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5 Things You Might Not Know About 'Ghostbusters'

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • June 8, 2012 9:57 AM
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"Ghostbusters"
Remember 1984’s “GhostSmashers” aka “GhostStoppers”? Of course you do. With a star-studded cast featuring John Belushi (Peter Venkman), Dan Aykroyd (Ray Stantz), Jeff Goldblum (Egon Spengler), Eddie Murphy (Winston Zeddemore), John Candy (Louis), Sandra Bernhard (Janine) and Paul Reubens (Ivo Shandar/Gozer), the future-set supernatural comedy in which roving teams of ghost catchers protect humanity from the supernatural, directed by Ivan Reitman, cost a whopping $300 million to make, featured hundreds of monsters, including a giant marshmallow man, and spawned not one but two sequels; the second of which got smoothly underway recently with the full, gracious participation of all of the original cast.

Is Bill Murray Softening On 'Ghostbusters 3'? Or Is He Just Being Polite?

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 15, 2012 12:27 PM
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We probably don't need to give you the history of "Ghostbusters 3" and Bill Murray's possible involvement, but a quick recap is this: the original gang, director Ivan Reitman and writer/stars Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, have been trying to make a third installment of the "Ghostbusters" series for a few years now.

Dan Aykroyd Says Bill Murray Won't Do 'Ghostbusters 3,' Says Project Is In 'Suspended Animation,' Although Sony Still Interested

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 29, 2012 9:51 AM
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For over twenty years, Dan Aykroyd has had a dream. A dream of a third film in the "Ghostbusters" franchise. While the 1989 sequel was poorly received, there's been enough love for the seminal original that an interest has always been there, although Aykroyd's 1990s script for a third installment was deemed too expensive. In recent years, however, it looked like it might actually become a reality: a 2009 video game reunited the original cast, including Bill Murray, and Sony commissioned a new script from "Bad Teacher" writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, with original director Ivan Reitman set to return.

Dan Aykroyd Says He Might Recast Peter Venkman For 'Ghostbusters 3,' Denies Rumor That Bill Murray Trashed His Script

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 13, 2012 3:12 PM
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Dear Dan Aykroyd: For the the love of God, let it go.

Bill Murray Reportedly Sends Dan Aykroyd & Harold Ramis Shredded 'Ghostbusters 3' Script

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 20, 2011 3:37 PM
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Take this with a grain of salt (although, it must be said, they were right about John Edwards' love child), but the National Enquirer (via Slashfilm) is reporting that Bill Murray is really done talking about a potential "Ghostbusters 3." How did he get the message across? Well, the tabloid is reporting that Murray sent a shredded copy of the most recent draft of the "Ghostbusters 3" script to original ghostbusters Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis with a note that read, "No one wants to pay money to see fat, old men chasing ghosts!" Who cares if this is a true story or not, it's sort of amazing.

Marrakech Film Festival '11: Sigourney Weaver Talks 'Avatar,' 'Prometheus' & Forgetting The Pain of 'Alien 3'

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • December 15, 2011 2:53 PM
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It's said you should try to avoid meeting the people you admire, as they're bound to disappoint. Sigourney Weaver, however, put the lie on that entirely when we got to talk with her at the recent Marrakech International Film Festival, where she was serving as President of the short films jury. If her recent movie choices have been a bit mixed (for every "Rampart" there's an "Abduction") Weaver herself seems teflon-coated in that she can emerge from lesser films intact, and somehow any blame gets deflected onto the films themselves for not being able to capitalize properly on her particular brand of charisma. This erratic quality level has also, presumably, a lot to do with being an actress of a certain age who wants to work regularly, (and boy, does she work: 2011 saw her in 4 theatrical releases -- the aforementioned films plus "Paul" and "Cedar Rapids"); it's hardly controversial to suggest that Hollywood isn't exactly programmed for the sixtysomething actress, even someone as iconic as Weaver.

Will John Hodgman Take A Role in 'Ghostbusters 3'? Is Bill Murray Out? Does Anyone Care?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 15, 2011 5:19 AM
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Update: John Hodgman has tweeted: "ANSWER THREE: I AM NOT APPEARING IN GHOSTBUSTERS 3. Nor is @scharpling. That was a radio #fakecastingnews joke." Hilarious. You can get on with your day now.

Dan Aykroyd Likes 'Criminal Minds' Star Matthew Gray Gubler For 'Ghostbusters 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 25, 2011 9:19 AM
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Once again, Dan Aykroyd has been given a microphone and once again, he is sounding off about the movie that will probably never happen, "Ghostbusters 3." Last we heard, the $150 million movie was more or less going to sit on the shelf at Sony unless Bill Murray stopped being awesome and decided to read the script and then decided to actually make it. But he's currently shooting "Hyde Park on Hudson" and would likely rather do anything other than play a faded version of the role that helped launch him to superstardom in a sequel arriving more than two decades after the fact. But hey, maybe he'll pull a "Garfield" and do it regardless. Anyway, Aykroyd was recently on Dennis Miller Radio (via ComingSoon) and he begrudgingly admits that Murray is vital to this thing, while quickly adding that no one man makes a movie.

Bill Hader Talks Working With Pal Greg Mottola On 'Paul' & 'Ghostbusters 3' Rumors

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • March 17, 2011 5:02 AM
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Comedian Also Discusses Two More Potential Mottola Projects: 'Dog of the South' Adaptation & An Untitled Vigilante Doorman Film

'Ghostbusters 3' Reportedly Budgeted At $150 Mil; Sony Won't Make Film Without Bill Murray

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 12, 2011 4:58 AM
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You need to hear that Bill Murray is the hold-out on the long-gestating "Ghostbusters 3" project like you need a hole in the head. While a script was just delivered to the elusive star -- who has no agent or PR person -- the actor has been badmouthing the idea of a third 'Ghostbusters' film for what feels like longer than a year now. He's got his reasons and the biggest question probably is: Why a "Ghostbusters" film now, twenty one years after the fairly mediocre "Ghostbusters II" (which did $126 million less in box-office receipts than the original)?

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