

  • March 30, 2009, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Two in the box!<br>Ready to go!

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    They be fast and<br>WE BE S L O W ! ! !

  • March 30, 2009, 10:30 p.m. CST

    I myself have worked in the private sector. They expect results

    by Sithtastic

    I want to chime in agreement in viewing the Ghostbusters through the lens of budding venture business men, who--despite their oddities--are right about the need for their business. Nothing wrong with using the mentor angle, but give the new crew more to do than simply be the butt of "new guys" jokes and thank the gods for letting Ramis in on the script because I admire his style and cut-above humor (and yes the juvinile stuff too). Just don't be eager to appease audiences weaned on the Aptow formula and give the film intelligence as well as comedy.

  • March 30, 2009, 10:47 p.m. CST

    New GBs

    by Caerdwyn

    No Jack Black and no Ben Stiller, but I could see Vince Vaughn somehow fitting into this. Steve Carrell, too.

  • March 30, 2009, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Fantasy Casts and Main Point

    by DookieMercury

    Great initiative, but first and foremost is there chemistry. There are a million and one combinations of how to do this movie right. The question that should be asked is how young is to young most of the cats mentioned above are 40+ if you want to reviatalize a franchise you mid 30's just to keep things relevant not too because then it looks like pandering to the younger audience and that worked wonders for the Crystal Skull. Generation-wise it left many cold but it still was, by numbers, the highest grossing of the series. A series that was finished some 15 years earlier. In the case of Ghostbusters remember the concept, they are smart, but they are blue collar common city folk. You got to have the city as a character, I liked that they had media folk covering them like Larry King, Casey Casem, etc. While that dynamic was lost in the sequel on shone light on the flaws. Also in the first they were all down on their luck until coming up with the idea in drunken stupor. The point is an audience like underdog stories, passing mantle stories, not so much because it takes away the fantasy of immortality of film and makes these bigger than life people human. If the film with great cast with chemistry, can blend that idea of underdogs getting the mantle passed to them without that whole I better than because I'm young or the whole insane star struck thing then this has a good shot of becoming great. Also, make this scary, I mean real fear in the eyes of these people so there's instance of a threat. Vigo powerful, yes not scary. Stay Puft Marshmellow Man, what the fuck or mother puft bucket. With fear comes the reaction that creates the comedy. That's why 1 was great, 2 simply didn't scare and they should have had something with that electric chair ghost intro but it was ineffective. Anyway my rant is over, as you were.

  • March 30, 2009, 11 p.m. CST

    Bill Hader

    by criticalbliss

    He would be perfect. He's got that insane Dan Ackroyd mixed with Bill Murray vibe. I'd prefer lesser known comics. Not Seth Rogen. I've nothing against him but he wouldn't feel like a "ghostbuster". He'd feel like Rogen.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:03 p.m. CST

    RDJ

    by criticalbliss

    I like the idea of RDJ here, but could they get him? Gervais would work as well. But I definitely feel Hader should be involved.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Just get the Tropic Thunder cas as the trainees

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Simple.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:05 p.m. CST

    I agree: No Samberg

    by criticalbliss

    That duck-lipped moron has never been funny in his life. Hell, why don't you go all the way with the anti-funny and cast Jimmy Fallon while you're at it.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Norm MacDonald

    by criticalbliss

    I like that idea as well. But he's notoriously noncommital.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:18 p.m. CST

    Ideal New Gen Busters Would Be...

    by ChanceMinter

    1. Jason Segel 2. Seth Rogen 3. Justin Long 4. Craig Robinson or Kevin Hart Seriously, thats a fucking movie I'd go see. I'll see it regardless because of the original cast and the fact its the Ghost Busters, but seriously, add those guys as the new Gen and thats fucking comedic gold.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:21 p.m. CST

    criticalbliss- are you shitting me?

    by Particularly Hard Vato

    Andy Samberg, Bill Hader, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone and it would be funny as hell! As long as they can get the line, "Yes, it's true- this man has no dick." in there.

  • March 30, 2009, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Sethmen

    by migmog

    Seth Rogen eats my other Aunt, then reprises role of inflatable 100 ft Elektra, eats more green beans Then watches Al Gore video wets the bed wakes up calls Ghostbusters and orders pizza Tim Rothman says "Ratner your hired I got a hot one for you" Harry hails film as "a journey" everyone else starts class action against AICN for time they will never get back plus 100 people hold up signs saying "plant" Harry writes book, Tim sells toys and DVDs "Don't you see see Harry we made a better world" says Tim Rothman Harry looks into the abyss....

  • March 30, 2009, 11:34 p.m. CST

    You guys are IDIOTS.

    by benito

    Anyone suggesting Vince Vaughan, Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Seth Rogen, Michael Cera, Jason Segal, etcetera is a drooling IMBECILE who knows NOTHING about what made Ghostbusters so special in the first place. This film COULD be a masterpiece (in the true sense of the word) if done right. Sadly however it will no doubt be cast by people like you, who will just slot in any old flavor of the month comedy douchebags, totally sinking the franchise FOREVER. I fully expect this movie to have terrible studio casting like that - and to suck as a result. In the meantime I will rewatch The Life Aquatic and know that it is the closest to a good Ghostbusters 3 I will ever get.

  • March 31, 2009, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Who the fuck cares about young ghost busters?

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    A V A T A R. December.<p>Nothing else matters.

  • March 31, 2009, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Seth Rogen as Dana's grown up son Oscar

    by darthpigman

  • March 31, 2009, 12:49 a.m. CST

    GB 3: Big Phat Cheque

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    zero confidence in this

  • March 31, 2009, 12:53 a.m. CST

    No Samberg (yes, I'm serious)

    by criticalbliss

    He's not funny. When he bombs continually, he tries the "gay" angle by making people uncomfortable. Unfortunately, he applies no wit or theme behind his obnoxious teenaged pranks. So, NO, he sucks. He's Jimmy Fallon's slow-witted frat brother.

  • March 31, 2009, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Bill Hader, RDJ, and Oswalt

    by criticalbliss

    They seem more like ghostbusters. Though RDJ might have too much name recognition at this point and he's unlikely to take the role. I also like Norm MacDonald, but he has a tendency of not giving a damn... <p> I understand why they want the "new team" angle, but I, for one, will really miss the original cast and hope they play a large part in the film. True comic chemistry is incredibly difficult to find.

