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Who You Gonna Call... Again?
Columbia plans Ghostbusters 3! YES!

05 September 2008  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  |  Source: Variety

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Well, readers, we thought we couldn't get any more excited than we were a couple of weeks when news leaked that Shane Black was writing Lethal Weapon 5. Shane freakin' Black!

But we were wrong. For Columbia Pictures has just announced serious plans to make... Ghostbusters 3.

Yes, folks, a third installment of the wildly successful comedy-horror franchise has been rumoured for years, but now it looks like it might actually happen. And that is reason for much rejoicing – you know, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!

Columbia has recruited Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky – writers and producers of the wonderful American version of The Office – to write a script which would, and this is the really exciting bit, reunite the original Ghostbusters, almost twenty years after the under-rated Ghostbusters 2.

And that doesn’t just mean Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson), or Dr. Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) or Dr. Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), it also means the return of Bill Murray as Dr. Peter Venkman, possibly the sleaziest and most likeable lead to ever grace a modern blockbuster.

Murray’s participation in Ghostbusters 3 has always been a sticking point, but here’s hoping that the script delivered by Eisenberg and Stupnitsky will be good enough to lure him in.

Of course, the announcement of Eisenberg and Stupnitsky’s involvement throws up more questions than answers – the screenplays for the first two movies were co-written by Ramis and Aykroyd, while the latter had written a script for a third movie, called Ghostbusters In Hell.

It’s surprising that they haven’t been asked back to perform writing duties this time around – but Eisenberg and Stupnitsky are rising writing talents, who worked with Ramis on his most recent directorial effort, Year One. So let’s give them a chance.

Story details are not forthcoming at the moment, so we don’t know whether there’s any room for the return of Rick Moranis (who’s pretty much retired from acting these days), Sigourney Weaver or Annie Potts, or indeed Ivan Reitman as director. Hey – here’s a crazy idea: why not hire his son, Jason, to direct?

And, until those plot details are confirmed, we’re not sure if this new Ghostbusters flick will involve the original quartet handing over to a younger, newer group of Ghostbusters, as had been strongly rumoured in the past. We hope not – we’d love to see the Ghostbusters back in town one more time and, as certain revived franchises have perhaps proved, crowbarring in young sidekicks doesn’t always work.

More on this as we get it. Altogether now: “And the flowers are still standing!

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RE: RE:
L: Tech_Noir L: Kev@CTU yeah, i agree, do not bring back Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis! Bring back slimer! You have to have Weaver, she's the straight (or woman) surrounded by eccentrics. Without her you'd think everyone in New York was a kook (can't believe  used that word). sp; Yeah, and besides she's the per. nudge, wink, wink. Say no more! More

Posted by Spaldron at 15:59 on 12 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE:
L: Kev@CTU yeah, i agree, do not bring back Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis! Bring back slimer! sp; You have to have Weaver, she's the straight (or woman) surrounded by eccentrics. Without her you'd think everyone in New York was a kook (can't believe  used that word). More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 12:27 on 12 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE:
Slimer should definately appear in Ghostbusters III at some point.  Not as the freindly pet that he was in Ghostbusters II (which was another one of the reasons why Ghostbusters II wasn't very good) but as the ugly menacing spook he was in the original.  He should remain the one ghost that the Ghostbusters are always close to catching but are never able to.  More

Posted by mlavagna at 12:12 on 12 September 2008 | Report This Post

yeah, i agree, do not bring back Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis! Bring back slimer! More

Posted by Kev@CTU at 16:30 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: if they are getting the original cast....
Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis should NOT be in Ghostbusters III.  They shouldn't have even been on Ghostbusters II for pete's sake!  The main reason why Ghostbusters II wasn't that good is because these characters were unecessarily braught back and the film suffered because of it.  It made the movie far too similar to the original.  The story should have moved away from Dana Barratt and onto something fresh.  The reintroduction of Dana turned Ghostbus More

Posted by mlavagna at 01:05 on 08 September 2008 | Report This Post

if they are getting the original cast....
then they must have Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis. This is great , great news. Hope it does happen. More

Posted by rusty31 at 11:07 on 07 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Don't kid yourselves folks...
Harold Ramis talks about Ghostbusters 3 t=arial]olumbia is developing a script for GB3 with my g partners, gene stupnitsky and lee eisenberg. judd apatow is co-producing s made several other films for sony, so of course the studio is hoping to tap into some of the same acting talent. aykroyd, ivan reitman and i are consulting at this point, and according to dan, bill murray is willing to be involved on some level. he did record his dialogue for the new ghostbusters video game, as did danny More

