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If GHOSTBUSTERS III Ever Gets Made, Guess Who'll Be Strapping On A Proton Pack?

Beaks here...

According to Bloody-Disgusting's Brad Miska, screenwriters Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky are planning to use Dana Barrett's all-growns-up son Oscar as the link between the young and old Ghostbusters in the (possibly) forthcoming third installment of the series. What's more (and this might be a spoiler, so stop reading now if you don't want to know too much), it's going to be revealed that Oscar is of Peter Venkman's loins! If Eisenberg and Stupnitsky are still writing Venkman as a ghost, then this makes perfect sense: basically, Oscar would be taking over the family business (which brought his parents together in the first place), and, perhaps, trying to restore honor to his dead and disgraced dad. As Miska notes, this would give GHOSTBUSTERS III a compelling emotional hook; it would also be kind of poignant if Aykroyd's nerdy Ray Stantz - who never married - becomes a mentor to his best friend's son (just an idea). I've been pretty indifferent to GHOSTBUSTERS III throughout its long development, but, for some reason, this idea gives me hope that they could at least outdo the mediocre second film. Murray's been skeptical lately about the possibility of the third movie going before cameras anytime soon, but I'm sure Aykroyd will keep after it. I guess it's up to Eisenberg and Stupnitsky to deliver a screenplay that'll convince Sony to cough up the $100 million-plus budget this project will almost certainly require. If everyone's on board (and there seems to be a belief that even Rick Moranis will come out of retirement for this), then I'm sure Murray will relent.

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  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:36 p.m. CST


    by Trannyformers_Apologist

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:39 p.m. CST

    This will be terrible

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

    Absolutely terrible. Hasn't anyone learned that you shouldn't return to 80s properties and create sequels for them?

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters will never happen

    by ddubs

    I guarantee it.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST

    i thought Slimer was the dad

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...i thought he slimed all in it

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST

    I dunno

    by daggor

    Murray's comment on Letterman about it just being a reason to drag some new people into the franchise sold me that Murray doesn't want to do it, and that it should not be done.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Always thought

    by Can_You_Fly_Bobby

    that they picked a really creepy looking baby as Dana's son in GB 2.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST


    by applescruff

    Who's gonna play the kid? and can we get better writers than the dicks who wrote Year One? Please?

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:43 p.m. CST


    by Yoda's Ball Sack

    Never happen. I still think Bill was joking when he said all that stuff about being a ghost. He doesn't want to do a film at all.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST

    *Two* Creepy Looking Babies

    by mrbeaks

    William T. Deutschendorf and Henry J. Deutschendorf II - neither of whom ever appeared in another movie.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Who will play Oscar?

    by rhine1784

    I'm picturing Seth Rogan, Rainn Wilson, or perhaps John Krasinski. If this is made right, it could be the anti Indy 4 movie...

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Wait, Rick Moranis retired on his own?

    by Galactic

    I thought he just couldn't find work. You know, cuz like, he sucks.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST

    what if...

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    baby Oscar doesnt grow up, and remains in a childlike body (with an adult sense of humor)...that would bring in viewers because ya know everyone loves the eTrade babies

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Starting to be the Fockers franchise

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Each movie they just latch on more family shit.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    re: Bill Murray not doing this...

    by rhine1784

    Right, and Bill Murray will continue to do such gems as Garfield and Garfield good for the career huh? Again if Ivan directs and the originals come back it might do ok.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters III and Bill & Ted 3

    by NinjaRap

    Both are equally likely to happen. By which I mean "Not remotely likely to happen."

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Moranis is done with show business...

    by Bill Clay

    The guy is happily retired and recording vanity country music albums. Let him enjoy his old age and stop trying to drag him back in front of the cameras.<p> Remember how disappointing it was to see how old Harrison Ford now looked in the last Indiana Jones movie? These franchises need to start fresh and stop grave robbing.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    This movie is for sure happening

    by JettL1993

    I was Over at sony the other day and I was allowed to see an early draft of the script as well as some production designs. They are expecting an official announcemt in January, along with a newly shot teaser trailer attached to The Green Hornet. The idea for the teaser is pretty funny and shouldn't require more then a few days of shooting

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    re: The Fockers

    by rhine1784

    The original in the series was titled "Meet the Family" umm yeah it centers

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST

    So why not just send us the script?

    by Triple_J_72

    And then we can judge whether or not we want this to be made AT ALL.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST

    I hope Murray isn't in this sloppy outhouse

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Seeing Akroyd leading the new/young/old/whatver the fuck ghostbusters and Murray quietly not in this movie will be the funniest thing about this series. Maybe the evil painting guy can help them Lecter style against a new foe... SUPER GOZER.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    why do you care about a sequel?

    by Rupee88

    It is 20 years after the fact...doesn't Indy 4 or Star Wars 4 (1) mean anything to you...give up the dream

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    And as long as we're resurrecting '80s shit

    by NinjaRap

    ...where the FUCK is Gremlins 3? Seriously, that just seems like a no-brainer. You CGI-up some fucking Gremlins, you bring in a new cast, you make it a kid-friendly piece of crap full o' poop jokes and BAM. You just got a license to destroy franchise integrity AND a license to print money AT THE SAME TIME.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    speaking of Rick Moranis

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...we need a "Honey We Shrunk Our Kids So Small That Theyre Lost in the Interwebs"... the main bad guy could be a pedophile who wants to insert kids into his pee hole... only at AICN would I type this

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters was a great comedy

    by rosasaks

    All this continuity is missing the point and don't forget what an abortion the original sequel was. They'd be better off doing a remake with a new story from scratch that's just got good ideas and jokes in it.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    IF Murray

    by Rodie

    and 2-3 bankable younger stars sign on, then the studio will definitely back this. Doesn't matter if the script is good, though I hope it is! I for one wouldn't mind seeing Murray as a ghost, though it would be nice to get at least 2-3 scene of Venkman alive a kicking before he bites it.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST


    by Six Demon Bag

    just make me laugh or FUCK OFF!!

