lunedì 10 gennaio 2011

Ghostbusters 3: waiting for Bill [UPGRADE 06 - 08 - 2012]

Waiting for Bill Murray read the script for Ghostbusters 3, retrace what happened in 2010 - 2012. Surely the authors of Ghostbusters and Sony Pictures  wants to make a epic film for fans.

Aspettando che Bill Murray legga la sceneggiatura di Ghostbusters 3, ripercorriamo cosa è successo nel 2010 - 2012. Sicuramente gli autori di Ghostbusters e la Sony Pictures vogliono realizzare un Ghostbusters 3 epico per tutti i fans.

 08 giugno 2012

Bill Murray updates ‘Ghostbusters 3′ on Letterman: ‘we’ll try again’

Poor Bill Murray, still having to talk about ‘Ghostbusters 3.’ The dude does a guest spot on David Letterman, and even brings his own hologram along, and still has to answer questions about a possible ‘Ghostbusters 3.’ At least he responded. What did he have to say?

Murray is in a great mood in the clip, even though it’s an awkward sprint through his past. When Letterman asks him about ‘Meatballs,’ Murray playfully responds, ‘What about it?’ But he likes Letterman (you can tell), so he endures. Even when he gets the inevitable ‘Ghostbusters 3’ inquiry, which Letterman all but admits is a ‘tired’ question … yet he asks it anyway.

Well, that’s all that they wanted to know at Cannes, too. You know, you just gotta have a really good script. It’s hard. Even the second ‘Ghostbusters’ wasn’t as much fun for me as the first one. It’s hard to make a sequel. It’s gotta be really funny, and that first one was just so darn funny.

When pressed by Letterman to see if someone at least is working on a script, Murray hedges his bets.

Well, I think … we’ll try again. I always drag my feet on it.

Watch for yourself. He’s not sarcastic, though he does seem tired by the prospect. At this point, we’re not sure if a third ‘Ghostbusters’ could live up to the pre-hype, but if Murray’s willing to give it another shot with Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, we’ll be ready. Here’s the clip:


 10 maggio 2012
Changes are planned at Mandalay Bay, Four Seasons and House of Blues

The trio had just celebrated Santana’s arrival at Mandalay Bay, and I took the opportunity to talk to them about what the future holds for the hotels and the club. First, though, I wanted to know if we’d ever get to enjoy another “Ghostbusters” movie. Trying to keep up with Dan, though, is as fast as the Harleys he still rides.

“I am the biggest cheerleader there is as you can imagine, having originated it with Harold [Ramis], Ivan [Reitman] and Billy [Murray],” Dan told me. “I would say we are in the phase where if it isn’t perfect, it won’t be done. If it’s perfect, it will be done. We can’t do it unless it is perfect. We are very conscious of the fans and the obligation that we would have to live up to, so it is moving slowly because we just want it to be so right -- that is the phase we are in right now.

“We did actually have a script, and then we had another script, and then we had another script. You know how the process goes. Now we have all the elements that need a skeletal steel structure to hang them all on this great, great framing that we’ve got. Ghosts and paranormal behavior are really big again today in large part thanks to my great-grandfather Samuel Augustus Aykroyd, who got us all into ghostbusting. When we made the movie, I even went on Johnny Carson and showed Samuel’s picture back then.

“ ‘Ghostbusters’ had a lot to do with breaking out these ideas, stories and scripts into the entertainment world. My brother Peter and I did a show called ‘PSI Factor,’ which was based on the files of an engineering group that was doing paranormal research in the Southwest for many years. I think it all started with people like Conan Doyle, and my great-grandfather, real researchers in this field, and they all came from the British Society of Psychological Research. You can thank the BSPR for all these ghost adventure shows on television today.

 10 aprile 2012
Murray on GB3 Involvement: "It's a Possibility"

Just when I think I'm out, they keep pulling me back in. Davide Passaia forwarded me an interesting interview from April 5th 2012, presumably after Murray's appearance at opening day for the Cubs. WGN sports anchor guy Pat Tomasulo talked Cubbies with Murray, having a very lively conversation while slowly working his way to the unavoidable Ghostbusters 3 question:

"I heard you mention some of the movies you were working on, I think some people out there were interested in Ghostbusters 3, if that is a possibility, and if you'll be involved with that?"

Off the cuff, Murray answered with a non-committal "Well, it's a possibility..." before immediately changing the subject, pointing out that he has a very funny movie with Wes Anderson on the way this Summer.

Listen for yourself here.

So here's what's bothering me...

Why didn't Murray just say "no"? Why didn't he shoot down the possibility, especially after throwing to his summer Wes Anderson flick so fast? Is he interested, might he be interested with a tweaked script? Is he unaware that the cat is out of the bag on his non-involvement and trying not to hurt Aykroyd's feelings? Maybe he just wasn't thinking? What does that mean for Aykroyd's assertion in the Telegraph interview from last month? Maybe Murray is being flakey and not giving anyone a straight answer, so Aykroyd just gave up? Seriously, why didn't Murray say no to GB3 in this conversation? He's called the project crock before. What's stopping him from doing just that once more? Does he want to force me to blog for an eternity? Doesn't he care that I announced a retirement from Ghostbusters 3 blogging!?!?!?!

As Murray puts it in another portion of the interview, unrelated to Ghostbusters, "Well you can't believe everything you read".

The blog goes on, as long as Murray goes on. Let's hope baseball season drives him out of the woodwork more often so we can get to the bottom of this and I can leave this blogger plane without unfinished business.


 29 marzo 2012

Daytime 2012-03-29 10AM Crystal Head Vodka

 28 febbraio 2012

Dan Aykroyd: a comedy legend's spiritual side
After vowing never to make a film with anyone less famous than himself, Dan Aykroyd now directs his energies elsewhere – into the spirit world.

One film Aykroyd desperately wants to make is Ghostbusters 3. He’s been trying to get the gang back together since 1999, when he wrote a first draft of the script. A more recent version, by the writers of the US Office but overseen by Aykroyd, has received a favourable response from the studio, Columbia, and all the original cast bar one: Bill Murray. His cantankerous friend’s refusal to have anything to do with the sequel – which is designed to pass the overalls and backpacks to a new generation of buster – has long been a source of frustration to Aykroyd. Proposed release dates have been and gone, with Murray intermittently popping up to dismiss talk of a new film as “a bunch of crock”, or “a horrible rumour”. Late last year it was even reported that Murray sent a script back to Aykroyd shredded, and with a note reading “No one wants to pay money to see fat, old men chasing ghosts”. Aykroyd vehemently denied this, but he does admit defeat on the Murray situation.

Will the film ever materialise?
“I honestly don’t know. At this point it’s in suspended animation. The studio, the director Ivan Reitman and Harold Ramis feel there must be a way to do it, but Bill Murray will not do the movie. He doesn’t want to be involved. He’s got six kids, houses all over America. He golfs in these tournaments where they pay him to turn up and have a laugh. He’s into this life and living it. I know we’d have a lot of fun [but] I can’t be mad at him. He’s a friend first, a colleague second. We have a deep personal relationship that transcends business and he doesn’t want to know.”
He’s recently begun to consider recasting Murray’s role with another actor. Or perhaps, I suggest, his character could come back as a ghost in CGI so the actor doesn’t need to give up the golfing? It’s obviously something that has crossed Aykroyd’s mind, but he wonders if Murray would give his approval even to that.
“We’re not going to do a movie that exploits the franchise. The script has to be perfect. I’m the cheerleader, but I’m only one voice in the matter. It’s a surety that Bill Murray will not do the movie, however there is still interest from the studio.” Aykroyd looks pained. It only seems fair to return to a subject that brings him nothing but joy: alcohol.
Before starting Crystal Head, Aykroyd was one of Canada’s biggest importers of tequila. And it’s when discussing this stuff that Aykroyd reveals a hint of the wild man who rode shotgun with Belushi. Contrary to popular belief, he says, tequila is “a happy alcohol”. So it doesn’t make you crazy? He smiles wistfully. “That could be happiness for some people.”

This interview also appeared in SEVEN magazine, free with The Sunday 


 14 febbraio 2012

Empire: Exclusive Dan Aykroyd Webchat

Ghostbusters 3, magic motorbikes and the return of Rick Moranis

 13 febbraio 2012

Dan Aykroyd Squashes Rumors and Offers Yet Another Ghostbusters 3 Update

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And the next stop on the Ghostbusters 3 merry-go round of bullshit? Dan Aykroyd addresses rumors of Bill Murray shredding the script and of course more of the same lip service. Read on if you care. We're really starting not to.
In an interview with Empire Aykroyd dropped the following on fans:
"Bill Murray is not capable of such behavior. This is simply something that would not be in his nature. We have a deep, private personal relationship that transcends business. We communicate frequently and his position on the involvement in Ghostbusters 3 has been made clear, and I respect that. But Bill has too much positive estimation of my writing skills to shred the work. The script must be perfect. We cannot release a film that is any less than that. We have more work to do. If we can get the script to Ghostbusters 3 right, then it would definitely have Moranis as a major component. None of us would want to do the movie without having him as a participant."
There. Happy now? More soon. It's just inevitable.


 21 gennaio 2012

Sigourney Weaver Not Optimistic About 'Ghostbusters 3'
'Red Lights' actress also updates MTV News on 'Avatar' sequel status.

"Naturally, Weaver has some experience dealing with spooks and scares, having played the endlessly haunted Dana Barrett in two "Ghostbusters" films. But at this rate, it's looking decreasingly likely that she'll reprise Peter Venkman's former flame for a third time — largely because Venkman himself has seemingly put the proton pack away for good.

At Sundance, MTV News asked Weaver about recent reports that Bill Murray not only turned down the latest draft of "Ghostbusters 3," but actually shredded the script and sent the scraps to former co-stars and franchise stewards Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. "You know, I've heard about that too," she said. "It's Bill, so it could very well be true."

Weaver has yet to read a "Ghostbusters 3" script herself. Taking that fact with rumors about Murray's complete disinterest, Weaver had to admit, "Maybe it's not a good sign.""


 16 dicembre 2011
Pompous jerk Bill Murray quits Ghostbusters sequel

We know this is the National Enquirer, so please don't take this serious, we just found it to be a funny story is all. Here is an exert from the article:

"Murray fired back his shocking answer – nailing the coffin shut forever – by sending Dan and Harold a box containing the new script SHREDDED into confetti, along with this nasty note: “No one wants to pay money to see fat, old men chasing ghosts!”"


