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Spoiler in story: Bill Murray Confirms GHOSTBUSTERS 3 involvement!

Hey folks, Harry here with news that's pretty much well suspected, but I believe this is the first time Bill has confirmed not just his involvement, but how he'd be involved... although I do believe Harold Ramis mentioned this at some point. Here ya go:

Hi Harry, always have been a fan of the website. just writing to let you know that Bill Murray did piece in this Sunday's Mail on Sunday supplement where he confirmed he will be in Ghostbusters 3 but as a ghost. don't know if it's new to you but I thought you might be interested. If you want a copy of the article, let me know. Thanks Dan
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  • Feb. 7, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST


    by Kneprock

    he will get to slime somebody

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST


    by batnipplesbadass

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    awesome news

    by antonphd

    now i just hope they get the right group for the new team. no kids. the best would be actors who are the same age now as the old team was when they started. i can easily see a ghostbusters being hilarious and making insane bank with sandler, will farrel, chris rock and david spade... hell... throw in ol' rob schneider too. they could all use a hit. and they would have a blast.

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST


    by waybuloo

    Take my FIST

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST


    by IamHERE

    I think this franchise is way past its prime and will end up leaving an even more sour taste than part 2 did.

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 8:20 p.m. CST

    I don't know...

    by The_Closet_Nerd

    I hope this isn't some lame excuse to just get Murray in it for a little bit because he won't do a big part. I'd personally prefer a flesh and blood Bill.

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Mother butt-plug it!

    by performingmonkey

    Bring this on, I can't wait!

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST


    by vettebro

    So who are the Ghostbusters now? Their kids?

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST


    by shoveller

    Ghost or real, they've got my money.

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Bill Murray

    by Dharma4

    Is The Best. Little do these religious fools know, but he is God. It's in Bill Murray 1:34.

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Fuck this film

    by Six Demon Bag

    And fuck anyone who begged for it

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Oh sorry,

    by Dharma4

    It's not Bill Murray 1:34. It's the Gospel of Bill Murray 13:24. Apologies.

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 8:33 p.m. CST

    No not awesome! You fukken jackasses!

    by Six Demon Bag

    To make sequels and sequels they are gonna get kids...enjoy yet bastardized film kids...Sonys also making the reboot at the same time. Suck the teat of inferior reboots and sequels... I'll watch the toons thanks

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 8:35 p.m. CST

    No not awesome! You fukken jackasses!

    by Six Demon Bag

    To make sequels and sequels they are gonna get kids...enjoy yet bastardized film kids...Sonys also making the reboot at the same time. Suck the teat of inferior reboots and sequels... I'll watch the toons thanks

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Old news... There's a game on TV... A GOOD ONE!

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 8:36 p.m. CST

    stupid idea

    by mr teaspoon

    and you all know it.

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Too bad he died in Zombieland.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Well no sheieit

    by KyleAtGalaxy

    Of course we want to read the article. Fughk

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Stereotypical Evil Archer

    by montessaurus

    yeah dude, that game is pretty much OVER. <br> good one though, yeah.

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Chocolate covered pussy juice in Orleans tonight!

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Its a Blade 2 kind of night in sports.

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Here's the link to the article

    by Griefo

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Read this on FANBOYWEB.COM yesterday

    by revengofthega

    Why is AICN so slow?

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST

    I loved how he died in Zombieland

    by Griefo

    "I was never a very good practical joker."

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 8:46 p.m. CST

    I've lost count of the number of times I've seen the original...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I saw the second one once.<P>Chances are I'll see this one once.<P>It's hard to catch lightning in an unlicensed nuclear accelerator.

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 8:46 p.m. CST

    so Venkmen is dead? :(

    by hegele

    glad he is involved, but sad to see he's a ghost.

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 8:49 p.m. CST

    R.I.P. Ghostbusters. 1984-1984

    by Robstar

    You were great. Shaped my childhood taste in film. I owned a plastic proton pack. Now Venkman is dead. Good luck with that.

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    "Damn! That don't sound to good Bill Murray."

    by MacReady452

    Rza predicted his death in Coffee & Cigarettes.

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Venkmen gets busted by the Ghostbusters?

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Venkmen the Dark Lord.

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 8:58 p.m. CST

    looks like that one team beat that other team

    by MacReady452

    sports are fun

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Venkmen better have met his end well

    by br1947

    Death by hooker, that's the Venkmen way

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 9:09 p.m. CST

    FANBOYWEB.COM is crap

    by MacReady452

    i checked it out. it sucked. Can I stop hearing about it in EVERY FUCKIN THREAD now.