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST


    by NinjaRap

    Yeah, I'm with you on Ghostbusters II. But you know, if the Internet has taught us anything, it's that every otherwise-well-shot, well-produced, well-written and well-acted movie that has maybe three or four bad decisions in it is automatically a A STEAMING PIECE OF FUCKING SHIT. That's why so many people in this topic are still bitching about Episode I and Indy IV.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    picture of CGId young john candy donning proton pack

    by awepittance

    in the same style as Brando from Superman Returns of Orville from the new popcorn commercials

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    first promo pic from GBIII released!

    by awepittance

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST


    by rhine1784

    "just over at Sony"....right... How is someone that capitalizes Over and misspells words such as announcement even allowed near a hush hush top secret script?

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:55 p.m. CST

    I thought GB3 was Evolution.

    by OnO

    Let's see. Dane Cook, Michael Cera, Kevin Hart and David Duchovny plus Featuring Hellboy just for shits and giggles. What? It can't be worse than the second movie.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST

    That's what I would do if I was writing it.

    by rev_skarekroe

    But I would make Oscar the biological son of the nerdy cello player. But since he was raised by Venkmen, there would be kind of a nature vs. nurture thing in the kid. You could get Cera to play him.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST


    by yourSTEPDADDY

    How is someone "criticising" "Jettl1993" when "everyone" here "knows" he "works" in "Hollywood" and is "making" a "movie" about the "tbs"...

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST


    by Six Demon Bag

    that is all.<P>people, you do not want this only think you do. <P>please let it go..just watch the original and its phoned in sequel..and if any of you think otherwise, i will tell you that these actors have been on COMEDIC auto-pilot for quite some time.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Venkman as a Ghost = No Interest

    by Mr. Moe

    You can't kill off everyone's favorite Ghostbuster, even if he comes back as a ghost. That's just a retarded move to make. I wouldn't watch it. It would be like killing Iron Man in the Avengers.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST


    by elsewhere

    I think a lot of fans already assumed that if there was ever to be a sequel to GB2, that Oscar would end up being a Ghostbuster and the son of Peter Venkman. Pretty much writes itself. However Venkman being a ghost is a new an interesting concept.<p>They NEED to do this to round it out as a trilogy. Then leave it alone unlike Indiana Jones.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST

    One last demand.

    by NinjaRap

    ERNIE HUDSON OR DIE, motherfuckers.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST

    The real question is will Ernie Hudson be back?

    by skycrapper

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

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST


    by windomearle39

    Where have you been? Haven't seen you on here for a while. Any news on The Relic sequel?

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4 p.m. CST

    Let it Die!

    by John_McClanes_Vest

    This constant speculation has killed the love, and interest.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4 p.m. CST

    His father was a smelly.


  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Oscar = Paul Rudd


  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Seth Rogan = Oscar

    by elsewhere

    Bet on that.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Jake Lloyd

    by rosasaks

    Is in his early twenties...

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:03 p.m. CST

    by elsewhere

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:03 p.m. CST

    "round it out as a trilogy"??????

    by Six Demon Bag

    why the fuck do they NEED to do that???!!<P>that is the stupidest thing ive ever heard..<P>hell we made one original film and then a sequel to cash in..we dont have a story or anything but damn, we need to finish this..<P>fucking idiot.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Michael Cera = Oscar

    by th3480

    He looks pretty similar to that baby!

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Three is such a nice round number.

    by rosasaks

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Shia LaBeouf as Oscar!

    by thepurplelantern

    It HAS to happen!

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Statue of the Liberty VS Stay Puft Marshmallow Man


    would round it out nicely.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:05 p.m. CST

    "just make me laugh or FUCK OFF!!"

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Well said 6db.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:06 p.m. CST


    by HeavyHands

    I'd rather see a movie that captures the spirit of the Ghostbusters than a sequel. Men In Black took a solid step in that direction and Evolution (with Duchovny and Orlando Jones) was trying like hell to copy the formula (Akroyd even had a cameo). Someone needs to capitalize on the Jason Segel/Bill Hader/Zach Galifiankas personalities that are available now and make a blockbuster science fiction franchise with scene stealing comedic heavy-hitters. And it should be a fucking original premise, not a remake! Have them... fight Cthulu, face off against biblical demons, save a sleepy little town from genetically mutated zoo animals... what the fuck ever! The main idea is that we need everyday schlubs with honest geekiness, monsters, and practical effects to recapture the magic. Guillermo Del Toro should direct. That's all.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    can someone please gimme an example from the first film...

    by Six Demon Bag

    with emotional resonance..<P>ive seen the film hundreds of times and for the life of drawing a blank here..<P>cause its not there!!! ITS NOT NEEDED!!!

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Six Demon Bag

    by elsewhere

    That's my opinion of course. If they went as far as to make a sequel, then round it off as a trilogy. What's the problem?

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:13 p.m. CST

    better yet make CADDYSHACK 3..

    by Six Demon Bag

    bill murray relays a monologue where he states that he witnessed his father being eaten alive by gophers and thats the reason for his hatred towards the lil devils!<P>EMOTIONAL HOOK MY BLACK ASS!

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:13 p.m. CST

    GQ interview with Bill Murray last month

    by BlaGyver

    Actually explained the Garfield fiasco (the first one, at least). Murray saw that the script was by Joel Coen and, assuming that it was Joel Coen of the Coen Bros., signed on immediately. It wasn't until after he began attempting to read from the shit script that he was informed that it was penned by a DIFFERENT Joel Coen.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST


    by Arcangel2020

    I remember being horribly disapponted with the Ghostbuster II Movie when it came was..what I thought at the time a MAJOR letdown and one of the summers biggest disappointments of that year. Here is a thought...if a third moive IS going to be made? How about making two movies back to back..say, bridging the gap between the old and the new ghostbusters with Oscar...and in order to restore Pete Venkmans "honor" and if indeed the storyline goes the route of Peter being dead? How about there being a way to actually BRING Peter Venkman back from the "Great Beyond"? The first of 2 Sequels with the story of Oscar learning Peter IS his father, learning that there IS a way to bring him back from the dead witht he help of the origianl cast and crew of Ghostbusters...the movie ending on some sort of cliffhanger with the second sequel resolving and bring Bill Murray's character back..the ending with Father and Son and the Old GB Crew maybe opening a School to train a new team.... JUST a thought...

