Ghostbusters 3 Is (Really) Moving Forward

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ghostbusters 31 Ghostbusters 3 Is (Really) Moving ForwardDid Hell just freeze over?

Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, co-executive producers and writers on TV’s The Office and the forthcoming Harold Ramis-helmed comedy Year One, have been officially hired by Columbia Pictures to write Ghostbusters III.

Take a minute and let that settle in.

This is not just another in a long-line of internet BS rumors started by over-zealous fanboys. No, this comes from Variety.

However, before everyone starts jumping for joy, let us remember that our buddy Clint Morris over at Movie Hole recently talked about how a third installment would probably never happen because Harold Ramis isn’t exactly on speaking terms with Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd.

And the trades were also quick to point out deals have yet to be made with the likes of Ramis, Murray, Akyroyd and Ernie Hudson. The studio basically wants to see how good (or bad) this script is before committing hundreds of millions of dollars to it.

To be honest, getting Murray involved with the production would be nothing short of a miracle. It’s been widely reported he’s been one of the main road-blocks in the film getting made.

That, and apparently the issues over gross percentages among the cast and director Ivan Reitman. So you can expect that will be a major issue involved with getting all parties involved.

Nonetheless, this is an interesting development. If the stars align and this all works out, we could see Ghostbusters III on the silver screen in a few years.

The question is: Do people still care enough to turn out to see it?

Source: Variety

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  1. If this happens,
    I hope its a much better script then Ghostbusters 2 .

  2. I’d give it a chance. The first one is a classic and the second one (although it seemed to lose the humor) wasn’t entirely awful…

  3. Maybe it’s time for another reboot. I’ve read some pretty bad things about Bill Murray and it looks like he is only a shadow of what he once was.

  4. It would be an Idea to get the old crew back but have a new, younger team to actually do the ghostbusting.

  5. (IMO),,,
    There’s never a good time for a reboot,,,
    Hollywood uses that cop out WAY to often.

    This will be a kids film nothing more,,,
    I’ll never make time for this pile.

  6. Hey 790

    Are you old enough to remember the original when it can out in the eighties…I remember going to see it in the theaters and we had to drive 35 minutes to get to a theater. Two towns away.. I remember the buzz was as big then as it was for the The Dark Knight this summer and it sold as many tickets as the Dark KNight TDK 506 million; Ghostbusters 500 million adjusted for inflation. This movie was big and it was a phenomenon!! I hope they do GB3 justice as the original is still one of my favorites… All we are saying, is give Slimer a chance dude!! ;)

  7. Yeah GreenKnight333, I remember,,, seems like it was a different world back then, you would only get maybe one cool movie per month…

    I’ll give Slimer a chance, I just can’t stand Jonah Hill, I’ve heard he’s in this ??? 8-)

  8. I haven’t seen anything Jonah Hill is in ..Haven’t seen Superbad…But is he a loudmouth in the mould of CHris Farley without the charming personality..

  9. Who ya gonna call? ;)

  10. @ Kahless

    Bill Murray gets a golden globe nomination and uses it as a platform to p8&& off the Hollywood establishment instead of using the accolades he recieved for “Lost In Translation” to jump start his flailing career…I agreed with most of what he was saying at the time but if you work in Hollywood isn’t it like biting the hand that feeds you?

  11. He’s the human version of Cartman, from South Park.

    There’s 3 guys like Jonah in every Highschool across America, and there all annoying.

  12. this would be huge if they brought back the originals and at the same time, passed the torch to Seth Rogan and others which I keep hearing around.

    It would a massive hit with old and young, and would re-start the franchise.

    How good it would be is another question, heh.

  13. Even with the original cast (or at least Bill Murrey) the film would still need a good script.
    What’s up with the plotline ??? :-)

  14. SCRIPT, SCRIPT, SCRIPT, and SCRIPT FIRST! If that’s not funny nothing can save it, no matter who’s in it. Even if it takes a decade to get right. Otherwise, it’s just something else circling the flushing toilet.

  15. Only if it’s fun! Maybe a takeoff on the ‘Ghost Hunters’ or ‘Most Haunted’ a bit. Supernatural did a good job of it on their ‘Ghost Facers’ episode. It would be good to see the guys again. Maybe the whole ‘handoff to a new group’ (of Ghostbusters) trick. Wouldn’t hurt to reboot it. I would like to see a female in the group tho. Maybe Kate Hudson?

    Gotta get back to the lab and upgrad Jarvis…. All the best, Stark

  16. Looks like it will be one of those “younger hipper” sequels where the original might only appear to give the new cast a few kind words and share some tips and tricks…

    I just hope the new cast is not full of gimmicks and stereotypes…

    Here’s a quote:

    Chicago Tribune’s Pop Machine received an e-mail from Ramis explaining the situation:

    “yes, columbia is developing a script for GB3 with my [Year One] writing partners, gene stupnitsky and lee eisenberg. judd apatow is co-producing [Year One] and has 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 and i, and ernie hudson. the concept is that the old ghostbusters would appear in the film in some mentor capacity.”

  17. Mentor, Schmentor.

    Guys, Ghostbusters was truly a great film, with great “acting”, story, special effects and a comedic partnering that I don’t think we’ll see the likes again of any time soon. By the way the commentary track by Ramis on the current available Ghostbusters Disc is something to appreciate.

    I’d also like to note that potential creator’s name, Stupnitsky, is a showcase for letters comprising 99.6% of the letters in the word stupid.

    MMMmmm, would you like a muffin with your cup of sweet irony?

  18. More sad news: A listener sent over a link about the Ghostbusters game mentioned above:

    “Gamespot is refunding all pre-orders for the Ghostbusters: The Video Game” game.

    Bummer. Now, who you gonna’ call?

  19. If they do a reboot, you have to have the line: “If someone asks if you’re a god, you say … YES!:-)

  20. Here’s some more on this:


  21. no Bill Murray, no Ghostbusters

  22. that was IMHO btw..