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[07.12.2010] MovieMikes.com sprach mit Ernie Hudson...
AL: Working with Bill Murray, you must have some interesting behind the scene stories?
EH:
Bills a great guy, he’s kind of quirky but I love him. He’s a guy who is very much into what he’s feeling. I know he really cares about his work, which is probably why there hasn’t been another "Ghostbusters" as of yet.
AL: Rumors are "Ghostbusters 3" is in the beginning stages?
EH:
Dan and Harold are working on the script. If it happens we will see but Bill has been the hold up. His definition of good is a little bit different than everybody elses. So we will see, I would love to see it happen. I know the fans have been asking for it…so hopefully. [...]


[27.11.2010] Bei FilmJunk.com gibt es einen Gerüchte-Check zur "Ghostbusters 3"-Besetzung...
[...] According to a Sony casting call that went out in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles, Anna Faris is already listed as being the first new cast member on board in addition to the original line-up from the first two films. The Australian movie site What’s Playing followed this up with a report from another industry source indicating that both Will Forte and Bill Hader have been mentioned as possibilities for younger Ghostbuster roles. But is there actually any truth to this?
Anna Faris seems likely, especially since The House Bunny did so well for Sony, and she clearly has established herself as a comedic actress who can draw. However, the failure of MacGruber at the box office might make Sony think twice about hanging a major franchise on Will Forte. Although this film will have a built-in audience based on the name and the original cast, they want the option to carry on the franchise with the younger generation afterward. Bill Hader does seem a little more likely, especially since he and Anna Faris both voiced Sony’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs together. [...]


[03.11.2010] Production Weekly schreibt via Twitter...
Hearing that @SonyPictures is planning to put Ivan Reitman's "Ghostbusters 3" into production in May 2011.

[17.10.2010] STYD sprach mit Sigourney Weaver...
Q: Has there been any talk of your involvement in "Ghostbusters 3"?
Weaver:
Yes, I got a call from Ivan Reitman. I think everyone who's involved would love to get together again. I think everyone's working on really trying to create a wonderful original story. I just said, "That would be fun and please make sure my little son Oscar grows up to be a Ghostbuster." And he said, "Absolutely." Then I think he directed this other film and is busy editing it, so it kind of got put on hold. But I would be surprised if we didn't do it. [...]


[08.10.2010] Vanity Fair sprach kürzlich mit Dan Aykroyd, u.a. über Teil 3....
[...] Speaking of your film career, last month in GQ Bill Murray said something that wasn’t so nice about Ghostbusters 3.
He was talking about the writers from Year One, and I think he was reacting to the box-office success and the general public view of the film, which in my view was a very serviceable comedy, and in the end I think they’ll make their money back. I think he 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.
Bill and Ted 3. Heathers 2. True Lies 2. Really?
Look, Hollywood is in love with any kind of nostalgia that can prove itself to be commercial. But it has to evolve. Now [in Ghostbusters 3] my character’s eyesight is shot, I got a bad knee, a bad hip - I can’t drive that caddy anymore or lift that Psychotron Accelerator anymore, it’s too heavy. We need young legs, new minds - new Ghostbusters; so I’m in essence passing the torch to the new regime, and you know what? That’s totally okay with me.


[28.04.2010] Bei CS! gibt es den Mitschnitt von Bill Murray's Besuch in der Late Show von David Letterman, in dem er "Ghostbusters 3" als seinen Alptraum bezeichnet und den letzten Stand...
[...] When asked to clarify whether making the movie really would be a "nightmare," Bill Murray told us this: "Well, it's true, but we made a great movie and then we made another one, you know? So we went to the well twice and it's almost impossible to do the second movie as well. Only horror movies get better as they go along because they have more money to spend for more crazy effects. I actually thought the other day--it's just become so irritating--but I actually heard people like, young people that really [heard] of the movie when they were kids and I thought, 'You know, maybe I should just do it. Maybe it'd be fun to do.' Because the guys are funny and I miss [Rick] Moranis and Annie [Potts] and Danny. Those people are some people that were really, you know, I miss them. I think that's really a big part of it." [...]