Posted by BatFan at 09:35 on 07 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Don't kid yourselves folks...
Murray or not, I don't think I want to see it if  Ramis and Aykroyd aren't writing it.... More

Posted by Shifty Bench at 03:32 on 07 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Don't kid yourselves folks...
If there's no Murray I'd rather not see a third Ghostbusters film.  Murray must be in it!  The four characters compliment eachother perfectly and without Venkman it would mess everything up. More

Posted by mlavagna at 02:40 on 07 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Don't kid yourselves folks...
L: mlavagna   The problem, as most people are aware, is Murray.  Murray has said in the past that he does not like making sequels uck Murray. If he's willing to take a cheque to be some shitty cartoon cat and not a Ghostbuster, then fuck him. I'd rather watch a film knowing the cast ] to be there rather than to just pick up the pay cheque. More

Posted by UTB at 01:48 on 07 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Don't kid yourselves folks...
The first thing to say about this is that Ghostbusters III has not been confirmed.  Columbia Pictures have simply hired two writers to write a script for it.  Columbia are simply considering a sequel and looking into how it could work and what the possibilities are.  If the writers that they have hired manage to come up with an exceptional script then Columbia will probably take the next step and try to sign Ramis, Aykroyd, Hudson, Potts and last but certainly not least, Mur More

Posted by mlavagna at 00:07 on 07 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Don't kid yourselves folks...
The first thing to say about this is that Ghostbusters III has not been confirmed.  Columbia Pictures have simply hired two writers to write a script for it.  Columbia are simply considering a sequel and looking into how it could work and what the possibilities are.  If the writers that they have hired manage to come up with an exceptional script then Columbia will probably take the next step and try to sign Ramis, Aykroyd, Hudson, Potts and last but certainly not least, Mur More

Posted by mlavagna at 00:06 on 07 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Don't kid yourselves folks...
The first thing to say about this is that Ghostbusters III has not been confirmed.  Columbia Pictures have simply hired two writers to write a script for it.  Columbia are simply considering a sequel and looking into how it could work and what the possibilities are.  If the writers that they have hired manage to come up with an exceptional script then Columbia will probably take the next step and try to sign Ramis, Aykroyd, Hudson, Potts and last but certainly not least, Mur More

Posted by mlavagna at 23:58 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

Don't kid yourselves folks...
...never gonna happen. More

Posted by jbaptie at 21:44 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

Don't kid yourselves folks...
...never gonna happen. More

Posted by jbaptie at 21:43 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

Hoooorrrraaaah
At last. This film, as many have said is well overdue. Imagine if you will, your sitting in the cinema screen and you've watched all the adverts and trailers, and the BBFC logo comes up, then it goes all dark. The next thing you hear is an ever so slight rumbling noise, then BANG! the Ghostbusters theme starts up - AMAZING! I tells ya, amazing. Although it will be good to have Ackroyd and Ramis writting the 3rd installment, but hey, there are some pretty good writers out there so maybe you could More

Posted by robwnx at 17:18 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

Nice one
The best news I have heard all day. I must admit, I would be even happier if Ackroyd and Ramis were scripting again, rather than the new guys. Plus, I dont want any new guys taking over from the old guys nonsense. Murray and Ackroyd are ledends without equal. Murray simply must be involved. More

Posted by Deacon Frost at 17:07 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

Under-rated??
Who under-rated Ghostbusters 2 and why were they allowed to do so? It is THE BEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME. It's even better than the first one. PLEASE let Rick Moranis be in the 3rd one and keep Ben freakin' Stiller out of it. More

Posted by seventhrib at 12:39 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

On a slightly tangential note... "dogs and cats, living together" is one of the best lines in anything ever. I've never worked out why, but I've loved it ever since I was tiny. It's all in Murray's delivery, of course... the pause after "cats" is what makes it. Aaaaaanyway... More

Posted by badblokebob at 11:26 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Who You Gonna Call... Again?
L: Starscream L: Swoz_MK Can't see Murray signing-on, as much as I want him to. Well he seems to be whoring himself out to shit like Get Smart these days. So why Not ote]   Just cast Jim Belushi and say Venkmen had plastic surgery. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 10:35 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Who You Gonna Call... Again?
L: Swoz_MK Can't see Murray signing-on, as much as I want him to. sp; Well he seems to be whoring himself out to shit like Get Smart these days. So why Not More

