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Anyone else pant-wettingly excited about this?

Ghostbusters III (2012)

All the original cast are returning, and the story is they will be re-opening Ghostbusters which has been closed down for years, and will be training up a new team of Ghostbusters (which will presumably kick-start the franchise with a new cast). Rumoured new Ghostbusters include Ben Stiller and Seth Rogen.... Filming starts this summer :up:

During the 1990s, Aykroyd wrote a script for a potential third film in the series.[20] The concept reportedly would have the characters transported to an alternate version of Manhattan called Manhellton,[21][22] where the people and places are hellish versions of their originals and they meet the devil.[22] At the time, Aykroyd stated that the studio was interested though the principal actors were not. It would feature a new, younger group of Ghostbusters as characters Ray, Egon, and Winston (who is referred to as Dr. Winston), who struggle to keep the business going after Peter leaves to be with Dana. In reviewing the proposed script, IGN stated that the new Ghostbusters were "practically interchangeable", lacked personality conflicts, and were not "especially funny or charming". It also found the script to be too full of technobabble and Venkman's appearance at the end is noted to be the "best gag" in the script.[22] Over the years, various rumors have floated around about the film, including reports stating that Murray was the only original Ghostbuster not interested as he disliked sequels,[23] and that Ramis wanted Ben Stiller to join the cast,[21][24] During a 2009 interview, Ramis stated that the project stalled due to lack of interest and motivation to do it.[20] Both Ramis and Aykroyd have confirmed that the script would call for a new group of younger Ghostbusters taking the lead, with Aykroyd stating "Therell be a whole new generation that has to be trained and a leader that you'll all love when you meet her. There'll be lots of cadets, boys and girls who'll be learning how to use the neuron splitter and the inter-planet interceptor - new tools to enable them to slip from dimension to dimension."[25]

Production company Columbia Pictures hired Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (both writers for the The Office) to script the film.[26][20] Aykroyd confirmed that Murray, Weaver and Hudson will reprise their roles, noting that Murray agreed to return to his character only if Hudson's was expanded to be equal to the other three leads.[25] Ramis confirmed that Moranis would not be returning due to the latter's stepping back from the entertainment business.[27] Weaver herself has alternatively stated that she did not expect to be part of the film,[28] or that she may make a small appearance at the end.[20] The plot will involve the paranormal researchers "reopening" their ghost removal service after it has been closed for quite a few years, with all of original Ghostbusters slated to appear.[20][29] Filming is slated to begin in summer 2010 with a goal of having a 2011 release.[20] In January 2010, Reitman confirmed he would be directing the film, and noted that the first draft of the script was done and the second draft in progress.[30]

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Nice one, although I just spotted this on the Rick Moranis Wiki:

On January 13, 2010 an MTV blog interview with Ivan Reitman confirmed that Moranis would be willing to come out of retirement to reprise his role from the first two films.

Hopefully true :popcorn:

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I thought half of the plot intended for Ghostbusters III ended up being in the video game that came out last year?

Maybe the success of that has pushed forward the idea of a third film. I know the original intention was to make it CGI because the budget was apparently going to be over $300 million for a live-action with what Aykroyd and Ramis had wanted to do (a portal to hell opens up in Central Park and the Ghostbusters travel to a different dimension). That idea ended up in the video game. Definitely worth picking up if you are a Ghostbusters fan by the way.

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I thought half of the plot intended for Ghostbusters III ended up being in the video game that came out last year?

Maybe the success of that has pushed forward the idea of a third film. I know the original intention was to make it CGI because the budget was apparently going to be over $300 million for a live-action with what Aykroyd and Ramis had wanted to do (a portal to hell opens up in Central Park and the Ghostbusters travel to a different dimension). That idea ended up in the video game. Definitely worth picking up if you are a Ghostbusters fan by the way.

Presumably they decided to use that plot in the game, rather than waste it, and write a whole new one for the film.

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Much as I like the old Ghostbusters film (never thought the second was too great but I should probably reassess), I'm not feeling this is that good an idea....willing to be proved wrong though, Bill Murray is getting better with age...

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