 13 ottobre 2011
Dan Aykroyd says he's fine-tuning a script for a 'Ghostbusters' sequel

TORONTO - Dan Aykroyd says he's fine-tuning a script for a "Ghostbusters" sequel that's getting closer to reality.

But the Canadian movie star says he's still waiting to hear whether his co-star Bill Murray will be involved.
"The script is in my truck, so that'll tell you how close we are," Aykroyd said Thursday during an appearance at a liquor store in north Toronto to promote his vodka line.
"(Murray) is certainly welcome to walk in the door anytime. We love him. And it's hard to contemplate doing it without him."
Aykroyd and Murray starred in the first two "Ghostbusters" movies, directed by Canadian Ivan Reitman, along with Rick Moranis, Harold Ramis and Sigourney Weaver.

Aykroyd says he'll appear in the new film to train a whole new crew, which will include a female Ghostbuster.
He discussed the plans briefly before signing autographs for hundreds of fans who lined up at the store to buy his Crystal Head Vodka.

Ontario just recently began allowing the sale of the spirit, which was originally released in 2008 in a distinctive skull-shaped bottle.

"We had social responsibility concerns which have certainly been addressed," Karen Mortfield, a spokeswoman for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, said Thursday of the board's belated embrace of the product.

"Some of the packaging has been adjusted, (but) the product is still sold in the glass skull bottle, which is very neat."

Aykroyd said the only change is that the redesigned box now features a smaller picture of the skull-shaped bottle.

"It was about the packaging and I can understand where they would have to step back," he said.
"We see it as a positive, enlightening thing — we call it a head; some people will always see it as just a skull and a symbol of demise rather than revival and afterlife. It is a grinning skull. We worked with them to come to a spectacular agreement that I think everybody can be happy with."

The arrival of the distinctive-looking product drew hundreds of Aykroyd fans seeking autographs and a photo with the Hollywood star.
Many of them were dressed as members of the "Ontario Ghostbusters" chapter, complete with faded jumpsuits, the Ghostbusters logo on their arms, bulky "proton packs" on their backs and "ghost traps" strapped to holsters on their hips.

Two real-life brothers showed up in dark suits and shades, dressed as the soulful Blues Brothers, Jake and Elwood. They waited for Aykroyd in front of the store, standing next to a retooled cop car they had redesigned to look like the retooled black-and-white Chicago cop car from the 1980 musical comedy "The Blues Brothers."

Fans eager to meet Aykroyd, who is also behind the Niagara Region-produced Dan Aykroyd Wines, included Speaker of the Ontario legislature Steve Peters, a former Liberal MPP who turned up to get the star's autograph on two bottles of vodka and several DVDs.
Peters says he started his own letter-writing campaign to bring the vodka to Ontario after learning about the controversy over its packaging.

"This product should be available in Ontario," said Peters, adding he didn't understand why it was kept from Ontario shelves for so long.

"I don't and I never did. ... I actually came in and started to look at product in the (liquor store) and tried to have them explain to me why certain products were available and why this one wasn't available."

Aykroyd said controversy raised the profile of his vodka but was not something he sought out.

"Any way you can build awareness in this business helps, you know. I don't know if it's the kind of press we would have gone out to seek, but it was there and our office just backed off," said Aykroyd, who added that he planned to sign vodka bottles for liquor store employees in his hometown of Kingston, Ont., before Christmas.

"We never commented on it and we just kind of let the public try to just pull it through. ... It had to take its course, it did, and we're very happy with the outcome."

"It's great that I can actually get it in my home province and I'm excited that there's so many people interested in the product," he said, referring to a double-gold award it won earlier this year at the World Spirits Competition in San Francisco.

Aykroyd described the spirit as displaying notes of vanilla and a sweet dry crisp tone, as well as "a kick of heat off the finish."
He said he has no immediate plans for another product line, but mused on the likely potency of a "Blues Brothers" beverage.
"That would be a pretty wicked kind of whiskey, I think. I wouldn't want to drink what they're drinking."


25 agosto 2011
Dan Aykroyd Drops Signficant Ghostbusters 3 Details

After years of rumors, it appears that Ghostbuster 3 is finally moving forward and will likely do so with or without Bill Murray's involvement. Dan Aykroyd appeared on The Dennis Miller Show to discuss the project, dropping specific details about the sequel, hinting that the plan is to film in Spring of 2012 no matter what happens casting-wise.

"Yes, we will be doing the movie and hopefully with Mr. Murray," he says, "That is our hope. We have an excellent script. What we have to remember is that 'Ghostbusters' is bigger than any one component, although Billy was absolutely the lead and contributive to it in a massive way, as was the director and Harold [Ramis], myself and Sigourney [Weaver]. The concept is much larger than any individual role and the promise of 'Ghostbusters 3' is that we get to hand the equipment and the franchise down to new blood."

The comedian also confirmed reports that the plot will revolve around a new generation of Ghostbusters and hinted at the states of his and Ramis' characters.

"My character, Ray, is now blind in one eye and can't drive the cadillac," he says, "He's got a bad knee and can't carry the packs... Egon is too large to get into the harness. We need young blood and that's the promise. We're gonna hand it to a new generation."

As for who might be cast as the new characters, Aykroyd says that, while no decision has been made, he does have a fondness for one piece of prospective casting.

"I like this guy Matthew Gray Gubler from the 'Criminal Minds' show," he adds, "But there's going to be a casting. We're going to see everyone that wants to do it. We're going to need... three guys and a young woman."

Read more: Dan Aykroyd Drops Signficant Ghostbusters 3 Details -


23 agosto 2011
Columbia Pictures Contemplates Aziz Ansari for 'Ghostbusters 3'

I've having a super crappy day so I'm sure this will get debunked in a matter of seconds, but sources close to the project have told me that Columbia Pictures is circling Aziz Ansari for the long, long, long gestured Ghostbusters 3.

To be extremely clear, this does not mean an offer was made or that talks have even begun, it just means that Columbia is internally discussing this possibility. I thought it was awesome, therefore I'm reporting it to you.

A lot of our colleagues have a very good relationship with the comedian, so I expect Ansari to either deny the story to one of them, or blast us on Twitter by this afternoon. It'll be funny because it's quite possible that he hasn't even had a conversation with the studio yet. Either way, I've got my fingers crossed that this becomes "official" in the coming months because he'd be perfect for it. 

Ivan Reitman will (eventually) direct, with Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver supposedly confirmed for roles. Bill Murray is also rumored to be the holdup. "A ragtag group of paranormal researchers reopen their notorious ghost removal service, and a new generation of Ghostbusters is brought on board to be green slimed and trained to contain the mischievous spirits." We previously reported that the new 'Busters will be lead by Dana and Peter's lovechild, Oscar.


19 agosto 2011

@dan_aykroyd Twitter
"Have received many GB3 ideas. Hope you’ll understand - can’t view any GB submissions until after we have (hopefully) released the 3rd movie"

4 agosto 2011
@dan_aykroyd Twitter
"All I can say about GB3: Murray’s busy filming FDR. Still working on it."

28 luglio 2011
Kurt Fuller Says ‘Ghostbusters 3′ Shouldn’t Be Made; Discusses Bill Murray

It appears that the resident Ghostbusters 3 hold-out, Bill Murray, has added another man to his corner of unassured confidence in a possible threequel for the hit franchise, as Ghostbusters 2 alum Kurt Fuller says that he doesn’t believe Ghostbusters 3 should be made.

We spoke with Ghostbusters 2’s proverbial “pecker” while at Comic-Con about his role of Woody the coroner on the USA hit series Psych, and it appears that Fuller has still not completely taken Peter Venkman’s advice from the Ghostbusters sequel: “Aren’t you supposed to lie to me and kiss my butt?” though some “but kissing” does naturally occur.

Speaking about whether or not Murray will ever sign off on Ghostbusters 3, Fuller says (with a facial expression that can only be made when speaking about the legendary Murray), “I cannot predict what Billy is going to do, you know?” Continuing, Fuller explains: “He’s a brilliant, mercurial, spontaneous dude – and I can easily see him just deciding to do it. But there will be no indication before he does.”

Cutting straight to the heart of the matter, Fuller says what all Ghostbusters fans dread hearing: “I don’t know if there should be a Ghostbusters 3.”

That being said, when asked if he would be interested in coming back for the long-awaited threequel -- which Sony was promoting for a 2013 release at a recent licensing expo in London -- Fuller pauses, and then says, “Probably. Probably -- Yeah. Because [Ghostbusters 2] sort of got my career going and there’s a lot of good people involved.”

12 luglio 2011

@dan_aykroyd Twitter
"Re: GB3 - I'm really happy to be back in the trenches working on something real. The premise is good, the story is good. It looks promising."

14 giugno 2011
Arriving 2013 - Official Ghostbusters 3 release date (?)

"It looks like Sony have officially announced that Ghosterbusters 3 will be arriving in 2013!  Yes that’s right Ghostbusters 3 has a release date, or at least a release year!
Just take a look at this Licensing Trade magazine cut out from the Licensing International Expo is happening right now in Las Vegas."

31 Maggio 2011
Dan Aykroyd: 'Ghostbusters 3 depends on Murray'

Dan Aykroyd has revealed that Ghostbusters 3 could still be produced if Bill Murray decides to join to the project.

Movie studio Sony reportedly insisted on Murray's involvement for Ghostbusters 3 to go forward, but Murray told radio host Howard Stern in February that he hadn't yet read writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg's screenplay.

Aykroyd has now weighed in on a possible third Ghostbusters feature, affirming his hope that Murray can be swayed into reprising his role of Dr Peter Venkman.

"We hope to make the movie with Bill Murray. That's where we're standing… I'm in," he told Access Hollywood. 

"There's a great story to be told. The promise of the new movie is handing the torch to the young because, you know, [the original Ghostbusters] Ray and Winston and Egon and Peter Venkman, we're a little taxed physically now. We can't be frontline operators anymore so we need the youth!"

Fellow Ghostbusters star Ernie Hudson recently admitted that he has "no idea" if the proposed sequel will ever get off the ground, adding: "I'm not waiting for it, but I'd love to see it happen. I think it's great."


