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New Ghostbusters Sequel In the Works with Office Writers Attached

New Ghostbusters Movie: Yay? Yes, Yay!

Normally when '80s remake news makes its way to my computer screen, my knee-jerk reaction is something like, "People! Get some creativity and let that decade rest in peace already!" This morning, however, I read several confirmations that Ghostbusters 3 is in the works and surprised myself by feeling very, very excited.

I think there are several reasons for this including:

  1. It has a good chance of not sucking, because it's in very capable hands. Two Emmy-nominated writers from The Office, Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, have been recruited "to work on a new installment of the 1980s franchise that starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Harold Ramis as bumbling ghost-hunting scientists."
  2. The Hollywood Reporter also notes that "the original filmmakers, including director Ivan Reitman, and cast are aware of the project and involved in its development." Blessing from original director and cast? Another excellent sign.
  3. And finally, it appears that we may get the best of both worlds cast-wise. Variety says the idea is to get the old gang back together in some capacity, while the Hollywood Reporter says that while original cast members may appear, the focus will be on a new group of ghostbusters. Either way, all signs point to some infusion of new talent. For example, E! has a quote from Dan Aykroyd implying he would love to have the Apatow comedy troupe involved. This is a good thing, because I'd hate to see the old ghostbusters strapping on their proton packs only to complain about how heavy they suddenly feel. I'd be worried a movie that only reunites the old cast one last time would feel too much like Wild Hogs.

So while there's a lot still up in the air, this news gets a big fat yay from me so far! What do you think? Are you excited for a third installment of this movie, and does it sound to you like it could actually be good? What actors would you want to see in a potential new cast? If you're not as pumped as I am yet, I dug up a little music video that I think might do the trick, so



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bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
Who said Bobby Brown was on the original?
JennaV JennaV 8 years
Bobby Brown wasn't on the original Ghostbuster soundtrack. Ray Parker Jr was, though! Bring back Ernie Hudson!!! How can you all name everyone but him? He rules!
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
Thanks Buzz, sad but I actually liked him on the soundtrack. You know when he was talented.
Entertainment Entertainment 8 years
bellaressa - Unknown at this time, but I'll keep you posted ;)
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
see i'm just not into remakes - but that's just me. i used to love the original ghostbusters and i even watched the cartoon, but i don't know if it has it's place in today's movie world. i'm sure that they'll do a GREAT job with the movie now that there's better technology for effects -
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
Will Bobby Brown be on the soundtrack?
kittyhill kittyhill 8 years
I'm stoked! I hope that at least Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, & Rick Moranis are in it again. As for the new cast, I think that Will Smith could do some great physical comedy with these guys, & Rainn Wilson could be a great younger Rick Moranis character. I can't wait to see what these guys come up with!
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 8 years
Normally I'd complain about things like these, but this sounds like it would actually work.
K-is-For-Kait K-is-For-Kait 8 years
I think they'd have to get the entire original cast involved and marketing the film before anyone would be convinced.
Deidre Deidre 8 years
This is one of my favorite comedies of ALL TIME, so I'm stoked. But I definitely agree with you, Buzz -- I'm really hoping it's not a lot of "we're so old" jokes a la the recent Indiana Jones.
ur_momm ur_momm 8 years
Bill Murray has to be in it, he was the best part!!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I will only watch if Rick Moranis is back.
jspeed jspeed 8 years
hmm, that's pretty cool. Hasn't Bill Murray sworn in the past that he would not be involved with any potential Ghostbusters movies?
lawchick lawchick 8 years
I am SO excited too!
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