Did ‘Ghostbusters 3′ Just Lose Its Directors?

- 04-08-14Film Posted by Brandon Marcus

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Well, shoot.

As a lifelong fan of Ghostbusters I’ve been really, really hesitant about Ghostbusters 3. However, even I got excited when news hit that LEGO Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were in talks to direct the long-in-development sequel. Now only have Lord and Miller given us The LEGO Movie but also 21 Jump Street, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs and the beloved MTV cult classic Clone High. These geniuses directing Ghostbusters 3? Throw caution to the wind and count me in.

Well, not so fast.

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Ghostbusters 3 News: Reitman Leaves as Director, Film Still Planned for 2015

- 03-18-14Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Ghostbusters 3 just lost another one of its people of influence. Deadline reports that Ivan Reitman has stepped away from the project as its director, and will instead produce. It comes as no surprise, but the tragic death of star and friend Harold Ramis was the deciding factor for Reitman. For those unaware, Reitman was one of the key collaboratives to the franchise, having directed the first two Ghostbuster films. Now, you would think with Reitman’s departure, Ramis’ passing and the disinterest of Bill Murray, production would be nullified. Nope, Ghostbusters 3 soldiers on. The search for a new director begins. (more…)

The BastardCast vs. The Cannibal Rat Ship Holocaust (featuring Backdoor Teen Batman)

- 01-27-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Team Bastard

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This week, a new episode of The BastardCast is racing toward you like Justin Bieber in a Lambo! That’s right, like an atomic rat on a Russian ghost ship, we’re goona gnaw your face off with comedy! You will witness Batman’s secret shame. You will learn the terrible truth behind the Stan Lee/George Lucas connection. You will judge Jason and Jeremy poorly since they are making most of this up as they go along. (more…)

Who Ya Gonna Call for ‘Ghostbusters 3′??? Jonah Hill and Emma Stone

- 11-07-13Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Once more into the Ghostbusters 3 rumor mill, dear friends, once more. Or close the wall up with our Ghostbusters 3 dreams dead. I thought I was out, but they keep pulling me back in. This time around Emma Stone and Jonah Hill are added to the Rumor Mill Mix. (more…)

The Chaos that is ‘Ghostbusters 3’ – Ivan Reitman Puts in His Two Cents

- 07-22-13Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Ghostbusters 3 – coming soon to a theater near you!  Or maybe not… And it will have Bill Murray in it!  Oh, wait… no go on that one either.  It’s a movie, it’s a cartoon, it’s a fkn musical set in outer space!  There seems to be very little in the way of concrete truth revolving around this eternally limbo-bound project and most of what we hear seems to be little more than hopeful comments via Dan Aykroyd.  But now, Ivan Reitman, director of the original, stepped up to talk about the potential for a third Ghostbusters flick.  Check out the video below to hear what he had to say:

Well folks, that’s about as good as it gets.  Still trying to make it and still no Murray.

And life goes on…

 

Thanks to /film for the heads-up.

Rick Moranis Can’t Say Much About ‘Ghostbusters 3′–But Check Out His Idea For a ‘Spaceballs’ Sequel!

- 06-24-13Film Posted by James Daniels

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Rick Moranis, the Canadian actor, 80s comedy legend and SCTV alum best known to nerddom as Louis Tully of Ghostbusters, Dark Helmet of Spaceballs, and Seymour Krelbourne of Little Shop of Horrors hasn’t been seen in a film since 1996, but he’s hardly retired.

He does VO work, performs as a musician, and is raising two children as a single father.

Recently, Heeb Magazine interviewed Moranis regarding his latest album: My Mother’s Brisket. Among other things, Moranis revealed that he was once very close to making Spaceballs 3 (that’s right….THREE), and he was approached regarding a new Ghostbusters film several years ago:

(“BA” is Brian Abrams of Heeb)

BA:Spaceballs II: The Search for More Money was a conversation?

RM: Mel wanted to do a sequel after it became a cult video hit. It wasn’t a box office hit. It was a cult video hit, and MGM wanted to do a sequel. And my idea for it was Spaceballs III: The Search for Spaceballs II. And I was unable to make a deal with Mel. I couldn’t make a deal.

BA: In terms of just getting enough money?

RM: I wasn’t privy to what the budget was or anything, but the deal he presented me, what he wanted me to do, was not workable. It was two or three years later. He wanted me to … it’s better if I don’t get into the particulars of it. Because it is so specific, it’s counter-productive to talk about it. But I was unable to make a deal, and it would have been something I would have wanted to do. But that ship has sailed. Then, there’s the perennial talk of another Ghostbusters, but that’s all talk and speculation.

BA: Have you been approached about it?

RM: I got a call three or four years ago from an associate of Aykroyd’s. Some sort of producer. And he said, “Listen, I gotta ask you something, because the Internet says you’re retired”—which is one of my favorites, by the way.

BA: When the Internet says you’re retired?

RM: I just love when the Internet is wrong. It’s the only thing that will save journalism. So he says, “I gotta ask, would you do it?” I said, “I don’t say no to anything until everything is presented to me.” What is it? Is it happening? Is there a script? What’s the part? Who else is in it? Where is it? How long is it gonna take? You know, I need a little bit more information. “But it’s something you would do?” he asks. Do I have to answer that?

BA: He needs that confirmation, so he can go back to people and make his deal.

RM: Yeah. That’s called “producing.” I got this, and I got this. Gimme some money.

Okay, Spaceballs III: The Search For Spaceballs II, is the goddamn funniest idea for a sequel title I’ve ever heard. Too bad it didn’t get off the ground…Wonder what the issue between him and Mel Brooks was.

