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Updated on December 10, 2012

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Welcome to the Ghostbusters 3 blog! Check back frequently as we will be posting Ghostbusters 3 updates as soon as they become available. Keep an eye out for Ray, Egon, Winston and of course Dr. Venkman. Can't have Ghostbusters without Bill Murray and his elusive script approval.

Until then...I ain't afraid of no ghosts! Are you? (Don't answer. It's rhetorical.)

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Columbia Pictures hired the exec producers from The Office to write a Ghostbusters reunion movie, Ghostbusters III. In a new interview, Dan Aykroyd confirms that he, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Harold Ramis, and even Sigourney Weaver are on board for the third movie.

According to Aykroyd, production might even begin as early as this winter.

As for the film's plot, it'll deal with the aging, original Ghostbusters getting ready to retire and pass on the responsibilities of protecting NYC over to a new crew, with maybe a female or two this time helping to capture the ghosts.Rumor has it Bill Murray said the only way he would film a new Ghostbusters movie would be if his character dies off. So Bill will be appearing as a ghost throughout the majority of the film.

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Bill Murray Interview on Ghostbusters 3

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Bill Murray has been upping his dramatic acting resume in recent years, but that doesn't mean he isn't open to returning to a classic comedic role in Ghostbusters 3.

Sci-fi Wire got some info about the prospects of Dr. Peter Venkman coming back to the big screen during a New York press conference with Murray. The former Ghostbuster said, "The third one could happen." He also said he heard about Columbia Pictures' decision to get two writers from The Office, Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, to pen the third Ghostbusters script.

"There's two fellows from The Office that are writing a script, but I've yet to see it," Murray said. "And I'm more involved, you know, trying to get the dessert we ordered at lunch than I am with the new Ghostbusters sequel. But it's possible. It's a great idea that they hired these two guys to do it, because I think it could be a fresh look at it. And it could be funny."

Murray's interest in a third Ghostbusters film is good news for a franchise that took a bit of a hit, both financially and critically, with Ghostbusters 2 in 1989. The film lacked the combo of supernatural horror and comedy that the original was chock full of. Murray wasn't a fan of the second chapter.

"We did a sequel and it was sort of rather unsatisfying for me, because the first one to me was the goods. It was the real thing. And the sequel, you know, it was a few years later. There was an idea pitched. And it was like, well, they got us all together in a room. We just laughed for a couple of hours. And then they said, "What if we did another one? Here's an idea."

Murray continued, "So they had this idea, but it didn't turn out to be the idea when I arrived on the set. They'd written a whole different movie than the one [initially discussed]. And the special-effects guys got it and got their hands on it. And it was just not the same movie. There were a few great scenes in it, but it wasn't the same movie. So there's never been an interest in a third Ghostbusters, because the second one was disappointing for me, anyway."

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Bill Murray as Dr. Peter Venkman

Bill Murray Shows Up At Scream Awards in Ghostbusters Costume

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As a sign of things to come, on October 17, 2010, actor Bill Murray showed up at the Spike TV Scream Awards dressed in full Ghostbusters garb, complete with proton pack!

This was a moment Ghostbusters fans thought we would likely never see again. Now if they would just publish a release date for Ghostbusters 3...

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Sigourney Weaver on Ghostbusters 3

According to BloodyDisgusting.com, actress Sigourney Weaver said she has received a phone call from Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman regarding a new Ghostbusters sequel.

Weaver confirmed that Oscar, her son in the series, has grown up and become a Ghostbuster. She concluded by saying, "I would be surprised if we didn't do it."

Weaver also recently revealed in a television interview that fellow Ghostbuster Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) will be appearing as a ghost in the film. To see the full interview with Sigourney Weaver, click here.

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Dan Aykroyd Confirms Ghostbusters 3

Plenty of news has already been released about the Ghostbusters 3 project. Enough so, in fact, that many of us are salivating at the very thought of a Ghostbusters sequel. On the other hand, we've had naysayers including Bill Murray (who played Peter Venkman) who, at one point, has publicly stated that a third film in the series is not going to happen.

It appears his colleague, Dan Aykroyd, has a very different perspective on the subject.

Things became heated when Murray found out that "Year One" writers Gene Stupnitsky and and Lee Eisenberg were penning the script for Ghostbusters 3. Year One was a flop and did not do well at all. However, these are also the guys that produce "The Office" so there's obviously some serious talent here. Everyone gets one screw up, right?

