More News & Rumors For ‘Ghostbusters 3′

Published 6 years ago by , Updated August 7th, 2013 at 12:04 pm,

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With Halloween soon approaching, it seems as though this week we are overrun with new information regarding what the status is of Ghostbusters 3. While some of it may be new information, one has to sift through a majority of regurgitated old information as well as general speculation to find it. This week is no different as we bring you news (and rumors) on the status of our favorite paranormal exterminators from Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Ivan Reitman.

We’ve got Reitman telling us that it’s “more positive than negative”, Murray saying that there’s no script and, for the first time, Aykroyd being less than optimistic by stating it’s all talk until they get green lit and are giving a production number.

There’s also this rumor that there’s no funding for Ghostbusters 3, but we’ll that we’ll get to later.

With all of this information, I figured the easiest way to absorb it all would be split it up into their own respective categories.

Ivan Reitman

Last weekend, our favorite producer was in Spain to attend the 42nd Sitges Film Festival and with Ivan Reitman comes Ghostbusters talk, especially after last week when Bloody Disgusting reported that they have (in some way) confirmed that he is “100% committed” to direct the Ghostbusters threequel. While he has yet to confirm or deny that report, he did have some have some tid-bits for us fans to speculate on.

“For the first time possibilities are more positive than negative. Before we needed some twist to be able to make it, now if there isn’t any other major change we will do it. It’s never easy to bring all these people to an agreement on something, but now there’s a script, a definitive one, complete and approved.”

Continuing to add fuel to Aykroyd’s statements last week that all of the original cast will be involved, Reitman comments on our beloved tenant whose hobbies include floating above her covers… Four feet above her covers!

“The project needs the presence of everyone, including Sigourney Weaver!”

While Sigourney Weaver had initially declined to be a part of this summer’s Ghostbusters: The Video Game, she attempted to jump in on the project later on, but since they were too far into production, they weren’t able to include her. Sad for us fans, but at least we know she’s still interested in playing the part of bass-playing stool sample collector, Dana Barrett.

Those hoping to find out anything about the plot are out of luck as Reitman vows that he “will never tell you what’s like.” (Sure, he says that know, but let’s see how tight lipped he is after I slip him a couple Abe Lincolns in his pocket.)

In hopes to relieve fans that they’re looking to make a good movie instead of just a money grab, Reitman touches upon Ghostbusters 2 to explain his intentions with a third film.

“The second movie was some kind of exploitation of the first but was too heavily based on special effects, in that way losing grip on what were the driving forces of the first: characters and jokes. This is something I still regret and now I’d like to pay tribute to those wonderful characters with this new one.”

Bill Murray

peter venkman ghostbusters More News & Rumors For Ghostbusters 3This week, Mr. Vekeman was in England for the premiere of the upcoming Wes Anderson film, Fantastic Mr Fox and while walking the red carpet, someone must have said the magic word (please) as Murray opens up about the status (or lack their of ) of another Ghostbusters.

“I’ll believe it when I see it. I’ve seen a guy talk about the end of the world a couple of years back, but I haven’t seen that either. So, I’m not going to believe the Ghostbusters story until I see the script.”

That statement conflicts against other reports which say that all parties have approved of the script. Since Murray is part of the rights holders in Ghostbusters, he has to sign off on it. Although, the general consensus is that he’s referring to a green-lit script rather than the existence of one at all.

Still, script aside, Murray doesn’t sound like he’s all that ready to strap on the proton pack again. Not yet, at least.

“I don’t want to do it yet. There’s still no script. It’s just a bunch of talk. It’s just a wish list for someone. Until there’s a really good script I’ll stay at home and play snooker… There has to be a serious script before I leave the house.”

While one may believe that all we need is a green-lit script to get Murray on board, he continues to add that he’s going to need more than that before he signs on.

“If it’s really good [I'll do it]. It’s got to be really good. I’m not going to make one just to make another one. We made a second one, it was ok, but it wasn’t as good as the first one.”

Blizzamm (made that word up myself. Copyright!), another stab at Ghostbusters 2. All this hating on Ghostbusters 2 is really starting to make me regret taking apart my NES Advantage so that I could pretend to control the Statue of Liberty. (Never did work. Although, to be fair, I was missing the mood slime & Jackie Wilson.)