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    I still want this to happen! ;)

    by NeverTalksBack

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Re: emotional resonance

    by rbatty024

    The first film had great rapport between the main characters and Murray's courtship of Weaver was charming simply because Murray can be charming when he wants to. Emotional resonance does not necessarily mean the film needs to be sappy, but it should have characters we care about.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST

    The Relic Sequel appears to be dead in the water

    by JettL1993

    right now, shedules and budgets just aren't lining up, but I still have my fingers crossed that it will get made some day

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:19 p.m. CST


    by Six Demon Bag

    the probelm with the sequels is that the immediately started working on the second one to cash in on the phenonmenon..and the film, average (i like it and still laugh) and is phoned in.<P>twenty years later, they dont have a good sorry thats the film! NO FILM has had a GREAT, let alone GOOD sequel after that long..this is strictly a cash grab.<P>and your eagerness for it based on the sequencing of it in a franchise and not on anything artistic or creative such as script, casting, director..well..thats just stupendous.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Arcangel, as much as I kinda dig that

    by BlaGyver

    You may have just had an idea for the most expensive double-feature ever. One alone is going to cost well over 100 million. A second would obviously require even MORE bang for the audience's buck and probably cost even more. Your heart's in the right place though man, and if money wasn't an issue I'd be pretty down to see those movies.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:19 p.m. CST


    by NinjaRap

    The "back-to-back sequels dealing with the Ghostbusters transition into a new generation and traveling into the world of the afterlife in order to save New York and bring back Venkman" = pretty much exactly what Dan Aykroyd originally pitched to Columbia when he first started lobbying hard for this to happen about 10 years ago.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Testify 6DB, testify!

    by savagedave

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Shia as Oscar.

    by UltimaRex

    LOL. His entire dialogue will consist of him saying "No, no. No no no no nonononono..."

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST

    other franchises that need to die

    by savagedave


  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:22 p.m. CST


    by UltimaRex

    Superman news please!

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Joel Coen should write the Ghostbusters sequel

    by rosasaks

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST


    by Six Demon Bag

    but even then..venkman is just trying to get laid and we accept it cause hes funny and charming..but hes still a dick and a goof-off.<P>had it been the blonde from the experiment in the opening of the film, he wouldve "fallen" for her..<P>ms. weaver, because she turned into a dog and was rescued by him, fell for him..i can see that..

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Get a DNA test on Maury

    by Dr Gregory House

    Venkman, you are NOT the father! Oh, and, burn in Hell!

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Murray and Ramis

    by rosasaks

    Had the right idea making Groundhog Day. If they must do another film, come up with something fresh.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:25 p.m. CST


    by Six Demon Bag

    its because of people like you that LAND BEFORE TIME has made shit tons of films..

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters II is fucking awesome

    by ndally

    Not as good as the first(the only comedy I can watch over and over and still laugh) it's got a fucking HILARIOUS Peter Mcnichol(spelling?) as Janousz(spelling?). All of those who hate GB2 watch it again. There are some issues especially with the climax and rehash of montage sequence but there's a shit load of quotable hilarious lines in GB2. My only major problem is that the swearing was toned down and in the first one every smokes like crazy but the second one there's none. I duno why that bothers me it's one of those small character traits you like to see carry over from film to film. Obviously they toned it down due to the kiddies and Real Ghostbusters cartoons. Also one last thing. There is a tone of awesome deleted scenes from GB2 that have yet to see the light of day so go out and rent or buy a copy so Sony will get their ass in gear and give this movie the blu-ray release it deserves

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:28 p.m. CST

    If by "emotional resonance" you mean sappy...

    by rbatty024

    then I see what you're saying. The last thing a Ghostbuster's film needs is an Adam Sandler style monologue in the third act. But a film still needs to make us care about the characters. However, if Ghostbusters III involves a teary eyed reunion between Venkman's ghost and his son, then you can count me out.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:30 p.m. CST


    by HeavyHands

    And Joel should replace Murray with Jeff Bridges, Aykroyd with John Goodman, and Ramis with John Turturro. Ernie Hudson?

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Vernon Wells in 'Expendables 2' !!

    by hysfvbsaygvandsv

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:30 p.m. CST

    There was no need for GHOSTBUSTERS 2.

    by ColonelFatheart

    What necessitates GHOSTBUSTERS 3?

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Seth Green

    by AugustusGloop

    If GB3 is going to be made (who wants to be it'll be GB3D?) I think Seth Green is the perfect comedic actor to capture what was great about the first one.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:31 p.m. CST


    by Six Demon Bag

    maybe its cause i was young when i saw it..but i cared about the characters because the film was about them..they were the stars..<P>i cared about louis and dana and their well being too.<P>fuck i even sympathized with the guy getting the electric shocks!!<P>YOU CAN KEEP THE FIVE BUCKS!!

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    if you're clamouring for another Ghostbusters film

    by savagedave

    Then you have forfeited the right to complain about Hollywood's lack of originality. For ever.<p>Remember this when they announce a 'reboot' of Beverly Hills Cop or Bay's Transformers 4:Revenge of the Mouthbreathers.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    dave: More franchises that need to die:

    by ColonelFatheart


  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Excellent point 6DB

    by elsewhere

    You win.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:34 p.m. CST


    by Six Demon Bag

    but it HAS to be a TRILOGY!!<P>those are the rules..

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Maybe they'll do GB3 as a 3-D mockumentary.

    by ColonelFatheart

    With a twist ending.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Colonel...roger that

    by savagedave

    I'd put a moratorium on comic book films for a decade or so as well.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:38 p.m. CST

    ending of GB3

    by Six Demon Bag

    the ending will pull back and it will be on a hollywood lot and you will see that it was a movie ALL ALONG!!<P>depending on your age, its a homage to MUPPET MOVIE or a rip off of the series finale of THE HILLS.<P>you decide.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Sigourney Weaver's forehad cant take the stress

    by MyScroteHasGout

    if that thing errupts we're all in a world of shit

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Looks like TAKERS edged out LAST EXORCISM

    by ColonelFatheart

    by a mere $145K.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:39 p.m. CST

    I'm hoping beyond hope that Mel Brooks rounds out

    by ColonelFatheart

    the SPACEBALLS trilogy one day.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:41 p.m. CST

    and he promised me a sequel to HISTORY OF THE WORLD

    by Six Demon Bag

    fucking liar

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    JEWS ... IN ... SPAAAAAACE!!!