Posted by Starscream at 10:29 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

FINALLY
a 3rd busters have been long long overdew. i tihnk they should bring back the original cast but just add one new person and i think its should be Ben Stiller as a rookie buster. also lets hope they do a good job with Slimmer aswell More

Posted by DeadCell79 at 10:26 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

Could be so very cool.
I agree with AdrynBliss. There was one of the 'Extreme Ghostbusters' cartoons that pretty much did this (the episode was called 'back in the saddle' and is on youtube). More

Posted by giddig at 10:09 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Who You Gonna Call... Again?
Can't see Murray signing-on, as much as I want him to. More

Posted by Swoz_MK at 05:32 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

think we can guess at the plot though. The guys hand off to some new bloods but thinks go wrong so the guys don the packs to save the day one last time.....trite? HELL NO! even if it was that incredibly boring idea i just came up with off the top of my head it would still be freaking awesome! best...movie..ever More

Posted by AdrynBliss at 02:43 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Who You Gonna Call... Again?
oh and anybody who doesnt like part 2 is wrong, so wrong. it was just as good as part one, it just wasnt as fresh, which was unavoidable. the ghostbusters kicked ass in the 80s and now sony is letting them out to play again! go sony! dont think i could be any happier right now. oh and make sure rick moranis is invited to the party! More

Posted by themightyroadflower at 02:30 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Who You Gonna Call... Again?
arial"]Y!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JOY-GASM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ONLY with murray on board though! (and be fair bill, you do owe us this, you did make garfield 2! ...WHY!?!) older ghostbusters train younger recruits is the oft rumoured & most likely bet so.. fair enough, if it has to happen that way (to avoid the embarassingly expanded waistlines, which is a bit of a drawback) try these guys sony: paul rudd, andy samberg, vince vaughn, jack black, ryan reynolds, seth More

Posted by themightyroadflower at 02:25 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Back off man.... I'm a scientist
I'm not getting too ahead of myself becasue the film hasn't been confirmed but just to see it moving in the right direction is heartwarming. As long as it has the four original Ghostbusters then I'll be a happy man. The first two are 5* classics so perhaps another 5* trilogy is ready to be made More

Posted by Venkman at 23:57 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

Back off man.... I'm a scientist
Pretty much agree that this could be awesome news as long as it doesnt involve the original ghostbusters handing down to a bunch of annoying young punks. More

Posted by ordboy17 at 23:47 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

As long as they don't, you know, "REBOOT" it.......
I'm so bored of the do-over thing, we've had good Batman,passable Hulk (though it didn't make as much as the Ang Lee version) The Punisher is up next and by all counts is a disaster, further along will be Robocop and they're gonna screw up Superman as well. ho hum. More

Posted by boredbluekoala at 23:39 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh. Hell. Yeah!!!! More

Posted by giddig at 23:04 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

as long as Murrays back and not a bunch of new retards then mayb just mayb it'll be ok More

Posted by hitchcock at 21:48 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

"Ugly little spud isn't he?"
Oh, and this is the best news I think I have ever heard. Ever. PS No slating of ghostbusters 2! it rules! More

Posted by Kev@CTU at 21:26 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

Re Mighty Mick
I think you're wrong about Bill Murray never returning, Im sure he has been heavily involved in the GB video game which is currently being made? More

Posted by Kev@CTU at 21:25 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

originals yes, replacements no!
It's great that the best movie franchise of the 80s has been deemed worthy of a sequel, but let's make it a proper one and not a reboot with a bunch of newcomers. More

Posted by davidjthomson at 21:12 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

I HAVE SEEN SH*T THAT WILL TURN YOU WHITE!
In all honesty - I have always had a lil room in my heart for a third installment of the Ghostbusters franchise... And my love for the first movie has always grown (not so much GB2) but - the rumour mill employing the idea that the original Brooklyn Paranormal Investigations and Eliminations team would hand over to a younger group put me off somewhat... Indeed - it would be down to Sir Bill Murray to make this happen and I can totally agree that it would be the right script to welcome him bac More