Vanity Affair reports that Dan Aykroyd was recently interviewed on the status of the Ghostbusters 3 film and whether Bill Murray's words were true.

"I think [Bill Murray] was concerned that the writing on Ghostbusters 3 by these guys would not be up to standard, but I can tell you firsthand, I'm working on the script now and those two-Stupnitsky and Eisenberg, [writer/producers of The Office]-wrote Bill the comic role of a lifetime, and the new Ghostbusters and the old are all well represented in it. We have a strong first draft that Harold [Ramis] and I will take back, and I'm very excited about working on it."

So it seems as if the story we have all heard where the old Ghostbusters crew passes the torch to a younger group of 'busters is the one that will take place. It appears that Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd have taken the first script and are now personally working on revisions. This can only be a good thing.

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Ghostbusters 3 To Start Filming in May 2011

Filming on the long-awaited sequel Ghostbusters 3 looks set to begin in May 2011, according to industry insiders, after original cast member and writer Dan Ackroyd took charge of a derided script.

The project has suffered a series of delays, including rejected scripts, star tantrums and lack of studio interest, since 2009.

Production Weekly, the trade magazine for the film and television industries, recently tweeted: "Hearing that @SonyPictures is planning to put [original director] Ivan Reitman's Ghostbusters 3 into production in May 2011." Ivan Reitman is on board to direct.

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Ghostbusters 3 Casting Details

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According to BloodyDisgusting.com, Sony Pictures has begun the casting process for Ghostbusters 3. Apparently they've been in talks with Bill Hader ("SNL"), Will Forte ("SNL") and Anna Faris (Scary Movie series).

During an interview with WGN Radio Chicago, Dan Aykroyd confirmed that casting is currently underway and that both Hader and Faris are "strong possibilities." Aykroyd mentioned that Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver are definitely returning and that Eliza Dushku ("Dollhouse") is still in talks as well.

At this point, the third draft of the script has been turned in and the plan is to begin filming in May of 2011. Ghostbusters 3 is tentatively set to hit theaters on Christmas of 2012.

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According to the Chicago Sun Times, Dan Aykroyd is quoted as saying "It picks up in present day," says the "Yogi Bear" star. "No ghosts are left because we took care of them and stored them all. We took all the ghosts out of the hotels and the streets. But then an event happens and something comes through from the next dimension."

Young turk actors will be along for the ride. "We're passing it on to a younger generation," Aykroyd says. "The original Ghostbusters are older now. Our eyesight is fading. Our knees are going. We can't shoulder those big packs on our back anymore."

Progress is being made. "We have a script now," says Aykroyd, one of the writers. "We've got the pieces on the floor, and now we have to bolt them together and put on wheels."

To read the full interview, click here.

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Director Ivan Reitman Says Ghostbusters 3 Script Ready

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Canadian producer and director Ivan Reitman says a solid script has been hammered out for Ghostbusters 3 and is close to becoming a reality.

Reitman, who was behind the first two films starring Dan Ackroyd, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis, Harold Ramis and Bill Murray, says "a very good script" for the third film has been sent to Murray, reportedly a hold-out on a sequel.

To read the full article, go here.

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Bill Murray Signs on For Ghostbusters 3 and 4!

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According to Ghostbusters franchise director Ivan Reitman, as of April 2, 2011 Bill Murray has finally given the green light to the new Ghostbusters 3 script! Murray will star alongside costars Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson as he reprises his role of Dr. Peter Venkman.

Even better, Murray has signed on for Ghostbusters 3 and Ghostbusters 4. The two sequels will be filmed back to back and are rumored to appear in theaters Christmas of 2012 and 2013.

The two films will be shot back to back and are rumored to be hitting the big screen Christmas 2012 and 2013. Murray was the only thing holding back this clamored-for sequel. Fanboys and girls are sure to be rabid over this huge announcement.

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Ghostbusters 3 To Begin Filming With or Without Bill Murray

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During a recent appearance on the Dennis Miller Show, Dan Aykroyd, star and co-creator of the first two Ghostbusters films, says the plan is to film the third installment next year, with or without the involvement of the franchise’s former lead star, Bill Murray and Sony.