 27 aprile 2011

So Has Bill Murray Finally Commited To Ghostbusters 3? Maybe So…

In an article about scribes Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, Deadline have just tossed aside the biggest, most surprising bit of casting news of the night, if not the week. They say:

Ghostbusters 3… seems to be finally coming together with Bill Murray recently committing to return.

Or rather, they said. Because the article has since been edited to read:

Ghostbusters 3… which hinges on Bill Murray committing to return.

Now, where did this original claim come from? And why did it disappear? I don’t think Nellie Andreeva, the author of the post, just made it up. And we do know Deadline will play tactical games, especially in order to guarantee further content.

Mysterious. Do note that the second version doesn’t say that Bill Murray hasn’t committed. They haven’t gone that far. Caginesabounds.

Here’s a screen capture of the original text as it appeared in my RSS reader


  27 aprile 2011 

'Bad Teacher' Scribes Gene Stupnitsky & Lee Eisenberg Ink Overall TV Deal, Set Up Movie

... In a new business reality dominated by "showveralls," overall deals tied to services on a show, Stupnitsky and Eisenberg's pact with ABC Studios is a rare pure development deal, paying the duo seven figures a year to exclusively generate new projects through their company Quantity Entertainment. I hear there was interest in them from several studios, with Stupnitsky and Eisenberg opting to go to ABC Studios because of a series idea they have that they feel would fit ABC. Before segueing to features full-time last year, Stupnitsky and Eisenberg spent five seasons on NBC's The Office, rising to co-executive producers, writing 18 episodes and directing two. (One of their episodes earned the duo a writing Emmy nom in 2008.) While on the show, Stupnitsky and Eisenberg wrote three features: the Jack Black-Michael Cera comedy Year One, Bad Teacher and the long-gestating Ivan Reitman-directed Ghostbusters 3, which hinges on Bill Murray committing to return. Additionally, in the last three months the two have done rewrites on movies for Warner Bros, Lionsgate and Fox 2000. On the TV side, Stupnitsky and Eisenberg, repped by WME and Mosaic, executive produce the Travel Channel series Deathwish Movers and have projects in development at Comedy Central and ABC Family.


 20 aprile 2011 
'Ghostbusters' Star: Not Holding My Breath for Part 3 |

Don't get your hopes up quite yet for that rumored " Ghostbusters 3 " movie -- because one of the main stars of the first two flicks -- Ernie Hudson --


31 marzo 2011
Bill Murray Reportedly Playing FDR, But What About 'Ghostbusters 3'?

He's busted ghosts, survived zombie apocalypses and lost himself in Japan. Why not add President of the United States to the resume?

Bill Murray, who has veered off the path of comedy towards more dramatic roles in recent years, is reportedly tapping into what would arguably be his most ambitious role to date: President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Vulture broke the news that Murray has agreed to star as the polio-afflicted politician in an adaptation of the British radio play "Hyde Park on the Hudson," which Kevin Loader is producing.

We've reached out to Loader's representatives for confirmation on Murray's casting, and we'll bring you an update as soon as possible.

Murray's turn as FDR would be fascinating to see, but where does that leave "Ghostbusters 3"? In their own take on the news, Deadline reports that Murray "still hasn't contacted [Sony Pictures] to tell them if he's even read the script," which was reportedly delivered to him "at the beginning of the year."

At this point, "Ghostbusters 3" has joined the ranks of "Arrested Development" as one of those we'll-believe-it-when-we-see-it projects. Murray's apparent aversion to reading the script isn't surprising — he was an outspoken critic against the first sequel and has made no bones about his weariness towards a third outing — and with a project like "Hyde Park" potentially on the horizon, I can certainly understand why he'd forsake another round as Peter Venkman in favor of playing one of the most beloved leaders in American history.

But who knows — as Murray himself wisely said in "Ghostbusters II," there's always room for Jell-O. Here's hoping there's room for both FDR and Venkman as well.


31 marzo 2011
Bill Murray Reportedly Playing FDR, "Ghostbusters 3" Still Awaiting an Answer

With two notable exceptions, Bill Murray manages his career in such a way that can only inspire admiration. Thus we get the great actor taking on the roll of FDR, while assiduously avoiding a movie few sensible people want to see made.
Murray has reportedly agreed to play Franklin Delano Roosevelt in "Hyde Park on Hudson," reported Vulture, though Deadline is less sure. We can easily imagine Murray nailing this role.
The film, written by Richard Nelson and to be directed by Roger Michell ("Morning Glory"--ugh), focuses on the president's affair with Maragaret Stuckley, specifically during a the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of England visited upstate New York. Stuckley, like Roosevelt's wife, Eleanor, was a distant cousin--what was it with this guy?
Meanwhile, the folks hoping to bring to life "Ghostbusters 3" remain in a holding pattern as they await word from Murray. He was sent a copy of the script at the beginning of the year, but has yet to read it. Murray has been dodging it his project from the start and seldom passes up an opportunity to dis it.
More than most of his peers, Murray has worked on projects for the fun of it or because he likes the other people involved. Sure, he made a pair of crap "Garfield" movies, and then listened with a straight face while he defended the decision by saying he thought the first one was written by one of the Coen brothers.


30 marzo 2011
Bill Murray to Play Cousin-Lovin’ FDR?, ‘Ghostbusters 3′ Update

If you’re like me, you’ve followed Bill Murray from his zany comedy roles to his more recent sad clown performances with equal zeal. He’s evolved as an actor, turning in subtle and oft dramatic performances that have drawn him international acclaim, and an Oscar nod. With this legacy of laughs and poignant performances, Murray is the kind of star people build productions around. Big productions. $150 million productions. About men who battle ghosts.

According to Deadline’s Mike Fleming, Ghostbusters 3, the long-rumored Ghostbusters sequel that has been crafted by Sony Pictures, is entirely dependent on Murray’s involvement. But the elusive icon has yet to contact the studio with a yay or nay, meaning the would-be feature is stalled until further notice. Fleming laments that Murray has recently left CAA, and so contacting him for comment is virtually impossible. (Reporters have confronted Murray on this before, and he was nonchalant, replying that those who need to, know how to contact him. Apparently, this includes Woody Harrelson, who personally cajoled Murray to appear in Zombieland in 2009. I know as a film writer, I should find this frustrating, but to me it just adds to his mystique.) Rumors have it that Murray will respond to Sony once he’s read the Ghostbusters 3 script. So…there’s that. In the meantime, expect Dan Aykroyd to continue to talk about the project in an attempt to stay relevant.

In other Murray news, Focus Features is pursuing Murray to play Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Hyde Park on the Hudson. Rather than an expansive biopic about the controversial president, Hyde would focus on a period pre-WWII when the King and Queen of England visited FDR’s home in upstate NY, the first time British monarchy set foot in the U.S. Among the film’s more salacious elements is a subplot involving FDR bedding his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley. However, while some sites claim Murray is locked in to star, Deadline notes that Focus Features has refused to confirm Murray has signed on. Hyde, which is adapted by Richard Nelson from his play, is set to shoot in July, so if Murray does decide to appear, we’ll likely hear an official confirmation in short order.

What are your thoughts on the latest Murray rumors? Are you still holding out hope for  Ghostbusters 3? Do you want to see Murray take on FDR?


30 marzo 2011
Murray Is FDR. Still Hasn't Read Ghostbusters 3 Script

Bill Murray has signed on to portray former US President Franklin D. Roosevelt in a film adaptation of the radio play Hyde Park on the Hudson reports Vulture - but still hasn't read the Ghostbusters 3 script.

Murray is notoriously reclusive and extremely picky about the films he does; but a second Ghostbusters sequel has been in development now for years and a script was apparently delivered to him in January. 'Hudson' will chronicle FDR’s love affair with his cousin, Margaret Stuckley, during a June weekend in 1939 when the British King and Queen visited Roosevelt’s upstate New York cottage in what was the first ever visit to America by a member of the British monarchy. Murray is a bit of a ringer for aul' FDR, so it would be applicable casting. Roger Michell (the underrated Morning Glory, Changing Lanes) will direct.

The Ghostbusters 3 production is apparently ready to go, if only Murray would give an indication if he'll return or not - but he isn't arsed. Sony have apparently offered to back a truck full of money up to his gaff and still no joy.


 30 marzo 2011
A Long Wait Ahead for Ghostbusters 3?
Bill Murray Ghostbusters 3 Hyde Park on the Hudson Sequels

Ghostbusters 3. It seems the actor would much rather spend his time chillin' in Hyde Park on the Hudson than chasing around pesky specters.

Deadline reports that Murray is being courted to play Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the Roger Michell-directed Hyde Park on the Hudson, a film set up at Focus Features and Film Four with a script by Richard Nelson. Like Ghostbusters 3, should Murray agree to do it, it would immediately get the green light.

If that happens? Well, let's just say eager fans can put their proton packs back in storage. Sigh.

As of press time Murray hasn't contacted the studio to tell them if he's even read the 'busters script by "The Office" writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky that was delivered to him at the beginning of the year. I mean, why should he do a thing like that?


14 marzo 2011
Ivan Reitman Talks ‘Ghostbusters III,’ ‘Baywatch’ Movie and ‘Private Parts’ Sequel

Reitman: There’s a lot of talk about Ghostbusters III. And there’s a very good script that the other cast members have read and liked. We’re just waiting for Bill Murray to read it.


23 febbraio 2011
Exclusive: Dane Cook asked to co-star in Ghostbusters 3

The famous Los Angeles comedian/actor responds to Shadowlocked's GB3 gibe...

While the world waits for what may be an imminent ‘yea’ or ‘nay’ regarding the future of a possible Ghostbusters 3 film, snippets of related news have been flying ever faster about the blogosphere in the past few days.

First was this admission by prospective director Ivan Reitman during an interview on Monday with Digital Spy that the rumored casting of Ashton Kutcher is “absolutely possible”. Then, on Tuesday, Bill Murray participated in a rare scheduled interview on The Howard Stern Show and, upon being questioned about his interest in Ghostbusters 3, admitted that he had still not read the script. However, Murray admitted to feeling that he “owed” Ivan Reitman to eventually peruse the oft-mentioned screenplay, assuring Stern and his listeners that he would “get to it”.

Shadowlocked began following this latest chapter in the drama that is the pre-pre-production of Ghostbusters 3 in a news piece that I wrote, dated February 5th, where I reported that the Lee Eisenberg/Gene Stupnitsky script had been all but completed and that Sony Pictures and potential members of cast and crew were awaiting Bill Murray to read the script and give the go-ahead.