  • March 31, 2009, 12:58 a.m. CST

    The lessons of Phantom Menace and Indy 4

    by radioflyer

    You cannot go home again. Ghostbusters is a freakin' classic. Ghostbusters 2 is best looked at through rose colored glasses - but never to watch again. Ghostbusters 3 I would rather NOT be made. Bill, Dan and Harold should know better. Please stop raping my childhood......please.

  • March 31, 2009, 1:35 a.m. CST

    To those that disliked GB1 and GB2

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    why are you in this talkback? what does saying gb3 will suck do?

  • March 31, 2009, 1:56 a.m. CST

    Amen to Life Aquatic;

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • March 31, 2009, 1:58 a.m. CST

    I used to hate Samberg until I saw Hot Rod

    by Spifftacular Squirrel Girl

    The strangest thing happened. I watched Hot Rod and found myself laughing more with each repeated viewing of that movie. <p> Not saying he's right for GB 3. I think I can see Hader definately in it.

  • March 31, 2009, 2:01 a.m. CST

    Adrian Brody, Mark Ruffalo, and Jason Lee.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    If I had to cast it with new blood. There are my 3 picks. <p>But FUCK THAT. Bring back the original gangsters.

  • March 31, 2009, 2:01 a.m. CST

    Why not just use some of the cast from Reno 911?

    by Spifftacular Squirrel Girl

    Lt. Dangle as a ghostbuster with a proton pack and super short shorts = awesome.

  • March 31, 2009, 2:03 a.m. CST

    and Mos Def as the black guy. Let Gondry direct it.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    There you go...

  • March 31, 2009, 2:04 a.m. CST

    Adrian Brody?

    by criticalbliss

    Is there a less funny man alive (besides Samberg and Fallon, of course)? The guy has done nothing but posture in every film since his "oscar", trying to prove he's a "tough" guy. I like Ruffalo and Lee, of course. Though I'm not sure they are right for this picture. We need a more off-centered vibe and an awkward physical presence. That's a part of what made the first film so great. Think about all the odd-looking ducks in that film. I wish Moranis would come back... <p> I still stand by Bill Hader, RDJ, and Patton Oswalt. I'd like to see Ernie Hudson back too...

  • March 31, 2009, 2:05 a.m. CST

    Dickblood

    by criticalbliss

    I like the idea of Mos Def, actually. Though he's VERY hit and miss at times.

  • March 31, 2009, 2:05 a.m. CST

    I wanted to kill Mos Def on Bill Maher last week

    by darthpigman

    Literally dive through the tv screen and kill him.

  • March 31, 2009, 2:09 a.m. CST

    darthpig

    by criticalbliss

    Why's that? Though watching Bill Maher is literally to ask God for an anneurism. For a supposed "libertarian", Maher sure mentions that people "aren't able to make their own decisions and must be led" quite often. <p> But if one hates socio-fascists in film, then we'd have no actors left, quite frankly.

  • March 31, 2009, 2:10 a.m. CST

    (typo: aneurism)

    by criticalbliss

  • March 31, 2009, 2:23 a.m. CST

    Young Ghostbusters

    by Green Arrow

    "It ain't your gang, Venkman.."

  • March 31, 2009, 2:29 a.m. CST

    Ghost Hunters for Ghostbusters

    by Prossor

    somewhere up there just mentioned the "dude, run" guy from ghost hunters, think about it. The leader is the take-no-shit bald guy Michael Chiklis and his crew walks around the house saying "did you see that?" for 90 minutes. But to maintain suspense the camera will never pan over a smidge to film what the are looking, it will be squarely at their faces reacting to something. Then for some goofy hijinks one of the Ghostbusters forgets the equipment back home and then the bald guy blows his top for half an hour.

  • March 31, 2009, 2:30 a.m. CST

    CGI Seth Rogen clones to play all parts

    by LeeMajors

    Talk about chemistry!!

  • March 31, 2009, 2:34 a.m. CST

    I see Venkman licensing Ghostbusters franchises

    by JuanSanchez

    just like some restaurants and small hotels and such. There used to be a bunch, but the numbers have dwindled and maybe there's only one left. Then when they get in trouble - maybe one or two guys make it out and come to the original Ghostbusters for help. So you could have the original guys be on the periphery during the first act then switch the focus to them in the second act - then the teams work together in the third act.

  • March 31, 2009, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Batman, C3PO, Seth Rogen, Seth Rogen(2): Ghostbusters

    by LeeMajors

    or michael Chiklis if C3PO not available

  • March 31, 2009, 2:42 a.m. CST

    Seth Rogen, Seth Rogen(2), Seth Rogen(3), Michael Chiklis

    by LeeMajors

    Seth Rogen(3) is a copy of a copy, so he not so smart

  • March 31, 2009, 2:53 a.m. CST

    Alright dudes, since we're going there...

    by benito

    Some actors who would work: I'm against a passing of the torch movie and I'm on record as saying so for when this thing tanks terribly. But if, in a perfect world, someone made a Ghostbusters movie where they've simply expanded the business over twenty years and taken on more staff, but still had the four main guys playing the leads, while surrounded by a larger ensemble playing smaller support roles, I'm okay with it. TAKE NOTE: Chewitel Ejiofor, Ron Livingston, Jeffrey Wright, Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Mark Ruffalo, Jeff Goldblum, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Willem Dafoe, Noah Taylor, Jason Schwartzman, with William H Macy as a competitor working at a government ghostbusting agency. Now ALL THESE PEOPLE would need great direction and an amazing script for it to work. But regardless, it would be INFINITELY better than a GB movie starring the Apatow crew or any of the other obvious stupid choices we're hearing here today. For fucks sake, think before you destroy a classic franchise with the potential to do amazing ongoing business.

  • March 31, 2009, 2:55 a.m. CST

    PS. RE: Girls

    by benito

    I tried to think of some girls who could make the cut too, but there are none I can think of, which is sad. So feel free to cast a talented unknown. Too many of todays actresses are just cast for their looks. I lent towards a Zooey Deschanel or someone like her, but to be honest that's only cos I was stretching. I think she's probably not a great choice but has at least a little of the dry appeal you want from a ghostbuster. That's the missing ingredient from all these other suggestions I keep hearing. Yes, they're comedians. But they're not comic actors of skill. Ghostbusters is very dry and intelligent. It's not boysterous and overdone. It's a madcap premise, but the performances and dialogue are actually all about showing comic restraint.