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Screw that...

    by vezner2007

    I don't want Murray as a Ghost, I want Murray as a Ghostbuster. Anything less is not worth my time.

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 9:11 p.m. CST

    He was terrific in Zombieland...

    by zinc_chameleon

    even his last breath was funny.

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Vigo!! the master of evil, try to battle my boys??


    that's not legal.

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Venkman kills himself to save Dana and her son ala Frightners


    and all along slimer and egon have been working on a way to bring ghosts back to flesh for the ending finale

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    No kids please - Experienced character actors which

    by RandomWordRandomWord

    comedic chops. Rainn Wilson, Sam Rockwell, John C Reilly, Joel McHale, Simon Pegg, Craig Robinson. And as crazy as it sounds, I think Conan O'brien would be inspired casting, if his show on Fox doesn't work out.

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 9:28 p.m. CST

    CONAN! YES!!!

    by Shermdawg

    Just think about it, if this was a reboot, Conan as Peter, Andy as Ray, Max as Egon, Pierre as Winston, and La Bamba as Slimer.

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 9:38 p.m. CST

    I smell a Big Ass paycheck for a bit part.

    by conspiracy

    I'd be willing to bet this part is small enough Murray can film it between tee times...yet pays for his yearly dues at Bushwood or where ever the fuck the old duffer currently knocks out bitches with his dimpled balls.

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 9:38 p.m. CST


    by MacReady452

    Zach Galifianakis(Venkman-ish)<p>Jim Parsons(Egon)<p>Craig Robinson(Winston)<p>Nick Swardson(Stantz)<p>I don't want a reboot this is just a guide/wish list

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Are the Hookers giving free BJs in New Orleans tnight?

    by conspiracy

    I bet that fucker is swinging nuts about now.

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Dohhhh, Rayyyy, Egonnnnn

    by Jimbonx

    Second only slightly less awesome than original. Haters gonna hate

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Dan Akroyd sent in the scoop?

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST

    He better be in hell

    by MurderMostFowl

    Lets stay true to the character folks.

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Old news

    by mascan42

    Sigourney Weaver accidentally let this slip a few months ago.

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Sam Rockwell as a Ghostbuster

    by mr teaspoon

    is the greatest thing I've ever heard.

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Not psyched

    by Powerring

    GB II was lame. It wasn't even close to 1. The whole concept is dated and cliche by now. I will be shocked if a GBIII is any good at all.

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 10:37 p.m. CST

    For the love of god stay positive

    by TheJudger

    No one as of yet knows how much of a role bill has. I think it might be interesting I'd love to see ghost right activist. Sorta like those people who wouldnt destroy the zombies in dawn of the dead. Just what do spooks do that really warrants them being wrangled and contained? Scaring and sliming people. Living on property they used to own? Existing without a pyschical host. Come on. Theres are tons of things they can do with this as a plot device.

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 10:57 p.m. CST

    I really hope this is good.

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    Bill kinda took a time out from comedy with lost in Translation and Broken Flowers. However he brought some of that old school swagger with his bit part in Zombieland. His performance and demise was some of the funniest shit he 's done in years. So I am really hoping he capture some of that Magic he had in the first Ghostbusters. I second Rockwell to be one of the new Ghostbusters <p> CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SAINTS! WHO DAT!

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 11 p.m. CST

    You want inspired casting?

    by SavageJuicebox

    Get Phillip Seymour Hoffman in there!!

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Where's the article

    by JKrow21

    I hope dead or alive he has a big role

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Bill FUCKING Murray

    by Herewereyouwish

    King of the Cameo

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 11:33 p.m. CST

    It will suck

    by Colt19801980

    mark these words

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Riots in the streets, dogs and cats living together, mass hyster

    by Little Beavis

    When is this fucking film gonna finally come out??