On February 17, after further contemplating the possibility of a third adventure of the New York parapsychologists, I created a list in which I collated the 10 things that a Ghostbusters 3 would need to tackle properly to be both a box office hit and a worthy addition to the franchise.

The list was generally well-received…except for one strikingly-prominent dissenting opinion.

Among the 10 tips that I offered the film’s creative team was an entry titled “Keep the Deadpan Humor”, in which I put forward the notion that employing the tried-and-true Ghostbusters brand of low-key humor would be a preferable comedic route over the high-energy, high-volume comedy that seems to be so prevalent and popular among today’s youth. Within the entry, I mentioned two comics by name – Jack Black and Dane Cook – that I believed to be wrong for such a film. The relevant text follows –

Suffice it to say that I am not going to be pleased if Dane Cook or Jack Black end up in the GB3 cast. Black can be funny, but I'm not interested in his particular brand of humor in this instance. And no, Dane Cook is not funny. Pretty much ever.

After publishing the piece and briefly engaging in short conversations with the commenters that trickled in to give their two cents, I presumed that the piece would eventually be filed away in the great Internet digital file cabinet and I moved on to 'new business'. That is, until the next day, when my laptop chimed to alert me to a new email from one Dane Cook –

I have been approached to do this film. I might go for it now just because you don't want me to. So there.

Extensive research by Shadowlocked’s loose collection of IT experts has proven to our satisfaction that the email is a legitimate and credible communiqué from Mr. Cook, which places it firmly in ‘Scoop’ territory.

So there you have it. According to comedian Dane Cook, direct from his website email address, he has been formally asked to co-star in Ghostbusters 3 as a member of the new Ghostbuster crew that takes the torch from the old foursome of Venkman, Stantz, Spengler, and Zeddemore. No other information was forthcoming and a reply to Cook’s introductory message received no response.

What do you think, Shadowlocked readers and Ghostbuster fans? Would Cook be a good fit as part of a new ghostbusting team or does this, along with the Kutcher rumor and Bill Murray waffling, make you wonder if this beloved '80s franchise would be best left alone?

(My thanks to Jay Davies and Brooks Cappella for assisting me with research for this article.)

Editors note: To those wondering how we verified the authenticity of the mail that Dane Cook sent us: we compared the message headers of his out-of-the-blue e-mail to us to an email reply he made to one of our contacts in response to a totally unrelated enquiry, and confirmed that the message headers (which cannot be spoofed in the way that a 'reply-to' address can)  were identical.


23 febbraio 2011
Bill Murray Says He Hasn’t Read ‘Ghostbusters 3 Script

Who you gonna call, Ghostbusters fans? Bill Murray.

Still holding out hope and hankering for another Ghostbusters sequel? So is director Ivan Reitman, who’s got a script all set to go. Trouble is, he can’t get Murray, who played Dr. Peter Venkman in the supernatural flicks, to read it.

Murray spoke with Howard Stern this week and revealed that he’s got his mitts on the script for Ghostbusters 3, but reading it isn’t a priority for him.

Murray revealed: “I guess I’m the problem. Before I was an asset, now I’m a problem. There’s a script somewhere, but I haven’t read it yet.

“I only made one sequel and it was Ghostbusters 2 and it didn’t end up the way it was presented… but I owe him (Reitman)… He’s puzzled that I haven’t gotten to this one.

“I’ll get to it… I gotta get to it. I feel bad… It’s not the foremost thing in my mind, so I don’t think about it. You know, the studio gets excited every 10 years or so. What they’d really like to do is recreate the franchise.”

Meanwhile, Reitman, currently promoting his movie No Strings Attached in the UK, says in an interview that he is keeping his “fingers crossed” that Murray will read the script, reports Digital Spy.

“He’s seen it and we’re waiting to hear,” Reitman said.

No pressure, Murray…


22 febbraio 2011
Bill Murray has seen the script… from across the room. 

Yesterday everything was aflutter online, as Ivan Reitman, while promoting his new film, No Strings Attached was asked (you can always see this coming) about Ghostbusters 3, to which he replies that Bill Murray has seen the script. Ashton Kutcher, Reitman’s No Strings star, jokes, “He’s seen the cover!” – This gives Ivan a chuckle before ending with “So… fingers crossed.” This was taken to mean Murray had read the script by most, but it turns out Ashton was closest to the truth.

While talking, quite frankly, with Howard Stern this morning, Murray talked about Ghostbusters 3

Howard Stern: Is it true that there is a Ghostbusters 3 and that you’re the problem and you will not sign off on this? Do you know about this?

Bill Murray: Yeah, I guess I’m the problem. Before I was an asset, [but] now I’m a problem. There’s a script somewhere [on my desk], but I haven’t read it yet.

Robin Quivers: So you have no interest?

BM: Well, I’ll get to it… I gotta get to it – I feel bad. I got a message and I think people – I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings – it’s not the foremost thing in my mind, so I don’t think about it.

You know, the studio gets excited every 10 years or so. What they’d really like to do is recreate the franchise. I remember when the new Ghostbusters was going to be Chris Rock, Chris Farley and Chris Crane… Kris Kringle… someone [laughs] – that had it together.

HS: Is that a threat to you? In other words, did they try to threaten you by saying we’re going to put together a new Ghostbusters and therefore you guys will have to go do it?

BM: It’s not a threat, it’s sort of businesslike – they’d like to keep it going. There are still kids today that watch this movie and love it, it’s still very popular. They still sell a lot of toys and everything.

Screen Rants has the full transcript.

Thanks to Steven Hough and Hayden Gilbert for the links!

GhostbustersNews: You can check out the full interview, or just the Ghostbusters portion, on


22 febbraio 2011
While appearing on The Howard Stern Show this morning, Bill Murray set many of the ‘Ghostbusters 3′ rumors to rest and revealed his stance on the long-awaited ‘Ghostbusters’ threequel.

This weekend, while in the UK to promote No Strings Attached, Ivan Reitman provided Ghostbusters fans with a glimmer of hope by suggesting that Bill Murray has, in fact, read the script for Ghostbusters 3. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.

While appearing on The Howard Stern Show today to promote the DVD release of Get Low, Bill Murray set all of the Ghostbusters 3 rumors to rest and explained to all those listening exactly where he stands on the highly-anticipated return of everyone’s favorite paranormal exterminators.

Revealing that he has not yet read the script (and feels bad about it), Murray talked in-depth about how Ghostbusters 2 turned him off to sequels (although, he forgot about Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties); how doing Ghostbusters 3 isn’t even on his mind and explained that the only reason why Sony Pictures wants to make another movie is to recreate the franchise.
The interview lasted around an hour and was completely captivating for both fans of Murray and Ghostbusters. Considering Howard Stern is dubbed “The King of All Media” for a reason and nobody else has been able to get Murray to speak this much about Ghostbusters 3 before, I left the transcription complete:

Howard Stern: Is it true that there is a Ghostbusters 3 and that you’re the problem and you will not sign off on this? Do you know about this?

Bill Murray: Yeah, I guess I’m the problem. Before I was an asset, [but] now I’m a problem. There’s a script somewhere [on my desk], but I haven’t read it yet.

Why haven’t you read it? Is it because you think it’s a bullsh*t idea? In other words, Ghostbusters has had its time and you did a remarkable job with that and you’ve moved on?

BM: There’s a little bit of that. I only made one sequel and it was Ghostbusters 2 and it didn’t end up the way it was presented.

About five years after we did the first one, the clever agents got us all together in a room and… we really are funny together, I mean they are funny people – Harold [Ramis] and Danny [Aykroyd] and myself, with Ivan [Reitman] and maybe one or two other people. We were just blindingly funny for about an hour or so and the agents, there was just foam coming off of them.

They had this pitch and Danny and Harold had concocted some story ideas… and it was a story, it was good story. I think I had even read one or two [scripts for Ghostbusters 2] that Danny had rolled out beforehand, but this one was a good one. I said, “Ok, we can do that one.”

It was just kind of fun to have all of us together… I mean [Rick] Moranis, Annie [Potts] – these people are just sterling people to begin with.

HS: So how do you go back and really make another? Does Ivan want to make [Ghostbusters 3]?

BM: Yeah, Ivan wants to make it and I… I owe him, ya know. He’s puzzled that I haven’t gotten to this one.

HS: How long has it been sitting on your desk, this script for Ghostbusters?

BM: Well, it may not be on the desk – it’s over there somewhere. How long? I don’t know.

Robin Quivers: So you have no interest?

BM: Well, I’ll get to it… I gotta get to it – I feel bad. I got a message and I think people – I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings – it’s not the foremost thing in my mind, so I don’t think about it.

You know, the studio gets excited every 10 years or so. What they’d really like to do is recreate the franchise. I remember when the new Ghostbusters was going to be Chris Rock, Chris Farley and Chris Crane… Kris Kringle… someone [laughs] – they had it together.

HS: Is that a threat to you? In other words, did they try to threaten you by saying we’re going to put together a new Ghostbusters and therefore you guys will have to go do it?

BM: It’s not a threat, it’s sort of businesslike – they’d like to keep it going.  There are still kids today that watch this movie and love it, it’s still very popular. They still sell a lot of toys and everything.

If you found the Ghostbusters excerpt from Murray’s Howard Stern interview interesting, you should check out today’s interview in its entirety. Aside from Ghostbusters 3, Murray also talked about working on Saturday Night Live, how Andie MacDowell’s hair annoyed him while filming Groundhog Day, why he decided to fire his agent and so much more.

Today’s interview will be available all day on Sirius-XM channel 100 and will likely be included in Friday’s “Best of the Week” replay. For more geek news and insider info, check out GEEKTIME! Radio, Saturdays from 2-5pm, on SIRIUS-XM channel 101.


22 febbraio 2011
Bill Murray Still Not Doing Ghostbusters 3, Also Not Osama Bin Laden

Bill Murray put a halt to to his random karaoke appearances and CNBC interviews on Tuesday morning so that he could call in for a scheduled interview with Howard Stern, where the actor was slated to promote Get Low on DVD. As soon as the notoriously reclusive star jumped on the line though, Stern probed the actor about his many casting rumors, including Ghostbusters 3.