  • March 31, 2009, 3:06 a.m. CST

    Tim Meadows - the best black man for the job

    by JuanSanchez

    Easily.

  • March 31, 2009, 3:09 a.m. CST

    Just watch Reaper

    by Spifftacular Squirrel Girl

    Basically your young ghostbusters without the proton packs.

  • March 31, 2009, 3:22 a.m. CST

    Ron Livingston

    by criticalbliss

    Benito: I like the thought of Livingston. He's an underrated actor and has the necessary comedic chops. <p> As for your other choices.... Not so much.

  • March 31, 2009, 3:28 a.m. CST

    Fuck you.. Hader should be there too

    by Sicuv Uyall

    as well as Sandberg, Jonah, Rogen, Segel, Rudd.. all those mutherfuckers would be fine. Knobules shut the fuck up.

  • March 31, 2009, 3:29 a.m. CST

    Fans choices for Ghostbusters 3 are SCARY

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Normally, when a sequel or something is announced...I always hear some good ideas for casting (mixed with bad) and many ideas that are just outright awesomely creative.<BR><BR> EXCEPT for Ghostbusters. Whenever the topic of Ghostbusters sequel comes up, the ideas for new cast have been CRINGE INDUCING. Totally uncreative...<BR> I dont know why that is. I mean, I love Ben Stiller, but DO YOU REALLY WANT TO SEE HIM WITH A PROTON PACK? Really? You think that would work????<BR><BR> Cringe inducing choices. Cringe inducing.<BR> Dont know why. For like every other movie people are so creative. For this, fan choices are terrible.

  • March 31, 2009, 3:31 a.m. CST

    or could be another Blues Brothers 2000

    by Sicuv Uyall

    ewwwwwwwwwwwwww

  • March 31, 2009, 3:37 a.m. CST

    Sandberg? wtf?

    by criticalbliss

    Repeat: the guy is NOT funny. He's a dumber, frat version of Jimmy Fallon, only uglier, duck-lipped, and without the impressions. NO. Hell no. He should not touch this film. <p> The only guy I'm completely sold on is Bill Hader. He would fit the universe and feel like a natural extension.

  • March 31, 2009, 3:46 a.m. CST

    GibsonUSA

    by benito

    Does that refer to my list? I'm tryna think outside the usual idiotic paradigm. I'll add Hank Azaria to the list of possible good decisions, with the right script of course.

  • March 31, 2009, 4:01 a.m. CST

    Amy Sedaris

    by DOGSOUP

    There, I'm done with this and am now moving on...

  • March 31, 2009, 4:03 a.m. CST

    I saw Jack Black's name ...

    by VoldemortWearsPrada

    ... and I thought he was linked to the project. Please no. I like Jack Black, I like Ghostbusters, I don't like them together. Period.

  • March 31, 2009, 4:28 a.m. CST

    Not Silverman

    by criticalbliss

    She's not funny either and she can't act. But I like RDJ.

  • March 31, 2009, 4:29 a.m. CST

    Sarah Silverman!? Are you crazy!?

    by benito

    Why not Dane Cook while you're at it? Urgh...

  • March 31, 2009, 4:53 a.m. CST

    Would rather no new guys, but if it absolutely

    by Dingbatty

    necessary, I'd throw Stephen Colbert's name into the ring.

  • March 31, 2009, 5:09 a.m. CST

    Will SIgourney Weaver's character be dead?

    by JuanSanchez

    I don't really see her coming back.

  • March 31, 2009, 5:15 a.m. CST

    NO FEMALE GHOSTBUSTERS.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Not because os sexism, but because it would ruin the dynamic...the feel. Ray, Peter, and Egon hanging out around the kitchen table...dont toss a female Ghostbuster in there.<BR><BR> On top of that it ruins the dynamic of Janine rolling her eyes at these bunch of guys.

  • March 31, 2009, 5:16 a.m. CST

    "She could do it. Trust me, this is made for her."

    by benito

    No. I don't trust you. You're wrong. She is beneath Ghostbusters. Period. Her 'vibe' is not nearly subtle, dry or smart enough. End of story. She sucks.

  • March 31, 2009, 5:18 a.m. CST

    benito

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    No I was not referring to your list. I have not read every entry in this talkback. <BR> I was speaking more in general, referencing previous talkbacks and on other web pages where people hear Ghostbusters and start throwing out names like Stiller and Will Farrell. I like Farrell....but GHOSTBUSTERS?? HOW in the world does someone make that connection????

  • March 31, 2009, 6:12 a.m. CST

    gibsonUSA Returns

    by benito

    They make that connection because they are simple minded morons. They know Ghostbusters is a comedy and that Stiller and Ferrell are comedians. That's as far as their minds will take them. Sadly that's also how the people at the studios think.

  • March 31, 2009, 6:52 a.m. CST

    JackBlack & MosDef are already Ghostbusters

    by pokadoo

    ...Alongside Sigourney Weaver in Be Kind Rewind. Plus Black & Cera are clear shoe-ins from Year One. Just add Seth Rogen, Danny McBride or Jonah Hill and you have an obvious, but good, Apatow approved Ghostbusting team!

  • March 31, 2009, 6:55 a.m. CST

    Hey pokadoo.

    by benito

    "Black & Cera are clear shoe-ins from Year One. Just add Seth Rogen, Danny McBride or Jonah Hill and you have an obvious, but good, Apatow approved Ghostbusting team!" ...Go fuck yourself. How bout that?

  • March 31, 2009, 7:04 a.m. CST

    It will be

    by ricarleite2

    Vince Vaughn , Owen Wilson, Ben Stiller, Jack Black. Fear it.

  • March 31, 2009, 7:05 a.m. CST

    Shia Lebouf as Mutt in Ghostbusters 3

    by JoeSixPack

    Get this - Indiana Jones invents a time machine in Indy V and Mutt travels to the future to find he's landed right in the middle of an aged Ghostbusters station. Wackiness ensues!!!

  • March 31, 2009, 7:31 a.m. CST

    don't do it if it's a shit script

    by BendersShinyAss

    that is all.

  • March 31, 2009, 8:04 a.m. CST

    Keep Sarah Silverman away from Ghostbusters!!!

    by JuanSanchez

    For the love of all that's good and holy!

