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GHOSTBUSTERS III To Begin Shooting This Winter?

Beaks here...

Where are we with the GHOSTBUSTERS III rumors? Let's see... we know longtime holdout Bill Murray is finally on board with the idea... Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg of THE OFFICE are banging out the screenplay... it's going to be a "passing of the torch" from the old guard Ghostbusters to a new generation of funny fellas (and ladies)... Ray Parker Jr. is giddily looking forward to another whopping royalties payday (which he might have to share with Huey Lewis)... I haven't been following the development of GHOSTBUSTERS III too closely, but it sounds like the big news contained in Geoff Boucher's just-published story at The Los Angeles Times is a) the film could begin shooting this winter, b) Sigourney Weaver has agreed to reprise her role as Peter Venkman's on-again/off-again Dana Barrett, and c) Ivan Reitman will not be directing the third film (because he's too busy as a producer). This is all according to Dan Aykroyd, who cautions that "at any second everything could blow up". But with Murray in the mix and a screenplay on the way (and Ramis as a probable replacement for Reitman), Aykroyd's optimism is justified; this is definitely the closest GHOSTBUSTERS III has been to production since he started talking it up over a decade ago. As for the "new guard" Ghostbusters, Aykroyd is hoping for a group of five, and he's already advocating for Alyssa Milano (whose voice will be featured in the long-delayed video game) and Eliza Dushku. I can certainly get with the latter, but would opt for Anna Faris over the lovely Ms. Milano. I should add that I spoke with John Krasinski a couple of weeks ago (for AWAY WE GO), and, as we were wrapping up, asked if he'd been approached to play one of the new GHOSTBUSTERS (what with the OFFICE connection and all). He said, "No." So there. Now i can slap an "Exclusive!" on this story.

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  • May 19, 2009, 7:46 p.m. CST

    THE TRAP IS CLEAN!!!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Oh yeah!

  • May 19, 2009, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Clean break.

    by noncents

    Hmmm.

  • May 19, 2009, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Alyssa Milano?

    by HoffmanPasander

    Christ. Why not round out the cast with Eddie Cibrian, Eric Close and Tori Spelling?

  • May 19, 2009, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Ray! When someone asks if you're a God, you say YES!!!

    by FilmGuy125

    FUCK YES!!!

  • May 19, 2009, 7:51 p.m. CST

    nobody steps on a church in my town

    by sonnyhooper

  • May 19, 2009, 7:52 p.m. CST

    That's the bedroom. Nothing happened in there.

    by FilmGuy125

    What a crime.

  • May 19, 2009, 7:53 p.m. CST

    GHOSTBUSTER treatment.

    by noncents

    I always picture the retired ghostbusters giving up on the practice, letting people deal with their own demons, but one of them still pursuing it on the side, his son in training, but resistant to the idea. Starts out with them getting kicked out of a motel for not paying. Murray, probably. They end up placing a pathetic add in the paper, an old lady calling them to an old estate. Her husband is haunting her. Comedy ensues, her granddaughter appearing, romance with the son, the girl's attention causing the boy to front about his allegiance to the family business. They trap the ghost, but their containment center is in the back of the old cruiser and they've been using it passed its prime. The girl wants to bust ghosts, so the boy is pressuring his dad to hire her, but they are out of storage, so they have to go back to Spengler who has completely lost as a rich inventor. He is completely fried, his mind possessed by a random ghost genius. This is where it starts to pick up, but if I tell you the rest, then you won't come and see it.

  • May 19, 2009, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Nice to see it if so.

    by Sal_Bando

    Why not? TONY DANZA CAMEO!

  • May 19, 2009, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Will Oscar (the baby from part 2) be one of the new GBs?

    by BeeDub

    If not, he should be. Maintain SOME sense of continuity.

  • May 19, 2009, 7:56 p.m. CST

    i thought that seth green was in as well...

    by dmstar

  • May 19, 2009, 7:58 p.m. CST

    If Reitman won't direct, Ramis should

    by TheMcflyFarm

  • May 19, 2009, 7:59 p.m. CST

    I could probably care less....Nope! I was wrong.

    by Yeti

    I'm more interested in the potential has-been smack down between Huey Lewis and Ray Parker jr. Huey's a bonna fide bitch - so this could get ugly. And by ugly I mean entertaining.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Everyting your doing is bad, I want you to know this.

    by damiz707

    Funniest line ever. Wheres my man Janosz Poha?

  • May 19, 2009, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Anna Faris? What the fuck is wrong with you?

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Jesus Christ what a terrible fucking suggestion.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:02 p.m. CST

    anna faris would be a great ghostbuster

    by moviemaven83

  • May 19, 2009, 8:03 p.m. CST

    This idea...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    sounds worse and worse every time I read something new about it.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:04 p.m. CST

    When people ask me who should play a new Ghostbuster

    by Hercules

    First name that always pops into my head is that of the least talented of the "Charmed" girls.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Alyssa Milano?

    by TheSultanOfErato

    Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!

  • May 19, 2009, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Anna Faris? Really?

    by damiz707

  • May 19, 2009, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Murray better make bank on this

    by cant_stop_yawning2

    really bad idea; it took decades but they finally dragged him back. won't be seeing this...

  • May 19, 2009, 8:05 p.m. CST

    The chick from Picket Fences?

    by jimmy rabbitte

    Yeah, she does suck.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Hrm

    by ghostofrorschach

    Everybody should check out the Terminator Salvation review at www.mymavra.com. There's an internet embargo on reviews for this movie everywhere else. Gangsta.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Can Zuul come back?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    The Ghostbusters just blew up his gateway, but could he find another one?

  • May 19, 2009, 8:07 p.m. CST

    BILL MURRAY -- QUIT THIS FUCKING SHIT NOW!!!

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    This should not be made. Fuck the 'Passing the torch' horse shit. Have some fucking self respect and tell your agent to go fucking himself.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Doctrrrr Benkmin Dana is no here..... So why are you came?

    by damiz707

    Peter "fu@*&#*" Macnicol ,bitches

  • May 19, 2009, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Thought that just occured...

    by FilmGuy125

    Please, PLEASE, for the love of Gozer, keep Shia LaBeouf away from this project!!

  • May 19, 2009, 8:08 p.m. CST

    With an SNL connection

    by BizarroJerry

    And the love of many in Hollywood right now, I could see Tina Fey being involved. Even had a "Ghostbusters" reference on 30 Rock. Not saying I'd like it, but it wouldn't surprise me.<p>And ease up on Alyssa. She's still nice to look at and "Charmed" wasn't on THAT long ago.<p>I just hope this doesn't get all Apatow-ized.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Alyssa Milano and Eliza Dusku?

    by m_reporter

    Sounds fantastic, if you're making softcore porn. Not that great for a Ghostbusters movie.<p> I agree with DGDB, the "passing the torch" thing sounds terrible. Just make a straight forward movie with the old cast kicking ghost butts.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Remember the time when...

    by mashman1212

    ...that guy wrote a review for Wolverine but he hadn't actually seen it but he was suggesting people not go see it anyway and then people got mad and then he caved and went to see it afterall? That was funny.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:13 p.m. CST

    My Ghostbuster dream team: Rudd, Segal, Tudyk & Meadows

    by TylerDurden3395

    Paul Rudd: The laid back guy a la Venkman. Jason Segal: The hefty nerd a la Ray. Alan Tudyk: The skinny nerd a la Egon. Tim Meadows: The token. Of course, nothing tops the originals, but if they are passing the torch, that's who I'd go with.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:19 p.m. CST

    MOS DEF should play the black one.

    by RawShark13

    Yep.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:20 p.m. CST

    It's true... this man has no dick.

    by ebonic_plague

    WELL THAT'S WHAT I HEARD! <p> Anyone naysaying the return of Bill Murray to the role of Dr. Peter Venkman needs to seriously consider vaginal reconstructive surgery. Talk about raped childhood nerd whining...

  • May 19, 2009, 8:20 p.m. CST

    There's a reason this is being delayed...

    by Underoos Hero

    No one really cares about Ghostbusters. It lives in the 80's and I am only referring to the first movie. The second sucked. If you are going to put it out then just forget about it being a sequel and "reboot" it with some good actors and waaay better fx. Did i say "reboot?" Damnit.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:20 p.m. CST

    I predict...

    by JonQuixote

    ... Jonah Hill, Tracy Morgan, Zach Galifianakis, and Amy Poehler. Jesus wept.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:20 p.m. CST

    No Alyssa! cast Summer Glau instead!

    by Gorgomel

  • May 19, 2009, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Also, there was a least talented Charmed girl?

    by ebonic_plague

    How could you tell?

  • May 19, 2009, 8:27 p.m. CST

    half life

    by whiskey_dick

    Depending on who the new people are I could be excited for this. I fear though that GBIII sort of has a half-life of production. It'll keep getting closer and closer to being made, but never quite get there.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:28 p.m. CST

    If you want a hot chick who can bring the laughs

    by slimballs

    You can never fail with Elizabeth Banks

  • May 19, 2009, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Vince Vaughn

    by Hercules

    Norm Macdonald <br>Patton Oswalt <br>Bill Hader <br>Kristin Wiig <p>And Albert Brooks as the guy who asks if there are nuns up there.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Gorgomel

    by The Dark Shite

    You my friend, are a fucking genius!

