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Tribal Warfare
05-20-2009, 08:21 AM
Dan Aykroyd says 'Ghostbusters 3' may start filming in winter (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/herocomplex/2009/05/dan-aykroyd-says-ghostbusters-3-may-start-filming-in-winter.html)
03:57 PM PT, May 19 2009



I just visited with Dan Aykroyd over at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip for an interview for an upcoming feature in the Los Angeles Times (you'll be able to find it here on the Hero Complex as well). We talked about a wide range of topics, but I didn't want to wait on this update about the third "Ghostbusters" film, which is moving forward after so many years.

Aykroyd said Sigourney Weaver is on board now, as are the original squad of ectoplasmic specialists -- Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson. Murray's presence was the pivot point in making a third film happen. He holds a one-fifth controlling interest in the property rights and has been seen as the most reluctant to return to the paranormal comedy. Aykroyd said that is true but that it's more nuanced than the public portrayal of the situation.

"I don't put not making the third movie on Billy. We can't do that. I've been very busy. Harold's been busy, Ivan's been busy. And a third script really didn't coalesce properly. And Billy, you can't blame an artist for not wanting to do the same thing again. He did two of them, for God's sake. Although I'm the biggest cheerleader as the originator of the concept but I've never begrudged Billy not doing a third movie. I never said he held it up or that he refused. Hey, listen, he's an artist. You can't force somebody into it. I'm sorry he never read my third draft because I thought it was pretty good but, look, now we're at a point that there's a story that he can accept and that's going to work, and I think we're going to be in production fairly soon. 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."

Aykroyd says he believes the movie will move forward but that he has also learned that "at any second everything could blow up." 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."

Who does Aykroyd think would be good in the jumpsuits? Aykroyd mentioned two names, Alyssa Milano (who is a voice in the upcoming "Ghostbusters" video game) and Eliza Dushku. "I think they're amazing," he said. "And I'm excited about the whole idea of getting this done."

Sure-Oz
05-20-2009, 09:09 AM
Ghostbuster hotties huh?!

tomahawk kid
05-20-2009, 10:13 AM
IF this movie doesn't include ALOT of the original cast, I see a box office bomb in Danny's future.

I don't think a "passing of the torch" movie is what people want to see.

Deberg_1990
05-20-2009, 10:17 AM
This just sounds like a bad idea all around.

Passing of the torch??? UGH......


Loved these guys as a kid, but Reitman, Akroyd, Ramis, Murry are all well past their primes...

Murry is still good as a dramatic actor, but what has he done good comedically??

blaise
05-20-2009, 10:19 AM
Pass

Sofa King
05-20-2009, 10:22 AM
milano sucks as an actress... so does dushku for that part...but they are easy to look at...



as for passing of the torch, this may take me outta the running to see this in the theater..... i want to see the original crew.... not some crappy newbies...

BigChiefFan
05-20-2009, 10:23 AM
I don't think a "passing of the torch" movie is what people want to see.Agreed.

Demonpenz
05-20-2009, 10:25 AM
hell whats slimer now? 64 years old?

Sure-Oz
05-20-2009, 11:09 AM
They need to bring the ecto cooler back

I want to see the geisor ghostbusters in action again, kinda like the newer rambo and rocky films that were solid even if he was super old

Tribal Warfare
05-20-2009, 11:36 AM
They need to bring the ecto cooler back


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Hi-C bitches!

arrowheadnation
05-20-2009, 12:08 PM
I don't like the idea of "passing the torch" either. I am pretty geeked for this and the video game though.

mcan
05-20-2009, 05:21 PM
milano sucks as an actress... so does dushku for that part...but they are easy to look at...



as for passing of the torch, this may take me outta the running to see this in the theater..... i want to see the original crew.... not some crappy newbies...



Dushku is pretty terrible, alright. Not really an actress so much as a model. But I disagree about Milano. She's VERY good on camera. There were moments where I would watch charmed and and just watch her acting compared to all the other girls, who were TERRIBLE. Alissa does a great job of making bold and physical choices, which are interesting to watch. She's also VERY natural and never looks like she's forcing anything or really "acting" at all. She has bright and expressive eyes that pop on screen, and she's never trying to hog a spotlight or anything, always making the other actor look better and listening... If she did more film work and took chances on some darker characters now that she's a bit older and better, she'd be award caliber.

Nightwish
05-21-2009, 01:48 AM
Murry is still good as a dramatic actor, but what has he done good comedically??
I hope that you meant "lately," not overall. Murray is a comedic actor (and a pretty good one) first and foremost. He's had a few dramatic roles, but they're relatively few and far between - his comedic roles far outnumber his dramatic roles.

Valiant
05-21-2009, 01:54 AM
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Hi-C bitches!

