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No Ghostbusters without Bill Murray and why that's a good thing

Jan. 12, 2011by: Mike Sampson

I'll be honest - I'm really sick of writing about GHOSTBUSTERS 3. And I sympathize with you, because I'm really sick of reading about GHOSTBUSTERS 3 as well. But I wanted to post one last thing and I promise that'll be the last GHOSTBUSTERS 3 article I write about until there's a greenlight or official casting news.

Deadline is running a story that basically chalks up the challenge to making a third GHOSTBUSTERS movie to the reluctance of Bill Murray to commit. As they state in the article, "Without Murray, the studio absolutely will not make the film." This isn't exactly breaking news as it's been reported previously that Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis, Dan Ackroyd and Murray have contracts that preclude any GHOSTBUSTERS feature film going through without their approval.

But Reitman, Ackroyd and Ramis all seem to have given their blessing as the report claims they worked on a rewrite from the original script by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky ("The Office"). Murray was just sent the revised script earlier this month and no one knows yet what he'll do. I don't have any insight as to what he'll do either, but I know what he should do: say NO.

Before you get your pitchforks and torches and march en masse to New Jersey to crucify my ass, hear me out. I know there are a lot of people theoretically excited for a third GHOSTBUSTERS film, but on what grounds? What previous franchise has proven that you can lie dormant for years and suddenly relaunch with great success? STAR WARS? INDIANA JONES? THE GODFATHER? In almost every instance Hollywood has tried, they've failed.

And let's not pretend that GHOSTBUSTERS II was any kind of success. They struck while the iron was hot, so to speak, and even that was a failure. Why now, in 2011, would they have success?

Let's be frank: GHOSTBUSTERS was like catching lightning in a bottle. It's one of the most iconic films of the last 25 years and trying to recapture that glory would be a Sisyphean task. They could work for years and years and years until all four members are six feet under and still not come up with anything as good as the original.

The plan is to turn GHOSTBUSTERS III into a film with a new, younger crop of Ghost Busters who could launch a new franchise. But does anyone really want a new, younger franchise? What are the odds of this working? 1%?

Bill Murray might be coming off as the quirky contrarian of the bunch who's holding up a potentially lucrative deal for his co-stars but frankly he's the only one here who's using his common sense. You may be pissed at him now but in 20 years you'll think to yourself, "Man, thank you Bill Murray." We can only hope Harrison Ford or George Lucas had the same restraint.

Source: Deadline

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3:57PM on 01/12/2011

Murray, Ackroyd, Ramis..



Ernie Hudson, anyone?


Ernie Hudson, anyone?
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10:42AM on 01/12/2011
I never understand all the hate for Ghostbusters 2, sure it's not as great as the first, but I really don't believe it's the shitty sequel people would try and have you believe.

As for a third, I'd rather not see it made at this moment in time. I think that ship has sailed and studios need to accept it.
I never understand all the hate for Ghostbusters 2, sure it's not as great as the first, but I really don't believe it's the shitty sequel people would try and have you believe.

As for a third, I'd rather not see it made at this moment in time. I think that ship has sailed and studios need to accept it.
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12:36PM on 01/12/2011
he should say no? i say no to this article.
he should say no? i say no to this article.
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1:26PM on 01/12/2011

Tu further answer your question

You can also add Clerks 2, Tron 2 and (to a certain extent, since it was Box-Office gold) Wall Street 2. Even though they're not "franchise" material, they were still released way after their original.

I think you may be jumping the gun a bit too quickly on that one. Yes, Bill Murray is hesitant but that doesn't necessarily mean the screenplay is crap...

Plus, the man played Garfield, his "common sense" isn't always perfect...
You can also add Clerks 2, Tron 2 and (to a certain extent, since it was Box-Office gold) Wall Street 2. Even though they're not "franchise" material, they were still released way after their original.

I think you may be jumping the gun a bit too quickly on that one. Yes, Bill Murray is hesitant but that doesn't necessarily mean the screenplay is crap...