  • March 31, 2009, 8:06 a.m. CST

    every funny new current hot actor as a NEW GB

    by Six Demon Bag

    box office success!! phone this film in

  • March 31, 2009, 8:12 a.m. CST

    LOL at benito in this thread

    by Darth Busey

    "Then get GREAT actors to play the new guys. Not Michael Cera. Not Seth Rogen. Not Jonah F'ing Hill. ...Get Charlie Day. Get Chiwitel Ejiofor. Get Geoffrey Wright. Picture those guys in uniform as compared to any of Apatows little frat boys. What do you get? You get something real, and gritty and hilarious and fucking cool." Chiwitel Ejiofor? Have you ever seen GHOSTBUSTERS? That may be the most horrible casting call I have ever read in my life. You stink at this thread.

  • March 31, 2009, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Re: Rick Moranis

    by Darth Busey

    Fairly certain he's retired from the business (even Dave Thomas can't seem to get him out anymore), so he might not be up for another one.

  • March 31, 2009, 8:13 a.m. CST

    If they are just extended cameos

    by filmcoyote

    count me out. I only want to see a new Ghostbusters movie if Bill Murray is the lead. If it's the ubiquitous Seth Rogen or someone count me out

  • March 31, 2009, 8:35 a.m. CST

    About Freaking Time

    by GeorgieBoy

    They should be up to Ghostbusters 6: The Undiscovered Ghoul by now.

  • March 31, 2009, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Re: Extreme Ghosbusters

    by WT

    I personally really liked Extreme Ghostbusters (and this from someone who loved the Real GB). Kind of like an X-Files for kids, but less up its own bottom. As for taking that as the plot to the sequel, great idea, much better than direct replacements. Oh and for the "Peck" Affleck can do great bastard. Seriously!

  • March 31, 2009, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Original Ghostbuster + New Cast =

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    no one cares after that monstrosity that was Ghostbusters 2.

  • March 31, 2009, 9:07 a.m. CST

    GHOSTHUSTLAS - Who Ya Gonna Call Suckaaaa!?

    by turketron

    Terry Crews, Charlie Murphy, Sam Jackson, Jack Black.

  • March 31, 2009, 9:09 a.m. CST

    But seriously

    by turketron

    Throw Charlie Murphy in the new movie. The whole movie could be him telling one of his True Stories about being in the Ghostbusters.

  • March 31, 2009, 9:20 a.m. CST

    GHOSTHUSTLAS II: BLACK IN BUSINESS

    by turketron

    Throw The Rock in too. Ok, I'm done. For Now.

  • March 31, 2009, 9:23 a.m. CST

    In a world... where superheroes who die become ghosts

    by turketron

    One business will protect us from the Other Side.

  • March 31, 2009, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Darth Busey

    by benito

    I rule at this thread. Imagine Chiwitel doing Winstone's dialogue about the end of the world from Ghostbusters I. The scene with ray in the Ecto 1, cigarette in hand in the Ghostbusters uniform. That would be some heavy shit right there. ...He's not a comic actor. But, like Ernie Hudson, he'd be a frickin badass straight man, there to provide some grit and gravitas. Plus he just exudes intelligence, and the Ghostbusters were always supposed to be really bright guys. The Apatow players appeal is centered on the fact that they seem so goofy and dumb. It's a whole different schtick. The only original cast member whose performance was even at all outwardly 'comedic' in that sense was Rick Moranis.

  • March 31, 2009, 9:48 a.m. CST

    As for the question of...

    by benito

    ...have I ever seen Ghostbusters? It's my favorite movie of all time. So yes. Repeatedly. The casting in the original was fucking killer. Everyone involved was perfect for their role. If they made it these days they'd get McLovin to play Egon, and every support role would be a celebrity cameo. Think about THAT shit, then tell me who you would choose to be in the new one.

  • March 31, 2009, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Scene with Ray and Winston cruising in Ecto 1

    by turketron

    I always loved that scene... the conversation they have... and then when they decide to put on some music and there's that great overhead shot of the Ecto 1 cruising across that bridge (I think) at dusk has a great pre-apocalyptic vibe to it. Great stuff.

  • March 31, 2009, 9:52 a.m. CST

    You heard it here first....

    by panicdawg

    The plot of the film will take place in a modern NYC, where paranormal activity has become a thing of the past. A young research team uncovers an incredible evil, but can't convince anyone of the theory, except the older, retired ghostbusters. They convince the reluctant old-timers to help them expose and eliminate this new threat, only towards the end shit hits the fan and they have to save NYC. Anyone want to bet me on this? Because this is the story Eisenberg was insinuating. Oh, and if I HAD to pick a new GB cast, it would be Ryan Reynolds, Chiwetal Ejiofor, Neil patrick Harris, and Amy Adams. Think about them in GB outfits standing together.

  • March 31, 2009, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Here's the scene in question

    by benito

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jftOwxJWdRc ...Chiwetal has been seconded! Booya!

  • March 31, 2009, 10:12 a.m. CST

    ULTIMATE CAST!!!

    by adroxx

    Bill Hader Dane Cook Rainn Wilson + Seth Rogan 'or' Robert D Jr.

  • March 31, 2009, 10:17 a.m. CST

    hell yeah!!!

    by tattoodrake

    i'm dying to see some ghostbuster action! imho people should just be happy something is being made at all. trust me, its not going to ruin your childhood memories of the original, just create new memories for a new generation. take your kids to see this!

  • March 31, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST

    adroxx

    by benito

    That has to be a joke right? Show some respect man. Dane Cook!? Rainn Wilson!!??

  • March 31, 2009, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Young Ghostbusters = Nolan's Catwoman

    by Darth Macchio

    You know it even if you're still in denial. Another GB is not necessarily a bad thing but having the OG-GB's as mentors is dumber than a bag of dried shit and pop corn. But yet people are casting this inevitable piece of shit with the likes of Adrien Brody? WTF?! Jack Black?<p>Look, man...I was just kidding around before but this shit just got real. Make baby ghostbusters on a video game...who gives a shit...but don't dilute the majesty by giving us a hip and modern f/x heavy Ghostbusters.<p>And one more questions: are you, Alice, menstruating at this time?