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:43 p.m. CST


    by bobbofatz

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    savagedave: Superhero films, I agree.

    by ColonelFatheart

    There are some good comics not involving supers that can be adapted. We need more A HISTORY OF VIOLENCEs and fewer SPIDER-MANs.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:45 p.m. CST

    boy did you back the wrong horse

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:46 p.m. CST

    good point

    by savagedave

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:46 p.m. CST

    That baby looks like "Barney" Balwin ...

    by Dilox Esp

    ...from the Flistone's live action movie. Some other abortion. eh?

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Although I'd make an exception

    by savagedave

    for SOUTHWIND!

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST

    more franchises that need to die

    by savagedave

    Indiana Jones, if it hasn't already.<p>Star Wars

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    It Would Be A Perfect Event Film For 3D And Imax

    by Media Messiah

    They might as well do it already. They should get someone like Judd Apatow to direct it, oor Jason Reitman, and Ivan Reitman should produce.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    This'll piss someone off.

    by HeavyHands

    Speaking of sequels, will the Harry Potter movies go down in history as the highest level of quality maintained over the course of a franchise in history? You can't deny that those movies, at their worst, were still very watchable. Some of the movies were better than others, but I don't think another franchise is going to sprout up tomorrow and make 8+ films without turning to shit really fast. It's a minor miracle in my opinion.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    People who think a Venkhman ghost is a good idea...

    by andrew coleman

    Liked Takers. Just to clear up, Takers was horrible.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    He is VIGO!

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    'You are like the buzzing of flies to him!' Yes I like GB2 as well, its not a masterpiece like the first but its still a fun flick.<br><br> Should GB 3 ever get made I doubt it would even muster that.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST


    by HeavyHands

    I think if you can stand two more you might just get your wish.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Don't make a sequel, just remake the fucking thing.

    by Holeman

    Seriously. The old cast is....well really fucking old. They're past their prime. Murray hates the very mention of it. Just remake the shit and be done with it.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Venkman's Son

    by ciroslive

    Played by Joel McHale? SOLD Also shoot it in 3-D. 3-D ghosts would be cool. Maybe they can make it real supernatural like all that stuff Akroyd believes in. Like heavy X-Files paranormal stuff.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST

    If Takers Out Edged Last Exorcism--Good!!!

    by Media Messiah

    Look, I hate Chris Brown for beating Rihanna, but Eli Roth should not be rewarded either, as his films show a tremendous hate toward, and of, women, and of human life in general. So, better the lesser evil, over the greater evil. Yes, Chris Brown actually hurt someone, and he is a disgrace to humanity, but Roth films serve one purpose, and that is to inspire violence and hate against others, and we will be stuck with the affects of the existence of those negative films on our society, for years to come. His films are disgusting, and he, and they, should be put-out of business, and out of our collective misery!!! Burn the prints and negatives!!!!

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:03 p.m. CST

    What's the point of a remake??

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:03 p.m. CST


    by HeavyHands

    You know it baby! Probably more. And by probably I mean definitely.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Indiana, let it go

    by Planty_McPlant_Plants_His_Plant_At_AICN

    Wrong franchise but wise words nonetheless.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:10 p.m. CST

    How about Clint makes another Dirty Harry

    by savagedave

    If we're going to go fully moribund? With Channing Tatum to play his youthful sidekick who inherits Harry's mantle.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Takers' Paul Walker and Hayden C.

    by HeavyHands

    Two charisma black holes from which there is no escape. Just throw in Ryan Phillippe and call it a day.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST

    to be fair to Ryan Phillipe

    by savagedave

    he does have this to his credit.<p>

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST


    by Gorgomel

    cant wait!

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST

    He should not be his actual Father.

    by JediRob

    Him not being his Father is where any dramatic tension would be. That seems like a gimme to me.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST

    You poor, poor man! Named after a hot dog!

    by D.Vader

    Fuck off JettL.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Superhero movies are a genre.

    by UltimaRex

    Sure the crappy ones can die but get rid of them wholesale and Sci-fi will be next mark my words.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST

    If Moranis comes out of retirement for this, but ...

    by Royston Lodge

    ... refuses to do any sort of Mackenzie Brothers reunion, I'll be trés pissed.<p> I wanna see a Strange Brew sequel, dammit!!!

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:21 p.m. CST

    I love that kid's goofy face

    by CherryValance

    I didn't know Venkman was gonna be a ghost. That kinda sucks. I'd like a Ghostbusters III as long as they don't get too stupid with it.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:22 p.m. CST

    CGI Gremlins for Gremlins 3 is a TERRIBLE idea

    by D.Vader

    There should NEVER ever be a CGI Gremlin. It needs to be a puppet all the way. Most of the humor comes from seeing how awkwardly those things move sometimes. Would you ever want to see a cgi Kermit? Muppets should never be cgi and nor should the Gremlins.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Jesus, Six Demon Bag . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . how bout like the ending of Blazing Saddles, maybe??? Jesus . . .

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Everybody GB fan should be happy . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . that Venkman would even have a brief appearance in some shape or form. It'd be a miracle seeing Murray paricipate at all after the giant turd that was GB II.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    GB TNG : Stiller + Black > Cera + Baruchel

    by Squashua

    I was excited for a GB3 6 years ago when it would have been a Ben Stiller / Will Ferrel thing, but now it'll probably be an Apatow generation cast.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:32 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    You are such a asshole.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:38 p.m. CST


    by HeavyHands

    Re: Way of the Gun intro I could give a shit about "totally fucking hot" Hollywood actresses, but I would tear into Sarah Silverman any day of the week. Am I alone here?

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST


    by HeavyHands

    Ok, I'll bite. om/watch?v=Oo0FVs9KvrQ

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Th cgi Gremlins issue has nothing to do with "realism"

    by D.Vader

    And everything to do with the humor of how those puppets move and act.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Sean Connery loves the Way of the Gun

    by savagedave

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    if it's not seth rogen, i don't give a fuck.

    by RedHorseVector

    he and danny mcbride are the only ones i can imagine making me laugh at a new ghostbusters flick.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST


    by HeavyHands

    What did I do? Really?

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST


    by CreationistTechnophobicManiacs

    I remember seeing that back in 96 and thinking "FUCK, why not make a Ghostbusters movie NOW with this technology!?!".