Posted by fuzzbox77 at 20:24 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE:
I just pray that if they do try and introduce a new ghostbusting team, they cast proper comedians and not a bunch of model cum actor teen pinups.  Personally i would love Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd to be in there.  I dont care though if the resulting effort is  piss poor, it will be worth it just to see the Ghostbusters in costume one more time, and I will shed tears of joy to hear Ecto 1's siren wailing again More

Posted by mhousty007 at 19:53 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

I totally agree on the last alinea More

Posted by Bluehawk at 19:21 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

ghostbusters III ? ace ! More

Posted by jerkyjudas at 19:17 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

Good news / bad news
Decent writers and the original cast signing on means that this is likely to be cinematic gold. However, I can't help but echo the sentiments of other posters here: how about some genuinely new ideas Hollywood? More

Posted by Bushman at 18:30 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

Lost cause
They will never get Murray back for a third one, Dan Aykroyd said so in an Empire interview years ago. They should just leave it. More

Posted by mighty mick at 18:20 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

If someone asks you if you're a God...
... YOU SAY YES!!!! More

Posted by hatebox at 17:39 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

"Yes, this man has no penis"
Will they bring back Atherton? p; sters 3rk but you have to have all the Ghostbusters back. The fact they're older would only make it more interesting (unlike Indy 4). More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 17:35 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

This is probably the greatest second ever in ages. And these are greatest seconds in ages. And this is the greatest minute in ages. And this is the greatest two minutes in...etc. More

Posted by Romarth at 17:26 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

Can somebody let me iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin!
Hope Rick Moranis returns as Luis. More

Posted by repo136 at 16:52 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

I FEEL LIKE A CHILD PLAYING WITH A PRON TON PACK
this is the best news of the summer, i still maintain that the first ghostbusters is the most perfect film ever made, one that i've watched more times than a sane person should. i was already looking forward to the game and i suppose since they have all been back together doing that it was easier to get them to think about a third film, just don't make it about new younger recuits pull the originals out of retirement tosave the city one last time......“And the flowers are still standing! More

Posted by james_eoin at 16:51 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

If Bill Murray can voice Garfield for 2 terrible movies...
...he can do this. More

Posted by Cameron1975Williams at 15:08 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

So I guess we're gonna have to take control
Firstly may i just use this opportunity to thank a few people. Starting with God and fuck. I fell off my chair when reading this and cant stop smiling. Yeah bring on the originals Can just see them running across a street in the full GB suits and stopping before they enter a building to get their breath back . I've even decided to go shopping after work to get the first two to watch tonight. When theres something strange in the neighbourhood, Who you gonna call? More

Posted by bigmurds at 14:53 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

Cake
That's a big Twinky. More

Posted by JRockwell at 14:49 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

Woop
Great news Ghostbusters is so cool. More

Posted by efc91 at 14:49 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE:
L: clarkkent really people want the ghost busters back in town? Really? Cos when Indie did the same thing all everyone ever said was HE'S TOO OLD. ndy was not too old. George and Sthteven are just a couple of second rate chumps that will never learn. CGI monkeys. More

Posted by JRockwell at 14:48 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: weaver out
I'm fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing. but this is awesome news. I pray they don't bring back Weaver. No more Weaver. She's the one that ruined the second film, not that it was that bad - just her and that gay lawyer and the bloke with the fivehead. With everyone back and Bill chasing young skirt about in his old age with maybe a drunken golf cart ride, sarcastic Dan giving Gozer the "as a duly designated representative of the City, County and State of New York" speach and Spengler warning p More

Posted by JRockwell at 14:42 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

really people want the ghost busters back in town? Really? Cos when Indie did the same thing all everyone ever said was HE'S TOO OLD. Seriously, none of them could pull off still being Ghostbusters without a shit load of hair dye and special effects like the start of X3. The idea of them training a new team seems like the most obvious, and therefore what'll probably happen, because lets face it, its Hollywood... That said, them training a new team has its oppertunities for comedy, follo More

Posted by clarkkent at 14:38 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

FANTASTIC NEWS!!!!!!!
First TR2N, now THIS??! I can't WAIT!!! Hopefully the script will be as good as the first movie!! Mel. More

Posted by Maltbee at 14:35 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

schweet
CAN NOT WAIT... only if murray is in though More

Posted by homesick alien at 14:23 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

