If there's one person who's refused to give up on Ghostbusters III, its Dan Aykroyd. The actor, who co-wrote and co-starred in the 1984 original and the 1989 sequel, has been championing the project for years. Bill Murray, however, has been constantly poking fun at the idea of another sequel, at one point calling it "his nightmare." Last year, Murray even admitted that he hadn't read the script from The Office and Bad Teacher writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky.
Undeterred, Aykroyd has pressed on. Last August he said the latest installment would see the original Ghostbusters give up their photon packs to a new generation, and that Ghostbusters III would get made "and hopefully with Mr. Murray." In a recent interview with The Telegraph, it seems that Aykroyd has finally given in, admitting that Murray won't appear and that the sequel is in "suspended animation." could the sequel be made without murray? >> Posted 03.01.12 by Ryan
For those that saw Avatar, it would seem impossible for Sigourney Weaver to return for a sequel, but Weaver has been adamant that her character, Grace, wasn't quite as dead as previously believed. Last December, Weaver intimated that Grace could return, while Weaver recently confirmed to ComingSoon that she "will be back" for Avatar 2.
Weaver doesn't want to to do Ghostbusters III without Bill Murray >> Posted 09.19.11 by Ryan
Don't worry, I will be back. Jim [Cameron] says no one ever dies in science fiction. He's told me the stories for the next two movies and I have to say that they're absolutely wonderful and there's a real treat in store. Now we just have to make them.
Television shows continue to be a resource for movie studios, with next year seeing the release of the big-screen versions of '70s gothic soap opera Dark Shadows and undercover cop show 21 Jump Street. Could Baywatch be next? Writer-director Peter Tolan, fresh off the final season of the FX show Rescue Me, recently admitted that he has turned in a Baywatch script to Paramount.
The fact that a Baywatch movie was even being developed is likely news for most, but a movie version has been slowly unfolding for years. Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman, who has a producing deal with Paramount, has been helping in the development of a Baywatch movie, telling THR in March that they didn't "have a script that’s makeable" but admitted the movie "is a comedy, and I think we have a very interesting take — a classical idea that will be fresh for the world audience." Pamela Anderson and the hoff could return >> Posted 09.18.11 by Ryan
In the latest featurette for the romantic comedy No Strings Attached, director Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters, Stripes) admits that he worked with screenwriter Elizabeth Meriwether on the script "for three years." It must have been depressing, then, to find that there was another romantic comedy with the same plot called Friends with Benefits.
The movie stars Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman as two friends who decide to add physical intimacy to their friendship and avoid the pitfalls of a romantic relationship. The featurette discusses the script, casting, and working with Reitman, who has directed a comedy or two in his day. watch the featurette >> Posted 01.21.11 by Ryan
Time to start up the Ecto-1.
Ivan Reitman, who directed the first two Ghostbusters, just made children of the 80s squeal when he announced a script for a third Ghostbusters was finished and has been sent to none other than Mr. Bill Murray himself.
The fact that a third Ghostbusters is the works isn't news but that fact that the script was just completed is. For the past few years, there have been rumors of Ghostbusters scripts circulating but it seems pretty solid now that it's coming from Reitman.
The director said "a very good script" has been sent to Murray.
Nothing you're read on the Internet is accurate. . . . It's good enough to do, to take the risk of doing again. Sigourney Weaver said she'd do a third Ghostbusters Posted 01.09.11 by reelz
Natalie Portman's performance in the upcoming supernatural thriller Black Swan has generated some Oscar buzz. And following a month after Black Swan's release is the romantic comedy No Strings Attached, which will show a lighter, less-Oscar-contending side of Portman as she pairs with romantic comedy mainstay Ashton Kutcher. The actors play two friends who decide to enter a casual, physical relationship - No Strings Attached.