“Yeah, Ivan wants to make it and I… I owe him, ya know,” Murray revealed. “He’s puzzled that I haven’t gotten to this [script]. […] Well, I’ll get to it. I gotta get to it. I feel bad. I got a message and I think people — I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. It’s not the foremost thing in my mind, so I don’t think about it. You know, the studio gets excited every 10 years or so.”

His reluctance is not because of an issue with his co-stars — “We really are funny together.” — but because of an issue with how the last Ghostbusters film turned out.

“I only made one sequel,” Murray told Stern. “It was Ghostbusters 2, and it didn’t end up the way it was presented.”

Among the other topics discussed…

Los Angeles: “I only lived in Los Angeles for one time and it was for about nine months. They have flowers that bloom at night, the Night Blooming Jasmine. That’s really the high point [for the city].”

His reclusiveness: “I’m on your show this morning so it’s not like I’m in deep hiding. It’s not like I’m Bin Laden or anything.”

On being offered the role of Han Solo in Star Wars: “I don’t know. Maybe. I never heard that one. I liked the job Harrison Ford did. I hear these stories. I was offered the job of pope too but they couldn’t reach me. The papacy can be a handful though.”

On whether he’s a genius: “No. I mean, I’m pretty good at what I do. I’m as good as anyone in my neighborhood.”

On whether or not he watches Saturday Night Live: “I catch up with it. […] My friend [and longtime Saturday Night Live writer] Jim Downey will […] send me discs of the best sketches. […] I like this cast a lot. I think it’s the best cast since the first one.”


21 febbraio 2011
"Ghostbusters' Director Reveals Bill Murray Has Seen Script"
Ivan Reitman, director of Ghostbusters 3, has revealed Bill Murray has read the script for the sequel, and is keeping his fingers crossed that he will commit to the movie.

Reitman's latest film No Strings Attached, starring Natalie Portman, is released in the UK this week, and confirmed to Digital Spy that Murray has the script for the highly anticipated sequel.

Reitman said, "He's seen it and we're waiting to hear."
He then added, "Fingers crossed!"

Having been in the works for nearly twenty years, fans around the world are eagerly waiting to hear if Murray - who has proven to be the one stumbling block over the years -  likes the script, written by co-star Dan Aykroyd with Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, and is willing to join the cast.


3 febbraio 2011
Last weekend, ‘Ghostbusters 3′ writer Lee Eisenberg and producer Joe Medjuck talked about the long-awaited threequel and the last remaining hurdle left before production begins – Bill Murray.

As each month passes, the hopeful spring start date for Ghostbusters 3 becomes increasingly unlikely.

While Sony Pictures, Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd and Ivan Reitman have already signed-off on the much revised Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky screenplay, there still remains one final hurdle to overcome… the Bill Murray factor.

Last week, Lee Eisenberg and Ghostbusters 3 producer Joe Medjuck separately discussed the stalled production of the highly-anticipated return of everyone’s favorite parapsychologists. Despite being on opposite sides of the country, both discussions quickly turned to Bill Murray and his reluctancy to sign-off on the Ghostbusters‘ final installment -- or even read the script.

Eisenberg, visiting his alma mater Connecticut College to kick off a series of lectures, talked about the lengthy waiting period they’re in because of Murray:

“Right now, we have a script we haven’t worked on probably in a couple of months, and we’re waiting for Bill Murray to read it. People seem excited about it, and the studio seems high on it. … We’re very proud of it. We worked really hard on it, and I think it’d be a really fun movie.”

Additionally, Eisenberg noted how involved Reitman, Aykroyd and Ramis have been during the writing process, noting that Ramis will now receive a story credit on the film because of it:

    “We’ve been working really closely with Ivan Reitman for a couple years on it. Dan Aykroyd has been really involved. Harold Ramis has been very involved -- we’re sharing a story credit on it with him. Then we reworked the script. I mean, that script went through a lot of rewrites, and it kept getting, we think at least, tighter and funnier. It took a little bit to really understand the tone of a movie like Ghostbusters. It’s really scary when you’re writing characters you grew up on. … The last thing you want to do is disappoint.”

On the other side of the country, Ghostbusters 1, 2 & 3 producer (and longtime producing partner of Ivan Reitman) Joe Medjuck attended the Ghostbusters screening at the Arclight Cinema. Following the film’s presentation, Medjuck, along with other members of the Ghostbusters special effects team (including William Atherton), fielded questions from the audience.

Obviously, the first thing that came up was Ghostbusters 3. While Medjuck related similar information regarding Bill Murray, he provided a more in-depth look at the process – or lack there of – that Murray is known for and how Murray didn’t even read the script for the original Ghostbusters until the first day of filming.

    “Sony says they’d like to make it, everyone thinks it’s a good script. Bill has heard it’s a good script, but he hasn’t read it. Bill’s like that – he just says he’s busy.

    Harold tells a very funny story about the several months it took to get Bill to read the script for Groundhog Day. Every week or so, [Bill] would go up to Harold and say, “You know, I read 10 pages… they’re really good. Is it going to stay this good?”

    He hasn’t even read 10 pages [of Ghostbusters 3] yet, to the best of our knowledge.

    [Regarding the original Ghostbusters] Bill just committed to it… he just said yes. He went to India to make The Razor’s Edge. I don’t think he even read the script [for Ghostbusters] until he arrived back, [and] the day he came back, we shot with him.”

You can watch the entire Ghostbusters Q&A from the Arclight Cinema below:

Perhaps it’s the fact that Eisenberg and Stupnitsky are behind this screenplay and not Aykroyd, Ramis and Reitman that’s causing much of Murray’s hesitation. The fact that Eisenberg and Stupnitsky’s Year One bombed in theaters certainly can’t help matters.

Whether it be hell or high water, someone needs to find a way to get Murray to at least read the script. As it’s been stated many times before, Murray is one of the five rights holders to Ghostbusters and there can be no movie unless Murray signs-off on it -- even if he doesn’t want to appear in it. Maybe some nice messages on his famed 1-800 number will help sway the comedic genius… or begging. Whatever works.

Ghostbusters 3 is slated to begin production this spring.


25 gennaio 2011
Eisenberg has co-written the screenplay for "Ghostbusters 3":

"We've been working really closely with Ivan Reitman for a couple years on it. Dan Aykroyd has been really involved. Harold Ramis has been very involved - we're sharing a story credit on it with him. Then we reworked the script. I mean, that script went through a lot of rewrites, and it kept getting, we think at least, tighter and funnier. It took a little bit to really understand the tone of a movie like 'Ghostbusters.' It's really scary when you're writing characters you grew up on. ... The last thing you want to do is disappoint.
"Right now, we have a script we haven't worked on probably in a couple of months, and we're waiting for Bill Murray to read it. People seem excited about it, and the studio seems high on it. ... We're very proud of it. We worked really hard on it, and I think it'd be a really fun movie."

19 gennaio 2011
Ivan Reitman on Ghostbusters 3: ‘Murray Just Needs To Read It’ (from Wall Street Journal)
Ivan Reitman, director of the new romantic comedy “No Strings Attached,” told Speakeasy that the main obstacle that stands in the way of the long-discussed “Ghostbusters 3” is getting everyone in the cast to actually check out the script. “I think we need all of the principal actors to read it,” Reitman said in an interview in Los Angeles on January 7. “One in particular has not read it at all yet – not a single draft, not nothing. But you know, it’s just getting his attention,” he said, referring to Bill Murray.

With “No Strings Attached,” Reitman said he wanted to make a youthful film about relationships. When asked if it would be possible to create something similarly youthful with a franchise that is more than 25 years old, he indicated that was one of their main goals when they started developing the project. “We have a way of doing it,” Reitman insisted. “I wasn’t going to do it until we found that out, and it is a generational story, actually - it’s effectively a generational story and it’s very well written.” Despite his confidence with the script itself, Reitman admitted that the prospect of actually making the film intimidates him. “We’ll see if it actually gets made. It’s a scary thing to think about for me, because I’m fucking with my past, but at the same time, I don’t just want to chicken out on the challenge. But it’s a great story and great characters.”

Reitman also said that given his efforts to get it into production, “Ghostbusters 3” seems like the most likely candidate for his next project, but suggested that if it doesn’t happen, he may look for another film like “No Strings Attached.” “I’m developing a few things,” he said. “But it’s the thing I’ve been the most intensely involved with after this after ‘No Strings,’ so it’s kind of the logical thing if it all comes together. And if it doesn’t, it’s okay, but then I would probably go find something more like this movie to do.”

“No Strings Attached” opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, January 21.


 18 gennaio 2011
"Ghostbusters 3" Relying On Bill Murray
Studios don't want a third film without Peter Venkman
A follow-up to "Ghostbusters 2" is something that children of the 1980s everywhere have simply been dying to see.

Unfortunately it may never happen ... unless Bill Murray's signs on for the role.

Apparently, a script for "Ghostbusters 3" is ready to go and the original team of ghost hunters have all signed off on it. Well, almost all of them.

The only one holding out on making a return to the franchise is Murray, who recently spoofed the role in "Zombieland," where he was seen to play Ghostbusters in his abandoned home in the middle of a zombie onslaught.

According to director Ivan Reitman, the project is in limbo until Murray agrees to the project as studios will simply not finance "Ghostbusters 3" unless he appears in the film.

"The studio won't even think about forward on a $150 million film unless Bill has a closed deal and a commitment," a source has apparently told "It's too huge a risk to do any meaningful prep, hoping he shows up."

Despite having a bit of fun at Ghostbusters in "Zombieland, "signing Murray to appear in the film may be a tougher job that you may expect.

Due to some recent stellar performances, Murray is now considered to be one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood, and in early 2010 he joked that he would only appear in the movie if his character, Peter Venkman, is killed in the opening act ... something that would be seen as a travesty for fans of the previous movies.


14 gennaio 2011
Addio a Ghostbusters 3 senza un ok da parte di Bill Murray
Ho da un po' di tempo la sensazione di scrivere sempre la stessa News su Ghostbusters 3. Ogni volta che abbiamo riportato su queste pagine qualche dichiarazione di qualsiasi artista coinvolto in questo progetto, alla fine si è arrivati sempre alla frase:"Dipende tutto da Bill Murray...". Sono sicuro che quest'ultimo, consapevole che cast, produzione e ogni altro essere vivente pronto a girare da oggi il terzo capitolo degli acchiappafantasmi, pende letteralmente dalle sue labbra, ci stia prendendo un gusto esagerato a fare il prezioso e a portare avanti questo gioco allo sfinimento. Sappiamo bene che la sceneggiatura di Ghostbusters 3 è stata realizzata da Lee Eisenberg e Gene Stupnitsky, ma che prima di arrivare fra le mani di Murray è stata riveduta e corretta da Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd e Ivan Reitman, quest'ultimo nuovamente alla cabina di regia dopo qualche iniziale rifiuto della produzione.

