Ghostbusters 3 to shoot in 2013

And Bill Murray is officially out…



Ghostbusters 3 seems to be having a more tortured existence than a ghost locked deep inside the 'busters Containment Unit.

First, Dan Aykroyd said they had an excellent script, which Bill Murray promptly shredded

Sigourney Weaver said that a decent script may well exist, but if it does, she hadn't read it. 

Then Aykroyd announced that Bill was out.

But then Bill said he might do it, if they rewrote the script. 

Then Dan hired the writer of Men In Black 3 to create a completely new draft.

And now, finally, it looks like they've got a script that's worthy of shooting. Only trouble is, Bill's out again.

"We've got a brilliant new writer [Etan Cohen] on it and we'll be passing the torch onto a [new] generation," Aykroyd said.

"We're working on it to make it just right to satisfy our fans. I'm confident we'll be in production in the next year."

"We've got the studio on side. We've tried a few concepts which weren't right but now we've got a good structure and will make it happen," he continued.

Asked if Bill Murray was on board, Aykroyd replied: "No, I can tell you he won't be involved."

"It's sad but we're passing it on to a new generation. Ghostbusters 3 can be a successful movie without Bill."

"My preference would be to have him involved but at this point he doesn't seem to be coming and we have to move on. It's time to make the third one." 

If you read all of those links above, you see a very sad pattern forming.

Dan says the project has a great script, which will shoot in the next year. Then someone from the franchise pops up to say that it doesn't and they won't. Then Dan responds that they're doing it for the fans, and they'll write another draft. Then the cycle starts all over again. 

Let's hope that this time, the project can actually move forward. Either that, or it should be left to die in peace. And then shot in the face with a laser-cannon if it tries to come back to life again. 

To Ghostbusters 3, or not Ghostbuster 3? That is the question. Tell us below!


    • bencobra

      Aug 2nd 2012, 13:47

      'a new generation'. This sounds like it will be a remake rather than a third film. No doubt there will be cameos but this just appears to be another launch pad for Hollywood to recycle something truly original into a money making franchise. I will not be watching this

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    • copycave

      Aug 2nd 2012, 13:57

      To me this sounds like everyone but Murray will be in the film training new Ghostbusters hence the "New Generation" which will mean it will focus more so on new up and coming and established comedians. Screw Murray, he is not needed!

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 2nd 2012, 15:16

      Seriosuly Dan give up already and admit your time has passed.

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    • scotthillier

      Aug 2nd 2012, 15:19

      Have Venkman as a CGI ghost. Raise the middle finger to Murray.

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    • Hadouken76

      Aug 2nd 2012, 15:56

      "Ghostbusters 3 can be a successful movie without Bill." Yeah because Blues Brothers 2000 worked SO well without Belushi.

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    • Kingkane

      Aug 2nd 2012, 15:58

      Although I understand that Ghostbusters was more than just one character Bill Murray was a huge part of what made the film's great. It would have been pretty bad to start with but without Murray I cant see this being anything other than an Indy 4 style let down/heartbreak.

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    • scottevans

      Aug 2nd 2012, 16:05

      This is how I would write a third film, which could use both the old and a new generation The original Ghost Busters have finally called it a day because the corporate world have over taken them. While their Ghost Busting business remained small, another company set up their own Ghost hunting franchise and established outlets all over the world and are immensely rich. The company’s head quarters is set up in New York and its owner takes every opportunity to belittle the original Ghost Busters and pretty much make their life miserable, which eventually lead to them throwing in the towel. Peter Venkman is dying but he is not sad, not at all as he see’s this as a great chance to get his own back on his rivals. When he finally dies he becomes a ghost and wrecks havoc all over the world, but only so that he can upset the rival Ghost Hunting team business outlets. Unfortunately Peters quest is a little too successful and he loses control of the army of ghosts he had been leading. So the old Ghost Busters have to team up with the new Ghost Hunters (who beg them to help get Peter under control), and this time it is to save the world.

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    • mcghater

      Aug 2nd 2012, 18:01

      fu ck murray dont even give the cu nt a nod in the film, self serving egotistical fanny

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    • revan1138

      Aug 2nd 2012, 19:24

      first one was a classic made near on 30 years ago.the second was p**s poor with only murray and moranis it's saving grace.the third should never be made . it will never scale the heights of the original.probably be better than the really poor second film though.

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    • chrysler

      Aug 2nd 2012, 21:50

      I cant recall the last good film aykroyd was in........... Grosse Pointe Blank comes to mind, surely there was something good since then. ps Im not calling anyone Shirley!

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    • Hadouken76

      Aug 2nd 2012, 23:31

      I am guessing Connery wasn't crying into his golf clubs when he saw Indy 4. Just saying...

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    • danmyers

      Aug 3rd 2012, 1:45

      Passing on the torch.... Really? I don't wanna see new people brought in to replace them. I want to see all four of them, still going and old. I think that would be funny. And I heard Rick Moranis might be coming out of retirement for this.

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    • mattburgess

      Aug 3rd 2012, 6:42

      Rick Moranis is retired?! Feels like a bit of a middle finger to the fans from Bill Murray. At this point in what some could easilly argue is a weird, hit-and-miss career, one bad Ghostbusters film is not going to make any difference. And if it turns out to be a great film, it'll put him on the map again. He should at least do it for the fans.

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    • ChrisWootton

      Aug 3rd 2012, 8:27

      Personally I don't think it matters whether Murray does it or not.. surely the main concern is that it sound's like it's s**t.

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 3rd 2012, 23:26

      Hadouken lol that's gold.

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    • andyconley

      Aug 4th 2012, 20:14

      Tell them not to bother....and also remind aykroyd of Bluesbrothers 2000......which was s**t!!

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