Plus, the man played Garfield, his "common sense" isn't always perfect...
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12:43PM on 01/12/2011

Also

To answer your question:

Rocky Balboa

The length of time between movies has nothing to do with the success, it's the [link] etc.

Other than Indy 4 which I'm on the fence about, I have enjoyed all of the lateest sequels: Rocky, Rambo, Die Hard and let's not forget TOY STORY 3 was made eleven years after Toy Story 2
To answer your question:

Rocky Balboa

The length of time between movies has nothing to do with the success, it's the [link] etc.

Other than Indy 4 which I'm on the fence about, I have enjoyed all of the lateest sequels: Rocky, Rambo, Die Hard and let's not forget TOY STORY 3 was made eleven years after Toy Story 2
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1:11PM on 01/12/2011
Wow.. I never realised how far apart Toy Story 2 and 3 are!
Wow.. I never realised how far apart Toy Story 2 and 3 are!
12:12PM on 01/12/2011

Wrong

I disagree. I think a new franchise has a huge chance for success. Will they be as good as the original? Probably not, but this is just like Star Trek, rebooting a franchise with modern technology and modern humor. Star Trek was one of the best movies of 2009, so I think GB3 will be great.
I disagree. I think a new franchise has a huge chance for success. Will they be as good as the original? Probably not, but this is just like Star Trek, rebooting a franchise with modern technology and modern humor. Star Trek was one of the best movies of 2009, so I think GB3 will be great.
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12:05PM on 01/12/2011

Well

the track record for such long-dormant franchises coming back years later with a sequel is terrible, so I'm actually expecting GB3 to be the EXCEPTION THAT PROVES THE RULE and actually be better than GB2 at least. Call me optimistic, but I'm not going to hate on it. Until I see a trailer, I'll remain open to the idea!
the track record for such long-dormant franchises coming back years later with a sequel is terrible, so I'm actually expecting GB3 to be the EXCEPTION THAT PROVES THE RULE and actually be better than GB2 at least. Call me optimistic, but I'm not going to hate on it. Until I see a trailer, I'll remain open to the idea!
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2:39PM on 01/12/2011

If the script is good, they need to make it.


It's perfectly possible to make a great GHOSTBUSTERS film. Just because many newer films in a franchise are disappointments when compared to the originals doesn’t mean attempts should not be made to try and carry on the stories. I want to see these characters again. I want to see them in other situations. GHOSTBUSTERS is ripe with potential. Bring it on.

It's perfectly possible to make a great GHOSTBUSTERS film. Just because many newer films in a franchise are disappointments when compared to the originals doesn’t mean attempts should not be made to try and carry on the stories. I want to see these characters again. I want to see them in other situations. GHOSTBUSTERS is ripe with potential. Bring it on.
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11:55AM on 01/12/2011

Let Me Stand On A Soapbox For A Sec

First off, if Murray doesn't want to do, then don't make him. There are writers for a reason. Now, do I want to see a Ghostbusters 3 without Murray....no, I don't think anyone does. But I would like to see Ghostbusters 3. If it takes Murray not being in it, then so be it.

Now before I get thumbs down from everyone, let me say this. I don't want some crap put together, a bunch of young actors thrown in and then boom, here's your third film. This film can do well with or without Murray IF
First off, if Murray doesn't want to do, then don't make him. There are writers for a reason. Now, do I want to see a Ghostbusters 3 without Murray....no, I don't think anyone does. But I would like to see Ghostbusters 3. If it takes Murray not being in it, then so be it.

Now before I get thumbs down from everyone, let me say this. I don't want some crap put together, a bunch of young actors thrown in and then boom, here's your third film. This film can do well with or without Murray IF and only IF it's a character driven and written movie. If they can write great new characters that we are actually going to like and care about then great. That is where Lucas failed in the new Star Wars trilogy. No one cared about those new stupid characters with no depth or characteristics. But this film can get made, this film should get made. I would really like some honest feedback here....
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3:48PM on 01/12/2011

Mike Sampson

You speak the motherfuckin' truth brother. BILL MURRAY IS THE MAN.
You speak the motherfuckin' truth brother. BILL MURRAY IS THE MAN.
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2:14PM on 01/12/2011
I've got a wacky idea - how about coming up with something new?

