Director Ivan Reitman confirmed to MTV this week that he will direct a third installment in the franchise and that he hopes to start filming within the next year.
Speculation around the return of the ghost-killing buddy flick made famous by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Sigourney Weaver has been swirling for the past year.
Reitman also confirmed that a draft of the new movie has been submitted by "Year One" writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky and that a second draft is currently in the works.
First of all, I'm curious about how MY picture ended up being used for this article. I'm not complaining but wow, I'm just a fan. Did they run out of stock photos from the movie Ghostbusters to use?
Second, I actually agree with BOTH camps. Sure I'd love to see a sequel but only if it's done right. Statistically speaking, most sequels are awful. Ghostbusters 2 lacked the heart and soul of the first movie. I've seen a script once purported to be Dan's original GB3 script ( where the Ghostbusters go to hell ) and it felt flat to me; worse than GB2 if you can believe it. My point being, while I love the Aykroyd/Ramis team of writing on this, their style could be so 80's that it doesn't apply to today's version of movie-making. It would feel like an 80's movie being made in the 2010's, and that isn't "cool", that's dated. Give sequels a chance. Die Hard was great, Die Hard 2 was so-so, but Die Hard 3 made up for it big time. Raider of the Lost Ark = great, the second movie got lukewarm reception, and the third made up for it. ( and to the credit of those against a modern day sequel, look what happened to the 4th movie. )
I would welcome new writing talent. I've felt many Star Wars novels were far better than the most recent Star Wars trilogy that Lucas wrote. If you've felt the same about Star Wars then leave a little room for new writers to do their work on GB3. ( Though I agree the Stupnitsky/Eisenberg team has yet to prove themselves to me. ) Personally I've love to see a script that features new guys ( preferably unknowns ) as well as the old guys; a sort of passing of the guard. Someone once mentioned that the movie could be done well if written by someone you would never have even considered like the Broken Lizard team or better yet the Simon Pegg / Nick Frost / Edgar Wright team. Now THERE'S a team that can both pay homage as well as make it their own.
It could be interesting. GB2 wasn't as good as the 1st one by far, but with the right story/script this could be awesome. Same 4 'busters do need to be back.
Two words (and a number)...
Blues Brothers 2000
Need more be said?
Hey..... I've read all of the negative comments but if they follow the established storyline video game that was recently released, GB3 is going to be pretty good. I, for one, can't wait for it. It's a little piece of my childhood coming back. ^_^
Lets see a remake of the classic KISS meets the phantom of the park!!! LOL!!!
"Ghostbusters 2 was horrible."
How can you not like the killer dialog like, "In the castle of pain, I sat on a throne of blood..." Priceless!
It seems hollywood is running out of good ideas.Ghostbusters was ok in its time now its time to move on.
Why not? Lucas Film up Ghostbusters 1 & 2, make a killing on re-releases and merchandise, then put the screws to us with a gouge out your eyes terrible #3!
OMG Hi-C Ecto cooler! Yes bring it back!
Ghostbusters 2 was horrible. Why make ANOTHER film? The original Ghostbusters was such a great movie... But get a NEW idea, already!
@ Sam – I totally saw that for The A Team and I'm SO excited!! I love that Rampage Jackson is going to be BA Baracus! That's so funny! I hope he does a good job!
@ Track – Hi-C Ecto Cooler was the best! My mom used to send me to school with it!! haha
Could you imagine all these like 60 year old Ghostbusters? !! That would be great! With a walker and stuff....hahaha
No really, it would be.
And Sigourney Weaver Rules!
Please no. . . . . . this is absurd. Is James Cameron the only person in Hollywood with any vision left???
Everything else is regurgitated crap.
I'm optimistic, mostly because Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky are terrible writers. Year One was atrocious and the Office hasn't been funny since season 2.
Hey, what about a sequel to Marty? I'd cast Angeline Jolie as Clara.
"What's next a new gremlins movie?"
I think you are on to somethng.
Really tho.. hollywood is so desperate they are making sequels to movies made 20+ years ago..? What's next a new gremlins movie?
New director + new cast = big hit. As is, = big flop.
Bring back Hi-C Ecto Cooler
Marilyn was the #$%& in the first two G-Busters movies. good call, Criss. let her R.I.P. instead of ruining her classic films.
What about the Twinkie?
Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Enough said.
Sigourney hasn't had a hit in a while? She is in Avatar.
yes bring back the original busters and I will be happy. Yeaaa, I'm back in the 80's!!
Diva – ouch!!
I think this will only work if it's the original busters. I mean, look how bad the Karate Kid movie is shaking out – ouch! C'mon Sigourney – you haven't had a hit in a while.....DO IT!
Given the fact that "Year One" wasn't funny in the least it doesn't bode well for Ghostbusters 3. If it doesn't have the original cast in it in some role I'll skip it entirely and I love the genre.
On a similar note. Has anyone seen the trailer for "The A-team"? Looks like it has possiblities. Well, untill I saw that Liam Neeson will be playing Hannibal. Say it aint so!!
@Criss I can see why Marilyn Monroe is crying in her grave considering how much she had to do with the original 2 movies. If I'm not mistaken she wrote, directed and starred in both movies. Who can forget the classic scene with her singing happy birthday to the Sta-Puft Marshmaollow Man?
Yes. I agree she must be totally upset.
Are you kidding me Criss? Seriously, stop being such a yuppie and let me enjoy this icon of my teenage years. This is awesome news! Let's just hope they don't kill it with "over the top" CGI like they did with Incredible Hulk. Or cheese it up with crappy actors like Spiderman...or Transformers...or Star Wars, etc, etc, etc...
Sigourney Weaver let slip while promoting Avatar in the UK that Bill Murry's character might be a ghost in the film.
This movie will only succeed if you can scrounge up the original perfectly casted crew. New funny guys will not be as successful in this day and age as Bill, Dan, Harold and Ernie were back in the 80s. Of course, that's my opinion...and since my 4-year old loves Ghostbusters I and II....I'll probably see it anyways.
I am so excited by this newest development. OMG- I love the GHOSTBUSTERS Movies... I hope that the original cast returns and doesn't do some BEUWOLF CGI Magic and come back as the real deal....
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE END THIS HORROR HOLLYWOOD NEEDS NEW TALENT! i think i can hear marilyn monroe crying in her grave right now.
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