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In the Works: Ghostbusters III. Yes. THREE

Ghostbusters If you had a pulse and functioning eyes and ears in 1984, then Ghost Busters was (and still is) probably one of your favorite movies. Five years later, Ghostbusters II came out and while it was certainly no match for the original, it was still a good time.

Ghostbusters I remember thinking at the time that Ghostbusters II was around that I really didn't want this party to end and a third installment of the franchise would be fantastic. Of course, I was 11 at the time and didn't really know shit about good movies.

But now that wildly unnecessary sequels like Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull* exist, there's an air of, "Why the hell not? It's not like we won't make a truck-load of money," in Hollywood.

So, 20 years after the fact, the folks who can make a third Ghostbusters happen have listened to my 11-year-old self long after I realized that I didn't really know what I was talking about. Ivan Reitman, the director of Ghost Busters and Ghostbusters II is getting ready to film Ghostbusters III this year. IMDb lists the main original cast members so it looks like we may get to see salty-as-hell Bill Murray don a proton pack. However, if there's anyone who I trust to add the appropriate amount of snark to this whole thing, it's Bill Murray. The Hollywood Reporter says that Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, who write for The Office, are working on a script, so that's promising.

We shall see. It's just that it's hard to recreate this kind of brilliance:


* Pale imitation of the original three and the, "Christ, I'm old," jokes from Harrison Ford and Karen Allen were way too self-aware and made me uncomfortable.







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Comments

Jen O.

I know this will probably suck, but I'm still excited like a school girl.

Karen

We just introduced our nine year old to the Ghostbusters movies. Finally he gets all the jokes we make around the house, like "Tell him about the Twinkie," and "Because you did not say the magic word." He got to stay up late and watch the second one for New Year's Eve. It's our family tradition.

What? The climax of the movie takes place on New Year's Eve, so it's TOTALLY traditional and junk.

That said, I'm not keen to see the team suit up again. I think there's something to be said for quitting while you're ahead. Bill Murray and Dan Akroyd and Ramis, God love 'em, are just getting a wee bit too long in the tooth to be running around the streets of Manhattan. I'm sure there will be "old" jokes, which put my teeth on edge (see: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) and I'd rather just enjoy the original and the sequel, thanks.

JAR

We recently introduced our son to the first movie and he loved it. I gave my husband the PS2 videogame so they could kick some ghosts' booty together and he loves it.

Yo, don't cross the streams.




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