As for the “news” regarding Ghostbusters 3, the most famous sequel never made, Moranis doesn’t seem to know anything the rest of us don’t already know. Apparently, someone connected to Dan Aykroyd is now aware that Rick Moranis has not retired…so there’s that.

Anyway, forget Ghostbusters 3: I want….no, NEED to see Spaceballs III: The Search For Spaceballs II!

Source: /Film

Aykroyd Talks ‘Ghostbusters 3′ Again, Needs Intervention

- 05-20-13Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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I can’t help but feel we’re enabling a desperate man’s sickness by posting news like this, but yet again actor/comedian/liquor entrepreneur Dan Aykroyd is talking about the long, long, long, long, long gestating Ghostbusters 3 sequel.

Sigh.

While on Larry King Now, Aykroyd was asked about where the third Ghostbusters movie currently sits, and while they touched on Bill Murray‘s participation (no interest, but door’s open, long story short), Aykroyd did talk about casting the new film, and who and what he might be looking for.

“We’re going to have to cast. We need four new ghostbusters,” Aykroyd said. “We need four new Columbia students.”

“It’s based upon new research that’s being done in particle physics by the young men and women at Columbia University,” he added. “Basically there’s research being done that…I can say that the world or our dimension that we live in, our four planes of existence, length, height, width, and time, become threatened by some of the research that is being done. And Ghostbusters, new Ghostbusters have to come and some the problem.”

Great. Now all Aykroyd needs is a script, a cast, a budget, a film crew and a release date and maybe we’ll see Ghostbusters 3 sometime in the next decade, or at least before the original ‘Busters start turning into Ghosts themselves.

More (non) new as it develops (inevitably).

Source: Comic Book Movie

Aykroyd Says ‘Ghostbusters 3′ Filming Starts Next Year, Gives Plot Details, Is Delusional

- 04-23-13Film Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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Dan, Dan, Dan… Well, here we go again.

Dan Aykroyd recently spoke with ABC News (the one in Australia oops, move on) about the eternally ethereal Ghostbusters 3 in his eternal quest to talk to anyone that will listen about the project.  What is revealed is more mad ramblings from the vodka salesman (a fine and quality beverage if I may add, I have many skull shaped bottles to prove my love) about how the the third GB movie is still moving forward. In fact he reveals that filming should begin in winter (I’m guessing ‘a’ winter and not ‘next‘ winter.) Wait… last we heard it was going to be a CGI cartoon… it’s back to live action now? I thought the next step was high school musical theater…

Anyhoo, here’s what he had to say about the current status of the ‘movie’ -PLUS a vague hint at the ‘plot’:

“I feel re-encouraged, reinvigorated by the pages that I have seen. I know that we’re expecting half of the screenplay to be completed very soon. It should be into production by the fall and be shooting by the new year. I won’t say anything, it’s very exciting. The Higgs boson and the particle theories, gluons and mesons, that really gives us a scientific base in terms of our fictional storytelling, to open up to another dimension and have something horrible come through.”

Let me guess… in the third act a giant something-or-other stomps its way through New York? Hey, at least he’s not trying to make a Coneheads sequel. Where is Bill Murray and his paper shredder when you need them?

Before the fanboy flames fire up, let’s remember the movie has been in development hell for decades, cash strapped Sony Pictures has been lukewarm on the project at best, and other than a remake (that no one wants) buzz around the threequel has never been positive. Dan is still the only one that seems interested in the project (save for that ONE offhand reference Ivan Retiman made once.) At this point, the question has become rhetorical, do you really want to see what happens to a beloved cinema classic (the first one that is) this far out?

 

No Murray, no Ghostbusters 3.

 

Source: Bleeding Cool

So ‘Ghostbusters 3′ is going to be a Cartoon Now?

- 02-27-13Film Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

Ghostbusters-3-animatedThe troubled saga of the Ghostbusters franchise continues. It’s been a little quiet on the GB threequel front since the last time actor/vodka salesman Dan Aykroyd talked about the project moving forward without Bill Murray. Now? Apparently Sony/Columbia Pictures is considering going the animated route for a third crack at busting a few ghosts. That’s what Bloody Disgusting is saying an unnamed source (that I want to believe is Ernie Hudson) told them. Also, this is not the first time the idea has been optioned. Back in 2007 Sony exes looked into firing up the proton packs for an animated feature that eventually evolved into the 2009 video game.

Sadly this nameless source didn’t have much else to say on the project, so let me fill in the end part here myself. Apparently this project refuses to die. It should have long ago, but damn it if you (Sony) are so damn dead set on wringing the last little bit of life out Ghostbusters, make the damn cartoon then. To be honest a CGI Pixar-ish Ghostbusters movie is probably the lesser of all evils. I would rather see Stanz with that annoying Dreamworks face for 90 minutes than a reboot, but I’ll still go on record that Bill Murray‘s involvement is key. No Venkman, no Ghostbusters. Murray has done a CGI cartoon (Garfield) or two (Kitties, tale of) in the past, maybe he’d come on board for this? Voice works pays out well and requires a lot less involvement…

… somewhere an alleged paper shredder just fired up.

Source: Bloody Disgusting

 

The BastardCast vs Zombies, Dan Aykroyd, and Hobbit Puke

- 12-07-12Featured Posted by Team Bastard

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This time on the Bastardcast, Jeremy and Jason make fun of the following things:
Moon travel, putting Dan Aykroyd, George Lucas, and Eddie Murphy on ice, busting into the Disney Vault, screwing Aunt May, Walking Dead‘s midseason finale, the ‘Talking’ travesty, beating ghost children, Hobbit puke, the soul of Star Trek, and then they dance, dance  dance.
On VERSUS, they try and settle a question that Sir Ian McKellen already answered on the Colbert Report


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