Ora però il buon Dottor Peter Venkman la sceneggiatura l'ha ancora non ha fatto sapere nulla.

Ma perchè tutto questo riguardo nei suoi confronti? La Sony sa che un film come Ghostbusters 3, che molto probabilmente costerà circa 150 milioni di dollari, dovrà essere realizzato come si deve. Niente deve essere trascurato, soprattutto non si può mettere in piedi un nuovo capitolo degli acchiappafantasmi senza dispoppre del cast principale al completo. Il discorso quindi è molto semplice: Murray dirà che la sceneggiatura va bene? Al più presto verrà fatta partire la produzione. Murray per l'ennesima volta risponderà di non volerne assolutamente sapere nulla? Addio Ghostbusters. Niente mezze misure...troppi soldi in ballo; i risultati ottimi ma inferiori alle aspettative di Ghostbusters 2 nel 1989 hanno lasciato il segno e nessuno ha intenzione di fare un buco nell'acqua di queste proporzioni.


12 gennaio 2011
'Ghostbusters III' a no-go without Bill Murray
His latest movie may be called "No Strings Attached," but it seems there are quite a few hitches involved in getting director Ivan Reitman's planned "Ghostbusters" sequel off the ground.

"All of the actors but one have read [the script] and loved it," Reitman tells CNN of "Ghostbusters III." "We're waiting for one of them to read it and see where we are.”

The holdout?

“That would be the famous Bill Murray — Mr. Venkman," Reitman says of the quirky karaoke crasher/funnyman, who starred alongside Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis in "Ghostbusters" (1984) and "Ghostbusters II" (1989).

Reitman, 64, adds that he feels the latest installment is better than the previous two movies. "I'm really jazzed about it," he tells CNN.

And if Murray doesn't like it? “We have a very complicated deal," says Reitman. "Let's just put it that way."


10 gennaio 2011
Reitman: "Ghostbusters 3 script is very good!"
The Ghostbusters 3 saga has taken another twist, with director Ivan Reitman insisting a 'very good' new script has been written for the comedy sequel.

Reitman, who directed the first two Ghostbusters movies, has sent it over to Bill Murray, but says the star hasn't read it yet, and all plotline rumours on the internet are well wide of the mark.
"It's good enough to do, to take the risk of doing it again," Reitman said while on a press tour to promote his latest movie, the sexually-charged rom-com, No Strings Attached.
A third Ghostbusters has been rumoured for years, with Dan Aykroyd the keenest to get it off the ground, probably because he's the most in need of a hit.

The last 18 months has seen a plethora of rumours hitting the net, with Bill Murray changing his tune on a regular basis. He had implied the crew would all be getting back together, before slagging off Harold Ramis' last movie and the guys hired to write a G3 script.
But then the star appeared at an awards ceremony dressed as his character Peter Venckman, which only served to show how old he is.


10 gennaio 2011
Ivan Reitman su Ghostbusters 3
A parlare col sito internet è infatti direttamente il regista dei primi due episodi, Ivan Reitman, che sarà anche alla guida del terzo.
“Online non c’è niente di accurato sul film. Tutte quelle storie… c’è stata una tonnellata di ruba sul cast, su chi parteciperà: niente di questo è vero”.
Reitman ha poi aggiunto:
“Abbiamo una sceneggiatura davvero bella, ma Bill Murray deve ancora leggerla. Non l’ha letta. Ci sono state ogni tipo di chiacchiere online sul fatto che l’avesse letta e non gli fosse piaciuta. Non ha letto niente. Gliel’ho appena mandata, dunque vedremo. Chissà quanto ci vorrà, ma vedremo. Sigourney Weaver ha un ruolo nel film e tutti i personaggi originali hanno una parte. Inoltre c’è un gruppo di nuovi personaggi. E’ davvero una bella storia, questa. Forse la migliore di tutta la serie. Spero che riusciremo a farlo”.

9 gennaio 2011
Ghostbusters 3 In The Works, Production To Start May 2011
With just some technical issues to be worked out, Ghostbusters 3 is soon to become a reality in the near future 22 years after Ghostbusters II closed its curtains.


9 gennaio 2011
Script for 'Ghostbusters 3' 'is complete'
Screenwriter and director Ivan Reitman has confirmed that a treatment for Ghostbusters 3 has now been completed.
According to the Associated Press, a "very good script" for the third film has been sent to series star Bill Murray to read.
The report claims that although Murray has yet to read it, Reitman believes that the script is exactly what they have been looking for.


07 gennaio 2011
Exclusive: Ivan Reitman on Ghostbusters 3
"When do we get to see 'Ghostbusters 3'?" You know it's the first thing you'd ask director Ivan Reitman.


31 dicembre 2010
Scaring up spirited seniors for ‘Ghostbusters 3’

Who you gonna call for “Ghostbusters 3”? Try Blue Cross & Blue Shield.

Dan Aykroyd says he and the other aging spirit snuffers will be on hand for the third installment of the franchise.
“It picks up in present day,” says the “Yogi Bear” star. “No ghosts are left because we took care of them and stored them all. We took all the ghosts out of the hotels and the streets. But then an event happens and something comes through from the next dimension.”
Young turk actors will be along for the ride.
 “We’re passing it on to a younger generation,” Aykroyd says. “The original Ghostbusters are older now. Our eyesight is fading. Our knees are going. We can’t shoulder those big packs on our back anymore.”
Progress is being made. “We have a script now,” says Aykroyd, one of the writers.
“We’ve got the pieces on the floor, and now we have to bolt them together and put on wheels.”
Though Bill Murray said last summer that a disappointing draft “vaporized” his interest, Aykroyd said he’s confident that “once the script is finalized everyone will be on board.”


15 dicembre 2010
Ghostbusters 3: Bill Hader non sa nulla!
Al solito, i rumor su Ghostbusters 3, per quanto vengano ultimamente spacciati per verità, restano sempre pettegolezzi. Tempo fa, ad esempio, avevamo detto che Bill Hader e Will Forte, entrambi comici del Saturday Night Live, sarebbero stati chiamati da Dan Aykroyd e Harold Ramis ad entrare nelle nuove leve degli Acchiappafantasmi. Pare proprio che, invece, lo studio si sia dimenticato di menzionarlo ai diretti interessati. Bill Hader, interrogato sulla cosa, ha risposto: “Ho sentito della cosa come voi: è uscita on-line e sono rimasto sorpreso! I miei amici mi chiamavano chiedendo se sarei stato in Ghostbusters 3. Naturalmente, sono onorato, ma non ne so nulla“. Quanto dovremo aspettare ancora, prima di avere notizie attendibili?


14 dicembre 2012
Bill Hader Has No Idea About Ghostbusters III Casting
Late last month it was reported that Saturday Night Live players Will Forte and Bill Hader were being considered for roles in the long-rumored Ghostbusters III, and then it was confirmed that the studio is interested in bringing them on board. But guess who they forgot to tell? The Playlist recently spoke with Hader at the red carpet premiere of True Grit and revealed that the only connection he's had to the project was when he heard the story come out last month.
“I heard about it the same way you guys did! I went online and was like, whoa! Cool! All my friends were calling, ‘Are you gonna be in Ghostbusters 3?’ I obviously am very flattered, but I don’t know anything about it.”

29 novembre 2010
Dan Aykroyd conferma il casting di Ghostbusters 3
Vi avevamo comunicato qualche giorno fa che si erano fatti i nomi di Anna Faris, Bill Hader e Will Forte per il casting di Ghostbusters 3. In un'intervista radiofonica WGN Radio Chicago Dan Aykroyd ha confermato la veridicità dell'informazione, sottolineando che una prima stesura del copione è stata già consegnata e che sia Bill Murray (in altre occasioni scettico in merito) sia Sigourney Weaver ritorneranno.

Dan ha aggiunto che si mira a un inizio delle riprese per il maggio del prossimo anno, in previsione di un'uscita per il Natale del 2012.


25 novembre 2010
Forse trovato il trio per il terzo Ghostbusters
Continua l’Odissea legata alla terza puntata di Ghostbusters. Iniziano a circolare nomi su chi potrebbero essere le tre reclute che prenderanno il posto degli storici Acchiappafantasmi. La prima potrebbe essere l’attrice comica Anna Faris, già protagonista del franchise ridanciano Scary Movie.

La ragazza verrà probabilmente affiancata da Will Forte e soprattutto Bill Hader, indimenticato protagonista di Suxbad. Della vecchia guardia non si sa ancora chi tornerà in questo nuovo episodio, anche se visto lo scetticismo più volte manifestato da Bill Murray sul progetto appare difficile un suo coinvolgimento.

Più probabilità per Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver e Rick Moranis.


25 novembre 2010
Dan Aykroyd Responds to 'Ghostbusters 3' Casting Rumors
Bloody Disgusting reader 'Jonas' reports in with a fresh Ghostbusters 3 update that confirms many of the casting rumors floating around the web. According to Jonas, producer/writer/star Dan Aykroyd was on WGN Radio Chicago where he commented on those pesky rumors. He confirmed that they are casting and open to finding some fresh faces, adding that both Bill Hader and Anna Faris have been mentioned as "strong possibilities", although it's still too earlier to call. Aykroyd, who plays Dr. Raymond Stantz in the franchise, also mentioned Eliza Dushku's name again, also confirming (what we already knew) that both Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver are returning. Columbia Pictures is aiming at a May 2011 start date.


23 novembre 2010
Rumor of the Day: 'Saturday Night Live' Crew for 'Ghostbusters 3'?
Upon new rumors and casting calls for Ghostbusters 3 making their way online, website What's Playing did some digging through their Sony Pictures contact who may have leaked some potential casting news. "Asked whether he knew anything about [Anna Faris] being onboard, he replied 'Dunno. First I’ve heard of it. Heard Will Forte’s name mentioned and Bill Hader, but not Faris. I’m not in on all that though, so she could be; [Sony] does like her'. " Forte and Hader landing roles alongside "Saturday Night Live" alumni could be pretty freakin' cool. Obviously, none of this is confirmed so keep this filed under "rumor" until further notice. Being directed by Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver are all said to be returning. Lead by Dana and Peter's lovechild, Oscar, a new breed of Ghost Busters are passed the torch...


