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Ghostbusters 3 – Ivan Reitman is back to direct it

Posted by LiveFor on January 14, 2010

Ivan Reitman directed the first two Ghostbusters films. The first was genius, the second not quite as good. Now, speaking to MTV he confirmed the script was almost done and he would be back to direct.

“They have delivered a draft,”
Reitman said of the script’s progress. “We are working our way through another draft… good work is being done and all of us have our fingers crossed.”

“I hope to start shooting in this next year,” he said, which ties in with Harold Ramis saying it would be out in 2011.

Asked if he would be returning to direct “Ghostbusters III,” Reitman answered with a simple and unequivocal “Yes.”

Unfortunately Reitman seems to have been on a poor run when it comes to quality of his later films – Twins, Kindergarten Cop, Junior, Dave, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Evolution and Six Days Seven Nights – All are perfectly servicible and I have a soft spot for Dave and Evolution. However, none of them have matched the brilliance of Ghostbusters and I am just not sure he should be back to direct the third film.

I’m not saying he is a bad director, just that he is just not as dynamic as he should be.

Still it all depends what the script is like I suppose, but it would have been good to see some flesh blood direct the ‘busters next adventure. Maybe his son Jason Reitman (Up In The Air) would have been a better choice.

How do you feel about Ivan Reitman coming back for the third film? Is he the right choice? If not him then who would you have liked to see direct it?

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Ghostbusters 3 may start production in 2010

Posted by LiveFor on December 30, 2009

Harold Ramis chatted with Heeb Magazine about among other things, the plans for and prospective timeline of Ghostbusters 3. Here’s what he had to say:

Something’s going to happen. Dan [Aykroyd] did write a spec GB3 screenplay a few years ago, but no one was motivated to pursue it. Now, 25 years after the original, there seems to be some willingness to proceed and apparently a substantial public appetite for a sequel. We’ll introduce some new young Ghostbusters, and all the old guys will be in it, too. Think Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future … GB3 is progressing with plans to shoot next summer and release in 2011 … Oh, and I have two one-of-a-kind Ghostbuster yarmulkes sent by fans.

I like the mention of using the previous Ghostbusters in a Doc Brown kind of way in the new film. I could see that working rather well and could also mean they get in on the action.

Sony has recruited Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg “The Office” writer-producers to work on a new installment of the 1980s film series that starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Harold Ramis.

The original filmmakers, including director Ivan Reitman, and cast are aware of the project and involved in its development. Some original cast members might be involved, but it looks as if it will focus on the next generation of ‘busters. Possibly Peter Venkman’s son, Oscar.

The image is by Dean over at Springfield Punx.

Source: MovieWeb

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Ghostbusters 3 – Sigourney Weaver has some spoilers about the third film

Posted by LiveFor on December 13, 2009

Below is an interesting interview with Sigourney Weaver. Apparantly she has read the script for the third installment (although I still thought it was being written and nothing had been locked down).

I’m not going to say what she said as, if true, they are major spoilers. Have a watch if you want, but don’t say I didn’t warn you. Of course she does say they may happen so nothing is set in stone.
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Ghostbusters 3 – Ivan Reitman can direct it if he wants to

Posted by LiveFor on October 9, 2009

Ghostbusters2slimeBustin’ must make film director / producer Ivan Reitman feel good.

Why? Well he directed the first two Ghostbusters film and now Bloody Disgusting “have straight up confirmed, 100%, without a shadow of a doubt” that Ivan father of Jason is in fact attached to direct Ghostbusters 3.

You know what Bloody Disgusting? I am ready to believe you.

However he hasn’t decided whether or not he really wants to direct, yet.

Apparently, the sequel takes place when the paranormal researchers “reopen” their ghost removal service after it has been closed for quite a few years. As previously reported, Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver have all confirmed their involvement.

The previous plot was rumoured to have a younger Ghostbusters crew taking over the business. I am not sure if that is still the case, and I would much rather see the old gang back together again for more than just an extended cameo.

As to Ivan Reitman directing the third one I am just not sure. His last film Super Ex-Girlfriend was not so good but Evolution was okay. I personally feel a director with a different set of skills may be better, but what do I know.

I just hope Ramis and Aykroyd can get in shape for the film. No one wants to see a chubby Spengler!