"Yes, we will be doing the movie and hopefully with Mr. Murray," Aykroyd explained to Dennis Miller. “We have an excellent script. What we have to remember is that Ghostbusters is bigger than any one component, although Billy was absolutely the lead and contributive to it in a massive way, as was the director and Harold [Ramis], myself, and Sigourney [Weaver]. The concept is much larger than any individual role.”

Aykroyd went on to reveal that the long-anticipated sequel will introduce a new generation of supernatural exterminators: “The promise of Ghostbusters 3 is that we get to hand the equipment and the franchise down to new blood."

While casting details were not revealed, Aykroyd did offer a few glimpses into the script. “My character, Ray, is now blind in one eye and can’t drive the Cadillac,” he says. “He’s got a bad knee and can’t carry the packs. Egon is too large to get into the harness. We need young blood and that’s the promise. We’re gonna hand it to a new generation.”

While fans are certainly clamoring for a long overdue Ghostbusters sequel, hopefully Aykroyd can convince his former co-star Bill Murray to join in the fun for one more go round.

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Ghostbusters 3 - Bill Murray May Be Re-Cast

Peter Venkman may be recast

According to a February 13, 2012 article on EmpireOnline.com, the absurdly charming one-time Ghostbuster and Blues Brother Dan Aykroyd was in the Empire office for a recent webchat. In addition to shaking the hand of everyone in the building (including a bewildered delivery man) and being an all-round hero, he also answered a few questions.

As you might have guessed, a couple were about the much-talked-about Ghostbusters 3, and here are some interesting tidbits about just that.

[Talking about the reclusive Rick Moranis] "If we can get the script to Ghostbusters 3 right, then it would definitely have Moranis as a major component. None of us would want to do the movie without having him as a participant."

Even more intriguingly, Aykroyd hinted that Bill Murray may not return as Peter Venkman, and that the character could be played by a different actor, a la Jack Ryan.

[Talking about Ghostbusters 3 generally] "The script must be perfect. We cannot release a film that is any less than that. We have more work to do."

Vague, granted, but there you go. As for the internet rumour that Murray recently shredded a Ghostbusters 3 script and sent it back with a note that said, "No-one wants to pay money to see fat, old men chasing ghosts", Aykroyd denied it with vigour.

"Bill Murray is not capable of such behaviour. This is simply something that would not be in his nature. We have a deep, private personal relationship that transcends business. We communicate frequently and his position on the involvement in Ghostbusters 3 has been made clear and I respect that. But Bill has too much positive estimation of my writing skills to shred the work."

So that's that - if Bill Murray has a shredder, he's reserving use of it for bank statements and the like.

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Bill Murray Says Ghostbusters 3 Still a Possibility

Bill Murray in Ghostbusters 3?

WGNtv.com conducted a recent interview with the infamous Bill Murray, primarily discussing his favorite baseball team, the Chicago Cubs. Naturally the topic of future movies arose and inevitably Murray was asked about the possibility of Ghostbusters 3. Murray responded by stating, "Well, it's a possibility." Shortly after uttering those words, he swiftyly changed the subject and talked about his other upcoming film projects. Considering that a few months ago Dan Aykroyd publicly stated that Murray had basically said no to the project, this is very encouraging news for Ghostbusters fans.

To view the interview with Bill Murray on WGNtv.com and see his comments first hand, click here.

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Dan Aykroyd Says Ghostbusters 3 is happening without Bill Murray - Updated August, 2012

According to a recent story broken by the New York Daily News, Dan Aykroyd is moving forward on a Ghostbusters sequel without the movie's (arguably) biggest star. It seems that Bill Murray is officially saying "boo" to doing "Ghostbusters 3."

Dan Aykroyd, who played Dr. Raymond Stantz in the first two "Ghostbusters" movies, confirmed to the UK's Metro that the third movie will definitely be happening, but that the films' star, Bill Murray, will not be involved.

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

For a while, there were rumors that Murray, who played Dr. Peter Venkman in the original movies, completely shot the script down, saying that "no one wants to see fat old men chasing ghosts."

The film will feature what Aykroyd calls a "new generation" cast. A new writer, Etan Cohen, is also on board. Cohen has experience with breathing life into sequels, and was the writer of 2012's "Men In Black 3" film.

To read the article in it's entirety, go here.

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Reitman says rebooting Ghostbusters

According to IGN.com, Ivan Reitman is now openly discussing a complete reboot of the Ghostbusters franchise.

