There’s been ALOT opf hype lately about the return of the Ghostbusters! Especially since the recent arrival of the Ghostbusters video game which all the original ‘Busters voiced. It seems that all of the original cast members are all back for a third feature film with Rick Moranis only to be rumored and I believe fiming is to begin later this year. I am not sure about everyone else but I’m all about some good nostalgia! I really enjoyed the last Indiana Jones film and I get alot of shit for it all the time. I usually welcome good bands reuniting if at the very least just to see what happens and if they can actually pull it off successfully. So naturally I am pretty excited to see what they do with this new Ghostbusters movie.
It has been said that they will be training a new group of Ghostbusters which may ultimately lead this film to disaster. I just don’t understand why they have to always throw in some new school “hot” actors into all these sequels. I think though all of the old cast are well….old doesn’t mean that they couldn’t hold the movie together and do some cool ghostbusting. I guess it really depends who these new trainees are. I heard rumours of Ben Stiller, most recently Michael Cera (who then said Ghostbusters was too important to him and if cast he’d feel like a “phony”) and also Jack Black who said he would be more than down to “bust some ghosts”. While I feel all three of these actors could add something good to this third movie it may really depend on who is actually chosen to direct.
We all can only hope that Ivan Reitman, the director of the first two (hey I liked the second one!) will step back into the director’s chair for the third one. As it stands right now it appears there’s a better chance Harold Ramis, who also co wrote the first two movies may actually end up doing it. Either way I can’t wait to revisit the Ghostbusters!!
Here’s a short interview recently conducted on Moviehole.com with Harold ramis!
“What about the much-written about, talked about, and ballyhooed Ghostbusters sequel?
Ramis: Yeah. Well, Dan Aykroyd – you know, kind of kept it alive all these years. And – it finally got to a point where everyone has said they would do it, if there’s a great script and the studio proceeded to – you know, engaged us to get that process going. And we kind of hammered out a story with the two young writers who worked on t finally got to a point where everyone has said they would do it, if there’s a great script and the studio proceeded to – you know, engaged us to get that process going. And we kind of hammered out a story with the two young writers who worked on Year One with me, Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky. They’re writer-producers on The Office. And they’re gonna finish a first draft eventually, and we’ll see where we are. No one’s committed anything. You know, there’s no casting, there’s no director. There’s just – just the desire to look at a script.
Question: I guess Bill was one of the biggest holdouts on moving this forward. What do you think changed his mind?
Ramis: I don’t know that he was really holding out on anything, because there had been no concerted effort to do this, really. There’d been talk about it at one point, and it didn’t look like it was possible to make a financial deal. And that was all business. But at the time, there was no real idea, and no real creative will to do it.
Question: The first one was pretty much ahead of its time. You couldn’t make that first one now the same way, for the kind of mon-I mean, today, that would be extraordinarily expensive, wouldn’t it?
Ramis: Yeah. It wasn’t super-expensive, in its time. I don’t know what the economics would be of doing those effects now. The second movie was – the first movie, all the effects are optical. The second movie, they were all digital. There’d been a complete revolution in the business in between – in the four years between the films. But I don’t know – I never – you know, I couldn’t even tell you what either of them cost, budget-wise.
Question: What do you hope to do next, assuming that you’ll do something before Ghostbusters 3?
Ramis: I’m just relaxing. You know, we read scripts that people send us. You know, I have one pretty worthy spec script that I wrote. That I could turn into a movie – I’m not sure it’s right for that. You know, I wait for some vital interests to awaken in me, whether it’s passion for an idea, or just – I really have to want to do something badly to get going these days. Maybe it’s always been true. I really – you know, I’ve never worked just to work.”