23 novembre 2010
Sony Pictures 'Ghostbusters 3' begins casting actors in Los Angeles
The long awaited "Ghostbusters 3" is finally set to go into production early 2011 .
Initial casting for the film's main characters are taking place in Los Angeles.


03 novembre 2010
Ghostbusters III: le riprese iniziano a maggio 2011?
 L'ultima notizia che vi avevamo dato riguardo al tanto chiacchierato Ghostbusters III era a proposito della sceneggiatura scritta da Lee Eisenberg e Gene Stupnitsky e approvata, pare, in via definitiva.
Oggi, Production Weekly ha annunciato che la produzione vera e propria potrebbe cominciare nel maggio 2011. Nel dare la notizia si da, quindi, per scontato che Bill Murray abbia vinto ogni dubbio circa l'intenzione di tornare nei panni del Dr Peter Venkman, o meglio: in quelli del suo fantasma. La cosa, comunque, è ancora
molto lontana dall'essere "ufficiale", ovvero: potrebbe ancora succedere di tutto.
Ghostbusters III, diretto da Ivan Reitman, dovrebbe riunire il cast originale: Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis e Sigourney Weaver.


3 novembre 2010
Ghostbusters 3 'to start filming in May'
But today there was more evidence that Ghostbusters 3 could soon be on its way to the big screen after Production Weekly said it expected the film to shoot in May next year.
The usually reliable magazine tweeted: "We're hearing that Sony Pictures is planning to put Ivan Reitman's Ghostbusters 3 into production in May 2011." That would mean the new movie arriving 22 years after Ghostbusters II.


17 ottobre 2010
Bill Murray in Ghostbusters Full Gear a Scream Awards
Bill Murray shows up to accept the award for best cameo at SCREAM 2010 in the infamous Ghostbusters uniform, where he pays tribute to comedians who have passed on.

16 ottobre 2010
Ghostbusters III: approvato lo script
 Si ritorna a parlare di Ghostbusters III. Solo qualche giorno fa vi avevamo accontato di come Dan Aykroyd stesse revisionando lo script insieme agli sceneggiatori Lee Eisenberg e Gene Stupnitsky. E la novità di oggi riguarda proprio la sceneggiatura che, pare, sia stata approvata in via definitiva.
A dare l'annuncio, durante l'happening romano dedicato agli Acchiappafantasmi (9ottobre scorso) è stato un rappresentante della Sony, Stefano Paganini, il quale ha detto di aver avuto la conferma direttamente da Los Angeles. Se la notizia venisse confermata, la pre-produzione potrebbe cominciare in qualunque momento.
Ghostbusters III, diretto da Ivan Reitman, dovrebbe riunire il cast originale: Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis e Sigourney Weaver.


14 ottobre 2010
GB Day in Italy a rousing success – Sony rep confirms script approval
Ghostbusters Italia recently held Ghostbusters Day 2010 – a fantastic gathering of fans and even some of the famous voice actors that dubbed the boys in grey into Italian!

Also in attendance was Stefano Paganini, Product Marketing Manager (Catalogue, Animation and TV series at Sony Pictures Entertainment) for Sony Entertainment Itay. While addressing the fans, he happily reported (paraphrased from the English translation of the Italian, by me);
“I spoke about [Ghostbusters Day october 9, 2010] with my boss in Los Angeles. She has let me let you know that the script for Ghostbusters 3 has been approved. So the engine has been turned on!”

08 ottobre 2010
Ghostbusters III: Dan Aykroyd al lavoro sulla sceneggiatura
Qualche giorno fa, Dan Aykroyd ha annunciato di essere al lavoro sulla sceneggiatura insieme agli eneggiatori Lee Eisenberg e Gene Stupnitsky: "Vi posso dire che sono al lavoro sullo script e vi garantisco che, non solo tutti i personaggi, sia nuovi che vecchi, sono ben caratterizzati, ma che Eisenberg e Stupnitsky hanno scritto per Bill (Murray, n.d.r.) il ruolo comico della vita".

Aggiungendo alcuni particolari circa il suo personaggio, Aykroyd ha detto: "nel nuovo film il mio personaggio ormai non ci vede molto bene, ha problemi all'anca e alle ginocchia tanto che non riesce nemmeno più a sollevare l'accelleratore molecolare. Si rende immediatamente conto che il gruppo ha bisogno di giovani Ghostbusters. In poche parole passo il testimone al nuovo corso...e la cosa mi sta bene!".

Attendendo che le belle parole di Aykroyd si trasformino, finalmente, in qualcosa di concreto, ricordiamo che in Ghostbusters III dovrebbero tornare Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis, e Sigourney Weaver...


05 ottobre 2010
Dan Aykroyd Writing Ghostbusters 3 Script, Selling Vodka Out Of His RV
Speaking of your film career, last month in GQ Bill Murray said something that wasn’t so nice about Ghostbusters 3.
He was talking about the writers from Year One, and I think he was reacting to the box-office success and the general public view of the film, which in my view was a very serviceable comedy, and in the end I think they’ll make their money back. I think he was concerned that the writing on Ghostbusters 3 by these guys would not be up to standard, but I can tell you firsthand, I’m working on the script now and those two—Stupnitsky and Eisenberg, [writer-producers of The Office]—wrote Bill the comic role of a lifetime, and the new Ghostbusters and the old are all well represented in it…we have a strong first draft that Harold [Ramis] and I will take back, and I’m very excited about working on it.

01 settembre 2010
Ghostbusters III: nuove indiscrezioni sulla trama
Nonostante, ancora, non sia stata fatta chiarezza a proposito di come e quando Ghostbusters III vedrà la luce (Bill Murray continua a dichiararsi scettico e pessimista mentre altre fonti affermano che il progetto sta andando avanti), nuove indiscrezioni circolano online.

Bloody-disgusting, infatti, ha scoperto un interessante update della sceneggiatura scritta da Lee Eisenberg e Gene Stupnitsky: pare che tra i giovani acchiappafantasmi che dovrebbero affiancare lo storico team ci sarà anche il ventunenne Oscar, il figlio del Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) e di Dana Barrett

(Sigourney Weaver), pronto a raccogliere l'eredità del padre.
La regia di Ghostbusters III dovrebbe essere affidata ad Ivan Reitman; ancora non si hanno notizie certe sull'inizio della produzione.


agosto 2010
Billy : "Ghostbusters 3 has "vapourised"
Here we go again.
The ongoing saga of the mythical Ghostbusters 3 has been thrown another curveball, after Bill Murray revealed that serious doubt has been cast on the supposedly greenlit project following the commercial failure of Year One.

2009's biblical comedy, starring Jack Black and Michael Cera, was directed by Harold 'Egon Spengler' Ramis and Ghostbuster 3 scribes Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, but its poor box office reception has 'vapourised' hope of the ghostly sequel hitting the big screen according to Murray.
"It's all a bunch of crock," he told GQ Magazine. "It's a crock. There was a story - and I gotta be careful here, I don't want to hurt someone's feelings. When I hurt someone's feelings, I really want to hurt them! Harold Ramis said, 'Oh, I've got these guys, they write on The Office, and they're really funny. They're going to write the next Ghostbusters'.

"They had just written this movie that he had directed... Well, I never went to see Year One, but people who did, including other Ghostbusters, said it was one of the worst things they had ever seen in their lives.
"So that dream just vapourised. That was gone. But it's the studio that really wants this thing. It's a franchise. It's a franchise, and they made a whole lot of money on Ghostbusters."
All of which doesn't bode well for the future of the franchise, but considering the amount of times Murray has teased and then denounced the project, we're not writing it off completely just yet.


GQ Magazine:

04 maggio 2010
Ghostbusters III al cinema nel 2012?
Continua la bagarre intorno a Ghostbusters III, progetto che, più passa il tempo più, avvalorando la tesi di Bill Murray, assomiglia ad una leggenda metropolitana.
Qualche giorno fa avevamo riportato la notizia secondo la quale Bill Murray aveva dichiarato che il film "è solo un mito" e che non c'era ancora una sceneggiatura vera e propria sulla quale fare affidamento. Oggi, altri due protagonisti hanno rilasciato dichiarazioni che, ovviamente, vanno in senso diametralmente opposto.

Intervistato da ABC7, Harold Ramis si dichiara certo che il terzo film sia una realtà:
 "Non sarà distribuito prima del Natale 2012 ma il lavoro è già cominciato".
Dan Aykroyd, invece, sostiene che le riprese dovrebbero iniziare in autunno e che il film potrebbe uscire nei cinema nel corso del 2011.
Se questo avverrà, però, pare che il regista Ivan Reitman (nonostante un contratto che gli assicura un controllo sul franchise) non debba essere della partita.


30 aprile 2010
ABC7 interviste Harold Ramis
Harold Ramis sat down with ABC7News as he talked about being part of the upcoming show “Celebrity Autobiography”.
And yes, he does talk a bit of Ghostbusters at the end of the interview.
"Which has become real. I can say with some certainty there will be a third movie, it won’t be out until Christmas 2012, but the works are going on now."

29 aprile 2010
Bill Murray: "Ghostbusters III? Solo un mito"
Continua il tormentone Ghostbusters III. Dopo mesi di notizie, speranze, smentite, conferme e gossip vari, sembra che esista ancora nulla di definito. A darne conferma, ancora una volta, è intervenuto Bill Murray, l'uomo più critico sul progetto fin dall'inizio.
Ma facciamo un breve riassunto. In gennaio Ivan Reitman aveva annunciato che, finalmente, lo script realizzato da Lee Eisenberg e Gene Stupnisky era stato approvato e che Ghostbusters III era prossimo a diventare realtà. Anche gli attori
storici sembravano essere stati convinti a tornare in blocco (con l'aggiunta di "nuove leve") e l'ultimo ostacolo sembrava essere l'approvazione del budget da parte dello Studio. Poi sono cominciati i problemi: Bill Murray, soprattutto, non perdeva occasione per smentire la sua partecipazione al progetto e, infine, lo Studio sembra volere un regista "più giovane" al posto di Reitman il quale, però, ha dalla sua un contratto "blindato" e non pare possa essere cacciato così facilmente. Insomma, in parole povere, un bel casino.
E le ultime notizie di certo non ci fanno essere ottimisti. In una recente intervista, infatti, il solito Bill Murray ha definto Ghostbusters III come "un mito" ribadendo il concetto che
"fino a quando qualcuno scriverà una buona sceneggiatura si tratterà solo di chiacchiere". 
L'attore sottolinea, inoltre, che dopo aver visto il primo film scritto da Eisenberg e Stupnisky (Year One), lo Studio abbia perso entusiasmo circa la loro collaborazione. Nonostante la terza avventura degli acchiappafantasmi diventi sempre più complicata, Murray termina le sue dichiarazione con una nota di speranza:
"Comunque, quando sento molti giovani che magari non hanno mai visto il film e ne hanno sempre sentito parlare, mi convinco che magari dovrei farlo e basta...potrebbe essere divertente".