Paramount has released the first trailer for the movie, which was directed by Ivan Reitman, his first directorial effort since 2006's My Super Ex-Girlfriend. watch the trailer >> Posted 11.05.10 by Ryan
Sigourney Weaver has a varied career, starring in sci-fi franchises like Alien and Avatar and comedy franchises like Ghostbusters. All three franchises are continuing with either sequels or prequels in the works.
The validity of Ghostbusters 3, however, has been called into question of late, with Bill Murray calling talk of the sequel "a bunch of crock" and criticizing the potential script from The Office writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky. Fellow Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd countered, explaining that the writers "wrote Bill the comic role of a lifetime." Throughout this, Weaver has remained an advocate of the sequel, and recently told ShockTillYouDrop that she has been contacted by franchise director Ivan Reitman about participating in the sequel.
could weaver return for avatar 2? >> Posted 10.18.10 by Ryan
Yes, I got a call from Ivan Reitman. I think everyone who's involved would love to get together again. I think everyone's working on really trying to create a wonderful original story. I just said, "That would be fun and please make sure my little son Oscar grows up to be a Ghostbuster." And he said, "Absolutely." Then I think he directed this other film and is busy editing it, so it kind of got put on hold. But I would be surprised if we didn't do it.
Ivan Reitman has confirmed to MTV that he will return to direct Ghostbusters III and that screenwriters Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky have indeed delivered a draft of the script.
They have delivered a draft. We are working our way through another draft ... good work is being done and all of us have our fingers crossed.
The director was asked about a few script spoilers that Sigourney Weaver let slip last month — that the movie will follow her son Oscar's rise as a Ghostbuster and Bill Murray will return as a ghost — but the director decided it's best not to say anything.
I'm not going to comment on what's in the script and on what Sigourney may or may not have said. She's been so busy on Avatar, I've not been able to find her. There's some very cool things in the new draft, let's just put it that way.
So when will Ghostbusters 3 start production? "I hope to start shooting in this next year," Reitman revealed. That could mean that Harold Ramis was right in thinking that Ghostbusters III would be in theaters by 2011. Posted 01.14.10 by Ryan
It's been 25 years since the original Ghostbusters taught us who to call when "paranormal activity" gets out of control. But after the poorly-received Ghostbusters II in 1989, it seemed that the franchise was officially dead, at least as far as features were concerned. This year, however, nearly every member of the original production has chimed in on the possibility of resurrecting the franchise.
Dan Aykroyd, who starred as Dr. Raymond Stantz and co-wrote both Ghostbusters movies with Harold Ramis, announced in February that production on a third movie could begin as early as "late fall 2009." In June, Ramis, who starred as Dr. Egon Spengler in addition to his writing duties, said that he was working on a story for the sequel but that he didn't think that director Ivan Reitman was interested. That same month, Reitman responded that he had "never ruled out" returning for another Ghostbusters.
Now, Bill Murray has chimed in on the possibility of reprising the role of Dr. Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters III to Absolute Radio (via the Latino Review).
Posted 10.15.09 by BrentJS
I'll believe it when I see it ... 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 home and play snooker, or whatever you [British] do. It has to be a serious script before I'll leave the house.
It's gotta be really good, you know? I'm not going to make one just to make another one ... you gotta be really fierce about it.
Harold Ramis needs to pick up the phone. When it comes to Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II director Ivan Reitman's return for Ghostbusters III, Ramis has said "I don't think he wants to," however Reitman has already said he might be interested in returning. Reitman told MTV:
I've never ruled [directing Ghostbusters III] out. Icertainly was responsible in every capacity for the first two movies so I certainly wouldn't wander away from the third one -- especially if it's something we all think is worth doing.
Reitman agreed with Ramis that he thought the third movie would revolve around a younger group of characters, perhaps even a female or two. "That was certainly in the outline they proposed," said Reitman.
Reitman claims the script, written by Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg (The Office), should be delivered "in a month or so." At that time, who will be in and who won't be, will become a lot more clear. Posted 06.10.09 by Ryan