‘Ghostbusters 3′ To Begin Shooting in Summer 2013 With Ivan Reitman Directing

Published 1 year ago by , Updated October 18th, 2012 at 1:57 pm,

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Dan Aykroyd has been promising for years (decades?) that Ghostbusters 3 is right around the corner, but his undying commitment to the project has yet to pay off. Bill Murray bears his fair share of responsibility for that, as the comedic legend has seemingly never been that interested in the prospect of a third round of ghost-catching; however, Murray has avoided confirming his lack of involvement with the threequel (even referencing it as “a possibility” earlier this year).

Ghostbusters 3 at last began to show some genuine signs of (after)life again three months ago, when Etan Cohen (Men in Black III) struck a deal to rework the script. Later, Aykroyd reiterated his previous claims that Murray is passing on the film and voiced confidence that production will get underway sometime over the next year.

It’s long been anticipated that Ivan Reitman will return as director for the third installment in the Ghostbusters franchise (should it actually come to fruition). Just last week, though reports emerged that Kevin Costner is signed on for Reitman’s football comedy Draft Day, suggesting that Reitman might instead be working on that project over the forthcoming year.

Deadline is now reporting that Paramount has put Draft Day in turnaround, so as to allot the proper amount of time for Reitman to finish his pre-production duties on Ghostbusters 3 and get cameras rolling by sometime next summer. The site is also confirming that Murray won’t be appearing in the film; no doubt, his absence will be accounted for somehow (though, probably not via death, for obvious reasons).

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Ghostbusters 3 is referred to as “the long-gestating Ghostbusters reboot” in Deadline‘s report, which gels with what Aykroyd last had to say about the script in its current state:

“We’ve got a brilliant new writer on it and we’ll be passing the torch on to a new generation. We’re working on it to make it just right to satisfy our fans. I’m confident we’ll be in production in the next year.”

Comedic actors like Anna Faris and Bill Hader are among those who have been rumored at some point to become members of the “new generation” of paranormal investigators and eliminators, though we haven’t heard anything substantial about the casting process recently. Since it’s now looking as though production could finally – FINALLY – be getting going sooner, rather than later, we should start to get some concrete information about casting for the film in the foreseeable future.

More on Ghostbusters 3 as the story develops.


Source: Deadline

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  1. I would probably cast Nathan Fillion, Amy Adams, Jim Parsons and Eric Stonestreet as the team with Morena Baccarin as the love interest. For the big bad ghost you could either have Jenny Lawrence or Mel Gibson’s movie career.

  2. Actually, in all honesty, I know its not a movie and alot of people who liked the movies wouldn’t be satisified with it left this way, but I’ve always treated Ghostbusters the videogame (PS3 and Xbox 360 version) as the unofficial third movie.

    It continues the Ivo Shandor and Gozer/Stay Puft thing from the first movie a has a awsome/funny/classic-Ghostbusters story (and pretty good gameplay too, makes you feel like a real ghostbuster). I think they should just show everyone who ask for a third movie the videogame and leave the story at that.

    Stay Puft is attacking times square => Ray: “Venkman, are you getting coffee? Guys, Venkman’s getting coffee.”
    Later => Ray: “What you were gonna stop him (stay puft) by pouring coffee on him?” Venkman:(in defense) “Hey, I was getting coffee for all of us Ray.”

  3. Without Bill Murray it just isn’t the Ghostbusters. I have to pass on this one.

    • Agreed. Completely and utterly pointless to do GHOSTBUSTERS 3 without Bill Murray involved.

    • Agreed. I can’t picture it without him

    • Gotta have Venkman.

  4. Ghostbusters….introduced me to my wife. She was working the concession stand, I went in her line got my food, went to the movie, came out and go back in her line, got another drink, went back in the movie for another showing..came out..got another drink, and she was about to get off, she asked if I wanted another drink, I went “Yep” so she got me another drink, and she said “Well I am off. Bye.” So I went after her and asked her out, she stated ” I only like boys with a sense of humor, and know how to treat a girl and not want me for sex. I am a virgin.”

    My response, “Will you settle for a boy so facinated with you that he is willing to destroy his bladder, and start doing the P.P. Dance till you go out with him?”