[19.03.2010] Wie Vulture berichtet, gibt es Probleme bzgl. des "Ghostbusters 3"-Regisseurs: Columbia will einen jungen Regisseur, aber es gibt da auch diesen Vertrag mit Alt-Regisseur Ivan Reitman... ;-)
[...] Columbia's plan to reboot Ghostbusters is being haunted by a Mike Ovitz-orchestrated deal made in the early eighties on behalf of the series' original director-producer, Ivan Reitman. The studio's strategy is to revitalize the franchise for next year by having the original 'busters train a dramatically younger crew in Ghostbusters III, while a correspondingly younger director handles things behind the camera. However, Reitman's old contract - made at the height of his and Ovitz's powers - still gives him exceptional creative control over the series, including director approval. "Those deals were made in the eighties," explains one insider. "So his rights in this circumstance have a great deal of teeth." Therefore, while it’s true that Reitman can’t force Columbia to make Ghostbusters III with him, he can make it nearly impossible for the studio to make the film without him. [...]

[06.03.2010] Bill Murray scheint nicht sonderlich "begeistert" bzgl. "Ghostbusters 3", wie man Latino Review entnehmen kann...

[09.02.2010] Bill Murray bestätigte gegenüber Mailonsunday.co.uk den von Sigourney Weaver ausgeplauderten SPOILER bzgl. seiner Rolle in Teil 3...

[15.01.2010] Gegenüber MTV bestätigte Ivan Reitman, dass er Regie bei "Ghostbusters 3" führen wird - und das Drehbuch enthält gerade den Feinschliff...

[30.12.2009] Heeb sprach mit Harold Ramis, u.a. über Teil 3....
[...] Here comes the Ghostbusters question: What’s up with part three?
Something’s going to happen. Dan [Aykroyd] did write a spec GB3 screenplay a few years ago, but no one was motivated to pursue it. Now, 25 years after the original, there seems to be some willingness to proceed and apparently a substantial public appetite for a sequel. We’ll introduce some new young Ghostbusters, and all the old guys will be in it, too. Think Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future ... GB3 is progressing with plans to shoot next summer and release in 2011 - Oh, and I have two one-of-a-kind Ghostbuster yarmulkes sent by fans. [...]


[12.12.2009] Channel4.com sprach mit Sigourney Weaver über "Ghostbusters 3", dabei verriet sie eventuell etwas zu viel... Vorsicht möglicher Plot-SPOILER !!!

[10.10.2009] Jason Reitman schreibt via Twitter....
Some Ghostbusters 3 chatter today. Even suggestions that I direct. You don't want me directing GB. It would be all talk and no busting.

[10.07.2009] Bei MakingOf.com gibt es ein Video-Interview mit Harold Ramis, in dem er ausgiebig über "Ghostbusters 3" plaudert...

[20.06.2009] Capone von AICN sprach mit Harold Ramis....
Capone: [...] Speaking of writing with other people, your cowriters on this film obviously have a script--that other people are talking about as well--for GHOSTBUSTERS III. Where is that now? Do you know about where that is?
HR:
Yeah, we wrote a story together. We hammered out the story together. I’ve been their supervisor. Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd consult. The studio has approved the story, and they’re writing the script in their hiatus from "The Office."
Capone: They’re still writing, okay. So, we’ve been hearing all sorts of wild casting rumors about younger...
HR:
No, none of that’s real. There will be young ghostbusters, but no specific casting is real, and no director is committed.
Capone: And, for the four main cast members...
HR:
Everyone said they’d be in it.
Capone: Okay, it’s strictly a verbal thing at this point?
HR:
Yeah, because there’s no... The studio does not want to commit to us at this point. It’s very... When everyone says ‘yes’ that will trigger a very expensive deal for the powers that be.
Capone: Right. It’s interesting that this week, the BluRay of the first film and the video game are hitting, so for a lot of younger people the first time they are exposed to this material. Is that sort of terrifying and exciting?
HR:
Well, I gotta say, parents go out of their way to show their kids GHOSTBUSTERS as soon as they’re old enough to watch it, seven, eight years old. I hear this anecdotally everywhere I go: "I just showed my kid GHOSTBUSTERS." Or, the parents will say, "That’s him! That’s Egon from the movie you saw." And, the kids will look at me and go, "No." [laughs] And, I have to tell the kid, "Look, come on, kid, I gained 50 pounds. What’s the problem?" [...]