  • March 31, 2009, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Young Ghostbusters = Nolan's Catwoman

    by Darth Macchio

    You know it even if you're still in denial. Another GB is not necessarily a bad thing but having the OG-GB's as mentors is dumber than a bag of dried shit and pop corn. But yet people are casting this inevitable piece of shit with the likes of Adrien Brody? WTF?! Jack Black?<p>Look, man...I was just kidding around before but this shit just got real. Make baby ghostbusters on a video game...who gives a shit...but don't dilute the majesty by giving us a hip and modern f/x heavy Ghostbusters.<p>And one more question: are you, Alice, menstruating at this time?

  • March 31, 2009, 10:23 a.m. CST

    i'm glad the original ghostbusters are mentors in this...

    by tattoodrake

    ...what if they weren't in at all? have a little faith, harold ramis is signing off on the script so it can't be that bad. and even if it is that bad, maybe you should save the 'all remakes and sequels suck' comments until AFTER YOU SEE THE MOVIE. they didn't use your tax money to make this, just be glad you get another ghostbusters after all these years you predictable old crotchety wanks

  • March 31, 2009, 10:31 a.m. CST

    tattoodrake

    by benito

    I'll be glad if and only if its a good movie. Should I be glad I got a new Indiana Jones even though it was a terrible film? ...Why? I would prefer nothing to crap. I'd like nothing more than to proven wrong on this. If I'm wrong nothing happens, we go to jail, peacefully quietly, we'll enjoy it. But if I'm right... then we will all have to watch as our heros, the ghostbusters, hand over their proton packs to a bunch of second rate comedians unfit to wash their boots. What greater metaphor for the dumbing down of movies (and especially comedy) that has occurred over the past decade or so than to see Bill Murray step aside so that Seth Rogen can take his place. ...Fucking tragic.

  • March 31, 2009, 10:40 a.m. CST

    I vote for CGIs of Murray, Ackroyd and Ramis

    by FeralAngel

    I mean, why the hell not? Animate the whole thing in CGI. That way we'd get the original gang in their prime and no worries about inferior substitutes (anything attached to Apatow). It's what Lucas should have done with the animated Star Wars sequels: use CGIs of Han, Luke, Leia etc and pair them with the voices of the original actors. Could have rocked hard, but what did we get? The Anal Adventures of Anakin Skywalker, which SUCKED.

  • March 31, 2009, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Without Murray...this will suck the arse off a dick.

    by Human_Bean_Juice_

  • March 31, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST

    With or without original cast this will suck

    by Six Demon Bag

    accept it now ot be disappointed in 2010

  • March 31, 2009, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Do not want...you be happy with scraps....

    by Darth Macchio

    What's with the bullshit about film-goers being happy to have anything at all? Happy to have a stream of piss instead of decent quality film making? My audience obligation isn't to expect quality but more like to be happy and thankful they're willing to allow us in the damn theater?Christ people? Don't you have any film-going pride??! Being thankful for dog shit does not make you enlightened or whatever it is you think it does. I'd argue it makes you part of the problem!<p>But no...I should be thankful they're making a new Ghostbusters at all? Are you mental? Since when is the audience supposed to be thankful before a fucking movie comes out? Aren't you putting the cart before the horse? Maybe taxes SHOULD go to make movies eh? After all, we OWE it to them for making another Ghostbusters right?<p>Ok, enough stupid hyperbole but seriously, we've really allowed the bar to be lowered over the past couple decades but people in this TB seem to be actively arguing for removing the expectation of quality completely. That is just dumb.<p>Of course, the idea of withholding judgment until it is seen is a sound one but not exactly the point. I don't think people are opposed to the idea of a new GB film but what do you REALLY think the odds of a 'pass the torch - mentor/learner' storyline would work? Believe me, I'd be happy to be wrong but as someone said earlier, what if we're not? Lucas didn't rape my childhood obviously but every time I see the guy who used to be my favorite movie villain of all time (and I've felt that way longer than some of you willies have even been alive!) I now hear that whiny, excruciatingly bad "It's all Obi-won's fault! He's jealous!" or "NOOOOOO!!!!" with skinny Christensen in the too large Vader suit at the end. It makes me angry I can't separate the two any more. My fault? Sure but if that dick Lucas hadn't have made the assquels, it never would have happened.<p>But I should be thankful he bothered to come down out of George-vana and grace us simpering peons with the fruit of his loins? Fuck that. Make a good movie or don't. Make a shitty movie and don't whine about low expectations when you make your next. Come up with a dumbass idea and EXPECT to be called on it.<p>I'd still be happy to be proven wrong on baby Ghostbusters and I'll watch it unbiased but I'd be shocked if its anything more than mediocre and at least happy if it doesn't ruin my memories of the first film.<p>My ticket dollar has the exact same value as yours.

  • March 31, 2009, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Machio

    by benito

    Amen Daniel-san.

  • March 31, 2009, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Got to agree with DM

    by WT

    I may have been one of the few who liked Indy and the Crystal Skull, but I agree that nobody HAS to make a film.

  • March 31, 2009, 12:06 p.m. CST

    How about Sarah Michelle Gellar as a Ghostbuster?

    by MrMysteryGuest

    Then there'll be all these Buffy inside jokes and stuff... :P

  • March 31, 2009, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Seth Rogen's Anus as Slimer?

    by LeeMajors

    Rogen's gotta eat.

  • March 31, 2009, 12:35 p.m. CST

    GB 3 = Horrible Idea.

    by The Ghost of Marcus Brody

  • March 31, 2009, 12:43 p.m. CST

    GARY BUSEY, JAN-MICHAEL VINCENT, NICK NOLTE and BURT REYNOLDS

    by CENOBITE

    AS THE NEW GHOST BUSTERS. yah, you'd watch that shit... you KNOW you would.

  • March 31, 2009, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Extreme Ghostbusters was waaaay too politically correct

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    You had a female Ghostbuster, then a Ghostbuster in a f'n wheelchair!....Chasing ghosts in a wheelchair?? Isnt that a bit, impractical? And they pretty much covered everything in terms of racial diversity.<BR> I am not against diversity...but shoehorning it in there like that is blleech.

  • March 31, 2009, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Why does there need to be a female everything??

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Batgirl. She-Hulk. Spiderwoman.<BR> <BR> Why does there HAVE to be a female Ghostbuster, when the dynamic of Peter, Ray and Egon (with Janine rolling her eyes at them) worked excellently?<BR><BR> If you're gonna be all politically correct, you might as well get Lucy Liu...cover the female and asian requirements.