  • May 19, 2009, 8:32 p.m. CST

    milano? hahaha

    by quamb

    Shit I hope Akroyd is joking. I have the feeling that Ghostbusters III is going to suck REAL bad. It's just too hard a task to get that magic of venkman ray egon and winston with a bunch of new recruits.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:33 p.m. CST

    And Herc....

    by Underoos Hero

    Don't forget to have WETA do the fx. I bet they could create some cool shit. Oh and Slimer needs a redux.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Here's a novel idea..

    by The Dark Shite

    Why not just keep the original Ghostbusters? <p> Oh yeah, if they did they can't retire the old guys & make a brand new franchise, milking it for all it's worth & more.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:35 p.m. CST

    vince vaughn is really beginning to suck

    by supercowbell4therequestformorecowbell

    his past two movies have sucked BADLY and he just seems hell bent on playing the same fucking guy in every movie now.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:36 p.m. CST

    but then again id rather not see him do crap like

    by supercowbell4therequestformorecowbell

    the fucking psycho remake. garbage.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Seriously..

    by The Dark Shite

    Fans of the original would wanna see it & kids don't give a shit if it's a bunch of old guys. It'd be funny & have ghosts in it.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:37 p.m. CST

    amma ferris?????

    by simondark

    I would not see this if the house bunny were in it.Milano is waaaay hotter and a better actor.Id watch it for milano.and of course for the ghost busterness

  • May 19, 2009, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Herc, re: Bill Hader

    by MCVamp

    Predicting Hader isn't fair, he's been in over 70% of the comedies released in the past 3 years. (John C. Reilly, Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson, Portia De Rossi.)

  • May 19, 2009, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Forget Milano!

    by Camen12

    They need someone like Martha Plimpton or Mary Lynn Rajskub.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:39 p.m. CST

    oh and

    by simondark

    milano let us all look at her vag which any hetero male these days will tell you is a a good thing.I love milano's vagina...boobs are nice too.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:40 p.m. CST

    I love milano's vagina too..

    by The Dark Shite

    But I prefer their mint choc chip.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Stephen Colbert

    by Malicoire

    Ghosts! You're on notice!

  • May 19, 2009, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Oh, Craig Robinson!

    by Hercules

    Forgot about him! He'd be PERFECT!

  • May 19, 2009, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Well, I'd rather go Faris than Milano

    by crayotic

    Honestly though.. while I don't mind the concept of a younger generation of ghostbusters, they're not really something I would want to see in a GB3. I want to see the original guys pull through at the end of the day, not have their asses saved by Ryan Reynolds at the last minute, who suddenly realized what it means to bust ghosts properly.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:45 p.m. CST

    PLEASE, GOD, NO!!!!!!!

    by jarjarsjockstrap

    This is going to absolutely suck. ghostbusters II was an abomination, so why would part III be any better? passing the torch, eh? ugh. ugh. ugh what a miserable idea. this is clearly a pathetic attempt to milk the franchise, in light of the upcoming video game release. face it -- this is going to suck all kinds of ass. but, hey, screw it -- I'll throw in my two cents about casting. Why not cast NPH, the dude who plays Sulu and Harold, jim from American Pie, and stiffler!

  • May 19, 2009, 8:45 p.m. CST

    I can't think of anyone better than the orignals..

    by The Dark Shite

    Maybe the cast of Red Dwarf, as their Red Dwarf characters. <p> Good shout on John C. Reilly though!

  • May 19, 2009, 8:46 p.m. CST

    John Cho

    by Camen12

  • May 19, 2009, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Michael Cera! That would be a funny Ghostbuster

    by Prometeo

    I can se the plot in my mind... A bunch of young alumni of a not so curricular course by Venkman, at some no so great university... This kid could even be Moranis son or something, and could've inherited some treats from when his father was an acolyte of Gozer, the gozerian... Wait, does that make me Prometeo, the prometerian?

  • May 19, 2009, 8:47 p.m. CST

    JUSTIN TIMBERlAKE FOR GOZER!!!!

    by jarjarsjockstrap

    That chick is toast!

  • May 19, 2009, 8:48 p.m. CST

    ghostbusters 2 is a piece of shit

    by darthwaz1

    But the animated series is one of the best ever!!

  • May 19, 2009, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Patton Oswalt and Bill Hader

    by MattDomville

    ...would be brilliant. Wiig, also. That vacant-eyed "duck-shoot" woman from "Dollhouse" would be just awful.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:48 p.m. CST

    JOHN C. REILLY WOULD BE PERFECT, ACTUALLY

    by jarjarsjockstrap

    One of the only intelligent suggestions on here. he'd be perfect. however, for his sake, I hope he stays away from this train wreck.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:48 p.m. CST

    faRIS BWHAHAHAH

    by Castiel

    bill murray and anna faris in a movis together?!?!?!? oh . i see what you did there.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST

    darthwaz1, agreed...

    by jarjarsjockstrap

    loved real ghostbusters

  • May 19, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST

    JUSTIN TIMBERlAKE FOR GAZA

    by The Dark Shite

    See if he can do his twatty dancing when he's being hunted by a sniper.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST

    who used to eat slimer cereal!!!??

    by jarjarsjockstrap

    yay!

  • May 19, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST

    dave chappelle as the black guy!

    by Castiel

    at least try and make this movie funny.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:51 p.m. CST

    btw ray parker jnr

    by Castiel

    is still pimping that song http://bit.ly/Xarm

  • May 19, 2009, 8:52 p.m. CST

    this is total joke...

    by jarjarsjockstrap

    I believe Entertainment Weekly once ranked Ghostbusters as the #1 comedy of all time -- and I agreed. Lightning in a bottle, Ghostbusters was And, you know what they say about catching lightning in a bottle twice...

  • May 19, 2009, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Just keep Seth Rogen away from it.

    by The Dark Shite

    And the talentless fat kid who shows up with him. Whatever his name is.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:54 p.m. CST

    ghostbusters 2 had some classic bits in it though

    by supercowbell4therequestformorecowbell

    but overall : meh

  • May 19, 2009, 8:58 p.m. CST

    I can't wait for the game. The new movie...

    by SoylentMean

    Look, I understand the concept of franchise. I truly get it. But what made the Ghostbusters work was that they were THE Ghostbusters. <P> If you want to see what a "passing of the torch" type of film could lead to, I suggest you watch the movie Evolution. It's pretty much a half assed attempt at a new Ghostbusters movie. <P> I kind of like the movie (I'm a sucker for the creature designs), but I still was irked by its lackluster attempt at "re-imagining" the Ghostbusters formula. Especially with the folks involved.

  • May 19, 2009, 9 p.m. CST

    Director

    by ColeTrickle

    What would be a better passing of the torch then to have Jason Reitman direct? If were really going with the "new generation" is there a more perfect way to go?

  • May 19, 2009, 9 p.m. CST

    Michael Cera as Oscar?

    by seagrass

    That's not a bad idea, actually.

  • May 19, 2009, 9:02 p.m. CST

    How bout Beyonce Knowles?

    by Underoos Hero

    Shazam Sucka... Oh god...No I didn't

  • May 19, 2009, 9:04 p.m. CST

    I'm fine with the "passing the torch" thing...

    by Rain_Dog

    Throwing my picks into the ring just 'cause I'm bored: Jason Segel, Tina Fey, Romany Malco, Paul Rudd. In a neat role reversal, Rudd could be the new facetious new receptionist and Fey could be the wisecracking Venkman figure. Also, it would be nice if the black guy had something to do other than stand around and be, y'know, black.

  • May 19, 2009, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Will this be a parody flick and be called "GHOST MOVIE"?

    by Yotz Von Frelnik

    The part of this that involves a young group of GBs has me worrying it will feel a lot like the screwball movies of the last ten years, from the relatively great "Scary Movie" series to the not so much other more recent ones.

  • May 19, 2009, 9:05 p.m. CST

    What about Louis CK?!?! He and Patton Oswalt together!

    by DoctorZoidberg

    No fucking Apatow chum. I like some of them, but am sick of fucking ALL of them.

  • May 19, 2009, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Watch them cast Seth Rogen

    by JasonGrey

    Ugh.....

  • May 19, 2009, 9:06 p.m. CST

    I wish Nick Frost was American..

    by The Dark Shite

    I'd love to see him in it!

  • May 19, 2009, 9:07 p.m. CST

    SETH ROGAN IS NOT FUNNY!!

    by Underoos Hero

    He sucks along with Dane Cook, Carlos Mencia, Jeff Foxworthy, Jack Black, Larry the Redneck Guy....etc

  • May 19, 2009, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Louis CK is this year's Peter Venkman

    by DoctorZoidberg

    If Cera, Jack fucking Black, or Segel is i this I will fucking be really really angry when I see it.

  • May 19, 2009, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Seth Rogan needs to be stranded on an island for 15 years

    by DoctorZoidberg

    Then I will accept him again. Until then, fuck off.

  • May 19, 2009, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Alyssa Milano was good on Earl

    by bah

    But still, what?

  • May 19, 2009, 9:10 p.m. CST

    "Vy am i all covered with goo?"

    by moviemaven83

  • May 19, 2009, 9:10 p.m. CST

    I will still readily rub one out over Milano!

    by DoctorZoidberg

    Either the girl or the cookie!

  • May 19, 2009, 9:12 p.m. CST

    And Those "CLERKS" Guys suck too

    by Underoos Hero

    I will not apologize for that either.

  • May 19, 2009, 9:14 p.m. CST

    I like the black one...

    by Harry Palmerlime

    I think it would be funnier if they are juuuust about ready to unveil the 'New Ghostbusters" to the movie public and then realize something is somehow missing during a groupshot... A BLACK ONE. CUT TO a new groupshot with some random black guy in the mix who has no idea what the heck he is doing there. Perhaps a pleased reaction shot by Ernie Hudson thrown in the mix as well.

  • May 19, 2009, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Cast Common as the Black Guy

    by Underoos Hero

    Why the fuck not?

  • I'd be pretty happy with Steve Carrell or Jay Baruchel.

  • May 19, 2009, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Lance Krall as the Asian-y one...

    by Batutta

  • May 19, 2009, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Andy Serkis as Slimer...

    by Underoos Hero

    Ok...sure

  • May 19, 2009, 9:20 p.m. CST

    my shia-free picks

    by titpunch

    Neil Patrick Harris as Oscar Venkman. Stephen Colbert as his college professor, who is initially disbelieving but transforms into a warrior, tie as rambo headband style. Sascha Cohen as an obsessive Ghostbusters fan/stalker. Tracy Morgan as either Oscar's buddy or the professor's assistant, see who he riffs better with. He'd essentially freak out for the entire movie.