I know, right? What an insane concept. Something completely original and non-derivative? What a strange concept.
I've got a wacky idea - how about coming up with something new?

I know, right? What an insane concept. Something completely original and non-derivative? What a strange concept.
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2:10PM on 01/12/2011

new cast

But... I think with the possibility of casting Bill Hader and Will Forte, we could be in for something comedically genius!
But... I think with the possibility of casting Bill Hader and Will Forte, we could be in for something comedically genius!
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12:38PM on 01/12/2011

Meh, why not

I'm a HUGE Ghostbusters fan, and even though I have accepted that a new one will more than likely be utterly shitty, I totally want them to try it.

I genuinely enjoy the second film, always have, and I would much rather see them try to make another worthwhile edition to the franchise and fail then not have the anticipation of another Ghostbusters film at all.

The first one will always be there folks. Hell a lot of people (bizarrely) despise the second one...but still adore the first, I
I'm a HUGE Ghostbusters fan, and even though I have accepted that a new one will more than likely be utterly shitty, I totally want them to try it.

I genuinely enjoy the second film, always have, and I would much rather see them try to make another worthwhile edition to the franchise and fail then not have the anticipation of another Ghostbusters film at all.

The first one will always be there folks. Hell a lot of people (bizarrely) despise the second one...but still adore the first, I don't see the issue here.
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2:47PM on 01/12/2011
You said it.
You said it.
6:04PM on 01/12/2011
$215,394,738 worldwide = NOT a failure. Plus all the t-shirts and VHS copies they sold. I hate when people call GB2 a failure. Most real GhostHeads consider it as good as the first. In fact, I consider them both to be one long movie, like LotR!
$215,394,738 worldwide = NOT a failure. Plus all the t-shirts and VHS copies they sold. I hate when people call GB2 a failure. Most real GhostHeads consider it as good as the first. In fact, I consider them both to be one long movie, like LotR!
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3:09PM on 01/12/2011
I really want to see one more movie with all that generation of comedians (Murray, Akroyd, Chase, etc.) before they're all done - so if this has to be it (even though Chevy isn't part of it) I guess I'll take it but I won't have very high expectations.
I really want to see one more movie with all that generation of comedians (Murray, Akroyd, Chase, etc.) before they're all done - so if this has to be it (even though Chevy isn't part of it) I guess I'll take it but I won't have very high expectations.
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2:54PM on 01/12/2011
Regarding the relaunches by Hollywood. Those three movie relaunches made them shit tons of money, to Hollywood studios they were a success. They could give a fuck about it ruining the legacy of the series, they just want all the cash they can suck out of those dumb enough to fall for their tricks. I think one way or another we will probably see Ghostbusters in the future. Whether or not it is with the original actors. I'm sure even most of them (excluding Murray) would love to make a movie
Regarding the relaunches by Hollywood. Those three movie relaunches made them shit tons of money, to Hollywood studios they were a success. They could give a fuck about it ruining the legacy of the series, they just want all the cash they can suck out of those dumb enough to fall for their tricks. I think one way or another we will probably see Ghostbusters in the future. Whether or not it is with the original actors. I'm sure even most of them (excluding Murray) would love to make a movie and get a big check since their careers are pretty much over.
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10:29AM on 01/12/2011

i aint afraid

I would hve loved a GB3 but about 10yrs ago, not now, it wouldnt work.

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I would hve loved a GB3 but about 10yrs ago, not now, it wouldnt work.