  • March 31, 2009, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Darth Macchio

    by panicdawg

    Hey man, I can respect your opinion. But my view is more of one of Hollywood neccesity. Given the evolutionary history of the film industry, SOMEONE at SOME POINT will make another Ghostbusters film. It simply is too profitable of a premise for someone not to. Capeche? Now, my reason for general excitement over this is that A) Apatow respects the property immensely. B) The entire original cast is onboard in a creative capacity as well as a physical one, and C) Nobody wants to touch this unless it's gold. That being said, if the stars allign, yes, this could be a fantastic GB sequel, IMHO. Also, don't understand your hesitance regarding the "mentor" storyline... i mean, they're not young anymore, it's not physically tangible for them to be doing this work. As long as the production crew and director settle on ACTORS as opposed to comedians in order to develop a workable dynamic, it should be fine. That's why I'd like guys like Ryan Reynolds and Adrian Brody; they have some dramatic chops.

  • March 31, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CST

    GHOSTBUSTERS: the creative possibility for a sequel...

    by CENOBITE

    in all honesty, the Ghostbusters theme is a blank canvas when it comes to comedy potential. The ineptitude to screw this up would have to be monumental.

  • March 31, 2009, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Google "Extreme Ghostbusters' = PORN

    by CENOBITE

    wow, no animation out there is safe. I never saw Extreme Ghostbusters before, so Googled it... Fan porn ahoy!

  • March 31, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Agree with DM too.

    by Mel's Rockpile

    Sorry, panicdawg. I don't care how much Apatow respects the GB property, he by no means has the respect of the viewing public the way the original cast of SNL and SCTV once did, and nor should he. To put him in the same class as those guys is insulting to anyone who has any inkling of who the real progressive comedy writers have been throughout history. And even though his skills as a writer are stronger than many mainstream figures right now, he unfortunately has a juvenile team of "regulars" representing his material who have no business whatsoever being involved in a franchise that many consider to be the best of the last quarter-century. Just because renewed interest in the Ghostbusters has been sparked NOW, in 2009, we are forced to look at who is currently popular as representatives of modern comedy, and unfortunately these guys seem to be the flavour of the moment. I think Adrien Brody is a fantastic actor as well, but you're backwards in thinking that we need actors first and comedians second. Murray, Aykroyd and Ramis were ALL comedians FIRST, and actors second. And by Ramis' own admission - not a very good actor (he's still perfect for the role). The problem is, there aren't any standout comedians today who I think would be of suitable calibre to work toe-to-toe with the original GB's, which is what makes casting this film so incredibly difficult. As an addendum, Darth Macchio is right in pointing out that we shouldn't be "grateful" that we're even possibly getting new movie. Just like I'm not "grateful" for getting a Transformers movie. That film was terrible and catered to the lowest common denominator, so why should I not expect more from Hollywood? The pressure is on BIG TIME to get this movie right. I in no way whatsoever want a lousy 3rd movie to taint my appreciation for the first in the series, and for a lesser extent, the second.

  • March 31, 2009, 1:31 p.m. CST

    How I think the story should go.

    by Brigon

    I'd like to see, New York with no spooks. No-one believes the old stories about ghosts any more. With no major Paranormal events in the last 20 years (or so) Ghostbusters are out of business, and gone. Hardly remembered by the people they once saved, they are remembered more as a joke, people saying stuff like "who you gonna call, Ghostbusters" but not really remembered for anything else. Enter the new cast, down on their luck they come across a ghost at a friends house, and try to get rid of it,(hillarity ensues) and they fail so they try track down the old ghost busters and ultimately try to get them back together. The new cast manage to get rid of the ghost, with the help of an old Peter Venkman, and with the old teams blessing set themselves up as a new team of ghostbusters. Mid part of the film will involve them getting more famous in the city and learning the ropes from the old team, but as we know theres a reason for the increase in ghostly sitings, its cos something is brewing in the phantom world.

  • March 31, 2009, 1:35 p.m. CST

    On "political correctness" in EG

    by WT

    The characters actually worked well, a good dynamic. I can only remember the names Kylie and Eduardo (was Garrett the guy in the wheelchair? Can't remember the name of the giant Carlton). And also they didn't shove the "everyone's all the same" moral down your throat like a lot of cartoons do.

  • March 31, 2009, 1:38 p.m. CST

    panicdawg--resistant of the idea that it NEEDS to be made

    by Six Demon Bag

    this stinks over cash grab...yes it would be insulting if the orig. GBs didnt come back but i find it more insulting that they are, just to endorse the "new guys". as stated before, some stories dont need to continue. Blues Brothers 2000 is a prime example where Aykroyd tarnished a classic. And yes, more times than not, "they" are attempting to stike gold. Good intentions to make a good film doesnt necessarily make it fucking so. And this whole dream cast that this TB has turned into is pathetic...there is no first draft yet people...sad that this is what has come down to

  • March 31, 2009, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Mel..i agree

    by Six Demon Bag

    cause there is so much pressure to get it right and that it has been 20 years this movie will fail..it cannot live up to expectations..look at indy 4. had that been made in 1986, it MIGHT have been acceptable..today NO DICE

  • March 31, 2009, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Rickey is not enthused

    by Rickey Henderson

    It's the Abrams Trek set in the Ghostbusters universe. A new group of youngsters could never possibly recreate the chemistry of the original cast. Either have the original cast come out of retirement, or scrap the whole project altogether. No one wants to watch Seth Rogen, Michael Cera, and James Franco trafficking in stale hipster humor and chasing ghosts. Also, Ivan Reitman already tried to make a new Ghostbusters movie a few years ago. It was called "Evolution." It was terrible.

  • March 31, 2009, 1:53 p.m. CST

    I really hope the writers of GHOSTBUSTERS 3 have read this talkb

    by theyreflockingthisway

    There has been a lot of great ideas (minus the casting choices) and I think people have made it clear they wouldn't be happy with the "passing the torch" idea. <br><br> I think what we want is one last "hurrah". I thankyou to all the fans who stuck with it over the years. The tying up of the previous two films and a nice ending to the series. That's what we want. After that just do a "reimagining" or something - we wont care. Just end it properly, with all the original cast, a great story and some awesome jokes. <br><br> If you need to introduce new blood then a rival Ghostbusting team - other than that don't mess too much with a perfect comedic cast.