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UPDATED: Dan Aykroyd talks Ghostbusters 3

Posted by LiveFor on May 20, 2009

The Los Angeles Times recently caught up with Dan Aykroyd who confirmed that Ghostbusters 3 is in development at Columbia Pictures and may start filming in the winter:

Aykroyd said Sigourney Weaver is on board now, as are the original squad ofectoplasmic specialists — Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson. Murray’s presence was the pivot point in making a third film happen.

“We could be in production by winter.”

The script is by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, the writing team behind the upcoming Jack Black/Michael Cera movie Year One (directed by Ramis), and Aykroyd is enthused about its premise of a new generation of Ghostbusters taking over the duties of the aging team.

Aykroyd said he wishes Ivan Reitman would return to direct the third film in the
series but that he’s “too busy as a mega-producer” to take it on; his second
choice is Ramis, who, of course, co-wrote the first two Ghostbusters films with
Aykroyd and has numerous directing credits, most notably Groundhog Day and
Analyze This. “He has a lot of things going on, but it would be wonderful to see
him do it.”

The details of story are still in play, but Aykroyd said he’s hoping for a five-member “new generation” team with several female members. “I’d like it to be a passing-of-the-torch movie. Let’s revisit the old characters briefly and happily and have them there as family but let’s pass it on to a new generation.”

He then mentions Alyssa Milano (who provided a voice for the upcoming video game) and Eliza Dushku as potential options. Nothing concrete about those two, but I could see Dusku as a Ghostbuster.

UPDATE: The two actresses Dan mentions quickly got onto this and had this mini-conversation on Twitter.

Alyssa Milano: Can’t speak for @ElizaPatricia (Hi, pretty lady)but this is the first I’m hearing of Ghostbusters 3. Did the VO in the game tho.

Eliza Dushku: Ghost-rumor-buster in a big way @Alyssa_milano (hey girlene) it’s nuthin’ I know of.

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Year One – TV Spot for Harold Ramis’ new comedy

Posted by LiveFor on May 13, 2009

TV spot that introduces Zed (Jack Black) as the hunter and Oh (Michael Cera) as the gatherer.

Year One is due out on 19th June.

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Year One – International Trailer

Posted by LiveFor on May 10, 2009

For Zed and Oh, life was tough. Zed was a hunter. Oh was a gatherer. And together they were destined for greatness.

Two friends will go on a journey to change the course of history and evolve into heroes.

Directed by Harold Ramis, Year One is due out on 19th June.

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Year One – Jakal Dance Clip

Posted by LiveFor on April 17, 2009

Oh (Michael Cera) thinks Eema (Juno Temple) looks nice and Zed (Jack Black) tells him to dance for her, but Oh doesn’t want to do the Jakal.

Directed by Harold Ramis, Year One is due out on 19th June 2009.

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Ghostbusters 3 – Fan Made Trailer (Ghostbusters Go to Hell)

Posted by LiveFor on April 14, 2009

whoiseyevan is the one who put in all the hard work to make this. Here is what he has to say about it.

The “trailer” is based on Dan Aykroyd’s long-rumored Ghosbusters 3 premise… In fact, that’s his voice narrating his idea throughout the ‘Hell vignette’ part.

It took me forever to piece this thing together. Here’s the recipe for the trailer:

Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters 2, Predator, Independence Day, Casper, Nightwatch, Gremlins 2, Lost in Translation, End of Days, Haunted Mansion, Hellboy, Earth vs the Spider, Orange County, Blues Brothers 2000, Miss Congeniality 2, Christmas with the Kranks, Miss Congeniality, Sleepy Hollow, X-Men, The Blob, Spider-man 3, High Spirits, Frighteners, Constantine, Mars Attacks, Charlie’s Angels, Be Kind Rewind,
Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, Dan in Real Life

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Year One – New trailer for Jack Black, Michael Cera caveman film

Posted by LiveFor on March 20, 2009

Columbia Pictures has just released the trailer for their upcoming comedy, Year One, which will hit theaters nationwide on 5th June.

Written and directed by Harold Ramis, this comedy stars Jack Black and Michael Cera. Produced by Harold Ramis and Judd Apatow after the former appeared in the latter’s Knocked Up, Year One is being executive produced by actor/screenwriter Owen Wilson. Oliver Platt, Olivia Wilde, Vinnie Jones, David Cross, and Superbad’s Christopher Mintz-Plasse co-star in the Columbia Pictures production.

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