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Sunday, September 7, 2008

New "Ghostbusters III" Tidbits

It's nothing new, but I felt it was worth mentioning. Harold Ramis, co-writer of the new Ghostbuster film, along with "The Office's" Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, has released the following about the new "Ghostbusters" flick. It should give audiences an idea of what to expect if this project achieves what it wants to:

"Yes, columbia is developing a script for GB3 with my writing partners, gene stupnitsky and lee eisenberg. Judd apatow is co-producing [Year One] (an upcoming film Ramis also wrote with Stupnitsky and Eisenberg) 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."

The whole "Bill Murray is willing to be involved on some level" thing worries me. The man is the first face I think of when I hear someone say "Ghostbusters." He should really get back to what he did well rather than play the same character over and over in overrated schlock that somehow passes for "intellectual" indie flicks.

A "next generation" introduction story is fine, but it needs the original busters at front and center to work well. Yes, other talent should have some spot light, but Murray's quips and Aykroyd's scientific babble needs to be played up and passed on to maintain the spirit of this beloved series. It's a very good idea and opportunity. I hope it doesn't get screwed over.

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