  • May 19, 2009, 9:21 p.m. CST

    The BEST New Ghostbusters Cast

    by Harry Palmerlime

    Bill Hader (I can even SEE him with the cigarette dangling from his bottom lip...) Simon Pegg Dan Fogler Dimitri Martin Anna Faris

  • May 19, 2009, 9:23 p.m. CST

    by The Dark Shite

    Murray<p> Ackroyd<p> Ramis<p> Hudson<p> Moranis<p> Weaver<p> CGI Slimer<p> Chick with the glasses.<p> Throw in a great villain & job's a good 'un.

  • May 19, 2009, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Ernie Reyes Jr. as the Asian-y guy

    by Underoos Hero

    hmm? maybe?

  • May 19, 2009, 9:26 p.m. CST

    I'm as big a Ghostbusters fan as ANYONE (including 2)

    by TheSeeker7

    And even I say -- let this DIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! Please!! Let it alone! I don't care if Murray IS involved! I ESPECIALLY don't wanna see a lame "passing the torch" idea. ugh.

  • May 19, 2009, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Oh and Bill Murray....?

    by Underoos Hero

    Not funny either. Just sayin.

  • May 19, 2009, 9:29 p.m. CST

    NEEDS MOAR SCOURGE OF CARPATHIA

    by Aquatarkusman

    How'd that dude get inside the painting, anyway?

  • May 19, 2009, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Eliza Dushku is too easy. Zooey Deschanel

    by ThePilgrim

    is the right kind of chick. She can go both ends of the spectrum. Geeky and Godess. Plus she has more brains in her head.

  • May 19, 2009, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Danny McBride and Michael Pena

    by mojination

    Must be in this. funny dudes, and not too polished. the original GBs were average joes, so should the next ones. We don't need Ghostbusters 90210.

  • May 19, 2009, 9:40 p.m. CST

    stop and think about it

    by illegaltouching

    what everyone is yearning for is more comedy, not some great FX-fest. the whole of idea of "ghostbusting" is a joke in itself. Every mission just involves pointing and shooting the proton packs. That's it. Plugging in some flavor of the month comedians into that won't make it worthwhile.

  • May 19, 2009, 9:42 p.m. CST

    FUCK THIS CASHGRAB FILM

    by Six Demon Bag

    the original principals should be ashamed!!!

  • May 19, 2009, 9:47 p.m. CST

    No Cera, godamnit.

    by jimmay

    I don't want to see him mumbling like Milton through the movie.

  • May 19, 2009, 9:47 p.m. CST

    I'm sure Shia will have his dick in this one.

    by darthsynn

    All the other actors in his age group should go back to waiting tables. LeSuck will be cast in everything from now on.

  • May 19, 2009, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Jim from the Office would be good.

    by antonphd

    I could see him as the wise ass of the bunch.

  • May 19, 2009, 9:50 p.m. CST

    flavour of the month?

    by mojination

    the original cast were "flavour of the month" comedians as well, and they created some great characters! the films were a skillfull balance of SFX and comedy, and the new director needs to understand that if it's gunna be any good.

  • May 19, 2009, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Eliza Dushku and Elissa Milano?

    by Cujo_Fugate

    ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME????? And stop mentioning Bill Hader. He's a vapid comedian channeling a 70's Akroyd. He's fucking weak. Norm's a good choice. Oswald to. Tracy Morgan's hilarious. No chick Ghostbusters. If this movie isn't good I'm going to punch a dog in the ass. Then I'm going to shit in a shoebox and mail it to the Surgeon General.

  • May 19, 2009, 10 p.m. CST

    SO STUPID

    by STEVE_GUTTENBERGS_DICK_ICECREAM

    NO PASSING THE TORCH, NOT AT ALL!!!!!!!!!! NO NEWBIE FUNNYMEN AND WOMEN, JUST CLASSIC CHARACTERS, CLOSE THE SERIES WITH A DECENT PART 3 AND THEN DO YOUR REBOOTS LATER. NO MATTER WHO YOU PICK AS THE NEW 5 YOU'RE GOING TO DIVIDE YOUR FANS WITH AT LEAST ONE OF THE CHOICES. ALL OF YOU ARE BLIND IF YOU CANNOT SEE THIS. ANYONE WHO DOES NOT AGREE, ESPECIALLY YOU AICN JOURNALISTS, WILL LOSE CREDIT IN NOT ONLY MY BOOK BUT IN SATAN'S COOL BOOK AS WELL!! NO NEW YOUNG HIP GHOSTBUSTERS!!! PERIOD.

  • May 19, 2009, 10 p.m. CST

    why new ghostbusters?

    by rockness

    why does every franchise have to do that? look how well it went over with shia in indiana jones. and die hard 4. why can't they just give our beloved characters a swan song on their own and have that be that?

  • May 19, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST

    NO NEW GHOSBUSTERS, NO NEW GHOSTBUSTERS

    by STEVE_GUTTENBERGS_DICK_ICECREAM

    NO NEW GHOSTBUSTERS, NO NEW GHOSTBUSTERS....

  • May 19, 2009, 10:05 p.m. CST

    These were funny people in 1980

    by Toilet_Terror

    But they really lost it. Every single damn one of them. Making Ghostbusters 3 is not the way.

  • May 19, 2009, 10:06 p.m. CST

    mojination

    by illegaltouching

    I didn't state myself clearly there. Bill Murray's movies before GB were Meatballs, Stripes, and Caddyshack. Ackroyd was in Blues Brothers and 1941. Obviously, both were on SNL. Every time GB3 gets mentioned people instinctively grab the 3 or 4 most recent names and claim they'd be a great cast. Just keep Seth Rogen away from this one.

  • May 19, 2009, 10:07 p.m. CST

    That said, good luck

    by Toilet_Terror

    If they make it, I will come. Because watching Dan Ackroyd hock Crystal Skull champagne made me sad.

  • May 19, 2009, 10:07 p.m. CST

    did we not learn anything from Indy 4, Blues Bros 2000, T4???

    by Six Demon Bag

    they need to stop making pointless sequels/reboots!

  • May 19, 2009, 10:08 p.m. CST

    In a perfect world, it'd be a reboot with...

    by Shermdawg

    Conan, Max, Andy, and Pierre.

  • May 19, 2009, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Fuck it--Benicio Del Toro and Vincent Gallo as GBs FTW!!!!

    by Six Demon Bag

    or dont come at all

  • May 19, 2009, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Eliza Dushku is the worst actress ever on earth

    by HaterofCrap

    ...so terrible. couldn't egon just invent a lighter proton pack so the old guys could still be the heroes?

  • May 19, 2009, 10:13 p.m. CST

    All you had to say was Alyssa Milano...this is going to be total

    by Glory_Fades_ImMaxFischer

    Someone needs to pin Dan Akroyd the fuck down and drug him..the guy hasn't done a decent fucking thing since..well since Ghostbusters..Who the fuck is giving him casting advice? Chevy Chase?

  • May 19, 2009, 10:15 p.m. CST

    SHIT..TOTAL SHIT

    by Glory_Fades_ImMaxFischer

  • May 19, 2009, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Yeah, no Milano, or Dushku, please.

    by Shermdawg

    I can't stand Sarah Silverman, but she'd be a better fit than those two.

  • May 19, 2009, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Is that Superbad kid gonna play Oscar?

    by Shermdawg

  • May 19, 2009, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Shia LaBeef as a Proton Pack.

    by scriptgirl_nipples

  • May 19, 2009, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Benicio is the only casting idea I've heard...

    by odo19

    so far that I think might actually work. Just idea has me giggling like an schoolgirl. Too bad they cant just clone him and have all 4 spots taken by him.

  • May 19, 2009, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Seth Rogan as Slimer Jnr.

    by scriptgirl_nipples

  • May 19, 2009, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Yeah Danny McBride

    by Glory_Fades_ImMaxFischer

    MARSHMELLOW MAN JUST PISSED HIS PANTSUIT!!!

  • May 19, 2009, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Just hire the Tropic Thunder guys for the new cast

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Slam dunk!

  • May 19, 2009, 10:24 p.m. CST

    While we're at it..Downey Jr. In blackface would be great

    by Glory_Fades_ImMaxFischer

    just sayin.

  • May 19, 2009, 10:25 p.m. CST

    this is a stillborn idea from the word "GHO"

    by Six Demon Bag

    i lost my faith in Aykroyd many a moon ago.

  • May 19, 2009, 10:25 p.m. CST

    I'd like to see...

    by The Only Woj

    Christian Bale in a role where he isn't pissed or depressed the entire time.

  • May 19, 2009, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Ghost Equallity should be the main theme.

    by ThePilgrim

    End Anti Ethereal Racism Now!<P> Ok here's what you do for the story line. The Ghostbusters faced a rival wannabe busting crew in the mid nineties. They both arrived at a job at the same time. they get into a fight and one of the protons goes off and kills Dana. Who showed up to try to convince the original guys to let it go. <P> The original Busters broke up after this. The new wannabe guys kept on busting. Becoming a big named crew, a franchise. The ghosts get tired of being unjustly removed from their homes/living areas, and contained against their will. <P> They start up an equal rights protest movement. <P> Meanwhile the tale of the original ghostbusters is being made into a feature film, based on a book Ray wrote. Petes having heart problems. We get a scene with him having a slight arrest, He races to the sink to take his nitrate pill. He gets it in his hand he fills his other hand with water he pops the pill in. He looks up in the mirror and He see's Dana standing behind him. He swallows the pill and she disappears. <P> Ray and the OGB gang convince Pete to go with them to the Comic Con convention to promote the new film. Well shit goes bad. The wannabe crew shows up, and the actors, and the original buster and these wannabe get into a full on fight. Peter suffers a heart attack. He wakes in darkness. Dana slowly appears from the far distance. She tells him she will be his gide into the light. We hear a something menacing coming from behind peter we can see it. Theres a pin hole sized white light far off into the distance. Pet and Dana run towards it. they are nearly there. A large disfigured ungodly hand grabs Dana. Vankmen is hit with a the paddles. He's pulled away from all of this like that. Peter starts to scream out after he's returned to life. He keeps going on about the evil getting Dana. Meanwhile Dana corpse rises from her grave. she looks awful. Whatever it was that found her in the afterlife owns her body now. Dana/Unknown starts killing and stealing the souls of any and all people she gets near. She goes to the wannabe headquarters and she devours all the souls she turns into something wicked and awful and unlike any treat in the previous films. The wannabes try to kill her they wind up dead. Now the real ghostbusters and the actors have to fix this shit.

