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06/12/2014 05:00 PM EST
Let it go Dan. Bill's out and Harold has gone on to bigger and better things. Do we really need Blues Brothers 2000: Ghostbusters Edition?
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06/19/2014 06:44 PM EST
- Max Landis' Hypothetical Ghostbusters 3 Story Goes Global

Tuesday night’s story about Max Landis potentially doing a polish on Ghostbusters 3 was debunked pretty fast by the screenwriter, but it also lit a fire under his ass. In the hours since since the story broke, was debunked and then deleted, Landis revealed he obviously had been thinking about Ghostbusters 3 a lot. And since he’s not going to actually be writing the screenplay, he decided to lay his ideas out on Twitter.

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Haha a bunch of people asking what my Ghostbusters 3 pitch would've been. I never had a full one, just a skeleton I've goofed around with. My Ghostbusters 3 began in the 1920s with Ivo Shandor murdering a gluttonous associate to protect his cult after he has a moral objection. Shandor tells the overweight man that nothing can stop the coming of Gozer; first, the gate will open in 1984, then again twenty years later the fat man, who now has all the details of Shandor's plans, threatens to go to the police, and Shandor poisons him. It's scary, but... As Shandor escapes, we see that we're in the Sedgewick Hotel, and that the guy we just saw die... ...Is Slimer. Cue theme. Show title.

My full movie concerns several new teams (focusing on one), grown from the Ghostbusters Franchise which is now global (and going bankrupt) Ghostbusters have become a parody of themselves, there are barely twelve ghosts caught a year. People have forgotten what happened in NYC. Egon passed away, Venkman lives on an island, Winston retired rich. Only Ray Stantz is left in charge, and he's a terrible business man. In an effort to bring back business, an obsessed team whose station has been shut down attempts to summon a minor ghost... Mistake. Gozer. It's up to our hero team to stop the bad team, reunite the fractured franchises, and save our dimension from a very pissed off demigod.

It's all very meta (creatively bankrupt Ghostbusters, no one wants the new team, the bad team are slick Michael Bay-versions of the GBs)... ...But you keep the action, comedy, and emotion sincere. Witty, bluecollar guys who are the last people you'd want saving the world. And I think the teams would be by modern-comedy clique; a Parks/Rec team, a Rogen/Franco team, a Kroll/Key/Peele team...I don't know. I've thought a lot about Ghostbusters 3. But I'm kind of close on the Akroyd/Ramis side of things so it always felt weird.


Actually sounds like a really fun concept. A little iffy on going back to the classic villain, but it sounds like a clean way to service the film, pay homage to the original, stay connected to it (with sweeping changes), and set up some stakes. I like the references. I think leaning into the problems and embellishing what continuation there can be is a nice way to go.

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RE: Ghostbusters 3: The Movie: The Thread
08/03/2014 02:56 AM EST
- 'Ghostbusters 3' Targets Paul Feig as Director

After a long search, Sony is zeroing in on a director for Ghostbusters 3, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Paul Feig, director of Bridesmaids and The Heat, has emerged as the frontrunner, according to sources, and Feig has shown interest in taking on the project. Sources caution that no formal negotiations have taken place and a lot must be worked out before the casual discussions turn serious and Feig accepts the job. But he is the studio's first choice, these sources said. Sony declined to comment.

Sources say the film will be a reboot focusing on female Ghostbusters.

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08/03/2014 06:02 PM EST
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- 'Ghostbusters 3' Targets Paul Feig as Director

After a long search, Sony is zeroing in on a director for Ghostbusters 3, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Paul Feig, director of Bridesmaids and The Heat, has emerged as the frontrunner, according to sources, and Feig has shown interest in taking on the project. Sources caution that no formal negotiations have taken place and a lot must be worked out before the casual discussions turn serious and Feig accepts the job. But he is the studio's first choice, these sources said. Sony declined to comment.

Sources say the film will be a reboot focusing on female Ghostbusters.


Hmmm. Well, if they're not going to do Ghostbusters 3, anyway I'm willing to give this a chance.

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08/04/2014 03:16 PM EST
I wish it had gone to Landis. The whole meta/parody idea about the franchise dying and Aykroyd's character being the only one left who cares, and casting the bad new teams with exactly the sort of flavor-of-the-month comedian cliques you'd expect on purpose sounds very clever.