  • March 31, 2009, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Ray Parker is pretty cool.

    by Azlam Orlandu

    I mean he went from writing the Ghostbusters theme, to playing Darth Maul. He's quite the jack of all trades

  • March 31, 2009, 2:38 p.m. CST

    A Ghostbuster in a wheelchair makes no sense.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    It just doesnt make practical sense. You're gonna run around buildings chasing ghosts in a wheelchair? That killed Extreme Ghostbusters for me. I couldnt believe in it.

  • March 31, 2009, 2:45 p.m. CST

    GibsonUSA Returns

    by Rickey Henderson

    Wait, you take issue with somebody using a wheelchair to chase ghosts, but you're totally cool with the fact that ghosts exists and can be lassoed by nuclear accelerators and then contained in traps? Really?<br> <br> By the same token, are you offended with the main character in "Silver Bullet" being in a wheelchair but unfazed by the fact that werewolves exist?

  • March 31, 2009, 2:46 p.m. CST

    I agree, no passing the torch.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Because it simply cannot be passed. People will not buy it. The natural tendency is to have a "screw these new guys!" attitude...so it will not work. <BR><BR> I agree that GB3 should be a grand finale for the original cast, then after that they can reboot or reimagine or whatever they want.<BR><BR> The torch cannot be passed. You have to make a new torch.

  • March 31, 2009, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Rickey Henderson

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    In my opinion its not the same. Ghostbusters is a story where a bunch of guys start a business trapping ghosts...intrinsically such story is in a universe where ghosts exist and fly around. I can suspend my disbelief and buy into that, like any ghost story.<BR><BR> But the wheelchair thing is simply a practical logic matter.Imagine Ray, Egon, and Peter chasing down Slimer in that hotel in wheelchairs. Might as well put the movie's NYPD cops in wheelchairs too. Make Janine deaf but still answer phones. Because its a ghost story, we should be able to buy into anything?

  • March 31, 2009, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Gibson

    by Rickey Henderson

    Fair point. Rickey doesn't like the wheelchair shtick either, but not because of the logic as much as the fact that it reeks of pandering. Kind of like how we'll probably get stuck with a sassy female Ghostbuster in the new crew. Sigh.

  • March 31, 2009, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Gibson USA

    by WT

    Without wanting to sound preachy, one of my friends was paralysed in a accident with a drunk driver. What I liked in that show was the guy was the cynical smartarse and it wasn't really an issue, because it's the same with my friend. Now you can call that PC, you can call that sentimental if you like, but role models like that are important. OK, yeah that does sound preachy and PC. However, I don't personally give rat's chodhole, I liked the cartoon.

  • March 31, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Many thanks, AzulTool

    by Rickey Henderson

    It was a deeply moving moment for Rickey as well.

  • XD

  • March 31, 2009, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Darth Maul. He's quite the jack of all trades"

    by Prossor

  • March 31, 2009, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Where's the fucking Obsessed review?

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • March 31, 2009, 4:30 p.m. CST

    RE: Mel's Rockpile

    by panicdawg

    I get exactly what you are saying man. But you are making quite a few assumptions. First off, you're right about the fact that there aren't comedians out there that have the collective skill Aykroyd, Murray, and Ramis posessed. But here's the thing; I don't see your everyday "Apatow crew" being a part of this. There are very few actors from that group that would work in any capacity, and I think THAT is what the producing team realizes. Casting this bitch is going to be a tough gig, and mo matter who they cast they are going to have some fanboy backlash. But here's the thing about Ghostbusters... while Aykroyd, Ramis, and Murray were all comedians, that had no bearing whatsoever on the film as their characters existed. (Obviously it did in the development of the script, but that's in someone elses hands now.) Venkman was the only outgoing, wisecracking smartass in the group. Egon and Ray were basically funny because of their seriousness regarding all of the phenomena and the way they played off of Venkman. In order to find a dynamic like that, I think writing will be the most important part, and they do NOT have to cast comedians, just actors who work well together and happen to be funny sometimes. A Neil Patrick Harris, a Mos Def, a Mark Ruffalo could and would work in a ghostbusters flick provided the writing is there and the cast is comfortable enough to play off of each other. Like I said, I'm optimistic because I think everyone realizes that they are working with a hot property here, and they could either sink it for good or give the series a new birth. Plus, Apatow is going to get a kickass director on this and they are going to be working the hell out of this script. (Another note is that we know the writers can write dry... they make a living off of it.)

  • March 31, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST

    SebastianHaff 's idea is a good way to go about it

    by hellcomestofrogtown

  • March 31, 2009, 5:23 p.m. CST

    No Ernie Hudson?

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    That's just wrong

  • March 31, 2009, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Ghost-Busters III must be politically correct!

    by Leafar the Lost

    Yes, we need to have a black guy, a disabled person (the wheelchair girl would be ok or someone blind), an Asian, a Hispanic, a gay guy, and a Native American. Oh, then you need a white guy...

  • March 31, 2009, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Young Ghostbusters

    by Professor.Heinrich.Von.Squawkencluck

    <p>... equals a recipe for unmitigated disaster imo</p><p>The beauty of the original lay in the fact that the principle characters, Venkman in particular, were a bunch of irreverant irascible bastards. Emo Ghostannullers doesn't quite do it for me.</p>

  • March 31, 2009, 6:30 p.m. CST

    i totally understand the responses to 'be happy they made anythi

    by tattoodrake

  • March 31, 2009, 6:35 p.m. CST

    i totally understand the responses to 'be happy they made anythi

    by tattoodrake

    i get your point. i would hate to see them anal rape my favorite characters too, thats for sure. i'm just saying, i've been wishing and wishing and wishing they would make a ghostbusters 3 for over ten years now. and now that it might actually happen, i'm pretty happy and excited to see what comes out of it. i understand the whole please don't ruin my characters thing, but really, can ANYTHING live up to most of you people who act like someone pissed in your wheaties expectations? probally not. my favorite comic character is ghost rider and i was excited to see that movie and THEY TOTALLY FUCKING CHEESED HIS BADASS OUT!! and ruined it for me... but i haven't lost faith. maybe this one will be better, with the originals in the mix, at least its not just studio rapes movie all over again in the theater

  • March 31, 2009, 6:42 p.m. CST

    also, one more thing you guys forget is...

    by tattoodrake

    they are making this movie not for ye gold and ye booty, but because fanboys have been ranting and raving for this for years and years now. YOU wanted it, and now YOU bitch. just weird to me.

