Ghostbusters 3 hires screenwriter, but Will Bill?


36 Responses to “Ghostbusters 3 hires screenwriter, but Will Bill?

  1. noahd says:

    They already made Ghostbusters 3. You just might not know about it because it was in video game form.

    • xzzy says:

      It was a pretty good game too. Not great, but decent. It was nice to have the gang back together even if it is a format we’re not used to seeing them in.

      They even left an opening for a sequel in some of the dialog about opening new offices, which if I remember right, was a central concept of the movie script that was in the works.

    • Seg says:

      I was about to say this! I was delightfully surprised at how well written the game was.

      The only two people that were noticeably missing from the cast were Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis. For Mr. Moranis, he’s not doing acting work these days to focus on his kids, but the game literally left the chair open for him. I don’t have the conformation with Sigourney Weaver on the story, but the rumor stated she passed, then later was told everyone else was in the project.

  2. Etan Cohen definitely contributed to the Idiocracy and Tropic Thunder screenplays, but to say that he outright wrote them, not co-wrote or anything, seems like a bit of an overstatement, even if you clarify that later.

  3. Navin_Johnson says:

    I seem to remember a Facebook campaign a while back:  “Make Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Rachel Dratch the new Ghostbusters”

  4. Teller says:

    Get Wes to helm, Bill will.

  5. joeposts says:

    Will Bill 2: Groundhog Day 2? I’m still waiting for resolution on that plotline.

  6. Toxa says:

    Chinese Democracy

  7. Needs to be a dark and gritty reboot, with a Bourne/Dark Knight edge.  Fassbender to play  Slimer as a spectral variation of his self-loathing sex addict in Shame.

  8. Do we really want/need a Ghostbusters 3? 

    Am I the only one who would rather have something new and original that is good like Ghostbusters was in its time?

    • Snig says:

      Yes, we should have learned our lesson when they realized how bad Indiana Jones 4 was going to be, so they stopped filming and destroyed all copies  of the film.   (sticks fingers in ears and mutters to drown out reality)

      • JaiGuru says:

         Eh, so long as you keep turkey jowl Lucas away from it, I don’t think that’ll be so much of a problem. Reitman is a comedy legend and wont wreck any ghostbusters property he’s involved with.

    • Jer_00 says:

       Something original?  That sounds risky.

      Better to take something we know works and copy it.  That’s less risky.

      • malindrome says:

        Isn’t there some kind of law that all films must be either a sequel, remake, or adaptation of a video game/TV show/board game? 

      • hymenopterid says:

        Hollywood should just go back to making Lethal Weapon movies, because that is essentially what they want every movie to be.

        Don’t even make it a sequel, just start shooting the next remake as soon as the last one goes to print. Didn’t they make Stagecoach like 11 times?

    • Thorzdad says:

       I agree completely. The first film was great, and funny. Just let it be, and enjoy it for what it is.

  9. Rob Knop says:

    Duke Nuke’Em Forever was finally released.  Just sayin’.  Mean that something like Ghostbusters 3 did happen.

    (And the lesson from that was: when something is vaporware that long, it’s WAY better as vaporware than as something real.  Of course, from what I hear Duke Nuke’Em Forever sucked in an absolute sense, not just compared to the decade+ of anticipation.)

  10. Marko Raos says:

    “The Real Ghostbusters” is the only GB sequel worth its name. Amazing scripts for a saturday cartoon there – small wonder considering David Gerrold was involved.
    If they hire that “stupid=funny” guy the franchise isn’t going to be “dead and buried” any more, it’s going to be “dead, pissed and defecated on and then burned in the town square.”
    Keep stallin’ Bill!

  11. landersrl4 says:

    Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis (yes there char) are not needed for a third movie, they were clients of the Ghostbusters, not Ghostbusters.  Time to move on from them. And I agree the game had a very good story

  12. David Witt says:

    WTF is Harold Ramis?

  13. rtresco says:

    Bustin’ makes me feel good.

  14. Jorpho says:

    Psst: The Wikiquote is missattributed.   Someone named Rita Mae Brown said it, not Einstein.

    And sure, I wouldn’t mind a Ghostbusters 3.  Of course it would never hold up to the originals, but I’d like to see it anyway.  (By the way, how are the graphic novels?)

  15. Hanglyman says:

    I’m with Bill. Don’t make it, ever. You KNOW it’s going to be bad. Let Ghostbusters be one of the very few franchises without a crappy, way-too-late sequel made purely to cash in. Just be glad the video game turned out as well as it did, and if you REALLY need more Ghostbusters, watch the cartoon show, which was also pretty decent before Slimer took over.

    • BarBarSeven says:

      What about prequels? Why can’t they make a Ghostbusters prequel? WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG!

      • Hanglyman says:

        Sure, they could base it on “The Ghostbusters in Paris”, where it turned out the Eiffel Tower was an early prototype of a ghost containment unit. It could be all about Gustave Eiffel bustin’ ghosts in the 1880s!

  16. TheMudshark says:

    It’s like hearing your really fun cousin, Dan Aykroyd, talking about the awesome band he’s in.

    Apart from the fact that my cousin Dan Aykroyd is a real bore and has never been fun, except rarely, when he´s standing right next to someone who is.

  17. TokyoSpark says:

    Tropic thunder was a comedy?

  18. BarBarSeven says:

    They did such a good job with the Blues Brothers sequels, what could possibly go wrong? RIGHT!!?!?!?

  19. francoisroux says:

    Having been killed in Zombieland, is he not already a ghost?

  20. jhertzli says:

    The first two Ghostbusters movies were partly based on “The Dunwich Horror” and “The Case of Charles Dexter Ward.” Is “The Call of Cthulhu” next?

  21. John Ohno says:

    To be fair, the first Ghostbusters movie was good in part because everyone involved was only half-humoring Ackroyd. It wasn’t intended to be a comedy; everyone but Ackroyd was adlibbing the funny bits.

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