His pitches for things always sound amazing. Like...if you've ever seen his Superman stuff on Youtube, he comes off as pretty hyperactive and douchey personality-wise, but even so there's something compelling and charismatic about the way he tells a story, and it's obvious that he really knows and is passionate about the lore of whatever it is he's talking about.
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09/09/2014 09:55 PM EST
- Bill Murray reveals 'funny girls' he'd like to see in 'Ghostbusters III'

Here's what we do know: A third "Ghostbusters" film is definitely on the way. Founding 'Buster Dan Aykroyd confirmed to TODAY in June that production on the long-awaited sequel will kick off next spring.

But pretty much every other detail remains up in the air. Word has it that "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig is in talks to direct the film, with unnamed sources hinting that "Ghostbusters III" will ditch the guys to focus on a group of leading ladies.

Should that last tidbit prove true, original "Ghostbusters" star Bill Murray has a few ideas on which women should wear the proton packs.

“Melissa (McCarthy) would be a spectacular Ghostbuster," Murray told The Toronto Star at the Toronto International Film Festival this week. "And Kristen Wiig is so funny — God, she’s funny!"

In rounding out his dream cast, Murray would look to the women of "Mad Men" and "Spider-Man." "I like this girl Linda Cardellini a lot," he continued. "And Emma Stone is funny. There are some funny girls out there.”


I like the idea of Tina Fey.

I also think she could be in a Ghostbuters movie.

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10/08/2014 06:46 PM EST
- 'Ghostbusters' to be remade with 'hilarious women': Feig

If there is something strange in the neighborhood, who are you going to call? 'Hilarious women,' quipped filmmaker Paul Feig.

"Bridesmaids" filmmaker Feig said on Wednesday he is working on a new "Ghostbusters" film for Sony Pictures and co-writing the movie.

"Yes, it will star hilarious women. That's who I'm gonna call," he said on Twitter.

The studio had no further details on casting or a release date.

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RE: Ghostbusters 3: The Movie: The Thread
10/08/2014 06:55 PM EST
I find it odd that the reason several iterations of Aykroyd's GB3 plans never happened was allegedly that Murray possessed a share of the rights and they couldn't make a movie unless he, Dan, and Ramis ALL signed off on it...but now it would seem Sony owns the license entire and they're apparently able to make a movie without ANY of the creators involved.
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10/08/2014 08:30 PM EST
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I find it odd that the reason several iterations of Aykroyd's GB3 plans never happened was allegedly that Murray possessed a share of the rights and they couldn't make a movie unless he, Dan, and Ramis ALL signed off on it...but now it would seem Sony owns the license entire and they're apparently able to make a movie without ANY of the creators involved.

I'm sure they've all got a stake in it. The original guys seem to be supportive, even if they aren't on board to star any more.

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RE: Ghostbusters 3: The Movie: The Thread
10/09/2014 05:01 AM EST
It does not matter as the originals were too deep into the zeitgeist of the late 80's.

it's like having the X-files reboot: no sorry, in the age of cellphones and instant information flow, the NSA conspiracy etc. ... these things are not novelty, these things are facts now. The conspiracy culture died out in the early 2000's, and our recent fad is christianity and race inequality in the US from what I see.


A Ghostbusters 3 would need to capitalize on bistalgia factor. A current time GB3 would not really resemble anything like the originals. And now with Ramis gone, no.



EDIT: oh God, they are making a Bruce Willis Deathwish remake? Fuck them.
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10/09/2014 09:58 PM EST
- Paul Feig Confirms His Female-Led ‘Ghostbusters’ Is a Complete Reboot

Bridesmaids director Paul Feig confirms his female-led Ghostbusters movie will be a complete reboot of the beloved comedy franchise. However, that doesn’t mean there won’t be room for cameos by the original cast.

“I love origin stories. That’s my favorite thing” he told EW.com on the heels of the announcement he’ll co-write the film with The Heat collaborator Katie Dippold. “I love the first one so much I don’t want to do anything to ruin the memory of that. So it just felt like, let’s just restart it because then we can have new dynamics. I want the technology to be even cooler. I want it to be really scary, and I want it to happen in our world today that hasn’t gone through it so it’s like, oh my God what’s going on?”

Beyond that, he said, “everything is up for grabs right now,” including, it seems, the possibility of an appearance by the original Ghostbusters stars. “Well, I mean, look, those are my comedy heroes,” Feig said. “So as far as I’m concerned, anybody wants to come back I welcome with open arms. It would just be in different roles now, but it would be fun to figure out how to do that.”


Thanks any way, guys. I'm sure I'll see you around.