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4:13PM on 01/12/2011
Just because something hasn't been proven to work doesn't mean it shouldn't be tried. Just because it's likely that Ghostbusters 3 would suck, doesn't mean I don't want to see them try and make it good. I would love to see those characters together on screen again, and if it sucks, who cares?! You can always go back and watch the first one and just act like the 3rd never happened. I've never understood the idea that a bad sequel somehow ruins the original movie, or impedes it's enjoyment.
Just because something hasn't been proven to work doesn't mean it shouldn't be tried. Just because it's likely that Ghostbusters 3 would suck, doesn't mean I don't want to see them try and make it good. I would love to see those characters together on screen again, and if it sucks, who cares?! You can always go back and watch the first one and just act like the 3rd never happened. I've never understood the idea that a bad sequel somehow ruins the original movie, or impedes it's enjoyment.
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4:07PM on 01/12/2011
Yes, but based on Murray's track record, what would it say about the film if he did say yes? I don't want to see a bad movie get made but I also don't want to see a potentially good movie NOT get made just because everyone is predisposed to think it will suck automatically. So I will be putting my trust in Murray on this to be the judge.
Yes, but based on Murray's track record, what would it say about the film if he did say yes? I don't want to see a bad movie get made but I also don't want to see a potentially good movie NOT get made just because everyone is predisposed to think it will suck automatically. So I will be putting my trust in Murray on this to be the judge.
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3:25PM on 01/12/2011

"It is Vigo!"

Come on, as much as we think a 3rd Ghostbusters will suck, most of us we still be on bored. I would much rather see a decent to mediocre GB3 then any movie they are releasing based on a f***in' bored game. If they are running out of ideas, I would rather spend my money on a Ghostbusters movie then on a Battleship movie. That just screams of "We've run out of sh*t to think of, so here's more crap to shove in your face, just because we can." I say bring on GB3, with or without Murray.
Come on, as much as we think a 3rd Ghostbusters will suck, most of us we still be on bored. I would much rather see a decent to mediocre GB3 then any movie they are releasing based on a f***in' bored game. If they are running out of ideas, I would rather spend my money on a Ghostbusters movie then on a Battleship movie. That just screams of "We've run out of sh*t to think of, so here's more crap to shove in your face, just because we can." I say bring on GB3, with or without Murray.
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1:20PM on 01/12/2011
Whoa Whoa, this is the first instance I've come across of someone not liking GB II !!! I effin love it! I say do it (GB III), it doesn't damage the first two, I say bring it, bring it to a new generation. IF they don't, we still have that fantastic video game that came out in 09 :D
Whoa Whoa, this is the first instance I've come across of someone not liking GB II !!! I effin love it! I say do it (GB III), it doesn't damage the first two, I say bring it, bring it to a new generation. IF they don't, we still have that fantastic video game that came out in 09 :D
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6:16PM on 01/12/2011

well there is...

What previous franchise has proven that you can lie dormant for years and suddenly relaunch with great success?

The Toy Story Series.
What previous franchise has proven that you can lie dormant for years and suddenly relaunch with great success?

The Toy Story Series.
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2:14PM on 01/12/2011
I'd agree it's unlikely anyone could recreate the comedy gold of the original film, but there's a degree to which I can accept the idea of using the original crew as a springboard to launch a new franchise with younger cast, simply because Ghostbusters is a classic movie for a generation of people who are now in their 30s and 40s (for the most part). The central concept of this film is strong enough to survive reinvention, which would make it more accessible to current teens and those in their
I'd agree it's unlikely anyone could recreate the comedy gold of the original film, but there's a degree to which I can accept the idea of using the original crew as a springboard to launch a new franchise with younger cast, simply because Ghostbusters is a classic movie for a generation of people who are now in their 30s and 40s (for the most part). The central concept of this film is strong enough to survive reinvention, which would make it more accessible to current teens and those in their early twenties. Those who love the original will always have that film, and if younger people want to check it out as a 'comedy classic' they can, but if they put in the time and effort I reckon a really great reboot could be made, and find a massive new audience.
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11:05AM on 01/12/2011
"What previous franchise has proven that you can lie dormant for years and suddenly relaunch with great success?"

Rocky. Rambo.

I don't even care if its bad. I'd rather they try it with the off chance it'd be great than to let it never happen and always wonder. Except for Murray who occasionally is part of something great. these guys arn't doing anything. They have very little too lose.
"What previous franchise has proven that you can lie dormant for years and suddenly relaunch with great success?"