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 11:58 p.m. CST


    by Little Beavis


  • Feb. 8, 2010, 12:07 a.m. CST

    off the top of my head

    by Gh0ulardi

    for your consideration, in no particular order, i think the new recruits should/could be: <br><br><br>John C. Reilly<br><br>Zach Galifianakis<br><br>Nick Swardson<br><br>Craig Robinson<br><br>Romany Malco<br><br>RZA<br><br>Danny McBride<br><br>Kevin Corrigan<br><br>Patton Oswalt<br><br>Ed Helms<br><br>Andy Samberg<br><br>Michael Clarke Duncan<br><br>Sacha Baron Cohen<br><br>Justin Long<br><br>Bruce Willis<br><br>Steve Carell<br><br>Paul Rudd<br><br>Gary Cole<br><br>James Franco<br><br>Bobby Lee<br><br>Jason Segel<br><br>Seth Rogen<br><br>Mike Epps<br><br>Jay Baruchel<br><br>Martin Starr<br><br>Jack Black<br><br>Michael Cera<br><br>Jonah Hill<br><br>Christopher Mintz-Plasse<br><br>Rob Riggle<br><br>Seann William Scott<br><br>David Koechner<br><br>Jerry Ferrara<br><br>Neil Patrick Harris<br><br>DJ Qualls<br><br>Jay Chandrasekhar<br><br>Kevin Heffernan<br><br>Steve Lemme<br><br>Bobb'e J. Thompson<br><br>Troy Gentile<br><br>Owen Wilson<br><br>Luke Wilson<br><br>Jason Schwartzman<br><br>B.J. Novak<br><br>John Krasinski<br><br>Rainn Wilson<br><br>David Krumholtz<br><br>Eddie Kaye Thomas<br><br>Ben Foster<br><br>Da'Vone McDonald<br><br>Bill Hader<br><br>Jerry Minor<br><br>Gerry Bednob<br><br>Jack McBrayer<br><br>Judah Friedlander<br><br>John Cho<br><br>Aziz Ansari<br><br>Kal Penn<br><br>Joe Lo Truglio<br><br>Alan Tudyk<br><br>Paul Reubens<br><br>Heather Graham<br><br>Ellen Page<br><br>Anna Faris<br><br>Emma Stone<br><br>Kat Dennings<br><br>Carla Gallo<br><br>Mindy Kaling<br><br>Elizabeth Banks<br><br>Mila Kunis<br><br>Maria Thayer<br><br>Alyson Hannigan<br><br>Eliza Dushku<br><br>Olivia Wilde<br><br>Kathryn Hahn<br><br>Christina Applegate<br><br>Kristen Wiig<br><br>Alyssa Milano

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 12:08 a.m. CST

    The Daily Mail, not very credible.

    by V'Shael

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 12:12 a.m. CST


    by Gh0ulardi

    the ENTIRE cast of STAR TREK

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 12:18 a.m. CST


    by Gh0ulardi

    forget my entire cast list and replace it with just Tracy Morgan

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 12:25 a.m. CST

    I don't mind "new" Ghostbusters...

    by darthvedder81

    ...but I don't want a cast of only "young and hip" characters either. John C. Reilly is a good choice. They need to find people over the age of 30 and also people that are actually, you know, funny.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 12:41 a.m. CST

    I agree busting should be a lost art form

    by TheJudger

    No one cares to get rid of spooks no more- having a spook can mean 15 minutes of fame on youtube. maybea spot on the scifi channle on ghost hunters. Who the fuck wants to whine when it's easy money. Nothing can ever suck as bad as GB2. So I'm all for this make up sequel.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Hitler should be the main villain

    by TheJudger

    He's tired of taking pineapples in the poopshoot.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 12:59 a.m. CST


    by Gh0ulardi

    Sam Rockwell = good choice.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 12:59 a.m. CST

    I hate the fact they are blatantly spoiling this.

    by DOGSOUP

    It should have been a shock to the system watching this movie where the whole of fandom goes "OH SHIT OH NOOOOOO!!!!!" when we learn about this (wishfully during a Venkman death scene). But no we're denied that and now we're going into a move years away with the knowledge that Venkman died somehow. Yes yes "But dey's putsa Spoiler Alert on de articles!" you say. The fact that they're letting that much out so you can have a spoiler warning is what bothers me. I'm officially on guard for a movie that is worse than Ghostbusters 2.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 12:59 a.m. CST


    by Gh0ulardi

    Philip Seymour Hoffman = good idea too

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 1 a.m. CST

    This is disappointing...

    by Wes_Reviews_

    ...I have never liked the Venkman ghost idea and hope they will reconsider.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 1:04 a.m. CST

    oh damn one more cast suggestion

    by Gh0ulardi

    can't believe i forgot to throw Mos Def in there

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 1:05 a.m. CST


    by Gh0ulardi

    Slimer should finally be their benevolent yet mischievous little side-kick just like in the animated series.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 1:12 a.m. CST

    oh sorry yet another cast suggestion:

    by Gh0ulardi

    H. Jon Benjamin in his first major live-action role.<br><br>same goes for Dana Snyder

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 1:16 a.m. CST

    Sam Worthington as Cornelius Venkman

    by KnoxHarringtonsCleftAsshole

    To the guy who wants the new ghostbusters to be sandler, chris rock, david spade and rob 'fucking' schneider: unless your post is dripping with bill murray-esque sarcasm i'm gonna have to ask you to catch a ride under a bus. i'm all for freedom of speech, but that comment, sir, has me prepared to say i'd sooner shine oprah winfrey's hairy, musky nutsack with my tongue than live in a world where rob 'the carrot' schneider is a ghostbuster.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 1:16 a.m. CST

    and i guess

    by Gh0ulardi

    another in the hip young suggestion catagory could be<br> Demetri Martin<br><br>..he annoys me as a comedian a lil bit but Ang Lee got a good performance out of him in Taking Woodstock.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 1:22 a.m. CST


    by Gh0ulardi

    i kno right?? (..and i thought MY cast proposals were out there.)

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 1:37 a.m. CST

    Just make it a Lonely Island joint

    by MacReady452

    and be done with it hip kids.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 1:49 a.m. CST

    Needs blue people and glowy trees

    by RockMSockM

    ... then it will be sure to draw the lemmings.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 1:53 a.m. CST

    I hope this doesn't mean "ManHELLton"

    by jsarnold513

    Man, that script idea sounded so godawfully bad, and yet Ackroyd himself confirmed it in numerous places. I hope they've at least came to their senses on that one. <p> I don't want Murray as a ghost, I want him as a Ghostbuster! And not in some cameo part, either. It was fun in Zombieland but damn it, he is THE only Ghostbuster worth giving a damn about!

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 1:55 a.m. CST

    Is a Donald Trump impersonator still the villain?

    by jsarnold513

    A Donald Trump clone as Satan, evil landlord of an all CGI ManHELLton was just retarded. It makes me nauseous just thinking of that movie being made.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 2:41 a.m. CST

    MOS DEF????

    by nobbythehappyelf

    Fuck my old boots you pair of clown shoes that brought up his name... That prick fairly ruined the character of Ford Prefect in that abortion of the HHGTTG film. Total wank. I did however manage to abuse Martin Freeman in the middle of the streetfor his treatment of Arthur - hehe you should of seen the look on his face, the fuckspoon looked like he was gonna cry. Any way GB3 - I hope it'll pan out well - Part 2 rests in my library of "guilty sequel pleasures" along with Gremlins 2 the new batch.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 2:59 a.m. CST


    by shogunshin

    bill murray as a ghost? i never played the video game, but wasn't murray just in that storyline, and wasnt that official history of the ghostbusters universe? i do not want to see jonah hill huffing and puffing his way down some hall to fight the ghosts, i can assume we all want bill murray back, full time, not as some lame ass extended cameo.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 3:04 a.m. CST

    Link to the story

    by thinboyslim.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 3:05 a.m. CST

    There goes my interest in the movie. Murray is GB.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 3:10 a.m. CST

    So they read my script from a decade ago?! o_O

    by Wookie_Weed

    Actually, I never showed it to anyone, but I wrote a script a decade ago with Venkman dead and back as a ghost to haunt the other guys. Ah well, nothing new under the sun. And at least JettL93 didn't write the screenplay.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 3:31 a.m. CST

    That is a shit idea

    by photoboy

    If Murray isn't going to take the story seriously they shouldn't bother making the film.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 3:36 a.m. CST

    Epic fail

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    Murray needs to be in a lead role or just don't bother. I mean they probably shouldn't bother anyway but you get me.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 3:56 a.m. CST

    again with the old news.....

    by theDannerDaliel

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 4 a.m. CST

    as good as blues blros 2000?

    by Potatino

    I hope its as good as blues bros 2000! ... ooh! ooh! and i hope its in 3d! please be in 3d!! pretty please! and umm chuck in some gremlins, maybe a smurf, oh a my little pony...

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 4:32 a.m. CST

    Murray as a ghost? that a joke?....

    by Cervantes

    ....that's a joke, right? Ah ha ha ha....I mean, he IS joking, right?...<P>If he's NOT joking, then does that mean ALL the rest of the old crew are ghosts now too....<P>If that's the case, then stop this fuckin' movie RIGHT NOW!<p>I don't want Venkman or any of the others to be dead, and coming back as no, I want the originals alive and well, and being ACTUAL living, breathing Ghostbusters in this thing, before they hand over to the wanabees! Anything else isn't worth the effort....