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST

    good point about Potter

    by sith_rising

    the films have just gotten better. compare Half-Blood Prince to Sorcerer's Stone, there's just no comparison. the next two films are going to be unreal. I can't think of another francise that has consistently gotten better. Every franchise has it's peak (TESB, Aliens, Wrath of Khan, T2, Batman Begins, Superman 2, X-Men 2, Spider-Man 2, Predator, Die Hard) and it's just downhill from there. Potter will peak with the final film, if they do it right.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST

    The gorilla Ghostbusters...

    by D.Vader

    Is older and totally unrelated.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters 3: Look Ooze Talking Now

    by rosasaks

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST

    ain't it cool...

    by treatment

    ...that 25+ years later, we continue to discuss one of the greatest comedies ever to hit he big screen. unfortunately, if there were no sequels, prequels, re-boots etc... classics like GBs would rarely get any novelty playback on forums like this one.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST


    by HeavyHands

    I meant the dickhead pantywaist comment?!

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST



  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST

    treatment: shut the fuck up


  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Venkman as a ghost is lame

    by Phimseto

    That's an element that I sure hope changes between now and any filming.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:54 p.m. CST




  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:59 p.m. CST

    I took part in an online survey recently

    by Jardinier

    which asked about my favourite parts of GHOSTBUSTERS 1 & 2, and then told me a third movie, directed by Ivan Reitman, was forthcoming. From what I recall, the plot synopsis they gave involved ghosts shorting out modern technology, and the original ghosbusters passing the torch to a younger crew.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Harold and Kumar Go To Haunted Castle

    by rosasaks

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Mos Def should play Winston

    by rosasaks

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 6:03 p.m. CST

    They need to kill this movie before it's too late

    by Teddy Artery

    No one needs another belated sequel.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 6:04 p.m. CST

    ghostbusters is dead

    by DioxholsterReturns

    it was bad then its still bad now

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 6:04 p.m. CST


    by CreationistTechnophobicManiacs

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Murray's skeptical because hes the only one with a career.

    by Neck_Lucas

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST


    by HeavyHands

    I'm laughing. Keep it rolling.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 6:07 p.m. CST

    The original baies were John Denver's nephews!!

    by billF

    John Denver's brother, Ron Deutschendorf, was working behind the scenes at movies during the time and it is his two infant sons, William T. Deutschendorf and Henry J. Deutschendorf II that played the child in the movie. Henry II was named after John Denver himself whose birth name was Henry John Deutschendorf jr.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 6:08 p.m. CST

    I dug GB2...

    by theguilty1

    and at 8 years old it was my first taste of numb-nut fanboys who don't like anything unless it's the original. Unless it's The Empire Strikes Back...but not Jedi. Yet half of you fuckers LOVE Avatar, which is the most unoriginal story in history.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 6:16 p.m. CST

    How could you not like Ghostbusters II?

    by elsachmo

    Of course it's not as good as the original, but it's still a great movie and I thought a great sequel. I say 10/10 for GB and 9/10 for GB2. Wow, can't believe that anyone would hate on that movie.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 6:17 p.m. CST

    THE_CHOPPAH you are an idiot

    by MyScroteHasGout

    The Harry Potter franchise needs to die? Hey stupid, it's 7 books and they made 7 movies. The end. Got it? Second, who gives a fuck if they're 19. There are 19 year olds in high school in case you didnt notice. I think you were like a 24 year old in high school, in fact

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 6:17 p.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    = flames on Optimus. <br> <br> A lot of people love GHOSTBUSTERS. <br> <br> But nobody loves GHOSTBUSTERS for anything resembling emotional depth. Bust some ghosts, crack some wise, give us an adventure. But if you try to jerk some tears, you may as well call off the film, because that's not what the fans love about the original and we don't need it now.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 6:19 p.m. CST


    by treatment

    thx for reading my post. totally appreciative. in the meantime, i'll continue to look forward to more of yours- especially the CHOP CHOP CHOP ones... those are f'ing awesome! reading your posts is like eating my own ejaculate. at first, it's tasty and new... then it becomes inanely boring and bland.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 6:19 p.m. CST

    This Venkman as a ghost concept...

    by Logan_1973

    Is going to cause more canon arguments....

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Are there two more Jewier names than Eisenberg and Stupnitsky

    by Professor_Monster

    Seeing as this is coming from a bunch of washed up sacks of shit - this movie is hopeless

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 6:48 p.m. CST


    by HeavyHands

    Are you Bill Murray?

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Watch the Jew talk fucko

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Ackroyd need something... anything....

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...or it's the rest of his life having to make appearances at UFO conventions for peanuts.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Or what Six Demon Bag of shit?

    by Professor_Monster

    Jew Jew Jew jewy jew jew ewwww jew. Man, that felt great.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 7:12 p.m. CST

    At this point though... hate to say it, but...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...a reboot would probably be a better idea.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Alright, Nazi Dude and...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...Overly-Sensitive Hebrew Guy... knock it the fuck off!

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Don't need the "strapping one on" image

    by Hesiod2k7

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Named after a hot dog.

    by KarlKolchak

    That's sounds like a cool idea. I hope it comes together. And Michael Cera would be PERFECT for that part.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Better if Murray does a cameo...

    by Hesiod2k7 a guy who's made a lot of money, retired from this stupid shit and thinks it's dumb. Which, would basically be true.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    I'd rather see Galaxy Quest II.

    by Hesiod2k7

    With a Bill Shatner rivalry subplot thrown in.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Don't Bother

    by A-COD

    Ghostbusters 3 is going to make Kingdom of the Crystal Skull look like Empire Strikes Back.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Say it with me: Galaxy Quest II.

    by Hesiod2k7

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Murray is great in all of his movies, but

    by Dennis_Moore

    he is yet another douchebag who can't be bothered with his or her connection to a genre/spec fic movie/tv show.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 7:29 p.m. CST

    I don't begrudge Murray...

    by Hesiod2k7

    ...or any other person not wanting to be typecast, or not wanting to become a fetishized icon. It took decades for Leonard Nimoy to come to terms whith Mr. Spock and appreciate his place in American Popular culture.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST

    I second Shia LaBeouf

    by Kaitain

    ...on the grounds that he now plays every twentysomething male character, in all possible worlds. You can prove it using modal logic.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST

    A History of Violence

    by snitchseeker

    That movie sucks, right?