[18.06.2009] Heute erscheint "Ghostbusters" auf Blu-ray Disc...

[12.06.2009] Bei GameTrailers.com gibt es neues Videomaterial zum "Ghostbusters" Videospiel...

[09.06.2009] CS! sprach mit Harold Ramis....
[...] There's been a lot of talk lately about the planned Ghostbusters 3, as the original movie celebrates its 25th Anniversary and having been twenty years since the last installment. Ramis has been developing the three-quel along with his Year One writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, best known as part of the writing staff on "The Office," so we asked him for a brief update.
"I wrote the story for the new movie with them, and Dan and I've been consulting. We're just waiting to see a first draft and where we are," Ramis told us, although he's very optimistic it will happen with Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson returning as well. "Everyone says they'll do it, they've all said they'll do it. No one has signed anything yet--we haven't signed anything either--but there's the spirit of willingness in the air."
Last week, Ivan Reitman was asked by MTV about his involvement in the project, but Ramis isn't so sure Reitman would want to direct it, even though it's obviously too early to tell. "I don't think he wants to; I'm not sure I want to (direct). It's just a lot of open questions. Until we see a script, I don't think anyone really knows how they feel about it. Everyone's open to doing it, that's the main thing, that's what got it moving forward."
He did confirm that there will be a younger cast donning the backpacks and outfits with the original cast acting more as mentors to them. "Oh, yeah. There will be new Ghostbusters. It's not about us running around. We'll be introducing new people." [...]


[26.05.2009] Guardian.co.uk sprach mit Dan Aykroyd, u.a. über den 3. "Ghostbusters"-Film....
[...] And now for the supernatural bit: after coming together for the game, all the players have stated their intentions to go back, and a script is being written by Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, writers on the US Office. According to reports the original cast will act as mentors, handing the company over to a new generation, likely to be from the Seth Rogen and Steve Carell class of actors who are filling up just the same space in Hollywood as Aykroyd and Murray once did. "There'll be a whole new generation that has to be trained and a leader that you'll all love when you meet her," says Aykroyd. "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." [...]

[21.05.2009] In der Rubrik Hero Complex gibt es folgende Meldung....
I just visited with Dan Aykroyd over at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip for an interview for an upcoming feature in the Los Angeles Times (you'll be able to find it here on the Hero Complex as well). We talked about a wide range of topics, but I didn't want to wait on this update about the third "Ghostbusters" film, which is moving forward after so many years.
Aykroyd said Sigourney Weaver is on board now, as are the original squad of ectoplasmic specialists -- Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson. Murray's presence was the pivot point in making a third film happen. He holds a one-fifth controlling interest in the property rights and has been seen as the most reluctant to return to the paranormal comedy. Aykroyd said that is true but that it's more nuanced than the public portrayal of the situation.
"I don't put not making the third movie on Billy. We can't do that. I've been very busy. Harold's been busy, Ivan's been busy. And a third script really didn't coalesce properly. And Billy, you can't blame an artist for not wanting to do the same thing again. He did two of them, for God's sake. Although I'm the biggest cheerleader as the originator of the concept but I've never begrudged Billy not doing a third movie. I never said he held it up or that he refused. Hey, listen, he's an artist. You can't force somebody into it. I'm sorry he never read my third draft because I thought it was pretty good but, look, now we're at a point that there's a story that he can accept and that's going to work, and I think we're going to be in production fairly soon. We could be in production by winter."
The script is by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, the writing team behind the upcoming Jack Black/Michael Cera movie "Year One" (directed by Ramis), and Aykroyd is enthused about its premise of a new generation of Ghostbusters taking over the duties of the aging team. Aykroyd said he wishes Ivan Reitman would return to direct the third film in the series but that he's "too busy as a mega-producer" to take it on; his second choice is Ramis, who, of course, co-wrote the first two "Ghostbusters" films with Aykroyd and has numerous directing credits, most notably "Groundhog Day" and "Analyze This." "He has a lot of things going on, but it would be wonderful to see him do it."
Aykroyd says he believes the movie will move forward but that he has also learned that "at any second everything could blow up." The details of story are still in play, but Aykroyd said he's hoping for a five-member "new generation" team with several female members. "I'd like it to be a passing-of-the-torch movie. Let's revisit the old characters briefly and happily and have them there as family but let's pass it on to a new generation."
Who does Aykroyd think would be good in the jumpsuits? Aykroyd mentioned two names, Alyssa Milano (who is a voice in the upcoming "Ghostbusters" video game) and Eliza Dushku. "I think they're amazing," he said. "And I'm excited about the whole idea of getting this done."