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 4:38 a.m. CST

    Sounds AWFUL

    by LaserPants

    I echo thoughts posted above: RIP Ghostbusters 1984-1984. The original is SO good and it's the only film you need.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 4:40 a.m. CST

    It's gonna be great!

    by Griefo

    It's being written by guys from The Office, who are fans of the original, and know subversive humor. I think Bill Murray as a ghost is an awesome idea.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 4:46 a.m. CST

    Weaver leaked this news in an interview before xmas.

    by barnaby jones

    Could be good, done in the right way of course.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 4:49 a.m. CST

    I guess they called his bluff...

    by Maniaq

    he said many, many moons ago (around GB2 IIRC) the only way he would EVER appear in another GB film would be if he died in the first five minutes... <p> so Sigourney Weaver totally let the cat out of the bag a few months ago - but suffered from a little bit of Cassandra Complex?

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 5:46 a.m. CST

    Just when you think it can't get worse..

    by JonJonB

    New Ghostbusters, great news right?! Well, it's written by those Office fucks, a show which stopped being funny round about the time it stopped using material from the original. Well, it's gonna have all the old crew back together, great right?! Yeah, except they're gonna be majorly sidelined so that whichever assholes from the Frat Pack are the hottest property at the moment can take over and probably go on their own for another six movies shamelessly using the Ghostbusters name. least we'll get some more Venkman...great...right? YEAH EXCEPT HE'S GONNA DIE IN THE FIRST FUCKING SCENE AND BE A GHOST JUST TO TOP-OFF THE ABSOLUTE PILE OF SHIT THIS MOVIE WILL UNDOUBTEDLY BE. FUCK.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 5:47 a.m. CST

    R.I.P. Bill Murray

    by PTSDPete

    It wasn't me !

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 5:56 a.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 6:19 a.m. CST


    by jameskpolk

    Intellectual property = money.<br><br> No idea, no matter how classic, will escape being sequelled and remade until every penny is squeezed out of it.<br><br>Just pray that the creative team behind this have the brains and the balls to pull this off.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 6:20 a.m. CST

    Ghostbusters and Venkman

    by I AM ROCKO

    ...Murray's performance in the first is one of the greatest leading man performances of all time, and his character- legend. Now killing Venkman off and making him a ghost will be a disaster. Bill why do you want to be killed off? Why do you hate Ghostbusters so much- and let you character be treated like this. Perhaps they should have done the CGI animation route- set it just after Ghostbusters 2 and they dont have to deal with the characters ageing...

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 6:28 a.m. CST


    by jameskpolk

    Mos Def should be the "new" ghostbuster they hie halfway through the movie for no apparent reason or necessity to the plot...

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 6:29 a.m. CST


    by jameskpolk

    not hie. <br><br>I'm not good at proofreading

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 6:37 a.m. CST

    How will they get past the tragedy of Venkman dying....

    by Wordage get to the funny? You can't kill a ghostbuster and not leave a somber mood with the audience. I mean, they could do it kind of in the vein of Groundhog Day, and make his death kind of funny....but still. It's going to be hard not to be completely ridiculous like a Don Knotts movie.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 6:37 a.m. CST

    Ghostbusters, for a film filled with dead things...

    by Flummage

    ...has more life in that a dozen modern cinematic comedy offerings. One of the things that makes GB work so ectoplasmicaly well, is how natural, how unforced it is. The dynamic of that film is pitch perfect. Not every joke's a winner, not every situation is stuffed with effects or with plot-advancing exposition (even though it's a neat, compact film when examined). The set-up of them being 30-something profs slumming around doing dead end research in large, dark, paper-strewn campus offices is just as tangible as any save-the-world hocus pocus they find themselves in 70 mins later. <p>They feel like real people. No wait, lemme correct that a lil', they feel like >real< people, in a >real< New York. <p> How true that really may be, is something else, I'll gladly concede. But can they imitate the original recipe with the new iteration? Even with some of the same seemingly nutritious ingredients? Can they give me something that, despite the overwhelming output of recent years of mainstream film-making in general, doesn't feel like it was made on a studio lot, with seasoned but somehow bored comedy actors, saying precious cutisms from a screenwriter's lunchtime doodlings?

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 6:58 a.m. CST

    BBCs The Office or NBCs The Office?

    by LaserPants

    If it's the former, okay. If it's the latter, no thanks.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Uge disapppointement

    by Stunt_Man_Bob

    Huge disappointment...a ghost? So when Dana meets Peter's Ghost that will be an emotional tear jerking moment which sucks, or a funny moment which is the way they will probably go, and its gonna suck worst that Zombie Land. We have 2 full years to wait and all the fears are begging to emerge.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Ghostbusters 3 talk is bitter sweet . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . the possibilities are sweet but the thoughts of Ghostbusters 2 that flood in are as bitter as they come.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 8:12 a.m. CST


    by ThroughTheBrokenWindowWithDancinDelroyLindo

    ...he will come in one of the pre-chosen forms. During the rectification of the Vuldrini, The Traveler came as a large and moving Torg. Then, during the third reconciliation of the last of the McKetrick supplicants, they chose a new form for him: that of a giant Slor! Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!!!