    She laughed, and said “Ok you get one date to impress me.” I went “Ok.” and ran to the bathroom.

    Came out and was drying my hands with paper towels and said “Are you impressed now? A 16 Year old boy just rushed to the bathroom and hurried up to run back to you, yet still had the thought of washing his hands?”

    She said “Yeah, that is impressive, not as impressive as your zipper being down, but at least you tucked it back in.”

    28 Years later, she still makes me laugh.


  5. Hopefully it will be of a higher standard than other paasing the torch films such as Blues Brothers 2000 and Indy 4… Anyway fingers crossed its a good film.

  6. I wonder if they’ll touch on the events in the game, which was supposed to pick up the story after the movies.

  7. While I want to see another Ghostbusters movie I feel it will fail without Murray. I know he isnt interested but I hope he changes his mind and shows up in some capacity.

  8. I think the bigger question now is can they pull Rick Moranis out of retirement. If we’re losing Venkman at least let us keep Tully.

  9. Big Bang Theory has a few that could pull it off — Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Kevin Sussman…I like Galecki, but maybe not in a GB movie. How about some Kat Dennings (Two Broke Girls)?

  10. The movie will suffer without Murray, but, hey, you never know. And while I know it is not a remake (nor should there be) here is the cast I would see in my head…


  11. Venkman- Vince Vaughn
    Ray- Jason Sudekis
    Eagon- Steve Carrel
    Winston- Craig Robinson
    Dana- Tina Fey
    Louis: Charlie Day
    Walter Peck: John C. Mcginley
    Janine: Kristin Wiig

    • Terrible Choices… if it’s not a remake then don’t re-cast. These characters shouldn’t be played by consistantly type cast, same-old repetitive actors anyhow. Original Ghostbusters cast should pass the torch to an intelligent dry-comical younger generation of people to keep this franchise rolling for a long long time!

  12. I think using a new recruits to the ghost busting business would be great if they use the right guys, and still have the originals train them. I think using Judd Apatow casting like Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, James Franco, Jason Segal and Jay Baruchel or Jonah Hill would be awesome. Don’t get to fancy, pass the torch and it should be worth watching.

  13. Just cancel GB3… you need murray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • no bill murray we need bill murray was the hold back all 3 them and the girl and big fat slimer mashmillow man demons would not mine seeing ghotsbusters 2013 rember i grew 80s watching this great make this in 3d


  15. Ghostbusters! Ghostbusters! Ghostbusters! “It’s alright. They love you here” “I love that skirt friend.” Ghostbusters! Ghostbusters! Ghostbusters! “So they wanna play rough!?”

  16. I don’t understand why Bill Murray refuses to be involved. He hasn’t been up to much. He hasn’t done anything of much value aside from his BRILLIANT cameo in Zombieland in a long time. This could possibly put him back on the map and into some respectable roles. I agree it would be nice to have him back but I love Ghostbusters and would enjoy a new one. Even my kids love the old ones!

    • Dude, you are aware that Bill Murray mostly does indie films these days right? Although your right that Bill doesn’t do too many big budget films these days, but he does do a lot of high profile critically acclaimed films like “Rushmore”, “Lost in Translation”, “The Royal Tenanbaums”, and even “Moonrise Kingdom” ( film that was nominated for best original screenplay at this year’s oscars). Therefore, Bill Murray doesn’t need to be put on the map by this film, as he’s already making quality films now.

      It’s just that the movies he’s making are geared more towards indie audiences than mainstream audiences these days; which is smart on his part because most comedians don’t have a long career span acting in mainstream comedies once they get older. It’s one of the reasons why you see some comedians slowly try to make the transition into dramas as they get older because most films don’t cast old actors for mainstream comedies.

      Granted, there are a few exceptions, but those are very rare. Plus, how do you know Murray doesn’t have a good reason? Maybe he read the script and thought it was terrible; hence he doesn’t want his name to be attached to it. I don’t blame him. I wouldn’t want to be in a crappy movie either, and if the script is bad, then maybe that’s the reason why he doesn’t want to be involved. I could be wrong, but you never know.