[30.04.2009] The Game Heroes präsentieren ein exklusives Video zum "Ghostbusters" Videospiel...



[18.03.2009] Bei play3.de gibt es ein neues Gameplay-Video zum "Ghostbusters" Videospiel...

[24.02.2009] Bei CS! gibt es Neuigkeiten zum 3. Teil....
Dan Aykroyd participated in a chat with The Boston Globe in celebration of a new House of Blues opening and was asked by someone about the status of Ghostbusters 3. Here's the opening bit from the chat:
[Comment From Tom] Dan, I'm extremely excited for the HOB to be back in its birth-city!! I will be attending many shows. On a side note, and I'm sure you get these questions a lot, so I apologize in advance...Ghostbusters 3? I've heard that the writers of the Office are currently penning a script? How is this coming along, and should we look forward to this movie seeing the light of day? Thanks Dan!
Dan Aykroyd: Script is commenced early summer. Hope to be in production by late fall 2009.
It was announced last September that "The Office" co-executive producers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky were going to write the script for the third film designed to bring back together the original cast of Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson. It was reported then that the concept is that the old Ghostbusters would appear in the film in some mentor capacity.


[16.02.2009] GHOSTSPY hat den "Ghostbusters"-Werbeclip für Citroen fertiggestellt... Also doch keine Arbeit für den 3. Teil... *g*

[13.02.2009] play3.de meldet....
Atari hat neue Screenshots zu Ghostbusters: The Videogame veröffentlicht, dass im Juni zum 25. Jubiläum des Kultfilms veröffentlicht werden soll.
Mit dem Spiel möchte man so realitätsnah an dem original Scripts der Filmvorlage bleiben, inkl. der Unterstützung der original Besetzung mit Dan Aykroyd und Bill Murray.
Zuvor wird es noch eine Demo geben, wie Atari in einem Interview auf der ComicCon bestätigte.


[10.01.2009] GHOSTSPY berichtet nach eigener Aussage über die bereits stattfindenden Dreharbeiten zu "Ghostbusters 3", u.a. gibt es einen Animationstest eines Müll-Monsters... Fake !?! Entscheidet selbst... ;-)

[08.12.2008] MTV sprach mit Sigourney Weaver über "Ghostbusters 3"...
[...] This afternoon I got chance to chat with Dana Barrett herself and yes, Ms. Sigourney Weaver is well aware of the chatter. "I’ve heard about it," she said, adding "I’m supposed to get in touch with Bill [Murray] next week."
Weaver called Murray’s potential involvement "great" and said she’s wondering if he thinks Dana ended up with Venkman. "Does he think we got married or something?" she laughed. Weaver wasn’t sure if there was a place for her in the story but she did think someone deserves a spot. "I would hope that my little Oscar would be one of the Ghostbusters even if I’m not in it!" [...]


[03.12.2008] Bei play3.de gibt es einen neuen Trailer zum "Ghostbusters" Videospiel, das im Juni 2009 erscheinen soll...