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 8:24 a.m. CST

    The picture of Murray in the referenced article . . .

    by James_Camera_On

    is awful. He looks dead already. Maybe the movie will get a special effects award for best makeup -- it will deserve it with these geezers. Or if he is a ghost, I guess that will make sense, but the script for GB3 will have to be magnificent for this to work. And first rate scripts are the rarest of hollywood commodities. Don't count on it! So while I will probably be there opening weekend, if the project were cancelled tomorrow, it wouldn't distress me.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 8:33 a.m. CST

    From the writers who brought you Year One comes....

    by Wordage

    Ghostbusters 3.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Ghostbusters 3 will be like Ghost Hunters

    by butterbean

    Boring and pointless.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Murray as a ghost sounds lame


    Is this going to be a glorified cameo?

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 9:11 a.m. CST

    this whole film sounds lame...

    by Six Demon Bag

    do yerselfs a fave and watch the first one guys..thats all you need

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 9:27 a.m. CST


    by Reynard Muldrake

    I thought I could give this project the benefit of the doubt until it was close to release, assuming all originally were involved, but this is a really stupid idea. Literally the idea of it I can't wrap my head around in the Ghostbusters (cinematic) universe. Does he talk to them? It'd be much funnier/better if he was just livin' the endowed-chair life teaching wack philosophy at some university and sending Oscar off to college with Dana. Like a cross between Steve Zissou and Lost in Translation, but at a university in NYC. But Aykroyd definitely still needs to be working at Ray's Occult Books. This sucks. I bet it's going to be rated G.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST


    by JediWuddayaknow

    Normally, I'm 100% against the whiners on this site who piss and moan and act all shitty about a movie that hasn't even come out, but today, I have to agree. This idea sounds terrible. If Murray didn't really want to do this, the fucker should just retire and leave it well enough alone. I love his work, but really, if he's not going to give the movie the attention and dedication it deserves, I'd just as soon see him pass it up.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST

    What's with spoiling Zombieland?

    by SmokingRobot

    He dies, eh? Thanks. Anything else you can tell me about a movie I haven't seen yet?

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST's not "Mother Buttplug it"

    by Cletus Van Damme

    It was "mother pus-bucket."

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Y'know who'd make a good "New" Egon?

    by Cletus Van Damme

    Jake Johannsen

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Something smells fishy

    by ndally

    Something is wrong here. If you track down the actual "interview" all that is there are B.M quotes from previous interviews. He's stated his feelings about GB2 verbatim to what is in this article. Intact all of these quotes are from different GB 3 news stories throughout the years. I smell some serious BS here. Harry can we get some fact checks on this shit? I don't think an interview took place here. Take a look @ the actual interview n see what  you think OR maybe I just don't want to beleive it.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Why the fuck are they calling it G3

    by braddavery

    If it is a reboot with different actors??? Sounds INCREDIBLY lame.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 11:53 a.m. CST

    This premise gives me hope.

    by venvariants

    Good twist, good idea. Allows for character growth and development.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    "I'll come back in Ghostbusters III only if I get to be a ghost.

    by supertoyslast

    "I said to them, 'I'll do it if you kill me off in the first reel.' So now they are going to have me as a ghost in the film."<p>That still sounds to me like it could be Murray's sense of humour - the notion of being 'killed off' in a film where anyone can be a ghost. I don't see anything 'confirmed' here. Although it is interesting that he and Sigourney Weaver have both made the same comment regarding his character.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters 2

    by MrPoop

    I'm glad he said that Ghostbusters 2 wasn't funny. Pretty much the reason why I'm not stoked about G3. Its like getting pumped for Speed 3.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Woody Harrelson as a Ghostbuster

    by Styrophoamicus

    But only if he's Talahasee. I think he looked cool dressed up as a Ghostbuster in Zombieland, with the hat and everything. Just saying. :B

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 1:21 p.m. CST

    the mail lol

    by Waka_Flocka_Flame

    shite paper

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 1:22 p.m. CST


    by AzulTool

    Yes, it's true. This sequel has no dick.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Don't get too worried just yet...