BEST NEWS I'VE HAD ALL YEAR!
but the whole gang needs to be back, especially Murray and Moranis (hands up, who didn't fight for the right to be Venkman on the playground?) but marketing people, leave the logo the HELL alone!!! could we also get the funny bloke out of the second one who ran the art museum ?("aaaaa chhhhhhiiiiiillllllddddddd?!"), I don't mind new scriptwriters as long as Ackroyd and Ramis give it their blessing, but please no fucking Shia Leboeuf as the new breed :-) More

Posted by norman365 at 14:22 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

Ghostbusters is my favourite movie of all time. I've watched it (and this is NOT an exaggeration) over 200 times. I've watched Ghostbusters II almost as many times. I'm almost defined as a person by this films. So I really don't know how to take this news. I genuinely feel like I am THE authority on these films, so until I hear specific details about casting and plot, I'm gonna be optimistic. One thing I will agree on is Murray's involvement is ESSENTIAL. By the way, thejonner, it wasn't a remix More

Posted by chizmund at 13:53 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

i say do it!
but only with all the cast! too old and outta shape? perhaps. but that's a hotbed for jokes surely? harold ramis not looking like egon anymore (if you look at "Orange County") guys too old not really needed in a society anymore, everybody's moved on with the times, called back to help one more time, que the "too old for this" jokes, i mean come on, it could be brilliant. dust off the old proton packs and overalls, sign me up! More

Posted by kitch_i at 13:53 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

Do it, Do it...
Not usually a fan of these type of shameless resurections of iconic films but as a ONE OFF with the original cast it could work as Lethal Weapon 4 worked IMO More

Posted by bronco3114 at 13:42 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

its about time dan aykroyd returned to the frame. More

Posted by themanwithnousername at 13:37 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

Dont do it!
Just leave it alone guys.Its not worth it. More

Posted by darth silas at 13:30 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

The news I was waiting to hear 10 years ago - however it's too, little too late. Murray is far too old for Ghostbusting, as is Ramis, & Aykroyd is a shadow of his former great 80's self. I thought they were doing an animated TMNT style movie as well as the upcoming video game? More

Posted by Ivan_Drago at 13:20 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

I just wanna hear the music...
To be honest, I don't really mind if I'm let down by this, that's how much I want to see another Ghostbusters. As long as we have the original cast and the tune then I'm happy. I also wanna see what the marketing companies of today can do with that most iconic logo. The trailers and posters would be something else. I was dreading Transformers because I thought they would screw it up - I loved it. I was insanely excited about Rocky 6 - I loved it. I was almost dying with excitement on Indy More

Posted by Brighton Benson at 13:12 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

SPARE US...
...for Christ's sake. The first is a dyed in the wool classic while the second is bollocks. A third, at best, would fall neatly between the two (half decent?). Ghostbusters II also committed the heinous crime of remixing Jackie Wilson. What would they do for a third? Breakbeat Otis Redding? Everything about this idea is bad. More

Posted by thejonner at 13:09 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

Excitement?
We, exactly are you excited about Leathal Weapon 5? Yes Shane Black is writing it but it was pushing it at the third one. As for Ghostbusters 3 - leave it as a videogame! More

Posted by Mr Grizzly at 13:05 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

they could crack a few good jokes yet
think of an american 'New Tricks' i.e. they're all retired and hate each other, but dragged back together for one last hurrah. More

Posted by TheMadFatChickKiller at 13:04 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Dont do a IJ4
It'll be piss poor, Murray or no Murray. Ghostbusters 2 is not a great film. Underrated? ahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha More

Posted by UTB at 12:48 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Who You Gonna Call... Again?
Aren't they making the videogame because they couldn't make a 3rd film? More

Posted by BatFan at 12:48 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Please God, not a repeat of the Indy IV travesty
yet another 80's classic gets a revival and everyone in their 30's shits a brick in anticipation. This will ONLY work with Murray, Ackroyd and Ramis. even Ernie Hudson.  the other key player required would be William Atherton to return as Walter Peck. While there at it someone give Zach Galligan and Pheobe Cates a call for Gremlins 3.   and as the bt advert has proved.  No need for CG gremlins, Peter Jones can even be the bad guy.  Him an More

Posted by MrBear at 12:46 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Dont do a IJ4
Murray made a cameo in Get Smart. Anything is possible. Besides, in certain respects he might need the money. More