  • May 19, 2009, 10:28 p.m. CST

    tropic thunder cast

    by illegaltouching

    that's how it's done.

  • May 19, 2009, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Uhhhh...

    by CoursinLarry

    CHICK Ghostbusters? I don't think so.

  • May 19, 2009, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Throw Aziz Anzari in the mix as well

    by terry1978

    That motherfucker on Parks and Recreation is basically an Indian, somewhat dorkier version of Peter Venkman anyway.

  • May 19, 2009, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Downey sounds good too.

    by odo19

    2 more spots left to fill.

  • May 19, 2009, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Wow Pilgram

    by Glory_Fades_ImMaxFischer

    You should get with Akroyd and colaborate.

  • May 19, 2009, 10:37 p.m. CST

    hears how you revamp this

    by holy____batman

    first 1/4 of the movie.. the first(real) ghost busters up to their eye balls in ghost hell.. ghostbusters win half assed and get sucked into an extra demensional vortex. Egon detonates a pack at the back end of the portal to close it.. flash foward 15 years. New York starts going to hell. new ghosts are everywere even foriegn countries. Egons daughter picks up the pack and notes her fater left her, and recruites new ghost busters, at some point throw in weaver who can connect with peter on the other side. tells her the big baddie is comming and nothing is what it seems... flash ahead big fight with an ecto infused concrete and steel ghost...they take it out by crossing the streams and it 's peter vienkman's spirit that leave's the semi hulking structure that only weaver can see. Ray Stantz appears in the reckage and Vienkman tell's weaver to watch Ray he is not what he seems(maybe Gozer reborn) hit the credits

  • May 19, 2009, 10:41 p.m. CST

    by the way Akroyd would would would play a funny mean ass bad gu

    by holy____batman

    to you dan

  • May 19, 2009, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Josh Holloway, Gilles Marini, Patrick Wilson

    by CherryValance

    Gael Garcia Bernal, and if we have to have a girl *barf* you guys can have that Megan Fox chick. LOL No one wants me casting this.</p> <p>Um. Would the new characters be like the old ones? Like would there be a Venkman type, etc.?

  • May 19, 2009, 10:45 p.m. CST

    yikes

    by illegaltouching

    aykroyd isn't the only one having trouble coming up with ideas

  • May 19, 2009, 10:49 p.m. CST

    I could see Leary with a proton pack...

    by Shermdawg

    ...but a lot of people wouldn't be keen on that bit of casting.

  • May 19, 2009, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Everyone's ideas for Ghostbusters 3...

    by FilmGuy125

    ..are horrible.

  • May 19, 2009, 10:57 p.m. CST

    One girl is enough! And not tough nuts Dushku! Tired of her.

    by Damien Chowder

  • May 19, 2009, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Cast list

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    Bale should play all 5 Ghostbusters.<P> Shane Hulbert would be the main villain. <P> The ghost of a brutally murdered DP from the future sent back in time. Hell bent on fucking up John Connor's acting career. <P> Nash Out!

  • May 19, 2009, 11:01 p.m. CST

    RDJ could play the white dude playing the black dude

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • May 19, 2009, 11:03 p.m. CST

    but actually, the Bale

    by CherryValance

    could also play Hurlbutt as he did in the "walkin' through ahdahdahdahdah" portion of the gospel of Bale.

  • May 19, 2009, 11:09 p.m. CST

    murray,aykroyd,ramis and hudson could still be funny

    by STEVE_GUTTENBERGS_DICK_ICECREAM

    with a good script. even the simpsons has been funny this season cause of good material. ghostbusters was very dry to begin with. gb's coming out of retirement would work fine with the age and out of shape problems. just cause todays humor is more bolder dick jokes and vagina farts doesn't mean it has to be fused into this gbIII. i mean its sad tho think anyone would want the new breed comedians as gb's when you can already tell what they're 1 dimensional characters would be ... ben stiller would be like, "whoa, this is weird, oooh i'm a ghost guy, well i gotta proton pack, you like that huh, huh?" and the girly kid from arrested development would be like "uh my proton pack doesn't work, guys guys?" and danny mcbride would be like "fuckin caught me a ghost" and will ferrel would be like "ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh i can do it to ghost, ahhhhgh!!!!!!!!!! i'm a scary ghost!!!!" and seth rogen would be like "hey man, cool, look a ghost, i'm a little fat but i can still catch one of these things, maybe..." and and paul rudd would be like "relax guys, cool ghost floipper, sweet/." and adam sandler would go "yoo hoo ghosts hhogadah boogadah" and anna farris would be like "hi ya, girl power, pussy farts, snort snort" its so stupid.

  • May 19, 2009, 11:10 p.m. CST

    please no gratuitious CGI

    by MurderMostFowl

    There is a *good* way to do the CGI here and a stupid way. Just because we *can* do bigger, more, faster, doesn't mean you should. I want to see this movie so well crafted in its use of CGI that you are in disbelief on whether something was real or not.

  • May 19, 2009, 11:18 p.m. CST

    They have to get Ryan Reynold as a new Ghostbuster!

    by EvilDoeR

    He's pretty darn funny, and he would look hilarious in the GB suit! I can live with Milano in ANYTHING! She's still hot if you ask me, and I would love to have her in this movie. Who else would be good? How about Ben Stiller?

  • May 19, 2009, 11:18 p.m. CST

    If were casting people from "The Office"...

    by darthvedder81

    Wouldn't Rainn Wilson be a better choice as the new Egon-type? Oh and no SNL alums (I want the movie to be funny not pathetic and sad). The girl Ghostbuster needs to be someone with some comic chops. Anna Faris is a good call. It's sad that we don't have many funny comic actresses anymore (ala Carol Burnett or Lily Tomlin). It's all about the T&A now.

  • May 19, 2009, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds, Ben Stiller, Seth Rogan, and Dave Chappelle!!!

    by EvilDoeR

    The new Ghostbusters!!! That would be an amazing cast!!!

  • May 19, 2009, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Betty White as the New Ghostbuster!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Damn straight.

  • May 19, 2009, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Casting call...

    by My friends call me Killjoy

    John C. Reilly, Colin Hanks, James Marsden, Craig Robinson, Ellen Page, and Jay Baruchel as newer high-tech paranormal investigators that get way in over their head. John C. Reilly is a huge Ghostbusters fan who calls in the old boys against the wishes of the others.

  • May 19, 2009, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Kristen Wiig is funny as hell

    by CherryValance

    I know you said no SNL but I usually don't think many comediennes are actually funny. But she's insanely funny. Actually now that you made me think about it, Wanda Sykes could be good too.

  • May 19, 2009, 11:25 p.m. CST

    COLIN HANKS!!!

    by Shermdawg

    Good call.

  • May 19, 2009, 11:26 p.m. CST

    How about a Ghostbuster wannabe?

    by darthvedder81

    I could see John C. Reilly playing a "freelance" ghostbuster fanboy type (a spoof on all the faux-Batmans in TDK). He's got a police radio and is always beating the guys to the scene and generally being irritating but lovable. Then they eventually add him to the group.

  • May 19, 2009, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Woody Harrleson as the Hemp Ghostbuster

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • May 19, 2009, 11:26 p.m. CST

    There's definitely a quality to Colin

    by My friends call me Killjoy

  • May 19, 2009, 11:27 p.m. CST

    bobcat goldthwait, bobby brown, rick moranis, sigorney weaver

    by STEVE_GUTTENBERGS_DICK_ICECREAM

    bobby brown was the doorman who wanted a proton pack, he finnally gets his wish, rick moranis was already intraining and proved himself, sigorney weaver has so many jobs (violinist,art cleaner) that she mine as well be a ghostbuster too, and bobcat goldthwait , just take scenes of him screaming and being super hilarious from the police academy movies and "forrest gump" them into this movie. there's your new cast.

  • May 19, 2009, 11:29 p.m. CST

    I meant

    by My friends call me Killjoy

    there's definitely a quality to Colin Hanks that fits the Ghostbusters feel. Semi-serious, but funny (like his Dad). <p> I like the "freelance" angle for JCR. Good call.

  • May 19, 2009, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Marsden

    by darthvedder81

    Very underrated actor and he's got some comedy chops too ("Enchanted"). He might be too pretty for "Ghostbusters" though.

  • May 19, 2009, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Keep Reitman's son away from this

    by Chief Joseph

    Keep Reitman's son away from this!!! Nepotism sucks!

  • May 19, 2009, 11:31 p.m. CST

    if colin hanks comes in

    by STEVE_GUTTENBERGS_DICK_ICECREAM

    he'll drag in jack black his good buddy. how would you feel about that?

  • May 19, 2009, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Darth Vedder

    by My friends call me Killjoy

    I actually thought that James Marsden could pull off being a "hot shot" slacker, like Val Kilmer in Real Genius.

  • May 19, 2009, 11:35 p.m. CST

    No obvious comedy superstars

    by My friends call me Killjoy

    No Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Seth Rogen. If they pass the torch, I'd like to see them keep the tone of the first 45 minutes of the original. You can't do that with actors who fall all over themselves trying to be funny.

  • May 19, 2009, 11:36 p.m. CST

    WHAT?!?! What is going on...

    by moonlightdrive

    with the casting in Hollywood these days?!?!?! It is all completely wrong, wrong, wrong. What is this nonsense about females being new Ghostbusters? NO! Guys ONLY! AND the right ones, not Apatow's gang. Some things about this movie sound great but then there's enough to make it sound like they're going to screw it up royally and that will be a real shame for the franchise.

  • May 19, 2009, 11:36 p.m. CST

    WTF

    by cpt. tim

    no one in this talkback has mentioned the omission of annie potts? Fags.

  • May 19, 2009, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Alyssa Milano

    by ulcer

    I think we need to see more of her! career has stalled with Charmed.