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST


    by Kaitain

    "if the Internet has taught us anything, it's that every otherwise-well-shot, well-produced, well-written and well-acted movie that has maybe three or four bad decisions in it is automatically a A STEAMING PIECE OF FUCKING SHIT. That's why so many people in this topic are still bitching about Episode I and Indy IV." <p> If I were a lawyer, I would consider taking on a defense of Indy IV, for the money. You could make some kind of case for it. <p> Phantom Menace, on the other hand? <p> Not a chance. <p> It doesn't have "maybe three or four bad decisions in it". It is entirely misconceived, is totally unengaging, and has a plot that makes no sense whatsoever. (Palpatine basically achieves his desires in spite of what he does, not because of it.)

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Sequels to 80's movies....

    by PinkFloyd7

    have so far been shit, except for RAMBO 4, which was awesome.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Quality franchises

    by Kaitain

    "Speaking of sequels, will the Harry Potter movies go down in history as the highest level of quality maintained over the course of a franchise in history?" <p> No. The "Toy Story" franchise takes that particular gong.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Murray has said he was joking about the ghost thing

    by sonnyfern

    Didn't he say that in an interview a while back?

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Hate to sound terribly superficial, but...

    by kaylum

    one thing that would make GBIII hard to sell is that most of the cast has NOT aged well. At all. Harrison Ford may be older, but he was still in good enough shape to play Indy somewhat convincingly. And yeah, Murray could still pull off Venkman (alive or dead). But after seeing Ramis in Knocked Up and Akyroyd as Jimmy Carter in that presidential reunion skit on Funny or Die, the thought of them squeezing into a Ghostbusters' uniform made me kind of sad...

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 8:03 p.m. CST

    JettL1993, tell me one recent movie you...

    by ricarleite2

    ... had absolutely NO contact or input;

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 8:08 p.m. CST

    It's TIME for a GB 3.

    by RPLocke

    If Harold Ramis can get Year One made, GB 3 should be a snap.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST

    it's not gonna happen.

    by V'Shael

    Deal with it.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Get ZAC EFRON for Oscar.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Sign him quick before he plays Marty McFly.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    This movie sounds terrible and depressing.

    by Orionsangels

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Finally! Ghostbusters 3 news!

    by Yelsaeb

    Make this movie! Please! And has enyone played Ghostbuster:The Video Game? That game can be summed up in one word: Awesome.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Check out test footage for Ghostbusters 3 fx...

    by Uncle Stan

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Big fucking boy professor

    by Six Demon Bag

    Talking shit from the safety of your mommys basement. You can blast these writers all you want but you had to take an easy way out..just cause your hero Mel gibson hasn't starred in a good film in a decade you don't hafta take it out on the Jews..lazy bitch

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 9 p.m. CST


    by DigitalBeachWar

    Firstly: This should not be made into a 3D movie. Secondly: Should be made as a horror movie. Thirdly: Rip off the emotional aspect of Ghost.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 9:24 p.m. CST

    "...this would give GHOSTBUSTERS III a compelling emotional hook

    by Ditch Brodie

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Other dead franchises: Muppets, Star Wars, Dr. Doolittle

    by FeralAngel

    Let them die. Please. Think of the children. And remember that they don't GIVE A CRAP about the old shit Grandpa used to watch. Jesus, is everyone in Hollywood in their second childhood?

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Damn, didn't mean to post yet.

    by Ditch Brodie

    What I was going to say in the body of that message was "Hyperbole abounds..."

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    BlaGyver if that's a real article it's BS

    by MurderMostFowl

    Murray did Garfield for one reason: Money. <BR><BR> The producers approached him because he sounds like Lorenzo Music, the original voice of Garfield. <BR><BR>( Lorenzo Music also played Peter Venkman in the Real GhostBusters by virtue of his voice sounding like Murray's of course )

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 9:29 p.m. CST

    They should have to fight a massive sponge migration


    that'll give it an emotional hook

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 9:30 p.m. CST

    the video game was enjoyable, GB 3 will be a trainwreck

    by BetterCallSaul

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 9:31 p.m. CST

    but it will make coin, so seth rogen rejoice!

    by BetterCallSaul

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 9:32 p.m. CST

    I agree with Moe - no Venkman=no interest

    by FeralAngel

    I absolutely love the original Ghostbusters film. It holds up extremely well. And I will NOT accept a dead Venkman in any new film. While I think the Ghostbusters concept is less dependent on its individual characters than some franchises - it's basically about a bunch of goofballs who hunt ghosts with highly volatile and deadly equipment, making them look like the nuclear version of the Orkin man - still, Venkman was classic. He was the comedy relief, the doubter, the con man, the love interest for god's sake. You just cannot kill him off without destroying the soul of the thing. I've no objection to another GB film if it's got a good script, and if a new cast is well-chosen (reviving GB would not be a violation of a past classic like those wrong-sounding Muppets are), kill Venkman and you've totally killed my enthusiasm. Hey, I've got a radical idea: why not animate the damn thing with CGI? Make a completely CG'd movie out of it, and bring back the original cast as voice actors. It worked great for the video game, and if the CGI is upgraded, it could be awesome as hell. Heh, now I'm all excited again...

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Wow, CHOPPAH... you swung and missed 3 times...

    by HB_Dad

    ...with that bad joke about the Ghostbusters cartoon with the gorilla being the next sequel. Glad to see you finally gave it up. Now run home and write some new material! :-)

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Zac Efron or Robert Pattinson for Oscar

    by brocknroll

    Mark my words!

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 11:01 p.m. CST

    casting idea no one has mentioned

    by Speedbumped

    I'm not saying this is the BEST choice, but I see Jason Bateman written all over this. Whether he's the villain, the Ghostbusters' media booking agent, or a Ghosbuster himself, I think I see a role in there for him. Since Arrested Development, he's developed a little bit of leading man cache, Juno gave him the Reitman connection (if he didn't have it before--too lazy to check), and he's proven he can be entertaining, even as the straight man, in "regular guy in a zany situation" comedy. If Venkman is going to die and be a cameo or minor character, I think Bateman could deliver a serviceable approximation of the smirky deadpan humor that Ghostbusters needs as a counterpoint to the geeky "life-or-death" genre stuff from Ray and Egon, or whoever their modern replacements are. I think he could acquit himself admirably as a replacement 'buster. What do you people think?