Posted by James2183 at 12:42 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Dont do a IJ4
You gotta have Bill Murrays Venkman in there. This is great news. If there was any series of films that people would want a third instalment, its Ghostbusters.   "WE CAME, WE SAW, WE KICKED ITS ASS!!!" More

Posted by broonie at 12:41 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Dont do a IJ4
I couldn't agree more, but Oscar isn't the son of Venkman... More

Posted by beckydarke at 12:40 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

Dont do a IJ4
Please for the love of God dont use Oscar as one of the new Ghostbusters just because he is the son of Venkman, that idea did nothing for Superman or IJ4! More

Posted by dholleyuk at 12:33 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

Please God, not a repeat of the Indy IV travesty
My brain can't decide if it's more excited or terrified by this announcement. I'm seriously considering pulling a sickie from work and going home for a little lie down to allow it to process all the conflicting emotions. I mean, I was ridiculously excited about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Fan-Hating Moneygrabbers and look how that turned out. The disappointment nearly gave me a stroke. Ghostbusters and G2 have given me so much unadulterated pleasure over the years, that a third installm More

Posted by beckydarke at 12:32 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: NO BILL MURRAY !?!?!?!?!
L: Arkduune Vito_Andolini - Are you positive dude? 'Cause if Murray's not in it then straight away I've lost 75% interest. This news literally has made my day, but then reading your comment sent me spiralling back down again. Empire could you clear this issue up please? pretty please? sp; No, twas a joke!  Don't worry!  p; I have heard nothing regarding Bill Murray's stance on it... yet. More

Posted by Vito_Andolini at 12:15 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

NO BILL MURRAY !?!?!?!?!
Vito_Andolini - Are you positive dude? 'Cause if Murray's not in it then straight away I've lost 75% interest. This news literally has made my day, but then reading your comment sent me spiralling back down again. Empire could you clear this issue up please? pretty please? More

Posted by Arkduune at 12:11 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE:
SWEEEEEEEET! I need to watch GB2 again, I remember the painting scaring the living shit out of me when it came out. More

Posted by Samfran at 11:55 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

daradara dara Ghostbusters!!! More

Posted by fantasy89 at 11:36 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

Hmmm?
Let's hope it captures the magic of the originals, And no new Ghostbusters. Well. No replacements. Wouldn't it be cool if they'd set up a franchise (GBNY, GBLA, GBUK...) and the originals were like the grizzled oldies in charge and full of bullshit (Hello Venkman) stories? I hope they play up to how the actors have matured and progressed. Can you imagine Venkman like a cross between Steve Zissou and (non whispering) Bob Harris? Just bored, sat in his office or doing publicity for the GB's and More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 11:30 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

Oh YES
I'm well happy by the news, as long as the ghosts don't turn out to be aliens in the end I'll be really happy... oh, and Please can we have another Gremlins. That is all xx More

Posted by billkiller at 11:30 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

Does anyone in Hollywood have an original thought?!
Die Hard, Rocky, Indy, Rambo, sequal, sequal..... comic book movie, comic book movie, more sequals....! Getting very tired of hearing the same crap come out, regardless of how good SOME of them are! Cinema is dominated by PG-13 or 12A films. Cant we have some descent original flicks any more.... More

Posted by Funk at 11:28 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Oh NO!
Hot off the press, Bill Murray has categorically refused to appear in any sequel... however Derek Acorah has been cast instead.   Ok I may have made that up, but wouldn't it be ace?  It's obviously going to go down the pan anyway, so why not have an overacting Scouse sham involved? More

Posted by Vito_Andolini at 11:16 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Oh NO!
Don't tease me Empire, I've been hurt before. Infact when I was a wee child I bought my first Empire magazine because it had a quick blurb about Ghostbusters 3 in the greenlit section and that was back in 1997 (Summer preview issue, Clooney as Batman gracing the cover). I won't believe until I see a trailer. More

Posted by Scabby at 11:06 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

Oh NO!
This should not be allowed to happen. The world has moved on... More

Posted by Nicky C at 10:53 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Who You Gonna Call... Again?
Happy times  More

Posted by kumar at 10:51 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Who You Gonna Call... Again?
This is really really cool news can't wait to see what they do with this. It could be utter balls and that's what i'm affraid of because this is MY film, growing up I watched this so many times. So please God don't let this suck. More

Posted by matthewforan at 10:45 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Who You Gonna Call... Again?
OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!ship.gif]gif] More