  • May 19, 2009, 11:40 p.m. CST

    how bout a ghost detecting robot ray makes

    by STEVE_GUTTENBERGS_DICK_ICECREAM

    it senses ghosts in the room and captures the ghost all by itself, but it gets possesed, like th ED-209 from robocop or something. or its made all like a hot chick and dan akroyd falls in love with it.

  • May 19, 2009, 11:43 p.m. CST

    Del Toro, Downey, Reynolds, and Hanks

    by odo19

    There. Perfect cast. We just did their job for them.

  • May 19, 2009, 11:45 p.m. CST

    by STEVE_GUTTENBERGS_DICK_ICECREAM

    its gotta be like the ghosts rights people finnally get listened to by the courts when the ghost busters bust barack obamas grandma or something and people see that a lot of the ghosts are their own loved ones and are forced to officially stop and become pittied and hated by the world as bullies to the defenseless ghosts, its a year or 2 later and people start realizing the ghosts faked them out and now need the gb's to save them and the gb's don't do it and the movie ends with the earth being overrun by ghosts and kill all the fleshies.

  • May 19, 2009, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Everything was going great with the Ghostbusters...

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    Until Dickless decided to make a sequel. And yes its true Hollywood HAS NO DICK!

  • May 19, 2009, 11:51 p.m. CST

    That could work Killjoy

    by darthvedder81

    As long as they acknowledge his pretty-boy nature and have some fun with that it could work. You and I should write the screenplay! LOL

  • May 19, 2009, 11:51 p.m. CST

    PREVIEW GHOSTBUSTERS 3 RIGHT NOW!!!

    by DOGSOUP

    It's called EXTREEEEEME GHOSTBUSTERS!!! "Set years after the end of The Real Ghostbusters, lack of supernatural activity has put the Ghostbusters out of business. Each member has gone their separate way, except for Dr. Egon Spengler, who still lives in the firehouse to monitor the containment unit, further his studies and teach a class on the paranormal at a local university. When ghosts start to reappear, Egon is forced to recruit his lone four students as the new Ghostbusters. These are Kylie Griffin, a girl genius and expert on the occult (Goth chick), Eduardo Rivera, a cynical Latino slacker(The voice of the 90's generation), Garrett Miller, a young athlete who uses a wheelchair(Token Handicap Minority), and Roland Jackson, a studious machinery whiz(Token black guy). Filling the cast are Janine Melnitz, the Ghostbusters' previous secretary who returns to the job, and Slimer, a hungry ghost and general comic relief. The series follows the adventures of this "Next Generation" of Ghostbusters tracking down and capturing ghosts all over New York and occasionally beyond the city. The series is styled as a supernatural comedy, following the trend set by its predecessor, but given an updated feel. This is reflected by the use of a gritty, rock/funk-inspired variation of Ray Parker Jr.'s song "Ghostbusters" as the opening theme written by Jim Latham and performed by voice over actor Jim Cummings. Recurring themes throughout the series are the new team learning to work together despite their differences, Janine's largely unrequited affection for Egon, the love/hate relationship between Kylie and Eduardo, and the Ghostbusters' frequent clashes with authority figures who disbelieve their work. Perhaps the most notable episode of the series is the two-part episode "Back in the Saddle", in which the three original Ghostbusters briefly return to team up with their successors. Dave Coulier (the second voice of Peter Venkman), Buster Jones (the second voice of Winston Zeddemore), and Frank "Jesus Titty Fucking Badass" Welker (the voice of Ray Stantz and originally Slimer) reprised their roles from The Real Ghostbusters."

  • May 20, 2009, 12:01 a.m. CST

    I Know How to Make this Movie the Way the Studios Want It

    by ass clown

    How can we make the worst movie of all time..... hmmmmm.... Bret Ratner would help.... why has no one mentioned his name for director. Alyssam Milano would be a nice touch. Perhaps we could add Tom Green, Hayden Christiansen, Luke Wilson, Jon Heder, and Seth Rogan. Now that sounds like a passing of the torch film. We can make the movie about evil ghosts that want to turn the world leaders into ghosts so that they will feel more affectionate for them. Maybe a climax on that statue of liberty....

  • May 20, 2009, 12:06 a.m. CST

    It was obvious Milano would be in this...

    by conspiracy

    1. She is voicing the game, 2. The bitch needs the work, isn't exactly in high demand and no doubt cums cheap.</p><p>Can't say I won't mind seeing the hairy armed babe in this though..she has a great Italian rack, cute pooper and great gash. Plus, you know she'll look smoking in the new Matrix=y Ghostbusters outfit. Awwww...come on...you KNOW there will be black latex in this somewhere...they don't hire Vag like that to stick in some baggy beige Dickies coveralls.</p><p> Who wants to put money on Jack Black or Ferrell being in this thing? Sure they will suck..but you know those names are gonna pop up.

  • May 20, 2009, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Um Harold and Kumar is the obvious choice

    by andrew coleman

    Just mix both franchises no one will really care. Harold and Jumar get high with Bill Murray and decide to fight ghosts. Fuck Shia and Seth Rogan if they are in it I won't see it. Harold and Kumar would be priceless.

  • May 20, 2009, 12:21 a.m. CST

    how bout someone who really hates the old gb's

    by STEVE_GUTTENBERGS_DICK_ICECREAM

    atherton? or a new character, reads some evil alester crowley/necronomicon type shit before he shoots himself and returns as this evil powerful entity hell bent on destroying the gb's. ghostbusters:hellbent. though i always liked that the first one also had that anothe dimension opens up and the evil wants to cross worlds more than the slime idea of part 2, which wasn't that bad of a movie as people say, at least if u were a kid when u first saw it.

  • May 20, 2009, 12:23 a.m. CST

    HERC IS RIGHT - ALYSSA MILANO? OH DEAR

    by Ray Gamma

    THIS IS GOING TO FAIL. IT'S MEANT TO BE GHOSTBUSTERS, NOT 'CHARMED'.

  • May 20, 2009, 12:26 a.m. CST

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    by Ray Gamma

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  • May 20, 2009, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Fuck New Generation

    by most excellent ninja

    you think anyone gives a shit about new guys?

  • May 20, 2009, 12:34 a.m. CST

    some great Basterd clips are up at Joblo

    by pipergates

    scenery and character pieces, fine looking stuff

  • May 20, 2009, 12:35 a.m. CST

    ha, Chud got them too

    by pipergates

  • May 20, 2009, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Justin Long!

    by BadMrWonka

    that's all...

  • May 20, 2009, 12:50 a.m. CST

    The Mac ads killed Long's likability factor.

    by Shermdawg

  • May 20, 2009, 1:06 a.m. CST

    Hmmm

    by Eonz_Higlo

    I just watched ghostbusters yesterday. Someone mentioned dan fogler...he's slowly becoming one of my favorite actors....colin hanks wouldnt be too bad...i hate john c reily just as much as i hate will ferral. which is alot. bill hader....i'm iffy on but if you have to use any snl cast member, which they no doubt will, i'd rather it be him than andy fucking samberg. Thomas lennon might be funny, but it would be a risk. i'm not in favor of any females as ghostbusters...i just dont see it working....someone else mentioned simon pegg, which would be funny, but if your casting him, i'd say just give the movie to edgar wright and let him do his thing with nick and simon...they haven't really done a whole lot of wrong together. as far as the token black guy goes....i'd just assume find someone new. maybe if they could just find someone new for every character it might have a chance. obviously noone can agree on big stars. so fuck it.

  • May 20, 2009, 1:21 a.m. CST

    Just don't make it so predictable

    by Dapper Swindler

    The whole changing of the guard plot sounds so predictable. Or you could have the Ghostbusters compete against a government sponsored team of new Ghostbusters with shiny new proton packs and a real headquarters, etc. But they are bad or something and the old, grungy ghostbusters have to save their ass. Yep, that's another predictable plot. And your casting choices are also predictable. <p> Please do something bold and new with the franchise instead of just conform it into the mold. Take a step forward, don't just spin your wheels. Doing everything you can do to make it "feel" like Ghostbusters will just turn into something redundant AT BEST.

  • May 20, 2009, 1:36 a.m. CST

    Ramis said in an interview he wouldn't direct.

    by jenkis

    I vote Jason Reitman. Or Joss Whedon. Who better for horror, comedy and FX? Maybe Raimi if he's stopped sucking, which it seems he now has.

  • May 20, 2009, 1:40 a.m. CST

    SO BE GOOD, FOR GOODNESS SAKE

    by turketron_2

    WOAH, SOMEBODY'S COMIN'!<p> Hope they do this right... Ghostbusters is one of my most favorite franchises... ever. I need to get The Real Ghostbusters boxset dammit...

  • May 20, 2009, 1:42 a.m. CST

    Paul Giamatti for the new GB crew.

    by jenkis

    please thank you.

  • May 20, 2009, 1:46 a.m. CST

    20 Actors Worthy Of Playing Ghostbusters

    by Barry_Woodward

    Jensen Ackles Richard Ayoade Kristen Bell Michael Cera John Francis Daley Felicia Day Eliza Dushku Neil Patrick Harris Fran Kranz John Krasinski Mila Kunis Danny McBride Simon Pegg Natalie Morales Lee Pace J. August Richards Seth Rogen Paul Rudd Katee Sackhoff Jason Segel

  • May 20, 2009, 1:51 a.m. CST

    Samuel L Jackson as the mysterious new leader

    by lockesbrokenleg

    that sends the GB's out on missions. Muthafuckers!!!

  • May 20, 2009, 2:07 a.m. CST

    So this will be released Summer 2011?

    by Rev. Slappy

  • May 20, 2009, 2:17 a.m. CST

    I met Ray Parker Jr once.

    by deanbarry

  • May 20, 2009, 2:20 a.m. CST

    And then I pressed ENTER too soon

    by deanbarry

    Before I could mention it was at a party in Australia. Lovely guy. Some Pepsi thing, don't remember. It was years ago. LA Law was still screening so some of those guys were there too. And Olivia newton John. But i digress. I wouldn't mind seeing Eliza in this, as she's smoking hot and sure to give Dan another of those erotic dreams he likes to have about ghost girls and potential fellatio. Just please..don't suck! (The movie I mean...eliza can suck all she wants!"

