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Old February 11 2010, 12:09 AM   #1
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Bill Murray Confirms Ghostbusters III Rumor

I didn't see anywhere yet so I saw this on mania.com and found it interesting.

http://www.mania.com/murray-confirms...le_120458.html

I'm excited for Ghostbusters III...really don't mind this as long as the film is good.
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Old February 11 2010, 12:37 AM   #2
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Here's hoping it's good.
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Old February 11 2010, 12:42 AM   #3
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Re: Bill Murrary Confirms Ghostbusters III Rumor

yeah... i read that rumor... him being a ghost for the movie... I think that's cool...
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Old February 11 2010, 12:44 AM   #4
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Re: Bill Murrary Confirms Ghostbusters III Rumor

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that it will be good with my opinion being based ENTIRELY on the Ghostbusters video game that came out last year. All the guys sounded great in the roles and the writing was funny enough to make the game feel like it fit in the universe right alongside the old movies.

If they can do that good of a job with a video game (which Aykroyd and Ramis wrote), then I have high hopes for a film.
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Old February 11 2010, 12:47 AM   #5
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Funny. This is the one element of Ghostbusters III that has been floating around since all the drafts of Hellbent in 1999 and early 2000. The first is Venkman as a ghost -- in the first draft of Hellbent, Venkman had been dead for years, and when the Ghostbusters were in Hell for the climactic battle, God took on the face of Venkman and talked them through their bullshit to give them the solution to defeat Satan. Later drafts had an opening ghost battle, in which Venkman died saving the rest of the team, only to return, again, to save the day in Hell.

I really, really hope that Ghost Venkman doesn't mean that the Office guys have just done a rewrite of Hellbent, because every single draft of it was fucking terrible. I don't think it's true, because even the basic pitch of Hellbent was enough to make Ivan Reitman say, "If you want to make this movie, go ahead, but I'll have no part of it," and he's come aboard the project now ... but, man. The writers of Year One and elements from a script worse than even the most execrable stuff from The Real Ghostbusters. I'm starting to get worried.

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If they can do that good of a job with a video game (which Aykroyd and Ramis wrote), then I have high hopes for a film.
They did not, according to Harold Ramis in an interview last year with the New York Times. While Aykroyd and Ramis have the writing credits for marketing purposes, the script for the game was written by Terminal Reality staffers. The script was then sent to Aykroyd and Ramis for "touching up," which meant adjusting the terminology for accuracy and a few adjustments here and there. Ramis said in the interview, "They didn't pay us enough to spend enough time to make it as funny as the movies."

And, really, The Video Game was pretty weak in the writing department. "Pull my finger! I, Vigo, command you!"

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Old February 11 2010, 12:49 AM   #6
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Old February 11 2010, 12:53 AM   #7
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Re: Ghostbusters III Rumor

A lot of this stuff is out of date, latest news is that Sigourney is back in again.

I like the "Bill as ghost" concept.
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Old February 11 2010, 12:56 AM   #8
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Right. For the first time ever, the film is officially in pre-production; the script is in the revision stage and design work has been underway for a few months. This is the closest it's ever been to actually happening.

I like the "Bill as ghost" concept.
I have a hunch that Venkman gets killed off in the early goings, prompting the Ghostbusters to realize that, to borrow a phrase from another series, they're too old for this shit. This leads to the hiring of the "new Ghostbusters," who, while proving themselves capable, are no match against the ultimate threat, leading the originals to suit up again and save the day. And then there's a Venkman ghost cameo shoved in there.
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Old February 11 2010, 12:57 AM   #9
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They did not, according to Harold Ramis in an interview last year with the New York Times. While Aykroyd and Ramis have the writing credits for marketing purposes, the script for the game was written by Terminal Reality staffers. The script was then sent to Aykroyd and Ramis for "touching up," which meant adjusting the terminology for accuracy and a few adjustments here and there. Ramis said in the interview, "They didn't pay us enough to spend enough time to make it as funny as the movies."
Truth. If I was a writer at TR I'd be sorta pissed, really.
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Old February 11 2010, 01:48 AM   #10
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I'm beyond worried. I'm at the point where if it's decent, I'll be pleasantly surprised.
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Old February 11 2010, 01:54 AM   #11
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Re: Bill Murray Confirms Ghostbusters III Rumor

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I'm beyond worried. I'm at the point where if it's decent, I'll be pleasantly surprised.
It's going to be difficult any group of people to be better then the SNL group... they had years of working together. If It's half as good I'd be surprised...
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Old February 11 2010, 02:12 AM   #12
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I'm beyond worried. I'm at the point where if it's decent, I'll be pleasantly surprised.
Ghostbusters II is decent. I'm at the point where if we get The Naked Gun: 33 1/3, I'll renounce my agnosticism and return to the Catholic Church, because that'll be proof enough of the existence of the LORD.
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Old February 11 2010, 02:20 AM   #13
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Well, if they're going to kill off Venkman they had better do so for the sake of some hilarious pitch black comedy. Don't make us cry at it, make us laugh (and feel terrible for doing so.)
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Old February 11 2010, 02:26 AM   #14
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Re: Bill Murray Confirms Ghostbusters III Rumor

Did he really confirm it though? It sounds like it could have been said in jest.

Also, it's from The Daily Mail. I think I'll wait to hear it from somewhere other than a tabloid before I believe it.
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Old February 11 2010, 02:29 AM   #15
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Did he really confirm it though? It sounds like it could have been said in jest.

Also, it's from The Daily Mail. I think I'll wait to hear it from somewhere other than a tabloid before I believe it.
It's a rumor that first found its roots in every single draft of Ghostbusters 3: Hellbent a decade ago, confirmed recently by Sigourney Weaver, and now by Murray himself. It's true. Murray hates sequels, and he's particularly loathsome towards the Ghostbusters franchise, partially due to his issues with Harold Ramis (which have reportedly been resolved, but not fully).

I have no doubt in my mind that Murray continued the same demand that he's had since 1997: "I'll appear in another Ghostbusters if it's only a few scenes." (Before that, he said that he'd star in another entry if he were paid 18 percent of the gross revenue of Ghostbusters II, plus his salary for the third film, which was never going to happen.)
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