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Jason Bateman is bad bad bad.

    by RPLocke

    He's NOT a leading man. He was one of the reasons Aniston's movie bombed.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Hey Demon Shit - how did I take anything out on Jews?

    by Professor_Monster

    All i said was they had very Jewy names - and they do. You must be one of these fucktards who hits reply without reading what it is you are replying to. Stupid little kid. After your dad gets done fucking you in the ass ask him to show you how to use a computer.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Hey Demon Shit - how did I take anything out on Jews?

    by Professor_Monster

    All i said was they had very Jewy names - and they do. You must be one of these fucktards who hits reply without reading what it is you are replying to. Stupid little kid. After your dad gets done fucking you in the ass ask him to show you how to use a computer.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 11:44 p.m. CST


    by Speedbumped

    Like I said, I'm not sure it's the best casting, and I don't think he'd be my first choice. But I CAN see him landing a role with his currently moderately popular status, and if my only other choices were guys like Jonah Hill, I think I could live with Bateman.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Eh, never mind

    by Speedbumped

    The more I try to talk myself into believing there's anyone out there who could really replicate the tone of the originals, the more I draw a blank. Scrap the whole thing.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:23 a.m. CST

    I'll watch it!

    by BetaSword

    no matter, how anyone would think about the third Movie(good or bad), I'd totally go in there. I mean, I don't see a way, that they might make it unenjoyable to me, unles they got Bad ending(everyone dies), or a stupid ending(the Main-Hero-Character dies: Hello, Matrix! - that's been good for 1&2, but at the DBZ-Fight in 3, the Hero loses and dies).

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:36 a.m. CST

    Can someone convincingly explain to me

    by TheMcflyFarm

    what was so mediocre about Ghostbusters II??

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:55 a.m. CST

    YOu want Murry in a's fucking easy..

    by conspiracy

    you don't need a good script, or a decent cast, or even a fucking golf course nearby...just break out your fucking checkbook and Garfield will be happy to lap up the milk.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:57 a.m. CST

    As long as Alyssa Milano is in it..

    by conspiracy

    and we get to see her use her Proton Packs spinning, ribbed self pleasure attachment for those in between Ghost moments; I'll fork up the Matinee price.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 1:38 a.m. CST

    My Ghostbusters 3 younger cast

    by RPLocke

    Bradley Cooper in the Bill Murray part, Chris Evans in the Dan Akroyd part, and Zach Quinto in the Harold Ramis part - pure gold right there.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 2:03 a.m. CST

    we need a NAKED GUN 4,444444444444444444

    by Gorgomel

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 2:34 a.m. CST


    by hatemphd

    His wife died in an car accident, i believe, and he decided to take a break from acting to raise his kids. <p> I'm trying to remember the interview i read, but he said something to the effect that in his early movies, he was allowed to ad-lib while working with friends. Then he started getting leading roles and he was told to stick to the script, not to add anything. It was no longer fun for him, so he didn't miss acting during his break and it became permanent. <p> If you look at his earlier films, they all have sketch comedians in them. Guys who worked off each other very well. Now look at Little Giants. It sucked if you over the age of 10.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 2:53 a.m. CST

    They need to hurry the hell up with this move before...

    by VonThunderballs

    that shit-tastic Clash of the Titans sequel comes out.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 3:24 a.m. CST

    A reboot would be wiser than a sequel.

    by Ecto-1

    I think that trying to do a sequel and keep everyone involved happy will just make this film a total mess. Venkman a ghost? Piss off... Keep the same characters of Venkman, Stantz and Spengler, but have some new actors play them. Keep Ivan Reitman away from the director's chair because he rubbish these days. Evolution had its moments but overall was kinda poor.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 3:48 a.m. CST

    FAIL, its all about Aliens right now, ghosts were so 80s

    by DioxholsterReturns

    should be Alienbusters instead idiots. no one believes in ghosts

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 3:54 a.m. CST


    by HarryWhereIsYourInceptionReview


  • Aug. 31, 2010, 3:54 a.m. CST

    The sad thing about part 2 was that

    by Dennis_Moore

    the Real Ghostbusters cartoon had been on for a while, and was vastly superior in its concepts. Should've gotten JMS or whoever else worked on it to write the plot, and then let the comics improvise.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 4:01 a.m. CST

    cartoon was cool for sure

    by DioxholsterReturns

    make the thing a 3D cartoon instead.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 4:08 a.m. CST

    Terminator ghost idea would be cool though

    by DioxholsterReturns

    like a ghost terminator sent back in time from the future to kill someone important. you see it could be that time machine used makes the traveler become a ghost back in time so thats why hes a ghost. so terminator-ghost wants to kill but then he gotta learn some ghost-killing skills like in that ghost movie in that subway scene. after he learns hes like nothing stoppin me fuckers but then ghostbusters kick his ass and thats that.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 4:10 a.m. CST

    David Spade needs to be in this badly

    by DioxholsterReturns

    i know hes a has been but comon this movie is so asking for it.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 5:11 a.m. CST

    slhould be dana barret with a proton pack...

    by theonecalledshoe

    just so she can say "Get away from my husband you bith." to a terror dog (ripped from aliens i know but it'd be sweet).

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 6:46 a.m. CST

    Makes sense. Sounds good.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 7:37 a.m. CST

    This is Genius!

    by BeyondStatic

    Love It!

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 7:48 a.m. CST

    Oscar would be like 24 today

    by Abominable Snowcone

    and scoring lots of tang like his old man.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Incredible and original casting idea!!!!!

    by DoctorZoidberg

    I know I am going out on a limb here, but has anybody considered using one of the Apatow cast for this? Maybe Seth Rogan, Jonah Hill, Segel, Rudd, or Baruchel? Man that would be awesome. Why am I the only one to think of this shit?