  17. I loved the Ghostbusters franchise and both movies are classics to me. I think its a great idea to give the mantle of ghost busting to a new generation and since it starred Saturday night live stars like bill murray and Dan Akroyd, the new stars should also be from that area, like Andy Sanberg, Keenan thompson, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse as the new generation of Ghostbusters.

  18. ghostbusters 3 reality or fantasy? mr aykroyd
    needs to be realistic here and time to come
    to a decision on what to do with ghostbusters 3
    he realy needs and holiday to think it through
    about let it continue or not and sony should do the same
    and make it official infront of the viewing populis not
    just constant hearsay from fans.

    frankie (cool rider) smales

    frankie smales tv and movie review uk

  19. doesn’t anyone read posts anymore they see no bill murray and automatically think no bill no ghostbusters. but no one takes in account that dan and every original actor said there handing down the torches to new busters. that the older actors will probably have very little screen time if any at all.

    this movie is not for ray egon winston and peter this time those characters are basically dead. this reboot movie is for the new generation its for the new characters. stop thinking about the old cast and characters when you see GB3 because it isn’t going to happen.

    if anything happens GB3 will be a complete reboot with only ray and egon getting the new busters ready. this movie will probably be a more serious police academy movie with recruits training to be busters which will be interesting to see im open minded for it.

  20. The casting sounds like it sucks anyway. All the new potential busters are the type of people who think funny is making loud noises and s*** jokes. If anna faris, ben stiller, bill hader, steve carrek, will ferrel, seth rogen or anyone else whos name is up for it… you may as well just bury it now. Otherwise watch it twice and when youre sick of it, I told you so.

  21. I made no mention of bill murray…. I didn’t say new people are a bad choice….. thanks for repeating yourself though.

  22. Hey I’m just glad I can take my sons to see it I was totally into ghostbusters and the real ghostbusters cartoon when I was a boy I saw ghostbusters 2 at the movies when I was about 6 so I’m hoping they,ll release the 3rd one this year or next my sons are into the old cartoons of ghostbusters and would luv the movie their the perfect age to see it and remember going to see it can’t wait!!!!!!!

  23. Maybe it’s just me, but Bill Murray didn’t even seem very into Ghostbusters II, so I’m not surprised he isn’t signed on for number 3. I’m glad they’re doing it though; something to remind the new generation about the most awesome movies of my childhood.

  24. I’ve been waiting for this movie since the sequel, regardless of how it let me down. It’s a damn shame Murray isn’t on board. I’ve been reading for years about Murray’s lack of interest, and prior to just now let his absence dictate my hopes for the film. But just now, I’ve taken a moment and thought about what it is I love about Ghostbusters… It’s the character dynamic, the political ambiguity, the innocence, the sense of wonder and the hopefulness. The right writer could pull it off, the writer who is doing it only for the love of Ghostbusters, the one who is at least as big a fan as me, whose childhood GBs is an integral part of. I have high hopes, my fear now, ruining it by contemporizing it. Let it be 1984 again, at least in spirit.

  25. well i hope they make GB3 ending with a lovable underdog comes to save the day making us laugh all the way there. ya know something bad happens at the very end and the lovable character we all been watching puts on a suit with us thinking oh sh*t there really going to send him in wondering what he would do when actually gets there.

  26. I’ve been a fan for years, I grew up watching these movies and to be honest… I don’t think the should do a “remake” per say… but they should focus on passing the tourch to a new generation of “Busters” but have the “Original Cast” there as like “Mentors” The way I invisioned this movie was like.. the “Old School” meets the “New School” where the the new gen has the tech etc… that out class the old crew “however” the new gen crew are “cocky” and “reckless” and this is where the old crew come into play to help… kinda like a Karate Kid style deal… lol (if you can get where I’m coming from) :) Have other ideas etc… but I’m no expert, they’re just ideas I’ve had throughout the years. :)

  27. sons of the ghosbusters need to be in it

  28. It’s so fun to go back and read this article 10 months later, when it is obviously based on Dan Aykroyd’s borderline delusional hope that the film will get made.

  29. I would. love to see Ghostbusters 3 be made soon like summer of 2014. I hope before the guys get to old to shoot ha ha

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