Click to read what Dan Aykroyd has to say and the latest Ghostbusters 3 rumor…

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  1. It sounds like a lot of people are trying make it happen,
    but right now it may be more of a high concept then an actual movie.
    We shall see .

  2. i just hope Rick Moranis is in as well…

  3. I agree with Murray. The second, while ok, wasn’t up to the standards the first set. I hope the rest of the cast is as committed to making sure its right so that he can be on board, because lets’ face it, without Murray in it, it’s not going to have the chemistry that made the first a classic action comedy.

  4. Dana Barrett plays Cello, not bass, Anthony… I thought you were FAN! She is “the best in her row” :-)

    You also misspelled “Venkman” as “Vekeman”, but I will let both of these instances slide because of all the great quotes and easter eggs throughout the article.

  5. @Evan

    Haha… you caught me. I purposefully inserted those errors into the piece to find out who the true fans were.

    You, sir, are a true fan.

    If this were “The Last Straighter,” you’d be Alex Rogan. (“I said, back to sleep Louis, or I’m telling Mom about your Playboys!”)

    **That’s the story I’m sticking with… It’s not at all because I’m trying to cover up my mistakes. It’s not like I was just referencing “The Last Starfighter to aid in my ruse. Not at all.

  6. @Anthony

    LOL… touche, my friend… touche

    You would have really scored points if it had been a Back to the Future reference. You probably just weren’t “thinking fourth dimensionally.”

  7. Rick Moranis quit acting altogether so i doubt he will be in the movie

  8. Just get this green lit!!! All this talk and rumors is like having a cake just out of reach for a fat kid. And hey, I love cake!!!

  9. I don’t blame Murray for being realistic in the sense that a good movie script has been awfully hard to come by nowadays. I refuse to recognize the new Star Wars and Indiana Jones films because they were a joke. Who wants to scar the Ghostbusters image? I know the old schoolers still have spark though. The Ghostbusters video game was pretty epic.

  10. Its my feeling that Bill Murray wont attach until money is behind the script, despite what he is saying. Dan Akroyd is the actor most reliant on the success of this movie, but Bill Murray is the A-list actor who would needs every project he does to matter (Oscar committee give him a damn award already). So he is wary of attaching to early only to have it fall apart.

    Though I do think within a few months we will know the real status of G3, this is one of the few movies I won’t be commenting on again, because my hopes and dreams for this movie to happen have been exhausted a long time ago. Its really up to the cast, director, and the production company to make it happen. Though each of the actors and Reitman’s comments point to everyone being hungry for a great film. Which in this day and age is happening less and less in the industry machine/ mass profit environment of modern film.

    Last point to be made, what does the potential success of this movie mean? A Ghostbusters franchise restart? Or just a capstone on the franchise as it is?

  11. Whilst I would desperately like to see a Ghostbusters 3, I’d have to agree with Bill Murray’s statement, “It would have to be a really good script”. Rarely is a sequel as good as the original (although it can be done – but that’s another topic). If you’re going for a third installment after a klinker of a second, you need to go back and take a good hard look at why the first was successful. It wasn’t just Bill Murray or Dan Akroyd or Harold Ramus. It was everyone together and the chemistry they had.

    For this to work, I think Dan Akroyd could stand to lose a few pounds.

    One last point. What’s Harold Ramus’s view on this?

  12. I’m so glad that Ivan Reitman and Bill Murray has the attitude they have. They’re forcing the gang into really making an effort, which is great. Just throwing something together, and bringing Bill Murray along for the ride, like they did with Ghosbusters 2, doesn’t work. He’s either everything, or nothing. He can’t do anything in between. His performance is usually completely flat if he’s not the main man. You can kind of read “I don’t want to be here!!!” on his face.

    I’m so glad they see the importance of the original characters and humour. It seems that if it ain’t done right, it’s not going to be done, which is a wonderful starting point. With the statements from Reitman and Murray, I’m getting very confident that if they make this movie, it will be something we all will love. Not just a money-grabbing thing.

  13. After watching Zombieland yeasterday, I really hope Ghostbusters 3 gets made. Those who saw the movie know what i’m talking about.

  14. @Manowar

    I saw Zombieland after I wrote this piece. Oh wow, that part was amazing. Nobody told me his cameo would have such a node to Ghostbusters. I almost want to watch the film again just to see that part.