03 aprile 2010
Ghostbusters III: Dan Aykroyd se la prende con Bill Murray
Sono parecchi mesi che seguiamo il complicato intrigo di "giochi produttivi" dietro alla realizzazione di Ghostbusters III, film lungamente atteso dai fan della serie che riporterebbe in azione i "vecchi" acchiappafantasmi unitamente ad un cast di nuove reclute. Nonostante la sceneggiatura di Lee Eisenberg e Gene Stupnisky sia pronta da un bel pezzo, c'è ancora un ostacolo che blocca tutta l'operazione e il suo nome è Bill Murray.
L'attore americano, infatti, non ha mai dimostrato un grande entusiasmo nel progetto e, ultimamente (il produttore gli ha mandato la sceneggiatura per essere approvata come da contratto), ha smesso pure di rispondere al telefono. Questo atteggiamento, ovviamente, non è certo apprezzato dagli altri ghostbusters e, l'altra sera, il giornalista del National Enquirer Mike Walker ospite dell'Howard Stern Show ha dichiarato che Dan Aykroyd, esasperato, avrebbe intimato l'amico attore di "smettere di comportarsi da coglione".
Come se non bastasse, pare che la Columbia stia cercando di togliere la regia del film ad Ivan Reitman...vedremo mai una fine?


18 marzo 2010
Ghostbuster III: la Columbia ha problemi con i diritti
Avete capito bene, la Columbia ha dei problemi legali circa la produzione di un remake del film degli anni 80.
Sembra infatti che i 3 principali attori di Ghostbusters ed il suo regista Ivan Reitman, abbiano potere di veto su ogni probabile sequel del film in questione,  potere che però non dovrebbe comprende la scelta del regista. Resta però un fatto che se Reitman desidera vedere nelle sale un terzo capitolo della saga sugli acchiappa fantasmi, la scelta se insistere o meno sull’ottenere la direzione sta a lui.
La Columbia si dice propensa ad affidare il progetto a registi più giovani, o quanto meno a qualche nome collegato a blockbuster più recenti. D’altronde l’ultima opera di Reitman, La Mia Super Ex-Ragazza, non ha visto dalla sua né il favore della critica né quello del pubblico, perciò non c’è da stupirsi che il suo nome non sia in cima alla lista dei favoriti della Columbia.
Sebbene Reitman sia già occupato in un altro progetto, una commedia dal titolo Friends With Benefits (originalmente titolato Fuckbuddies) con la partecipazione di Natalie Portman, sembra deciso a non mollare la presa su Ghostbusters 3.
Insomma, è vero che Reitman non può obbligare la Columbia a girare il film con lui, può renderne impossibile la realizzazione senza di lui. Perciò anche se la seconda stesura della sceneggiatura è prevista per Maggio, la strada per poter vedere Ghostbuster 3 nei cinema è ancora lunga e tortuosa, ostacolata com’è da questioni legali.


02 marzo 2010
Bill Murray sarà un fantasma in Ghostbusters III?
Nonostante Ivan Reitman abbia già annunciato l'approvazione della sceneggiatura e la sua ferma intenzione a portare sullo schermo il terzo capitolo di Ghostbusters, Bill Murray, uno dei personaggi più rappresentativi, non sembra proprio entusiasta di tornare a vestire i panni del Dottor Peter Venkman. Ospitato, recentemente, nel talk show di David Letterman, l'attore americano ha detto che la prospettiva di un terzo Ghostbusters per lui è "un incubo" e che accetterebbe solo se il suo personaggio dovesse morire nei primi minuti del film.
In questo modo, Murray ha confermato le voci che indicavano la sua presenza nel film nei panni di un fantasma. Incalzato da Letterman (potete vedere il pezzo incriminato della divertentissima intervista proprio qui) Murray si è dichiarato ancora scettico sulla realizzazione del film ("just crazy talk") e ha affermato come gli sceneggiatori debbano ancora trovare il modo di uccidere il suo personaggio. Sembra che questa telenovela sia ancora lontana da una conclusione...


08 febbraio 2010
Confermato lo spoiler sul ruolo di Bill Murray in Ghostbusters III!
Dopo Benvenuti a Zombieland (in cui vestiva i panni di un non-morto), un nuovo ruolo soprannaturale attende Bill Murray!Ricordate le dichiarazioni fatte da Sigourney Weaver qulache tempo fa (le trovate in quest'articolo) su Ghostbusters III?
L’attrice di Avatar si era lasciata scappare alcune importanti rivelazioni riguardanti il ruolo che l'attore avrebbe ricoperto nel film.
Ebbene, oggi è lo stesso Murray a confermare quelle voci in un’intervista rilasciata al Sunday Mail .
“Tornerò in Ghostbusters III – ha affermato l’attore – ma solo se il mio personaggio sarà un fantasma! Ho detto ai realizzatori: ‘Lo farò se mi ucciderete nella prima parte del film’. Hanno accettato e così interpreterò un fantasma nella pellicola”.
Questa singolare decisione permetterà a Murray, da un lato, di non essere troppo coinvolto nella lavorazione (un desiderio espresso da lui e dagli altri membri del cast originale, che appariranno nel film solo nelle vesti di mentori di una nuova generazione di Acchiappafantasmi) e, dall’altro, arricchirà questo terzo capitolo della saga di un espediente narrativo sulla carta molto interessante e ricco di spunti.
Vi terremo aggiornati!

(Fonte: Slashfilm)


22 gennaio 2010
Ghostbusters III sarà in 3D?
Dopo mesi di indiscrezioni, smentite ed incertezze varie, i fan di Ghostbusters hanno ormai una certezza: il terzo capitolo sarà realizzato e tutti i principali artefici della saga (Ivan Reitman in testa) saranno della partita.
Ora, però, cominciano le speculazioni sulla sceneggiatura che Lee Eisneberg e Gene Stupnitsky dovrebbero aver già completato. Non essendo trapelate notizie significative sulla trama dobbiamo basarci (e, quindi, essere ottimisti) sulla decisione di Bill Murray il quale aveva dichiarato che avrebbe accettato il ruolo solo se la sceneggiatura fosse stata "di livello": probabilmente è così.

Un'altra notiza che ha circolato in rete negli ultimi giorni è quella relativa alla realizzazione di Ghostbusters III in 3D. Pare, infatti, che Ivan Reitman voglia girare il film con un procedimento chiamato "stereoscopy", grazie al quale si registrano le immagini donando loro un'illusione di profondità. Nonostante ultimamente (e soprattutto dopo Avatar) si sia scatenata una vera e propria corsa al 3D anche su pellicole che non ne avrebbero bisogno, bisogna ammettere che la saga degli Acchiappafantasmi si presterebbe molto bene ad un uso accurato e spettacolare di questa tecnologia. Speriamo, quindi, che Slimer possa volare sulle nostre teste quanto prima.


14 gennaio 2010
Ufficiale: Ivan Reitman è il regista di Ghostbusters 3!
Era nell’aria ma ora arriva anche la notizia ufficiale: Ivan Reitman dirigerà Ghostbusters 3!
Qualche tempo fa avevamo annunciato che il regista dei due capitoli precedenti aveva accettato di prender parte alla pellicola in veste di produttore, non sembrando, però, del tutto convinto di voler tornare dietro la macchina da presa.

Ora, invece, anche quest’ultimo passo è stato fatto, e questo lascia intendere che anche l’inizio delle riprese non sia poi così lontano.
A confermarlo è stato lo stesso Reitman nel corso di un’intervista a MTV, nella quale il regista ha dichiarato che la speranza di tutta la troupe e del cast è di cominciare a girare nel 2010, così da arrivare nelle sale cinematografiche già nel 2011 (come si augurava anche Harold Ramis, che nella saga interpreta Egon Spengler, in questa news).
Il regista ha dichiarato che attualmente i due sceneggiatori Lee Eisenberg e Gene Stupnitsky sono impegnati nella seconda stesura dello script. “Finora hanno fatto un ottimo lavoro – ha commentato – e tutti noi teniamo le dita incrociate perché lo script definitivo sia buono come la prima bozza lasciava intuire: ci sono alcune cose davvero interessanti nella sceneggiatura che stanno scrivendo”.
Reitman, però, ha preferito non scendere nei dettagli riguardanti tali “cose interessanti” né ha voluto commentare le dichiarazioni di Sigourney Weaver (ne parlavamo qui) circa la possibilità che il personaggio di Peter Venkman (interpretato da Bill Murray) appaia in Ghostbusters 3 sotto forma di fantasma.
È comunque lecito aspettarsi in tempi brevi ulteriori novità sul progetto.

video MTV:

13 gennaio 2010
Ivan Reitman Will Direct Ghostbusters 3 - When and if... when and if...

There's still no green-light, so it's still not officially definitely happening, but momentum is slowly building on Ghostbusters 3, and now Ivan Reitman, the director of parts one and two, has weighed in by confirming he will be on-board, when and if the threequel gets up and running.

Reitman also told MTV that the first draft of the script by US Office writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, has been completed, and the second draft is now being worked on. "Good work is being done," he says, "and all of us have our fingers crossed: there are some very cool things in the new draft." But he wouldn't be drawn on Sigourney Weaver's recent suggestion that Bill Murray's Peter Venkman might feature in a supernatural capacity, or that one of the next generation of ghostbusters would be Dana Barrett's son Oscar: all grown up in the twenty years since Ghostbusters 2.

Reitman says he hopes to start shooting sometime in 2010, which chimes with Harold Ramis' recent statement that the film will be released during 2011. Surely that definitive announcement can't be far off?

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