Rocky. Rambo.

I don't even care if its bad. I'd rather they try it with the off chance it'd be great than to let it never happen and always wonder. Except for Murray who occasionally is part of something great. these guys arn't doing anything. They have very little too lose.
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10:21AM on 01/12/2011

I agree

I have always had the same thoughts on it. Listing examples like The Godfather and Indy. I would like to see it and at the same time I don't want to see it.
I have always had the same thoughts on it. Listing examples like The Godfather and Indy. I would like to see it and at the same time I don't want to see it.
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4:46PM on 01/12/2011
I'm happy watching Ghostbusters over and over again. The gift that keeps on giving.
I'm happy watching Ghostbusters over and over again. The gift that keeps on giving.
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3:15PM on 01/12/2011
Great article. Though I'm a huge Ghostbusters fan I don't think I want a new movie. But if by chance a new Ghostbusters movie is made I will go see it first day, lol. But if I had to choose...
Great article. Though I'm a huge Ghostbusters fan I don't think I want a new movie. But if by chance a new Ghostbusters movie is made I will go see it first day, lol. But if I had to choose...
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1:16PM on 01/12/2011
I don't mind if there is one or not, and I don't even mind if Murray is in it or not, but if he has no intention of ever saying yes to the film because, like you, he doesn't think a sequel is a good idea to begin with, then it's getting a little late to say so.

It's not like he didn't get a gazillion opportunities to say, 'if you make one, count me out!'
I don't mind if there is one or not, and I don't even mind if Murray is in it or not, but if he has no intention of ever saying yes to the film because, like you, he doesn't think a sequel is a good idea to begin with, then it's getting a little late to say so.

It's not like he didn't get a gazillion opportunities to say, 'if you make one, count me out!'
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11:23AM on 01/12/2011
This article is wrong, Ghostbusters as a concept lends itself to more sequel options than Indiana Jones or even Pirates of the Caribbean and that's because of all the mythology built up in the cartoon. If Murray doesn't want to do it then whatever, I say they go with a remake that's more like the cartoon (but they can loose Slimer being their pet cause that always seemed weird to me.) franchises should never just end on the second one, for one it makes your DVD/blu ray collection look weak and
This article is wrong, Ghostbusters as a concept lends itself to more sequel options than Indiana Jones or even Pirates of the Caribbean and that's because of all the mythology built up in the cartoon. If Murray doesn't want to do it then whatever, I say they go with a remake that's more like the cartoon (but they can loose Slimer being their pet cause that always seemed weird to me.) franchises should never just end on the second one, for one it makes your DVD/blu ray collection look weak and 2) it's a lazy cop out. Also, why does every diss Ghostbusters II? It's just as good as the first one. Bill Murray has made a lot more shitty movies than what Ghostbusters III would be. Larger than Life comes to mind.
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10:40AM on 01/12/2011

Great Article

I've never been on board with a Ghostbusters 3 and you did a really great job of saying exactly why.
I've never been on board with a Ghostbusters 3 and you did a really great job of saying exactly why.
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6:18PM on 01/12/2011

But still...

I think Ghostbusters 3 is a bad idea.
I think Ghostbusters 3 is a bad idea.
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11:22AM on 01/12/2011