After all the "will they, won't they" drama surrounding a third Ghostbusters film, it sounds like Ivan Reitman may just call the whole thing off and start from scratch.

In a recent interview with Collider, Reitman was asked about the long-gestating Ghostbusters 3 and where the project was in development. In response, the filmmaker gave a rather unexpected answer: "I think Ghostbusters probably should be remade, if we can get it all right. We're working on it, so we'll see."

Brief as it is, this statement definitely seems to indicate that Reitman may be over trying to get a threequel off the ground, instead aiming for a complete do-over.

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Ghostbusters 3 To Begin Filming Summer 2013

Ivan Reitman Directing Ghostbusters 3

According to Screenrant.com, the long awaited Ghostbusters 3 is now set to begin shooting in the summer of 2013 with Ivan Reitman directing. Deadline is now reporting that Paramount has put Draft Day in turnaround, so as to allot the proper amount of time for Reitman to finish his pre-production duties on Ghostbusters 3 and get cameras rolling by sometime next summer. The site is also confirming that Murray won’t be appearing in the film; no doubt, his absence will be accounted for somehow (though, probably not via death, for obvious reasons).

To read the article in it's entirety, click here.

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Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd on the set of Ghostbusters

Bill Murray Signs On for Ghostbusters 3

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According to SuperOfficialNews.com and PRLog.com, it has just been confirmed that Bill Murray has signed on to do Ghostbusters 3 (as fans around the world pop their geek collars).

For years it has been unclear whether Murray would be joining the rest of the cast, which includes Harold Ramis as Dr. Egon Spengler and Dan Aykroyd as Dr. Raymond Stantz, or even if the movie would ever be made at all. In September on the red carpet at “Hyde Park on Hudson” Bill Murray admitted there was another Ghostbuster’s script in the works and that he was considering it.

Ramis told reporters how he had received word that Murray was agreeing to the project. “Yeah, it was kind of crazy,” Ramis said. “Just out of nowhere, I get a phone call from Bill at almost three in the morning on Thursday and he simply said, ‘Yeah, ok, I’m in’. That’s Bill Murray for you. Surprising and straight to the point.” Ramis continued, “Bill also said a major factor in his decision to do the movie had been all the support he received from fans during his 29 city ‘Party Crashing Tour‘ earlier this year.”

To read the article in its entirety, click here.

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Dan Aykroyd Gives Ultimatum for Ghostbusters 3

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Dan Aykroyd recently sat down with the folks at Esquire magazine for a candid interview and naturally, the topic of Ghostbusters 3 came up as it seems to do every time the comedian makes a public appearance.

Addressing the studio heads at Sony, Aykroyd said that it's "time now to sit down and make this movie, or you will lose your main principals, and you won't be able to make it without us, because we have rights, and now is time to make the movie."

He suggested that if the film were not green-lit within "three or four months," the deal would be off the table.

The rights to the Ghostbusters franchise are in part-owned by Sony, Aykroyd, director Ivan Reitman, co-writer Harold Ramis and Bill Murray.

Murray has held out from signing on to the third film for the past few years. Aykroyd hinted in the interview that Murray may have "abrogated his rights" when he declined to star in "Ghostbusters 3," forfeiting his need to sign-off on the film's green-light.

In the interview, Aykroyd revealed details of a previous, scrapped draft of the third film, which would have seen Murray as a ghost. Murray was being written out of the later drafts but Aykroyd said they'll "always leave a hole for him. He's always there. He can always come back at any time and be rebuilt into it, as far as I'm concerned."

For all setbacks incurred, Aykroyd remains hopeful.

"At this point, I think we're closer than we ever have been" he told Esquire.

Let's certainly hope so. Fans have been clamoring for this movie for a couple of decades now, and the constant influx of rumors, conflicting info and false hope, well...stinks. Bring back Ghostbusters!

To read the article in it's entirety, go here.

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      MinaMirage 5 years ago

      So excited for GB3!!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I knew about this one sometime back and I even thought about doing a Lens on it. This is a Great Lens; since I could not find any solid info. back when I thout about making a Lens, I decided not to do it. I like this Lens and thanks for the updates! :) :) :)

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      Deborah Swain 6 years ago from Rome, Italy

      i love ghostbusters and also collect vintage real ghostbusters action figures! can't wait for this movie...