    by theyreflockingthisway

    Maybe him saying that he wants to come back as a ghost is as well as Dr Venkman. Maybe Gozer returns (or some other ghost) and his form this time is of Dr Venkman - so he's basically busting a ghost version of himself... <br><br> I don't know - he could also just be joking to throw us all off track. I'll be very disappointed if he is a ghost, though - I just want the original team back doing what they did one last time.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 1:46 p.m. CST

    I hope the 'Hell' idea is still there in some form

    by performingmonkey

    Maybe Venkman dies and is going to Hell unless the 'busters do something about it, or he DOES end up in Hell and the others have to open a portal to go get him back. Oscar will be the main character, we can guess, and he's like early 20s, yes? Time for the Efron??? I think he'd actually be a good choice. Better than Shia FFS.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 1:46 p.m. CST


    by LOST_FAN

    There's a new series of the Ghostbusters comic out and in issue #1 Venkman is shot and becomes a ghost. They move through the story trying to get Venkman back to life. I highly doubt they are going to use that as a mold for their 100 million dollar plus movie. Read the story in the comic. It was rushed and sucked.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST

    one person i 4got to add to the chicklist

    by Gh0ulardi

    that hottie from "Funny People" & "Parks and Recreation"<br><br>Aubrey Plaza<br>(i wouldn't mind Rashida Jones in there either)

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 1:53 p.m. CST


    by TedKordLives

    One, two, three: ROAST HIM!!

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Though it would be funny...

    by LOST_FAN

    To see Murray slime someone.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 2:03 p.m. CST

    ThroughTheBrokenWindowWithDancin DelroyLindo

    by Gh0ulardi


  • Feb. 8, 2010, 2:24 p.m. CST

    So we don't get to see how he died?

    by ricarleite2

    He'll just be like a crappy pathetic happy ghost cameo, like John Cleese on Harry Potter? Hmnn I don't know... I'd be more confortable if he killed himself to prevent the villain to succeed (like The Frighteners)

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST

    also from Parks and Recreation

    by Gh0ulardi

    Chris Pratt would make for a good Ghostbuster.<br><br>and i think he's been dating Anna Faris, whom has been rumored to be in GBIII

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST

    oh, correction - Anna Faris & Chris Pratt:

    by Gh0ulardi

    engaged to be married.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 2:39 p.m. CST

    god damnit whatever

    by Gh0ulardi

    THEY'RE MARRIED ALREADY.<br><br>sorry i know this isn't that kind of site lol

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 2:54 p.m. CST

    I'm still hoping for this one.

    by lotharius3rd1118

    And I'm still a fan of "Ghostbusters 2." Screw the haters, that movie was fun. Maybe this will all work out.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Oh cool so he's a ghost.....

    by jaysin420

    lol thats fucking awful.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Let's take the best character from the first two -- and KILL HIM

    by WickedJester

    Seriously, who decides these things?<br><bR>I mean, I guess it could work, but let's hope it isn't just because he doesn't want to be involved.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Fuck Murray on this one

    by mr teaspoon

    I love him as much as anybody, but either do the film or don't. I think it's shitty to say 'I'll only do it if you kill me off in the first reel.' Which can basically be translated as 'I'll show up, but only if you make it so that I don't have to deal with this shit ever again', which is hardly an endorsement of goodwill towards the movie.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 4:30 p.m. CST

    The ghostbusters have been out of business for a decade =

    by Professor_Monster

    - but thanks to recent activity are needed again - they (or some of them) died stopping a bad ass spook some time ago - these new guys run across Murray in the vacated GB HQ where he gives them advice on how to stop the ghost who killed him

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 5:10 p.m. CST

    OK I've decided - terrible idea

    by theyreflockingthisway

    This has actually made me kind of depressed - how sad is that?<br><br> I've been excited about this film since it was announced becuase all the original cast was to be in it, but it just wont be the same if one is a ghost. It just seems silly. <br><br> Also the ghosts in Ghostbusters are always mysterious. The library ghost just floats there reading a book, slimer just eats, the Scolari Brothers just attacked the judge who sent them to the chair. I can't imagine any of the ghosts holding a conversation like a human being would - so does that mean ghost Venkman will just be floating around doing, not talking to the Ghostbusters? Or will he actually talk to them like his old self, which also seems out of place. Argh - what are they doing!?

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 7:06 p.m. CST

    ndally hit the nail on the head...

    by dmcxxx

    The Mail on Sunday, i.e the Daily Mail has a habit of taking snippets from old interviews (usually not even their own) and fabricating "specials" out of them. This is all bullshit made up from old quotes over the years. They did the same thing recently to a guy in the UK called David Mitchell and he's suing them...