Bring on Ghostbusters 3

First off, I want to say the only thing I agree with this article is if you can't get Bill Murray to do it, then don't do it at all. The movie must have the originals in it. But what I don't agree is where you said that GB2 was a failure. It was in no way, fact, or form, a failure. It wasn't as good as the original (and nothing ever will be), but it was a worthy companion to it, and not as bad as these sequels are today. 2nd, the reason I think that this franchise can come back after so
First off, I want to say the only thing I agree with this article is if you can't get Bill Murray to do it, then don't do it at all. The movie must have the originals in it. But what I don't agree is where you said that GB2 was a failure. It was in no way, fact, or form, a failure. It wasn't as good as the original (and nothing ever will be), but it was a worthy companion to it, and not as bad as these sequels are today. 2nd, the reason I think that this franchise can come back after so long is look at the video game. The game was excellent, and I'm not talking gameplay. The story, script, acting (even if it was just voice) were all excellent, which leads me to believe that a 3rd movie, despite there being such a long period, can work. Now.. should we all just call the video game GB3 as it was intended and move on? Maybe. But I'm all for a movie. I was also partial to the idea that was once had where GB3 would be completely CG, with all of the original actors coming back for it. Again, look at the game. The CG was excellent, and you don't have to have any young people to add in to it because of our boys being older. I'm still for a movie, and am trying to stay positive about it. If it ends up sucking, well, I say stop it there and don't try to do more like what's happening with Indy. Oh.. and it's "Aykroyd".
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2:39PM on 01/13/2011
As much as I would like to see another Ghostbusters movie, I really hope we don't see one. It would just be a waster of time and would not even come close to the greatness that the first two were.
As much as I would like to see another Ghostbusters movie, I really hope we don't see one. It would just be a waster of time and would not even come close to the greatness that the first two were.
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8:17PM on 01/12/2011

Can't decide

On the one hand: the concept of Ghostbusters is good enough to survive with a new cast (a comedy with people catching ghosts using cool technology). On the other hand, I don't really want a new younger cast, and I just don't see all the old guys reuniting being that good. So I'm not disappointed this isn't happening.
On the one hand: the concept of Ghostbusters is good enough to survive with a new cast (a comedy with people catching ghosts using cool technology). On the other hand, I don't really want a new younger cast, and I just don't see all the old guys reuniting being that good. So I'm not disappointed this isn't happening.
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5:26PM on 01/12/2011
i couldn't agree with this artical more. i would be all for a GB3 if i thought there was a chance in hell they could pull it off. the game was as close as i think they could get. just leave well-enough alone
i couldn't agree with this artical more. i would be all for a GB3 if i thought there was a chance in hell they could pull it off. the game was as close as i think they could get. just leave well-enough alone
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2:44PM on 01/12/2011

100% AGREE.

This is by far the best written article to appear on this website.
Bill Murray is the only one out of the the four people listed here still making good movies, the rest of them, and I say this with sadness, have quite frankly been terrible recently. I don't want ghostbusters to be ruined by a crappy sequel decades later because they all can't come up with something better to do.
This is by far the best written article to appear on this website.
Bill Murray is the only one out of the the four people listed here still making good movies, the rest of them, and I say this with sadness, have quite frankly been terrible recently. I don't want ghostbusters to be ruined by a crappy sequel decades later because they all can't come up with something better to do.
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1:26PM on 01/12/2011
I love Ghostbusters. I love the first movie. I love the cartoon. I love the second movie. But I really don't want this third movie to happen.
I've been following news of a potential GBIII for well over a decade (I remember first reading the rumors of Chris Farley joining the cast!) and as far back as 1997 it always boggled my mind as to why the four original guys were going to be replaced by a younger crew for part three. I was excited for the third film until it became clear the original GBs
I love Ghostbusters. I love the first movie. I love the cartoon. I love the second movie. But I really don't want this third movie to happen.
I've been following news of a potential GBIII for well over a decade (I remember first reading the rumors of Chris Farley joining the cast!) and as far back as 1997 it always boggled my mind as to why the four original guys were going to be replaced by a younger crew for part three. I was excited for the third film until it became clear the original GBs weren't going to be the focus. Don't the filmmakers realize it was the chemistry of the original cast that made Ghostbusters work? I'd be satisfied if Sony put out a new video game every couple of years with the original cast voicing their characters. The game released in '09 was fun and nostalgic, and probably better then any potential third movie could be.

P.S. It's Aykroyd, not Ackroyd... just sayin'
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11:25AM on 01/12/2011

$ony is pushing this, it will not be good.

I agree, everyone seems mad that Murray has standards. And $ony is trying to pushing in hipsters for a quick buck. Even though they cant make anymore sequels without the originals... So what's the point of switching focus in the last film? And The Year One writers........ would you get Ed Wood to make a sequel to Citizen Kane? No, so why hire a couple of hacks to write GB?