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RE: Ghostbusters 3: The Movie: The Thread
10/10/2014 10:44 AM EST
I am going to see Ramix about this...
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10/10/2014 03:08 PM EST
Y'know, I kinda suspect/hope this thing's gonna get stuck in pre-production Hell and never get made.

But then, I thought that would happen to the new Fantastic 4 movie too and yet Fox managed to rush that shit in front of the camera all the same.

Then again, Sony's in no danger of losing the GB rights, they can take all the time in the world.
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10/11/2014 11:07 AM EST
Call it Ghoul Scouts or something equally terrible, leave Ghostbusters out of it.
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RE: Ghostbusters 3: The Movie: The Thread
10/11/2014 02:16 PM EST
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Y'know, I kinda suspect/hope this thing's gonna get stuck in pre-production Hell and never get made.

But then, I thought that would happen to the new Fantastic 4 movie too and yet Fox managed to rush that shit in front of the camera all the same.

Then again, Sony's in no danger of losing the GB rights, they can take all the time in the world.


I don't think the remake is really going to get people into the series. The movies and even the cartoons are kinda dated. It's been almost 30 years since the last Ghostbusters film. It might end up like Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull that came 19 years after The Last Crusade.

Didn't even Dan Aykroyd say the 2009 game was the third film?

I'd rather have a spiritual successor to Ghostbusters. I've been writing one for a bit now.
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10/11/2014 02:40 PM EST
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The movies and even the cartoons are kinda dated..


I dunno, I always felt one of the first film's strengths is its timelessness. Compared to a lot of movies made today, it doesn't have a lot of pop culture references or date-identifying markers to it other than, like...the film's a little grainy by modern standards, Dana's got big 80's hair, and nobody owns a smart phone.
As far as what should be done with the franchise in the present day...I'm not sure I would have been against a remake if it was still "Spengler, Venkman, and Stantz are college professors who study fraudulent supernatural shit, find something real at the same time as they lose their jobs, and decide to go into business for themselves, picking up a secretary named Janine and hired help named Winston along the way." but with different actors.
This "all girls" gimmick just kinda strikes me as "Sony went to the wrong director, they opened negotiations with a dude because he recently made them something successful but this guy's got a niche/comfort zone he won't leave so now they're stuck."
Honestly though, I really do think Landis had the smartest angle the material could possibly go in and it's a shame we can't get that.
With all the best case scenarios apparently off the table though, my hope now is that not only does this movie stall out during the script phase, but they just plain stop trying afterward and let the poor franchise rest in peace.
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10/17/2014 08:27 AM EST
- Bill Murray Casts "Ghostbusters 3" - David Letterman [YouTube]

Which funny females would Bill choose for the "Ghostbusters" sequel?

Fun if you missed the article, and if you only understand information delivered through sound and moving pictures. (I hear there's a bit of that going around).

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10/17/2014 11:13 AM EST
It is Robocop all over again.


just because technically you can make the movie, it does not mean you have to.


Btw, how is Detroit nowadays?
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10/17/2014 01:33 PM EST
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the next big flop of Hollywood.
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10/17/2014 11:37 PM EST
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Btw, how is Detroit nowadays?


Screen-accurate from what I hear.

Minus the ED-209s.
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11/05/2014 06:22 PM EST

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RE: Ghostbusters 3: The Movie: The Thread
11/06/2014 12:44 AM EST
Jeez, they airbrushed the hell out of Bill's old man face. I think they even colored his hair.
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11/06/2014 08:47 PM EST
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Jeez, they airbrushed the hell out of Bill's old man face. I think they even colored his hair.

Sigourney Weaver looks very natural, though.

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11/18/2014 05:15 PM EST
In case anyone is interested in the "what could've been"s of projects like this (I know I always am), a draft for the movie from 2009, back when it was still gonna be about the original guys and Ramis hadn't died yet, leaked recently.

Here's a review (It also includes a link to the script pdf in question if you'd like to read it yourself)
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11/20/2014 08:38 PM EST
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In case anyone is interested in the "what could've been"s of projects like this (I know I always am), a draft for the movie from 2009, back when it was still gonna be about the original guys and Ramis hadn't died yet, leaked recently. Here's a review:

Here's a review (It also includes a link to the script pdf in question if you'd like to read it yourself)

Nice one!

Bittersweet stuff. With or without a reboot, there'll always be the question of what might have been had they got those ducks lined in a row sooner. Something better than Evolution, I'm sure. *shaking fist*

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