  • May 20, 2009, 2:20 a.m. CST

    No Ackles.

    by Shermdawg

    C'mon guys, quit throwing his name out there for everything under the sun. I mean, for fuck's sake, some one mentioned him for freaking Mad Max earlier. The kid is good, but let's be realistic. <br><br> And he certainly doesn't need to be in another ghost-related property.

  • May 20, 2009, 2:21 a.m. CST

    )

    by deanbarry

    Gotta close the brackets.

  • May 20, 2009, 2:23 a.m. CST

    "Passing the torch", no thanks I'll pass altogether.

    by alucardvsdracula

    Love the original classic Ghostbusters and some of the cartoons. Everything else, especially the awful No2 sucks ass. This whole idea of a new generation of busters is about as welcome as another Indy film from Lucas and Speilberg. Yet more raping and soild memories I fear.

  • May 20, 2009, 2:25 a.m. CST

    & thats comin from AICNs original Ackles supporter.

    by Shermdawg

  • May 20, 2009, 2:27 a.m. CST

    Please, Cera as Oscar. Please.

    by reflecto

    Please.

  • May 20, 2009, 2:28 a.m. CST

    AND FUCK THIS JENSEN ACKLES SHIT

    by reflecto

    KEEP YOUR TEENYBOPPER SLASH FIC SUPERNATURAL OUT OF MY GODDAMN MOTHERFUCKING GHOSTBUSTERS

  • May 20, 2009, 2:33 a.m. CST

    As for other n00bs

    by reflecto

    Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Dylan Moran, and Maya Rudolph. Done.

  • May 20, 2009, 2:35 a.m. CST

    Anna Faris as the Goth Chick

    by DOGSOUP

    Do It.

  • May 20, 2009, 2:40 a.m. CST

    "Why am I covered vis goo??"

    by Droogie Alex

    You are like the buzzing of flies to him

  • May 20, 2009, 3:08 a.m. CST

    Ghostbusters 2nd best movie of 1984

    by Prossor

    1st is The Terminator

  • May 20, 2009, 3:10 a.m. CST

    Blues Brothers 2000, anyone?

    by BiggusDickus

    No newbies, no torch passing - either give us the grumpy, jaded old crew going out with a bang or don't bother.

  • May 20, 2009, 3:21 a.m. CST

    Those action figures from a while back...

    by Ronald Raygun

    I remember a couple of years ago some McFarland Toys-like company wanted to make Ghostbusters action figures from the original movie but Bill Murray wouldn't okay his likeness being used so they were cancelled. I'd rather see these action figures get made than another movie. I'd rather have something to preserve my memory of the ghostbusters from 1984 rather than some cash-in that ruins the whole thing.

  • May 20, 2009, 3:26 a.m. CST

    i can't belive this happening

    by zapano

    i've hope cause murray and ramis are involved and i'm praying to the movie gods that it will be good

  • May 20, 2009, 3:35 a.m. CST

    I WILL NOT watch ...

    by ottomatic

    if danny mcbride is involved.can not fucking stand that douchbag much like other talkbackers hate on shia le beef and seth rogen.

  • May 20, 2009, 4:25 a.m. CST

    This is gonna suck ass

    by TotalFreedom

    I hope this will be the one that will suck enough uncut dick to turn the public against ever going to see these bullshit sequels ever again.

  • May 20, 2009, 5:09 a.m. CST

    NO NEW MOVIE!!!

    by Six Demon Bag

    its only gonna ruin the first two...GB 2, the cast was already phoning it in.

  • May 20, 2009, 5:39 a.m. CST

    Ray Parker Jr. Owes me money

    by redfist

    Fuck Huey Lewis. He can get in line. Fucking amatuer.

  • May 20, 2009, 5:41 a.m. CST

    I have wanted to slime Alyssa Milano since 1984

    by redfist

    At least someone will get a chance

  • May 20, 2009, 5:50 a.m. CST

    Beep! Beep! Beep!

    by OBSD

    That's the sound of the dumptruck full of money backing up to Bill Murray's house. Fuck this "passing the torch" bullshit. Does anybody really want to see a Ghostbusters movie that has the original cast in it for about 15 minutes and some bullshit "comedians" like Hader do his goofy scat-like improv schtick (or whatever the fuck he calls what he does) or Danny McBride act like a douche (yeah, we get it. You're a douche. ha. that was funny. Or you're in another movie where you act like .... a douche? So, that all you got then, the douche thing? Got it. ) for an hour and a half? This movie's going to suck a bag of dicks.

  • May 20, 2009, 5:55 a.m. CST

    Zach Galifiniakis?

    by johnnylawless2

    We should be so lucky. Plus Paul Rudd = i'm there

  • May 20, 2009, 6:02 a.m. CST

    no kransinski please

    by TheExterminator

    craig robinson yes..paul rudd yes...danny mcbride yes...rogen not so sure...find a rle for adam scott too..galifinakis should be in it too

  • May 20, 2009, 6:04 a.m. CST

    My non-Apatow approved dream cast

    by OBSD

    So, I'll play: John Hodgman. Rich Fulcher. Kristen Schaal. Wyatt Cenac. Julian Barratt. There you go.

  • May 20, 2009, 6:21 a.m. CST

    "New" Ghostbusters

    by Droid

    Shit idea. But I'll play anyway. <p>Justin Bateman, Mila Kunis, Vince Vaughn, that rednut pageboy from 30 Rock, Kristen Wiig, Alan Tudyk, Justin Long ... <p>Norm MacDonald would be awesome but a bit long in the tooth. <p>Still a shit idea though.

  • May 20, 2009, 6:28 a.m. CST

    Norm McDonald, Steve Carrel, Vince Vaugh...

    by ricarleite2

    ... and some other people. But unfortunaly it will be Will Farrel, Jack Black, Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller.

  • May 20, 2009, 6:38 a.m. CST

    Amended dream cast

    by odo19

    Benicio Del Toro, Robert Downey Jr, Justin Bateman, and Ryan Reynolds.

  • May 20, 2009, 6:58 a.m. CST

    MY FUCKING SYNOPSIS OF GB3 SHOOT MY SHIT

    by BlackJackBauer2

    Look, if they gotta do young ghostbusters, this is the fucking way to do it. <p> first off, you get Jack Black. and you make him the DOUCHE BAG trust fund leader of this new group of ghostbuster kids who follow him cuz its his fucking group. He even bought the Ghostbusters name, the logo, every thing. He OWNS the shit now. He would be like Cartman when he bought that run down amusement park,and we all know that was funny as fuck. <p> One of the bitches, Dusku whatever the efuck her name is, Milano or just written as the HOT BITCH will be the one who brought the idea to DOUCHY jack blackm because see, she is the daughter/niece/3rd cousin removed of Ripley herself, and also is sorta with him. <p> So anyway, these fucks get themselves involved in some bullshit and get sent to Hell, because the Head Demon BADDIE thinks they are "THE ghostbusters, " and some weird super dumb prophecy says he has to capture them in order to create hell on earth. whatever, blah blah mcguffin. <p> So, Weavers character is pissed, she makes Murray and them pull together for one last hurray to save her niece/daughter/cousin oliver. <p> So the Jack Black character would be fucking shit over like the douchebag from the first movei,who I personally think is the best arrogant smug asshole we have ever seen on film. NO ONE plays asshole like that guy, between this and Die hard, and Real Genius, that motherfucka is KING Fucking DOUCHE. shooter mcgavin aint got shit on him...tho shooter is still the shit. whatever, i digress. <p> so yea, jack black will be that kinda character always fucking shit up and thwarting the REAL Ghostbusters who have to get equipped/throw their proton packs on the back and then split/but what about viggo, the master of evil wanna battle my boys? THATS NOT LEGAL! ayeeee o. <p> so we get some mention of them in teh beginning, quickly get shown the hot bitch and the douche who kinda looks up to the ghostbusters in his own twisted way, but just goes overboard with buying all their shit and becoming them,and in rapid fire succession we are introduced to the rest of the gang in a Goonies like montage, like the beginning where there was teh chase and we got to see their little stereotypes. tiiiiiiight and genius. also, i want to see ghost tits this time around. ectoplasmic fucking tittays, tell me that wouldnt be the most awesome CGI EVER!??

  • May 20, 2009, 7:17 a.m. CST

    Why there could be NUNS up there!

    by TheNorthlander

    We wouldn't even SEE them!<br> <br> Hercules, you brought me out of TB retirement, man. Kudos for the Albert Brooks mention.

  • May 20, 2009, 7:30 a.m. CST

    SAM ROCKWELL, JEFFREY WRIGHT, RON LIVINGTSON!!!

    by benito

    In other words... HIRE REAL ACTORS!!! Every time I hear a suggestion for a Vince Vaughan, or a Michael Cera, or a Seth Rogan... I swear to God... a piece of me dies. This is GHOSTBUSTERS we're talking about! The truth is we shouldn't even be talking about a passing of the torch movie cos its a HORRIBLE IDEA. But since it seems to be happening, the only way to minimize the damage is to get some serious f'ing talent in the ring. Not Apatow stoner comedy sketch comics! BRILLIANT comedic actors! People who can in some small way compare to legacy of a guy like Bill Murray! FUCK!!!

  • May 20, 2009, 7:33 a.m. CST

    And look...

    by benito

    ...I'm not against the idea of a movie with new recruits in it. It's been twenty years after all. It stands to reason they've taken on some staff. But the four originals should absolutely be the leads. It shouldn't be a passing of the torch piece of insulting bullshit. It should be a masterpiece in honor of our heros, that has great, credible, respected actors backing them up as their loyal staff. In that respect The Life Aquatic is still the closest I think I'll ever get to a genuine Ghostbusters 3 that isn't a pathetic cash grab. We had a Venkman type, only older and with more regrets, and we had his team of support staff who loved him and believed in him. That's what this movie could be. But it, sadly, is NOT what it will be.