As for Rambo and Rocky Balboa. Sly did those and they weren't big studio films. But for a comparison watch Rocky 5 and
I agree, everyone seems mad that Murray has standards. And $ony is trying to pushing in hipsters for a quick buck. Even though they cant make anymore sequels without the originals... So what's the point of switching focus in the last film? And The Year One writers........ would you get Ed Wood to make a sequel to Citizen Kane? No, so why hire a couple of hacks to write GB?

As for Rambo and Rocky Balboa. Sly did those and they weren't big studio films. But for a comparison watch Rocky 5 and see how bad a passing the torch sequel is.
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10:44AM on 01/12/2011
Unless Ghostbusters 3 is better than Ghostbusters, they shouldn't make it. Bill Murray "channeling" Peter Venkman (Zombie Land, appearing in costume) is probably the closest thing we'll get to a sequel, and that's better than a movie IMO. at least when he puts on the outfit for five minutes of nostalgia, it doesn't ruin the good name of Ghostbusters.
Unless Ghostbusters 3 is better than Ghostbusters, they shouldn't make it. Bill Murray "channeling" Peter Venkman (Zombie Land, appearing in costume) is probably the closest thing we'll get to a sequel, and that's better than a movie IMO. at least when he puts on the outfit for five minutes of nostalgia, it doesn't ruin the good name of Ghostbusters.
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2:41PM on 01/12/2011
How do they know if it "is better than Ghostbusters"?
How do they know if it "is better than Ghostbusters"?
7:54PM on 01/12/2011

...

THANK YOU, Sampson!...
I have been saying this for as long as I have heard about a new sequel...this CANNOT work...What's worse, it will be counter productive for the PERFECT that the original is...
Can anyone think of Indiana Jones, WITHOUT being reminded of the sad attempt of Crystal Skull?...it wasn't just a bad and shameless idea for itself...but, ruined the classic trilogy for me.
Plus, we do not want to see our guys old, fat and bald...

we just don't, and I promise you, we will
THANK YOU, Sampson!...
I have been saying this for as long as I have heard about a new sequel...this CANNOT work...What's worse, it will be counter productive for the PERFECT that the original is...
Can anyone think of Indiana Jones, WITHOUT being reminded of the sad attempt of Crystal Skull?...it wasn't just a bad and shameless idea for itself...but, ruined the classic trilogy for me.
Plus, we do not want to see our guys old, fat and bald...

we just don't, and I promise you, we will regret it if we do.
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3:32PM on 01/12/2011
Telling it like it is. I agree 100%. This film is destined to fail. Especially considering Reitman's, Ramis' and Aykroyd's track records these past 15 years.
Telling it like it is. I agree 100%. This film is destined to fail. Especially considering Reitman's, Ramis' and Aykroyd's track records these past 15 years.
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1:46PM on 01/12/2011
The returning cast can bash Murray all they want but the fact remains I would much rather they keep the franchise in tact without ruining it by going the route of the "new class" of 'busters, or so the news has lead me to believe.
The returning cast can bash Murray all they want but the fact remains I would much rather they keep the franchise in tact without ruining it by going the route of the "new class" of 'busters, or so the news has lead me to believe.
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12:43PM on 01/12/2011

25 years?

More like 30, as it came out in 1984. :-D
More like 30, as it came out in 1984. :-D
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1:52PM on 01/12/2011
Look, I'm a huge fan of Bill's work from the last 3 decades but in recent years he's come across as an arrogant jack ass and I'd rather not have him in GB3 at all than not have a GB3.
Look, I'm a huge fan of Bill's work from the last 3 decades but in recent years he's come across as an arrogant jack ass and I'd rather not have him in GB3 at all than not have a GB3.
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11:27AM on 01/12/2011
I'll say it again,this project UNFORTUNATELY is Kaput! and has been from the beginning.
I'll say it again,this project UNFORTUNATELY is Kaput! and has been from the beginning.
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12:43PM on 01/12/2011
Completely agree. I see no way that this movie could be anything other than a disappointment.
Completely agree. I see no way that this movie could be anything other than a disappointment.
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7:01AM on 01/13/2011
I'm not sick of reading about the possibility of Ghostbusters 3. I'm sick of reading about Bill Murray's ego consistently seemingly sabotaging the whole process. Why must it hinge on him? He's so old he's practically a ghost anyway. Sure he rocked as Venkman but the concept of Ghostbusters is sound and I'd be up for a well thought out handing over of the flame.