That shit was amazing..

whoman69
05-21-2009, 09:11 AM
milano sucks as an actress... so does dushku for that part...but they are easy to look at...



as for passing of the torch, this may take me outta the running to see this in the theater..... i want to see the original crew.... not some crappy newbies...

So have you seen the new Star Trek movie?

whoman69
05-21-2009, 09:12 AM
This is a pretty bold move considering how badly the second one bombed.

Raised On Riots
05-21-2009, 10:49 AM
Good god. Does Hollywood even KNOW how to create from scratch anymore?

Stewie
05-21-2009, 10:52 AM
I'm one of the few people I know who thought Ghostbusters sucked. I guess I'm just weird.

Raised On Riots
05-21-2009, 10:57 AM
I'm one of the few people I know who thought Ghostbusters sucked. I guess I'm just weird.

No, no you're not.

blaise
05-21-2009, 11:32 AM
I'm one of the few people I know who thought Ghostbusters sucked. I guess I'm just weird.

I don't care for it either. There's just not that many funny parts, in my opinion. Actually, the funniest part to me is when Rick Moranis says something like, "Stop over, I'm having a party. We're going to do some breakdancing."
I also think Beverly Hills Cop is overrated.

L.A. Chieffan
05-21-2009, 11:33 AM
I don't care for it either. There's just not that many funny parts, in my opinion. Actually, the funniest part to me is when Rick Moranis says something like, "Stop over, I'm having a party. We're going to do some breakdancing."
I also think Beverly Hills Cop is overrated.

Man, people just have no respect for the classics.

arrowheadnation
05-21-2009, 11:41 AM
This is a pretty bold move considering how badly the second one bombed.

Damn, I loved the second one. That dude that came out of the painting scared the bejeezus out of me.

I loved both of the movies. And I'm not gonna lie, the scene where Sigorney Weaver was possessed in bed made my 8 year old wee wee raise up and go "huh?"

Raised On Riots
05-21-2009, 11:41 AM
Man, people just have no respect for the classics.

Dude, that shit is right there in the same zone as those god awful "Romancing the Stone" movies.

We're not talking Animal House or Caddyshack here.

Raised On Riots
05-21-2009, 11:42 AM
Damn, I loved the second one. That dude that came out of the painting scared the bejeezus out of me.

I loved both of the movies. And I'm not gonna lie, the scene where Sigorney Weaver was possessed in bed made my 8 year old wee wee raise up and go "huh?"

ROFL

L.A. Chieffan
05-21-2009, 11:49 AM
Dude, that shit is right there in the same zone as those god awful "Romancing the Stone" movies.

We're not talking Animal House or Caddyshack here.

Ghostbusters and Beverly Hills Cop are classics. The sequels are lame but the originals are classics.

Please do not compare Romancing the Stone to anything made with Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd or Eddie Murphy Pre-Sell Out Era

Stewie
05-21-2009, 11:55 AM
Ghostbusters and Beverly Hills Cop are classics. The sequels are lame but the originals are classics.

Please do not compare Romancing the Stone to anything made with Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd or Eddie Murphy Pre-Sell Out Era

I loved Beverly Hills Cop. Ghostbusters, on the other hand, was very contrived. It was kind of like Stripes and I blame Harold Ramis. He's funny until he isn't. The first 1/2 of Stripes was awesome, then it turned into a straw-grabbing charade.

ZepSinger
05-21-2009, 02:10 PM
That ship sailed about 20 years ago. Hey, how about doing a sequel to Used Cars?

Z

arrowheadnation
05-21-2009, 02:14 PM
Now that they're all old enough, I'd like to see an R rated Full House movie. Saget and Coulier would be gold.


How was that for random?

tomahawk kid
05-21-2009, 02:16 PM
This is a pretty bold move considering how badly the second one bombed.

Ghostbusters 2 was the first movie I attended and thought, "This sucks". I think that was right about the time when the effing Statue of Liberty was walking through downtown NYC.

How high was everyone in the room when the whole "ooze" idea was pitched and it was agreed upon as a solid concept?

Halfcan
05-21-2009, 05:19 PM
This just sounds like a bad idea all around.

Passing of the torch??? UGH......


Loved these guys as a kid, but Reitman, Akroyd, Ramis, Murry are all well past their primes...

Murry is still good as a dramatic actor, but what has he done good comedically??

sounds like a dud-Number 2 was a piece of crap

Raised On Riots
05-21-2009, 07:06 PM
An idea whose time should have never come.

whoman69
05-21-2009, 10:00 PM
Good god. Does Hollywood even KNOW how to create from scratch anymore?

Short answer, no.

Raised On Riots
05-21-2009, 10:02 PM
Short answer, no.

I would rather watch a movie of "kcnut" making tacos. Dirty tacos.