  • May 20, 2009, 7:36 a.m. CST

    will David Duchovny be in it?

    by Maniaq

    he did a pretty good Bill Murray in Evolution

  • May 20, 2009, 7:44 a.m. CST

    Hey OBSD

    by benito

    Some respectable choices. Especially Kristen Schaal, Wyatt Cenac and Julian Barratt. Good to see someone around here is using their head on this one.

  • May 20, 2009, 7:53 a.m. CST

    by STEVE_GUTTENBERGS_DICK_ICECREAM

    there should be a ghostbuster who chose to be gay, maybe scott thompson? and a real religious one who hates abortions so much that he traps the dead fetus ghosts and releases them to their teenaged "parents". and a wheel chair guy who drinks heavily cause he lost his legs and spits and cries all the time. and janeane garofalo could be a ghostbuster that cuts herself.

  • Cheesy Kreesy!<br><br> Who doesn't want to see Uncle Roman blow some coin on a kick ass jet boat?<br><br> Again. <br><br> And hey..well, to mention, based on your handle, and your dumb there..STEVE_GUTTENBERGS_DICK_ICECREAM. ok<br><br>To note...that above you typed...just might be the dumbest, douchiest thing I have ever read here in 10 years...might be.<br><br> http://tinyurl.com/DumAssKid<br><br> Look. There is your link..STEVE_GUTTE. Take your ignorant notions over to Mdm. Cougar and see what you get.<br><br> I wager a great big wall in china and a angry mirror and a massive rebukement for your most heinous a-holiness. I guess. I wager. Douche.

  • May 20, 2009, 8:38 a.m. CST

    he is VIGO!

    by The Amazing G

    you are like the buzzing of flies to him!

  • May 20, 2009, 8:38 a.m. CST

    thank you lord! thank you!

    by The Amazing G

  • May 20, 2009, 8:39 a.m. CST

    hey man, let me tell you something...

    by The Amazing G

    I love you

  • May 20, 2009, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Gary the Retard

    by Dr Gregory House

    as the retarded Ghostbuster. But he's got to wear his KUFO hat. It's in his contract.

  • May 20, 2009, 8:55 a.m. CST

    New Ghostbusters

    by Mr.FTW

    Ryan Reynolds and Sean William Scott!

  • May 20, 2009, 9 a.m. CST

    X-rated Ghostbusters would be cool

    by dioxholster

    violent and full of nudity and sexual content. like imagine how cool that would be?

  • May 20, 2009, 9 a.m. CST

    Jack Black and Seth Rogen and Michael Cera

    by Squashua

    You know, because that's who THE PEOPLE think are funny these days. Not that it wouldn't work, mind you, but that's who I'd expect in the roles. Rather have had Stiller & co. in there instead.

  • May 20, 2009, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Does this mean...

    by harrys_site_sucks

    ...that Caddy Shack 3 is around to corner now?

  • May 20, 2009, 9:02 a.m. CST

    BALE will fuck those Ghosts up

    by dioxholster

    put Bale in it

  • May 20, 2009, 9:03 a.m. CST

    harrys_site_sucks

    by dioxholster

    then why are you here?

  • May 20, 2009, 9:05 a.m. CST

    Bill ...

    by Lain Of The Net

    ...you maniac!!! Glad to see you are finally accepting that big truck load of money sitting by your gate. You know you big lug if this does not get done soon I may end up watching it from the "other" side and I ...would not like that. So ...get it done cuz I really don't want to end up in that ghost tank. I love you Dan!!

  • May 20, 2009, 9:05 a.m. CST

    Shia La Poof in Ghostbusters

    by dioxholster

    its gonna happen

  • May 20, 2009, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Tropic Thunder cast would have suited it well

    by performingmonkey

    Jack Black would be great for this, and Downey jr. but they won't do it (Downey probably wouldn't have chance with all the roles he's got). Jamie Foxx as the son of Winston Zeddemore! There's gonna be a token teen/kid in the movie, with a kid proton pack, and you all know it.

  • May 20, 2009, 9:32 a.m. CST

    No... no...nononono...no, and...

    by Kid Z

    ...NO! Just... no.

  • May 20, 2009, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Everyting your doing is bad, I want you to know this. by damiz70

    by arthurrex007

    My Favorite too! Hey this might not totaly suck. Sometimes rethinking an idea that has been sitting around for years is a good idea. ie: Superman Returns, T3, Alien Ressurection etc etc etc

  • May 20, 2009, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Xzibit, McLovin, Kevin James, and Chris Evans

    by jarjarmessiah

    You're Welcome!

  • May 20, 2009, 9:41 a.m. CST

    still no mention of janine?

    by cpt. tim

    annie potts is still hot. fags

  • May 20, 2009, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Yes. This man has no dick.

    by HoboCode

    There is no way this can live up to expectations.

  • May 20, 2009, 9:44 a.m. CST

    still no mention of janine?

    by arthurrex007

    Yeah whats up with that? I agree man she still rocks. Of course I was 23 when the first Ghostbusters came out so I maybe remebering how hot she was then.

  • May 20, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST

    casting

    by Bob Falfa

    Hader, McBride, Robinson, Segal and Oswalt as slimer

  • May 20, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST

    If it's got to happen, ok... just please no Jack Black

    by Coma Baby

    I know they're looking for younger people, but Bruce Campbell would be hilarious and help make it not awful. Mos Def would be great. Jane Lynch, while not a young hottie, could be funny. And, really, they shouldn't be young and attractive - the original Ghostbusters were early middle age losers! I know people are sick of him, but Seth Rogan would probably be good. Paul Giammatti idea that someone had a few posts back is also great. Also, they've got to bring back Walter Peck in some capacity - I can't think of any character more diabolically annoying. Alec Baldwin would make a good new mayor. Is Rick Moranis going to be in this? He just has to say anything as Louis Tully and it will be funny.

  • May 20, 2009, 10:04 a.m. CST

    annie potts is in the new video game

    by STEVE_GUTTENBERGS_DICK_ICECREAM

    i'm sure she'll be game for the million dollar check ghostbusters 3 produces for her. she still looks good. calm yourselves.

  • May 20, 2009, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Katie Sackoff for the team

    by VAwitch

    We don't need 2 female GBs. And Alyssa Milano?? Please no! Eliza... perhaps - she's got snark down pretty well. And no for Shia - I'm thinking he's going to be taking it a bit easy on the "action" films after the TF2 junket - he says there's at least 1 or 2 more surgeries for his hand, which takes time to heal.

  • May 20, 2009, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Yes, have some.

    by Azlam Orlandu

    Just make this film, for better or worse. I guarantee the world will be a better place reguardless.

  • May 20, 2009, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Rudd

    by WickedJester

    I could see Paul Rudd as the last guy to agree, hard to convince what he's seeing is real character. Peter(Murray)'s attitude from II and that type of Rudd character has lots of potential.<br><br>Why not Rainn Wilson as the over-excited recruit. Basically Dwight as a GB.

  • May 20, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST

    I hear sniffing. It must be Seth Rogen trying to snatch a part i

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Like a pig triyng to find a truffle. Fuuuuuuck.

  • May 20, 2009, 11:50 a.m. CST

    are you alice menstruating right now ....

    by JackGraham

    ... are you alice on the blob right now .... are you alice on the rag right now .... are you alice bleeding right now

  • May 20, 2009, 12:08 p.m. CST

    I wonder if we will meet Ivo Shandor?

    by the Green Gargantua

    I should like to meet him.

  • May 20, 2009, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Fuck Alyssa Milano

    by GaiustheBrave

    Or let me. She has no place in this movie. No place. No Anna Faris. I command these things to be true. Zooey Deschanel shall be the female ghostbuster, along with Tracy Morgan (as the ghostbuster who didn't know what ghosbusting actually was when he went for the interview), Chris Pine (as the "tough guy") and Sam Rockwell (as the "fucked-up guy".

  • May 20, 2009, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Sam Rockwell as the "fucked-up" guy who might be agenius

    by GaiustheBrave

  • May 20, 2009, 12:53 p.m. CST

    This will be one big fucking disappointment

    by moviemaniac-7

    Hell, I am one of those people defending the shit out of the second one. The first one's a classic, the second great entertainment. But why now a third one? Leave it. It will have some nice moments with the old cast, but the whole project just screams REDUNDANT. Leave it. Just like they should've left Indy last year and will leave properties like Back to the Future, Goonies, etc.

  • May 20, 2009, 1:05 p.m. CST

    That's It!

    by fain88

    Paul Rudd = Venkman-like recruit<br> Zach Galifianakus = Ray-like recruit<Br> Sam Rockwell = Egon-like recruit<br> Mos Def = Token<br> Rainn Wilson = Mom's Basement GB/stalker-ish fan<br> Michael Cera = Oscar<br> McLovin = Moranis & Annie Potts' son<br> Jane Lynch = New Jeanine<br> <br> Alternates for 1-4: Ron Livingston, Jason Segal, Neil Patrick Harris, and Tracey Jordan (OR Craig Robinson).<br> Alternate for 5: John C. Reilly.<br> <br> WHAT now?

  • May 20, 2009, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Passing The Torch = Epic Fail!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    If this is the best they can think up for GB3 than fuck it!

  • May 20, 2009, 2:19 p.m. CST

    What! No Judd Apatow.

    by hallmitchell

    My interest just went way way down.

  • May 20, 2009, 2:21 p.m. CST

    This will be like Blues Brothers 2000

    by hallmitchell

    I'm just got that feeling.

  • May 20, 2009, 2:52 p.m. CST

    NO FEMALE GHOSTBUSTERS!

    by BillyMayesHere

    Come on - Jesus, -- remember Stripes, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters???? -- GUY MOVIES - WITH GUYS DOING GUY THINGS -- Everything gets watered down as time goes on... Except Rambo;)

  • May 20, 2009, 2:53 p.m. CST

    and NO "PASSING THE TORCH!!!!

    by BillyMayesHere

    GOD DAMNIT! WE LIKE YOU GUYS!!!!! That's why the franchise is successful!!!!! - DAMN!

