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Old September 6 2008, 06:04 PM   #46
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Everybody who's saying that the studio is responsible for watering down the sequel really, REALLY needs to read Aykroyd's original script for the first movie.
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Old September 6 2008, 06:42 PM   #47
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Everybody who's saying that the studio is responsible for watering down the sequel really, REALLY needs to read Aykroyd's original script for the first movie.
You got it anywhere handy?
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Old September 6 2008, 10:21 PM   #48
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Everybody who's saying that the studio is responsible for watering down the sequel really, REALLY needs to read Aykroyd's original script for the first movie.
You got it anywhere handy?
If memory serves, wasn't it really over the top with the Ghostbusters going through time and space catching ghosts? And a ghost like Stay Puft, wasn't an "end boss" kind of ghost, but rather a regular one they would catch?

I don't think it wasn't until Ramis and Rietman came on board before that got scaled back to a more "realistic" setting.
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Old September 6 2008, 10:38 PM   #49
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Everybody who's saying that the studio is responsible for watering down the sequel really, REALLY needs to read Aykroyd's original script for the first movie.
You got it anywhere handy?
If memory serves, wasn't it really over the top with the Ghostbusters going through time and space catching ghosts? And a ghost like Stay Puft, wasn't an "end boss" kind of ghost, but rather a regular one they would catch?

I don't think it wasn't until Ramis and Rietman came on board before that got scaled back to a more "realistic" setting.
It's about a hundred and sixty pages long, with Ghostbusters "franchises" set up across the country and massive inter-dimensional battles every thirty pages or so. The Ectomobile was a ghost-busting battletank, the Stay-Puft man showed up on page 25 and was dealt with on page 30, there was no characterization to speak of and it was an unfilmable disaster.

After Aykroyd consulted Reitman about it, Reitman said that there were some good ideas in there, but the script was unshootable and that Aykroyd should call Harold Ramis and get his input; it was then that Aykroyd and Ramis met up at a Martha's Vineyard cabin and hammered out the new script.
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Old September 7 2008, 02:09 AM   #50
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From Harold Ramis:

yes, columbia is developing a script for GB3 with my year one writing partners, gene stupnitsky and lee eisenberg. judd apatow is co-producing year one and has made several other films for sony, so of course the studio is hoping to tap into some of the same acting talent. aykroyd, ivan reitman and i are consulting at this point, and according to dan, bill murray is willing to be involved on some level. he did record his dialogue for the new ghostbusters video game, as did danny and i, and ernie hudson. the concept is that the old ghostbusters would appear in the film in some mentor capacity. not much else to say at this point. everyone is confident a decent script can be written and i guess we'll take it from there.
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Old September 7 2008, 03:36 AM   #51
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Re: Ghostbusters update

Hmm...that actually sounds pretty promising. I could live with the Big Four in a mentoring role...assuming the new guys (and gals?) are interesting (and are NOT Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson).

Of course, if this format works out and it's a success, I bet Columbia will want to continue with the new people.
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Old September 7 2008, 03:51 AM   #52
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With Apatow involved there's probably going to be roles for

Seth Rogen
Paul Rudd
Jonah Hill

Having the munchies with Slimer and Jonah hill freaking out as one of the ghostbusters proton pack beams just grazes him
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Old September 7 2008, 08:05 AM   #53
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And he wasn't alone. They conducted rituals up in the office. Bizarre rituals, intended to bring about a third Ghostbusters movie, and now it looks like it may actually happen.
SO BE GOOD! For goodness sake...... Whooooooooooooaaaaaaaaa something's coming!

I've been giddy for a few days about this announcement. I love the original cast may get together, and I'm anxious to see what Apatow and the dudes from The Office can come up with. I know a lot of people think it'll be a stoner comedy with the word "fuck" every few lines, but personally, I think it won't be.

And I frigging LOVE the idea of the Ghostbusters, Apatow (I love the 40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up) and the Office (one of my favorite TV shows) teaming up to do a new GB movie.

I think Steve Carell and Paul Rudd were born to wear the jumpsuits and proton packs
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Old September 7 2008, 10:32 AM   #54
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Are we talking about the people who wrote the British "The Office" or the vastly inferior US version?

Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant would write an awesome "Ghostbusters" script.
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Old September 7 2008, 04:21 PM   #55
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Frankly, I just want Ryan Reynolds involved. I think he'd make the perfect "new" Venkman type.
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Old September 7 2008, 04:29 PM   #56
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I'm anxious to see what Apatow and the dudes from The Office can come up with. I know a lot of people think it'll be a stoner comedy with the word "fuck" every few lines, but personally, I think it won't be.
And it may not, but we can really only judge someone on what they've done and have been most know for doing before, and looking at the stuff Apatow has written, directed, or produced, it veers in that direction.
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Old September 7 2008, 04:43 PM   #57
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Well, as I mentioned elsewhere, with a new Ghostbuster's comic book apparently on its way, there is still a lot of interest in the franchise.

I will have to say this: Ghostbusters: the Return wasn't bad conceptually but executed wrong with a lot of problems with character ages and such.
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Old September 27 2008, 12:20 PM   #58
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AICN is has some encouraging comments from Bill Murray about the third movie.

But tonight he said that he knew "some writers from THE OFFICE" were taking a stab at the script right now (which we already knew) and that he thinks that's a good start. He paused for a few seconds then said that he thinks enough time has passed and that "the wounds from GHOSTBUSTERS 2 are healed" and that he would definitely be into doing another GHOSTBUSTERS movie, stating that the first 40 minutes of the original film is some of the best stuff he's been associated with and the whole shoot was an amazing amount of fun.

He also went on to say that his enthusiasm for Ghostbusters was heightened after recording the voice of Peter Venkman for the video game over the summer. In fact, he said he found himself walking down the street singing the Ghostbusters theme song and then thought people walking around him were going to start yelling at him to "get over yourself, Bill," so he stopped... But the enthusiasm was there.
Wow, this thing may actually happen.
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Old September 27 2008, 02:26 PM   #59
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Wow, this thing may actually happen.
WOW IS RIGHT! I never imagined him to be nostalgic for Ghostbusters. More than nostalgic but enthusiastic about doing another one. With that being the case he NEEDS to be a central character in the film. I have no problem with new Ghostbusters. But it would be a waste of Bill Murray to have him in the film and not use him to the fullest.

I could envision that Venkman used his involvement with the Ghostbusters to be become a full out celebrity. After the events of Ghostbusters II Ray,Egon, and Winston did franchise the business. Peter milks his connection and continues to collect a paycheck. But has no interest in ghostbusting. But a new generation of Ghostbusters perceive him as an expert on the supernatural and a heroic figure. When the main crisis of the plot happens these new guys demand that their hero return to active duty. Ray and Egon try to lower their expectations. There could be some conflict when they meet the real Peter Venkman.

All of this of course is informed by real life. How Ghostbusters made Bill Murray an icon to a generation. But he long has had ambivalence towards it. But we would see Venkman, like Murray himself, come to embrace it.

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Old September 27 2008, 02:48 PM   #60
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I kinda liked the idea someone floated around about Venkman being dead and coming back as a ghost...but I dunno.

This new political/Mayor movie of Murray's looks almost surreal....
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