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST


    by Bill Clay

    Does everyone forget that Sigourney Weaver already leaked this detail way back on December 11, 2009?<p><p>

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Will Arnett would be awesome

    by theblackvegtable

    This could be a good movie as long as they don't fuck up the castings for the new ghostbusters. Bradly cooper would be good to

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Get MAD for GB3

    by Rodie

    They need to cast Jon Hamm as one of the new Ghostbusters. That would be badass. So would Bryan Cranston, Woody Harrelson and Simon Pegg. There's your four new guys right there!

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 10:32 p.m. CST

    This sucks!

    by WilliamZabkaRox

    This is awful news. I want to see all four orginal Ghostbusters on screen together and not one of them as a ghost. Would be funnier if Louis was a ghost not Venkman!

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 11:36 p.m. CST

    by Gh0ulardi

    would be cool to have the ghosts of John Belushi, John Candy, and Chris Farley.<br><br>i miss all those big guys.

  • Feb. 9, 2010, 1:52 a.m. CST


    by LOST_FAN

    I miss those big guys too. Overweight comedians in the 80's and 90's were the shit.

  • Feb. 9, 2010, 5:25 a.m. CST

    Mick Smileys career to come back as a ghost..

    by Axl Z

    I believe in magic..

  • Feb. 9, 2010, 5:26 a.m. CST

    80's at it's best.. where did you go Mick?!?

    by Axl Z

  • Feb. 9, 2010, 6:30 a.m. CST

    He'll have more time to do Garfield voice acting

    by ricarleite2

    Bill Murray could still be great, but he decided to give his audience the finger. Don't be surprise if the ghost is all CGI, and he just barely do a short voice acting job for this film.

  • Feb. 9, 2010, 7:07 a.m. CST

    Yeah yeah...

    by Azlam Orlandu

    ...I saw Ghostbusters as a kid and I love it too. But those of you who get all ass-sore over the sequel and this potential film need to get a grip. The first Ghostbusters was great, but it's nothing to get all, "...raped my childhood." over. Relax. See it or don't. Either way I'm sure we'll all hear about how shitty you think it was because of the CGI on this aggot-ass website.

  • Feb. 9, 2010, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Yes, Ghostbusters 3 will suck....

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    What else is new? I mean, we've known this for how many years now? The magic is not only gone, it's dead, and has been since the first film. If anyone thinks Dan Akroyd can resurrect a dead franchise, I direct their attention to Blues Brothers 2000.

  • Feb. 9, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST

    The Mail on Sunday?

    by Super Joker

    Since when is that any sort of reputable newspaper. BULLSHIT.

  • Feb. 9, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Dead Venkman Is A Terrible Idea


    Venkman should be "Rich from the franchise rights alone". He should be sitting by a pool next to a mansion or on a tropical island. Or maybe golfing when he gets a call from Ray and a fucking gopher eats his ball and he turns and looks at the camera. Rick Morranis is his accountant and he's married to the secretary. They should be in very few scenes. Sigourney Weaver should not be in the film unless she married one of the Ghostbusters (Not Venkman) in which case she should be in 30 seconds of the film for comic effect and to explain the falling out between Venkman and whoever she married. She was a client and that job is long over. She was good in the first film but she is not a Ghostbuster. So in the new film their are franchises all over the place. Maybe they're using a lot of fake electronic light shows to make Venkman money because their just aren't that many ghosts around. But now something big is happening and the new ghostbusters don't really know how to deal with it. Ray, Egon, Peter & maybe Winston go to Chicago (New Scenery is nice) where the problem is and assemble a crew of the few new ghostbusters that have actually seen a ghost. (The old guys should be the lead and have more screen time and lines than the new guys. They save the World, overcome their differences and peter finally settles down and marries the MILtF mom of one of the young ghostbusters. 2 minutes of old secondary characters makes a good film.

  • Feb. 9, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Can he be a young looking ghosts? That'd be sweet.

    by Onin Solstice

    So I don't hate this idea, but I do hope they at least make him look younger. I want '84 Venkman, not 2010 Venkman.

  • Feb. 11, 2010, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Venckman as a host

    by jameskpolk

    Was foreshadowed in the original. In the opening scenes we see "Burn in Hell Venckman" scrawled on his office door. Also, in the climactic scene, as they prepare to cross the streams, Venckman says to Stantz "See you on the other side, Ray..." Of course it is supposed to be this way.

  • Feb. 11, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Don't cross the streams...

    by Apollo_kun

    ... because somebody had to say it XD

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