Imagine what it was like when people started recasting James Bond back in Connery's day. It's not that it can't be done, it's that
I'm not sick of reading about the possibility of Ghostbusters 3. I'm sick of reading about Bill Murray's ego consistently seemingly sabotaging the whole process. Why must it hinge on him? He's so old he's practically a ghost anyway. Sure he rocked as Venkman but the concept of Ghostbusters is sound and I'd be up for a well thought out handing over of the flame.

Imagine what it was like when people started recasting James Bond back in Connery's day. It's not that it can't be done, it's that it must be done well.

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4:21PM on 01/12/2011
double-posted somehow... why does this always happen
double-posted somehow... why does this always happen
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10:58AM on 01/12/2011
I say forget about the old folks ghostbusters and do a time warp back to the 60s and 70s when the ghostbusters were still at the university. 3 college guys that come together after witnessing an incredible psychokinetic event. From there they band together to try and figure out what happened while hoping to stop a nightmarish ghost that every few years kills several random people in vengeance for something in their past. By the way, there can be a slimer cameo in the form of a fat boy who dies
I say forget about the old folks ghostbusters and do a time warp back to the 60s and 70s when the ghostbusters were still at the university. 3 college guys that come together after witnessing an incredible psychokinetic event. From there they band together to try and figure out what happened while hoping to stop a nightmarish ghost that every few years kills several random people in vengeance for something in their past. By the way, there can be a slimer cameo in the form of a fat boy who dies as a victim of the ghost and thus becomes slimer. It could make for a great movie.
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3:54PM on 01/12/2011

Younger Ghostbusters

it might work, there was a cartoon about this exact premise (sort of) and if i recall correctly it wasn't all that bad.
it might work, there was a cartoon about this exact premise (sort of) and if i recall correctly it wasn't all that bad.
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11:17AM on 01/12/2011

THANK YOU MIKE!

I'm amazed how many old cast members they have theoretically assembled for this, (still no Louis Tully) but this didn't sound like a genius plan, and Murray's decision so far not to commit only solidifies this belief. I know Judd Apatow briefly made Harold Ramis relevant again, but seriously, Murray (and maybe Ernie Hudson) is the only one of these guys who doesn't need this right now. Reitman is coming out with an Ashton Kutcher sex comedy in January, for Christ's sake! And Aykroyd did Yogi
I'm amazed how many old cast members they have theoretically assembled for this, (still no Louis Tully) but this didn't sound like a genius plan, and Murray's decision so far not to commit only solidifies this belief. I know Judd Apatow briefly made Harold Ramis relevant again, but seriously, Murray (and maybe Ernie Hudson) is the only one of these guys who doesn't need this right now. Reitman is coming out with an Ashton Kutcher sex comedy in January, for Christ's sake! And Aykroyd did Yogi Bear! Yeah, I actually love all these guys, but I think for most of them their best days are behind them. Still wish Aykroyd would make a true comeback though. He's still funny when he wants to be.
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3:54PM on 01/12/2011

farrell

before i said no way, but if we cud squeeze in a funny will farrell then maybe
before i said no way, but if we cud squeeze in a funny will farrell then maybe
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10:36AM on 01/12/2011
I'd like a reboot, with a new cast, more horror like concept, dark and evil, not a comedy! That could be pretty awesome with todays technology!
I'd like a reboot, with a new cast, more horror like concept, dark and evil, not a comedy! That could be pretty awesome with todays technology!
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