Posted by Spaldron at 10:38 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE:
L: Timon They'll never get Murrary back unfortunately. He's always been adamanet he won't return but this is fantastic news. ny particular reason why he's so opposed to it? I really don't think it can be done without Murray, the other three would be kinda boring without him More

Posted by Drew_231 at 10:37 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

Too old for this shit....
Seems I was a bit pre-emptive in thanking the almighty the other day after watching GB2 on TV that no one had thought to exploit the last piece of my childhood. I suppose I can at least be happy its not a remake.... More

Posted by nclowe at 10:26 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

I'm up for it ...
... just as long as they don't "pass it on". More

Posted by Mad Dog Tannen at 10:24 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE:
L: Baggins28 "almost twenty years after the under-rated Ghostbusters 2." F#ck my hat, Chris Hewitt!!. I bought and watched it again recently and must say, if anything, it's up there with 'Back To The Future 3' as one of the most pointless (other than the money it's a-gonna-earn-us) sequels evo!! yes you heard, evo!! with a capital 'o'!!! sp; Okay, some people don't like Ghostbusters 2 (it's not as good as the first one, but then, what on earth could be?) but Back to the Future 3?!?!&nb More

Posted by britesparc at 10:16 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
Thats obviously why you're a Shaolin Monk and i'm a Ninja in Training.   Im sure it has nothing to do with how many posts youve sent!   Or maybe its because I was rushing so my boss couldn't see my screen.   Either way im looking foward to new Ghostbusters.     More

Posted by sleepwalker at 10:15 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
Can't see any reason why Bill Murray wouldn't star - he's already lent his voice and likeness to Ghostbusters: The Video Game due out in 2009, written by Aykroyd and Ramis and starring the original cast bar Moranis and Weaver. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghostbusters:_The_Video_Game More

Posted by benadabec at 10:09 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE:
That's it. From now on I'm buying and wearing man-nappies everyday, because I will shit my pants the day this gets off the ground with everybody back on board (Bill Murray especially). More

Posted by sowasred2012 at 09:52 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE:
L: sleepwalker Im quite against these remakes of the classics of our youth with aging stars just to cash in and make a quick buck. As most of these films are action films they just can't cut the mustard anymore. However as Ghostbusters is a comedy I think there is definately room to manouvere he to produce something awesome in the right hands. Didn't Bill Murray say he would come back but only as a ghost? Great idea Bill. I agree with Chris, bringing in a new teen crowd of Ghostbuste More

Posted by kinge247 at 09:51 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE:
Great news, although the gang may have trouble fitting into their uniforms - especially Ramis.... More

Posted by CORLEONE at 09:50 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

"almost twenty years after the under-rated Ghostbusters 2." F#ck my hat, Chris Hewitt!!. I bought and watched it again recently and must say, if anything, it's up there with 'Back To The Future 3' as one of the most pointless (other than the money it's a-gonna-earn-us) sequels evo!! yes you heard, evo!! with a capital 'o'!!! More

Posted by Baggins28 at 09:42 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

Im quite against these remakes of the classics of our youth with aging stars just to cash in and make a quick buck. As most of these films are action films they just can't cut the mustard anymore. However as Ghostbusters is a comedy I think there is definately room to manouvere he to produce something awesome in the right hands. Didn't Bill Murray say he would come back but only as a ghost? Great idea Bill. I agree with Chris, bringing in a new teen crowd of Ghostbusters is an awful idea, b More

Posted by sleepwalker at 09:40 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

I Can See It Now
This is great news but I get the horrid feeling it will be a passing over to the new team kind of thing. I can see the PR guys now "Just imagine , a new breed of Ghostbusters, we can get those 3 lads from Superbad to be in it, and Shia Labeouf as the leader" Actually that does sound like a good idea - i'm copyrighting that if Columbia is reading. More

Posted by Karl Crutchley at 09:38 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

Nobody steps on a church in my town!
L: Noelg25 I always watch Ghostbusters 1 and 2 over the Xmas period as my ritual of films to watch over that period (also includes Scrooged and Home Alone 1 & 2 and Gremlins 1 & 2). I am now even more pleased that they plan a 3rd one because I think it has been needed for a long long time! I just wait for the day when they announce a Back To The Future 4. sp; A man after my own heart, I watch all these (except the home alones) and the back to the future trilogy.  As for do More

Posted by kinge247 at 09:24 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

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