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 10:11 a.m. CST

    It probably will be Seth Rogen's doofus face as oscar

    by canvasseamonkey

    he needs to retire or stop being himself in movies

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 10:47 a.m. CST


    by Six Demon Bag

    NOW you typicl..<P>this is what you said...<P>Are there two more Jewier names than Eisenberg and Stupnitsky. Seeing as this is coming from a bunch of washed up sacks of shit - this movie is hopeless <P>its a pretty pathetic and passive aggressive way of testing the waters with your hateful bullshit.."did anyone bite? did anyone agree with me and validate my feelings?"<P>no such luck, your leader shot himself cause hes a fucking quitter and mels still drinking off his fucking hangover. he'll wake up soon, so in the mean time, tongue is balls in peace.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 10:53 a.m. CST


    by Crow3711

    Are both complete and total fucking morons.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 11:03 a.m. CST


    by Six Demon Bag

    the mere POINTING OUT their names being "jewy" is pointless. <P>what was your intent? to inform us that they are jewish? and why did you think you needed to tell us this vital information? im starting to think you arent really a professor...

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 11:51 a.m. CST


    by Kaitain

    Good idea. Make Dana so angry that she develops a lisp.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:17 p.m. CST

    As long as Junos lover stays away..

    by Axl Z

    I'm happy, this is a good idea but no Cera please.. Get that fat kid from Superbad, he'd be okay!

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Egon to have kids called Jules & Verne

    by Axl Z

    Who point at their croch when he shows off his new ecto containment unit..

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST

    If Ghostbusters III ever gets made...

    by Abominable Snowcone

    ...guess who'll have a boner?

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Tell us about the Twinkie

    by Abominable Snowcone


  • Aug. 31, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Mary Lynn Rasjkub...

    by WHO ARE YOU WORKING FOR the first female Ghostbuster = brilliant sequel

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    I know who should play Oscar's girlfriend

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Oh, Miley.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Who Are You Working For

    by schadenfreudian

    I'll take it a step further... let's just have Ghosbusters III be an episode of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. She can reprise her role as Gail The Snail.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 1:09 p.m. CST

    That's one UGLY little kid......

    by sam jacksons wig

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Efron wouldn't be too bad a choice tbh

    by performingmonkey

    At least he's kind of the right age. Oscar is only supposed to be around 21-22. I don't want to see some fat 30-year-old who thinks he's funny (or, god forbid, thinks he can emulate Murray) playing him. It shouldn't be played as a comedy, that's not how they did it in the first Ghostbusters, the cast were just naturally funny, nothing needed to be overplayed and you didn't get Sigourney Weaver going all 'oh I'm in a comedy, I'd better act funny'. Btw making him Venkman's son makes little sense but I would accept it if it meant us getting a movie!!

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST

    come on hollyweird

    by Wookie_1995

    don't let me down, I really want a third

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST

    If I played Oscar

    by Abominable Snowcone

    I'd want to crawl right back inside Sigourney

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST

    2 and 3 can NEVER top the first one

    by RPLocke

    It's too classic by now. Don't try.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Oscar = Ryan Reynolds

    by Lord_Byron_Farthammer

    Do it.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Oscar's girl will be Stantz's daughter

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Miley Stantz.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Passing the torch kills rather than revive

    by theyreflockingthisway

    Seriously, they never follow them up with a new line of sequels because no one ever cares as much. It'll be best to finish Ghostbusters off with the original cast then, a couple years later, reboot or reimagine the franchise anew. People will still moan about that, but at least they've seen the original Ghostbusters starring in their own movie one last time. <br><br> Didn't they introduce pass the torch characters into Blade 3? What happened with that? I can't think of a single series of films where the torch has been successfully passed.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    Well, Star Trek Generations wasn't a great movie, but did did pass the torch from the Classic cast to the TNG cast which went on to kill their own franchise.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST

    RPLocke, aren't you supposed to be the talkback contrarian?

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    It was out of character for you to say something sensible for once.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 6:29 p.m. CST


    by TedKordLives

    He does that every once in a while- I think his dad comes in when he's in the bathroom and actually contributes to the talkback instead of making pointless, ignorant chatter.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Give it to Apatow..

    by BookhouseBoy

    As much as it pains me to say this, I really don't want Reitman directing this. My Super Ex Girlfriend was atrocious. Fuck it, just don't make it.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Just remembered..

    by BookhouseBoy

    ..that bit in GB1 where venkmans about to zap his test subject for the last time. The sounds he makes are hilarious.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST

    is RPLocke that hated?

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    I mean, just recently I noticed how annoying/idiotic/useless he is, but i swear everyone thinks the same of him... the sad thing is, he's not even a "aicn character" like jettl1993, choppa, dannyglover, etc...hes just a "normal guy" who nobody likes here... lol, man, thats gotta suck

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 10:33 p.m. CST


    by Rodie

    Speedbumped....Jason Bateman is a great idea! I could see him as a sleezy mayor or someone else trying to stamp out the ghostbusters. No one seems to agree with me, but I'd love to see JON HAMM as a 'buster. He can be sarcastic as hell and was really funny on SNL. IMO, not every one of the new ghostbusters should be a 25-year-old comedic actor like Seth Rogen, etc. I'd like to see two middle-aged actors mixed in with two under-30 actors as the new guys. Imagine: Jon Hamm, Woody Harrelson, Bill Hader and Aziz Ansari. That would be a great foursome! Throw in Dave Franco as Oscar and there you go.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Dear mrbeaks...

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    You're a fag and you don't belong on this site

  • Sept. 1, 2010, 1:14 a.m. CST

    maybe they could fight the ghost of walter peck


  • Sept. 1, 2010, 1:22 a.m. CST

    Bobby Brown's lil bro gets a photon pack?

    by LexaproLuthor

    You remember the cameo in Part 2...right? Pre Whitney, pre crack and pre Celebrity Fit club Bobby Brown. He's in control...yuh yuh you know it!

  • Sept. 1, 2010, 2:34 a.m. CST

    maybe oscar is the villian

    by Cole_El

    Even though peter stopped vigo from completely merging with baby oscar, a little bit of vigo has been in oscar all these years. now he's possesed oscar to infiltrate the ghostbusters and get revenge.

  • Sept. 1, 2010, 3:36 a.m. CST

    Luis Guzman should be a GB

    by Mr_Fuji

    maybe he's been doing it since the early nineties, idk. could be cool. "bustin' makes me feel good, papi!"

  • Sept. 1, 2010, 7:12 a.m. CST


    by misnomer

    They're already working on EXACTLY what you've suggested. A kid-friendly, cheap CGI-laden Gremlins 3, straight-to-video...or so that's what I've heard.