  • March 31, 2009, 6:53 p.m. CST

    WHAT ABOUT ERNIE HUDSON?!?!?!!??!?!??!

    by ChaimBenSexyback

    This is an outrage!!!!

  • March 31, 2009, 7:03 p.m. CST

    please no bluray of ghostbusters 2

    by Dradis Contact

    I saw Ghostbusters 2 with a friend and we've kind of drifted apart. Coincidence?

  • March 31, 2009, 7:04 p.m. CST

    "they are making this movie not for ye gold and ye booty"

    by benito

    Uh... no. That's not how it works, sorry. They're doing i for money. The only person who seems to really care is Danny. and he's been kicked off writing the script.

  • March 31, 2009, 7:04 p.m. CST

    My Cast:

    by TedKordLives

    Luke Wilson(straight man), Jason Bateman(slacker), Tina Fey(nerd-egon's neice?), Mos Def(hyper). There's a dynamic for you. See, you can't just throw names out there. Well, you can but it helps if you provide some context. For instance, what role would Dane Cook play in a new GB? In my mind, he'd play a drooling, diaper-wearing moron (don't want to tax his acting 'ability'). Then you figure out what types play off that character and what actors can play those types well. Sorry, that came off as haughty, but think for one fuckin' second. Fuckin' ass.

  • March 31, 2009, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Jason Bateman

    by Dradis Contact

    He'd be pretty good. I would also like Michael Cera like some posters have mentioned, and maybe a young Matthew Broderick.

  • March 31, 2009, 7:12 p.m. CST

    tattoo

    by Six Demon Bag

    never wished for this nor indy 4 nor transformers nor gi joe nor new trek nor...Dr. Manhattan was right..nothing ever ends...

  • March 31, 2009, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Never Compromise-

    by TedKordLives

    Not even in the face of Armageddon. Wait, we're talking about Hollywood? Bwah-hah-hahahahahahaha!

  • March 31, 2009, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Will Smith as Ghostbusters :

    by PTSDPete

  • March 31, 2009, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters hit the treadmill and die

    by Larry Sellers

    Way to put Ghostbusters on a pedestal. It's one of my favorite movies but for fuck's sakes it's not untouchable or brilliant. There's a reason they made a VIDEO GAME starring the original cast instead of a full length film. My picks aren't necessarily Hill, Rogen, Long, etc. But I doubt a Ghostbusters role is beyond their acting ability. And I've got to say...I'm not glad I'm getting anything at all. I'm glad the original cast and crew are heavily involved. But that means dick until this shit is filmed.

  • March 31, 2009, 8:58 p.m. CST

    larry sellers

    by benito

    "It's one of my favorite movies but for fuck's sakes it's not untouchable or brilliant." ...Yes it is.

  • March 31, 2009, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Vincent Gallo as the screwball ghostbuster

    by Six Demon Bag

    he can be a cousin from out of town who needs to live at the station for awhile..comic hinjinks ensue...fucking retarded

  • March 31, 2009, 11:19 p.m. CST

    SAM ROCKWELL

    by benito

    Just throwing it out there.

  • April 1, 2009, 12:01 a.m. CST

    I'm just sayin'...

    by ManyFrames

    ...Some of the original crew will be ghosts. I hope they don't sour the memory of Ghostbusters past with this. Slimer better not show up as some suped-up CGI creature.

  • April 1, 2009, 12:24 a.m. CST

    HELLLLLOOOOO, BRUCE CAMPBELL ANYONE???????

    by J-Dizzle

    Ash as a Ghostbuster! FTW!

  • April 1, 2009, 2:34 a.m. CST

    Wil Smith as Ghostbusters :

    by LeeMajors

    "I make this look GOOD."

  • April 1, 2009, 2:46 a.m. CST

    Ghostbust3rs? Gh3stb3st3rs?

    by LeeMajors

  • April 1, 2009, 2:53 a.m. CST

    Tom Cruise is Ghostbusters :

    by LeeMajors

    w/ Seth Rogen's anus as "Slimer"

  • April 1, 2009, 2:55 a.m. CST

    No Tina Fey

    by criticalbliss

    She can't act. She's really not funny. People bitch about Dane Cook (and they should), but then turn around and pimp for Fey. WTF? <p> And no Sandberg, either.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:57 a.m. CST

    "He Slimed Me"..........."That's what SHE said."

    by darthpigman

  • April 1, 2009, 3:10 a.m. CST

    Daniel Day Lewis, Jeremy Irons, Jon Malkovitch

    by LeeMajors

    and Patrick Stewart as 'Venkman'

  • April 1, 2009, 3:33 a.m. CST

    Sweeded? I hope so!

    by Seph_J

  • April 1, 2009, 3:38 a.m. CST

    To be honest....

    by Seph_J

    ..... I would actually be very happy to see Rush Hour 4.... as long as Jack Black takes over the Jackie Chan role again. <p> ''Chinese bamboo... very strong!''

  • April 1, 2009, 6:52 a.m. CST

    What part will Seth Rogan play, and will he direct it?

    by Leafar the Lost

    It isn't if Seth Rogan will be in Ghostbusters III, it's what part will he play? Whether you like it or not, he will be in it along with Tracy Morgan as the black guy, and Sarah Silverman as the wacky Jewish girl with a crush on someone.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:57 a.m. CST

    i really hope this fares better than Indy IV

    by finky089

    in other news...I wanna play that video game NOW

  • April 1, 2009, 2:56 p.m. CST

    yeah, i'm dying to play that video game

    by tattoodrake

    can't wait!

  • April 1, 2009, 4:43 p.m. CST

    let's just hope that one of them isnt...

    by The Amazing G

    a dude in a wheelchair

  • April 1, 2009, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Carell and Stiller

    by GBRob08

    I actually wouldn't mind Ben Stiller being in it. But I think Carell has to be a new GB. He had great chemistry with Murray in Get Smart. Steve Carell and Ben Stiller plz...

  • April 2, 2009, 3:04 a.m. CST

    Nobody watches 30 ROCK

    by thegreatwhatzit

    (zip ratings) so Tina Fey would hardly dreaw the film's required demographic. And Tracy Morgan? He can only squint at cue cards.

  • April 2, 2009, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Will Arnett

    by damned

    as the new Walter Peck!