‘Ghostbusters 3′ is the family member who used to be cool but fell on hard times. And now every time he drops in, he drinks too much and makes an ass of himself. It’s good to think about how awesome he used to be, but there’s just no arguing with the facts. ‘Ghostbusters 3′ was such a warm and fuzzy idea once, but with the downer death of co-star and co-writer Harold Ramis, revisiting that world is like trying to get the Beatles back together without John Lennon. Bill Murray was never into it despite what the media says and the only empowering force behind the project is the single-mindedly obsessed Dan Aykroyd. Not even the original director Ivan Reitman wants to entertain drunk uncle’s foolishness, and he’s kinda coming out about why. Kinda. (more…)
Sigh. Here we go again… Rumblings about the long in the works sequel Ghostbusters 3 are beginning again as rumors suggest that Sony has a new, number one pick to helm the film, Bridesmaids‘ Paul Feig. Adding fuel to this rumor’s fire though is that Feig is actually interested in taking this on as a project, which is once again stoking the Jim-Jim the Circus Boy-like fervor that this thing is actually, ever going to get made. (more…)
It’s the 30 year anniversary of one of Nerdom’s cornerstone films, Ghostbusters. There’s a few things going on to celebrate that anniversary including theater screenings, a new LEGO set, and a traveling Ghostbusters art show. We’ve got all the Ghostbusters anniversary information for you here. (more…)
For the past few months the rumors circling around a possible third Ghostbusters movie have been positive. Well positive in the way that would lead you to believe that the movie may actually happen someday. Long gone are the days of alleged script shredding and possible CGI cartoon rebooting, the internet is now in those halcyon days of Director rumors (even if it was a goof, I kinda liked Max Landis’ pitch on twitter) and possible casting choices (thin Jonah Hill is a great choice for Louis Tully Jr.) Last we heard the film was set for a 2015 theatrical release, so official news and huge announcements will be happening soon, right?
Well, former SNL cast memeber/current Canadian vodka pitchman and the long suffering driving force behind Ghostbusters 3, Dan Aykroyd, spoke with Global TV’s The Morning Show this morning (Wednesday) to give a little update on the movie. So what is the current status of a GB threequel?
Now I am going to hold up a card with the answer on the other side. Concentrate… I want you to tell me what you think it is.
Yesterday the Internet was afire with rumors about Max Landis writing the Ghostbusters 3 script. Landis quickly dashed those rumors, but as we all know, the Internet can be a bull terrier when it gets its teeth into something and won’t let go. Landis decided, after multiple requests, to tweet out his pitch for Ghostbusters 3. (more…)
As the quest to bring Ghostbusters 3 into the realm of reality continues, the powers-that-be must decide on who is actually going to be in charge of the damned thing. Whether Bill Murray is taking part or not, the movie still needs a director of some sort. Now, it looks like the folks at Sony/Columbia have set their sights on one man in particular – Ruben Fleischer. (more…)
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.
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…)