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Old September 5 2008, 05:32 PM   #16
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Re: Columbia moving forward with new "Ghostbusters"

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Whatever happened to Rick Moranis? He was a funny guy who suddenly stopped making movies.
His wife died of cancer some time back, and he took time out of show business to raise his kids. Afterward, he said he discovered that he really didn't miss it.
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Old September 5 2008, 05:35 PM   #17
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He's a good dad, but I hope he'll return to acting someday when his kids are older.
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Old September 5 2008, 05:38 PM   #18
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Re: Columbia moving forward with new "Ghostbusters"

I wouldn't get my hopes up for the original cast, at least not in a starring role. Here's what the Reuters report says:

The original filmmakers, including director Ivan Reitman, and cast are aware of the project and involved in its development. Some original cast members might be involved, but not in central roles.
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Well, I just hope they give Ernie Hudson really equal status this time instead of treating him like an afterthought.
I used to be somewhat disappointed in Ernie Hudson's smaller role in the films until I saw an interview with Sigourney Weaver where she said she saw her role in Ghostbusters as like Margaret Dumont in the Marx Brothers films. As I thought about, the parallel works out fairly well with Bill Murray as Groucho, Dan Akroyd as Chico, and Harold Ramis as Harpo.

Unfortunately for Ernie Hudson, he's stuck with the Zeppo part. So in that respect, it makes sense.
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Old September 5 2008, 05:47 PM   #19
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Re: Columbia moving forward with new "Ghostbusters"

I'd definitely be interested in a new Ghostbusters film. Loved the original (sequel was so-so but OK).

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I hope Annie Potts comes back too. They gotta have Janine there.
+1 Wouldn't be Ghostbusters without her!
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Old September 5 2008, 06:04 PM   #20
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I'd definitely be interested in a new Ghostbusters film. Loved the original (sequel was so-so but OK).

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I hope Annie Potts comes back too. They gotta have Janine there.
+1 Wouldn't be Ghostbusters without her!
+2 for Anne Potts....don't see enough of her frankly.
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Old September 5 2008, 06:23 PM   #21
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He's a good dad, but I hope he'll return to acting someday when his kids are older.
They're grown now. He's just not interested in it anymore.

His only comedy work has been on his recent album.
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Old September 5 2008, 06:58 PM   #22
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Maybe they could do a movie version of Extreme Ghostbusters, an animated revival from a while back, in which Egon mentored a diverse group of college kids who became the new Ghostbusters (including a female team member this time, played by voice-acting goddess Tara Strong back when she was Tara Charendoff).
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Old September 5 2008, 08:00 PM   #23
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They gotta have a TAPS (Ghosthunters) cameo in whatever they do!
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Old September 5 2008, 08:18 PM   #24
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Actually, what I'd like to see is one of the four of them gets killed at the beginning during a job. The others, out of respect and fear, retire.

Then the dead one comes back (as a ghost) and the living ones have to reunite for some reason or another (save the ghost of their friend, bring him back, or the ghost is aware of something really bad coming and convinces them to come out of retirement, or the like.) Bill Murray as a ghost could be VERY funny ...

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Old September 5 2008, 08:28 PM   #25
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So wait, this isn't a movie version of this?

Let's go Ghostbusters... let's go! Let's go!

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Old September 5 2008, 09:06 PM   #26
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^^Well, that was an animated sequel to Filmation's live-action Saturday morning series The Ghost Busters from the '70s. Columbia had to sue Filmation for the rights to use the name Ghostbusters, and they settled for an undisclosed amount, with Filmation retaining the right to use the name themselves, hence the sequel.

I've seen the title sequence for The Ghost Busters on the special features of another Filmation DVD, and it's one Filmation show I don't think I'm interested in seeing. It looked really cheap and awful. I loved Filmation's adventure shows, but most of their comedies were pretty lame (Fat Albert excepted). The Filmation's Ghostbusters cartoon was sort of in between, a mediocre comedy-adventure show.

But that theme song really sticks in your head, doesn't it? "Let's go, let's go!"
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Old September 5 2008, 10:17 PM   #27
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Is it me, or is there a new trend of doing new sequels in old movie franchises? Just this year we've had new movies for Indiana Jones and Rambo, despite their previous movies being 10+, possibly 15-20 years ago. Then there's The X-Files, 10 years after the first movie, 6 years after the series ended. I'm sure there've been others I'm not thinking of at the moment, but my point this, now with this Ghostbusters rumour it seems franchise resurrection is becoming as much a trend as remakes are.
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Old September 5 2008, 11:14 PM   #28
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A cameo by TAPS would be kinda funny, where they audition for the job but fail spectacularly.
There's also a story opportunity for the guys to file a lawsuit against MythBusters for trademark infringement.
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Old September 5 2008, 11:19 PM   #29
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So wait, this isn't a movie version of this?

Let's go Ghostbusters... let's go! Let's go!

I used to watch that after school in the 80s. When I first tuned in, I was disappointed that it wasn't the real Ghostbusters, but it grew on me and I ended up liking it.
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Old September 6 2008, 01:00 AM   #30
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Is it me, or is there a new trend of doing new sequels in old movie franchises? Just this year we've had new movies for Indiana Jones and Rambo, despite their previous movies being 10+, possibly 15-20 years ago. Then there's The X-Files, 10 years after the first movie, 6 years after the series ended. I'm sure there've been others I'm not thinking of at the moment, but my point this, now with this Ghostbusters rumour it seems franchise resurrection is becoming as much a trend as remakes are.
As with most "recent Hollywood trends," it's nothing new. Nostalgia always goes in stages of 20-30 years, about as much time as it takes for the fans of a property to grow up and become filmmakers or TV producers. Sometimes it takes a little longer, like getting a TV sequel to 1953's War of the Worlds in 1988, or Return to Oz coming out in 1985 (though that was closer to the book universe rather than being a direct sequel to the 1939 Oz film). And 1960's Psycho got feature film sequels in 1983 and 1986, a Bates Motel TV series (without Norman) in 1987, and a Showtime sequel (the only good followup) in 1990. There was also Twilight Zone: The Movie in 1983, and of course there was this 1960s starship show you may have heard of that got various film sequels from 1979 onward...


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I used to watch that after school in the 80s. When I first tuned in, I was disappointed that it wasn't the real Ghostbusters, but it grew on me and I ended up liking it.
There was a Real Ghostbusters cartoon airing contemporaneously, on ABC and in syndication. Maybe it wasn't on in your area?
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