  • May 20, 2009, 2:54 p.m. CST

    EGON IS THE ABDUL ALHAZRED of GB MYTHOS

    by the Green Gargantua

    He is possessed by IVO SHANDOR. DO U SEE?

  • May 20, 2009, 3:16 p.m. CST

    THAT OF A GIANT SLOR

    by Larry Sellers

    Jason Reitman won't direct. Said so in an interview. I wouldn't be surprised if it's some other Office alum.

  • May 20, 2009, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Smells like one big fucking commercial

    by lockesbrokenleg

    to sell the shitty video game.

  • May 20, 2009, 4:30 p.m. CST

    AM

    by BlueHawaiiSurfer

    Did anyone say these girls would actually BE ghostbusters, or play another role, ala Annie Potts type character???

  • May 20, 2009, 4:51 p.m. CST

    lockesbrokenleg...

    by GaiustheBrave

    the game comes out next month, the movie will probably be out in late 2010, mid 2011(?) I'm not sure how the timetables work. But, it is certain that the game will be old news by the time the movie is in theatres.

  • May 20, 2009, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Make it dark...

    by kronos6948

    Cast Daniel Craig, Kiefer Sutherland, Danny Trejo and Samuel L Jackson.

  • May 20, 2009, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Damn right!

    by ZodNotGod

    I love Indy 4 so bring this shit on now!

  • May 20, 2009, 6:35 p.m. CST

    All the GB's should die in the opening act

    by lockesbrokenleg

    and then they come back as ghosts and help out the new team.

  • May 20, 2009, 6:51 p.m. CST

    If there is going to be eye candy

    by samuraiwahoo

    then I want Tricia Helfer. If there is going to be a new black guy then I want Charlie Murphy. This man needs to be in more stuff

  • May 20, 2009, 7:16 p.m. CST

    hey dioxholster

    by The Amazing G

    an X-rated Ghostbusters would indeed be awesome, it could contain lots of GHOST BOOBS!

  • May 20, 2009, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Tina Fey, Artie Lange, Gerard Butler, Rupert Grint

    by Nix_Cadavre

    It'd be brilliant.

  • May 20, 2009, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Jon stewart, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell...

    by Slingshot

    and Craig Robinson should be scientists with no jobs that force them to seek employment with the ghostbusters NOT A CRAPPY BUFFY AND ANGEL CROSSOVER BAG OF S*#T!!!!!

  • May 20, 2009, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Sigh.

    by cdubbs727

    Ghostbusters is easily one of my 10 favorite movies of all time. The sequel was entertaining but the magic was gone. A third could work but they have to get the tone right--Ghostbusters was funny because the plot was so outlandish and spectacular and the humor was so wonderfully dry and low-key. I'd worry about slapstick humor or over-the-top "hilarity" instead of wit. That's why GB works...it's witty and the jokes are funny without being wacky. Here's my wish list--John C. Reilly/Paul Rudd/Kristen Wiig/Jason Segel with Tina Fey as a love interest. I want to say throw Simon Pegg in there but Ghostbusters has such a New York heart to it that I don't think he'd fit. Here's what we'll likely get, unfortunately--Jonah Hill/Dane Cook/Kevin James/Breckin Myer and Mila Kunis. With Christopher Minz Plasse as the Rick Moranis surrogate. The film will make $250 million and become a trilogy with teens telling us that "these are the best Ghostbusters ever. They're wacky and funny...we don't have to pay attention to what they're saying in order to laugh."

  • May 20, 2009, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Whats wrong with Alyssa Milano?

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    I'm not too sure of the idea of a female Ghostbuster in general...(fearing it might ruin the dynamic of a bunch of guys with Janine)...but whats wrong with Milano? I would not mind her in a Ghostbusters movie at all.

  • May 20, 2009, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Jesse Ventura needs to waterboard Seth Rogen....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ....on Larry King Live RIGHT FUCKING NOW!!!

  • May 20, 2009, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters HQ is supposed to be like a guys locker room.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    When I think of the Ghostbusters, I think of a bunch of guys lounging around the kitchen, throwing M&Ms at each others mouths. Janine is supposed to wander into their mess and roll her guys at their "man-ness". <BR><BR> Throw in a female Ghostbuster...now what? Does she get her own bedroom, bathroom? <BR> (At least in the cartoon, the Ghostbusters all slept in the same big room.)<BR> Would she be all modernized, wearing a uniform that looks like the new GI Joe movie?<BR><BR> Nothing against female action heros, but the idea of a female Ghostbuster just sounds stupid. Its POSSIBLE to make it work, but I dunno...

  • May 20, 2009, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Female Ghostbuster = The Next Karate Kid.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

  • May 20, 2009, 8:41 p.m. CST

    The only way I see female Ghostbuster working...

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    ...is if she is not actually an official Ghostbuster, but helps to fight the bad guys. Kind of like Rick Moranis strapping on the proton back in GB2...but more serious of course. <BR><BR> Something where Alyssa Milano's character is Venkman's niece or something and she gets caught up in fighting the bad guys, maybe getting unto uniform Moranis-style.<BR> But no, I fear the idea of an 'official' female Ghostbuster. It would kinda have potential to look dumb...

  • May 20, 2009, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Too many cooks

    by Disco_sucks

    Four old ghostbusters, four new ones plus assorted old and new side characters? Too, too much. Either keep a couple of the old cast as big parts and get a new team in or have the originals along with a couple of youngsters to mix things up a little. If yer going to get Cera, have him be an intern that Murray can abuse for the whole movie. And Bill Paxton as the evil corporate type who wants to fuck the ghostbusters over in some way.

  • May 20, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Good point. Who says the new team has to be four people?

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Why can't the new team be like only 2 people? <BR><BR> Think a lil outside the box. There's no need to "replace" Egon with an "Egon-style" character and so fourth, and therefore no need to have four new guys. How about like 1 or 2 new guys with brand new personalities? <BR> Personalities that SUPPORT the personalities of the old cast, as well as stand on their own?

  • May 20, 2009, 8:50 p.m. CST

    GibsonUSA...

    by GaiustheBrave

    You don't think it would work with a tomboyish woman who has to strain to try and fit in with the guys? She'd be masculine enough to talk shit with the guys but feminine enough to be disgusted when someone scratches his groin. (a.k.a, Zooey Deschanel)

  • May 20, 2009, 9:05 p.m. CST

    GaiustheBrave

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    I guess that could possibly work, but then I think that would require a ton of screen time dedicated to the whole culture clash/gender clash/fitting in thing, wouldnt it? <BR><BR> Also, what about Ghostbusters 5 then? Would this female Ghostbuster be just "one of the fellas" by then?<BR><BR> In my opinion I think it just risks being awkward, you know?<BR> But yeah, it could work imo.

  • May 20, 2009, 9:50 p.m. CST

    ANNA FARIS? Uhhh no. It isnt a parody

    by AwkwardAvenue

    So that 1 trick pony wont do it.

  • May 20, 2009, 10:28 p.m. CST

    ghoastbusters 1 the best movie ever made

    by STEVE_GUTTENBERGS_DICK_ICECREAM

    i'd have to agree with myself. if aliens came down and asked to watch 1 film that represented our 120 years of cinema i'd give em the original Ghostbusters. with a sweeping score, fun soundtrack, dramatic scenes, hilarious lines, likable charactors, romance, action, fun special effects and sets and a great ending i'd say the aliens would be quite pleased. best movie ever!

  • May 20, 2009, 11:24 p.m. CST

    by Cletus Van Damme

    Ryan Reynolds - The Venkman<p>Steve Carrell or John C. Reilly - The Egon<p>Either Danny McBride or Jack Black- The Stantz<p>Ving Rhames - The Winston<p><p>Also totally unrelated...I just realized that the hippie from Semi Pro and Rorschach are one and the same.

  • May 21, 2009, 12:53 a.m. CST

    Anna Faris is cute. But she was in Scary Movie.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Imagine her with that confused looking face walking down a hallway with a proton pack. It couldnt be taken seriously.

  • May 21, 2009, 4:26 a.m. CST

    Two Words: Kevin Hart.

    by The_Ritty

    He should be one of the replacements (or maybe Keanu Reevs - haha...ok) Anyways the idea of 3 guys 2 girls doesn't appeal to me AT ALL and now sounds forced... this sounds like that extreme ghostbusters cartoon years agao with the dude in the wheelchair...

  • May 21, 2009, 8:30 a.m. CST

    Blimey o'reily...

    by I AM ROCKO

    ...the four original dudes are not that old, they could still be the leads...but Hollywood wants to hit the younger demographic, why arent Ramis and Ackroyd writing this? Surely they must feel slightly odd acting in a film based on original characters and stories THEY created? Sigh, I love Ghostbusters one of my favourite films of all time.

  • May 21, 2009, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Needs more Canada

    by korahn

    They need to add a good amount of Canadian actors into the mix. I mean, the first 2 films had MUCH Canadian content. Ooh, how about me? I'm Canadian.

  • May 21, 2009, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Inspired casting.

    by CaptainAxis

    Sid Haig as the villain. I also love Rainn Wilson as an "apprentice" to Egon.

  • May 21, 2009, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Alyssa Milano

    by thedoctor28

    Yum Yum!!

  • May 21, 2009, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Alyssa Milano - WTF!!

    by gringostar

    Sara Silverman is who you want, funny and talented... just as Matt Damon!

  • May 21, 2009, 10:04 p.m. CST

    My suggestion for....

    by KSmotorider

    Dr Janosz Poha He can be played by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner!

  • May 23, 2009, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Ghostbusters 3

    by dimesforever

    Underoos {great name} wrote >There's a reason this is being delayed... No one really cares about Ghostbusters. It lives in the 80's and I am only referring to the first movie. The second sucked. If you are going to put it out then just forget about it being a sequel and "reboot" it with some good actors and waaay better fx. So no one cares about a Ghostbusters 3 eh? You probably think that no one cares about Star Wars sequels either, but this sequel will smash all box office records on release. And as for the "reboot" crap, don't be an idiot. Remakes suck and there's nothing at all wrong with the special effects in the original. Maybe you'd also like Michael Bay to direct it and film it in front of a blue screen. Idiot.