[02.12.2008] Bei play3.de gibt es neue Screenshots aus dem kommenden "Ghostbusters" Videospiel... Aus

[30.10.2008] Wie Variety.com meldet, hat Atari die Rechte an der Veröffentlichung der "Ghostbusters"-Videospiele übernommen...
[...] Execs at Atari wouldn't comment on "Ghostbusters," but sources close to the publisher confirmed it is also picking up that game, with plans to publish it early next summer in conjunction with the film's 25th anniversary. It's believed Atari has a similar licensing deal with Sony Pictures to produce further "Ghostbusters" games should the first one prove successful. [...]

[10.10.2008] CS! sprach mit Bill Murray, u.a. über "Ghostbusters 3"...
Q: [...] what persuaded you to go back for the rumored "Ghostbusters 3"?
Murray:
Well, you're way ahead of me, but that's okay. There's someone trying to write a script for another "Ghostbusters" movie. There's two fellows from "The Office" that are writing a script, but I have yet to see it. And I'm more involved with, you know, trying to get the dessert we order at lunch than I am with the new "Ghostbusters" sequel. (Laughter) But it's possible. It's a great idea that they hired these two guys to do it, 'cause I think it could be a fresh look at it. And it could be funny. We did a sequel and it was 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, and there was an idea pitched. 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 these guys have got." 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. And the special effects guys 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" 'cause the second one was kind of disappointing, for me, anyway. But the third one could happen.
But you asked me a question about bein' a bad guy and a good guy. It's so much easier to be a bad guy. It's a piece a cake. It's a joke. (Laughter) And, you know, I keep saying, "Why do they give Oscars to guys that play bad guys," 'cause it's so simple. Play a good guy some time. That's hard. Play a really, decent good person. That's hard.
Q: So would you go back for "Ghostbusters" again?
Murray:
Only if I could play an evil person. (Laughter) No, it's mostly all about the script. I don't have any obligation to the franchise or anyone. If the script were good and I thought we could do it, it'd be fun. But, you know, it's only now that this has ever been a prospect. No one's ever talked about it for a long time, 'cause the second one was the way it was. This is just kind of a clever idea. I think they see that, and the fact that every interview today has asked me about the "Ghostbusters" movie--every single person--means that there is some interest for it. You think you're talking about the "City of Ember," but I've answered as many questions about the "Ghostbusters" as I have about... well, not as many, but, I mean, on every single one. So there's interest in it. [...]


[27.09.2008] AICN berichtet über Bill Murrays Auftritt beim Fantastic Fest, bei dem er u.a. nach "Ghostbusters 3" befragt wurde...
[...] he said that he knew "some writers from THE OFFICE" were taking a stab at the script right now (which we already knew) and that he thinks that's a good start. He paused for a few seconds then said that he thinks enough time has passed and that "the wounds from GHOSTBUSTERS 2 are healed" and that he would definitely be into doing another GHOSTBUSTERS movie, stating that the first 40 minutes of the original film is some of the best stuff he's been associated with and the whole shoot was an amazing amount of fun.
He also went on to say that his enthusiasm for Ghostbusters was heightened after recording the voice of Peter Venkman for the video game over the summer. In fact, he said he found himself walking down the street singing the Ghostbusters theme song and then thought people walking around him were going to start yelling at him to "get over yourself, Bill," so he stopped... But the enthusiasm was there. [...]


[08.09.2008] CS! meldet...
Last week, it was announced that "The Office" co-executive producers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky were hired by Columbia Pictures to write a script for Ghostbusters 3, but the question remained whether Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson will be back.
Chicago Tribune's Pop Machine received an e-mail from Ramis explaining the situation:
"yes, columbia is developing a script for GB3 with my [Year One] writing partners, gene stupnitsky and lee eisenberg. judd apatow is co-producing [Year One] and has made several other films for sony, so of course the studio is hoping to tap into some of the same acting talent. aykroyd, ivan reitman and i are consulting at this point, and according to dan, bill murray is willing to be involved on some level. he did record his dialogue for the new ghostbusters video game, as did danny and i, and ernie hudson. the concept is that the old ghostbusters would appear in the film in some mentor capacity. [...]


[05.09.2008] Variety.com meldet...
Columbia Pictures is getting serious about scaring up a new installment of its blockbuster "Ghostbusters" franchise.
The studio has set "The Office" co-exec producers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky to write a script for a film designed to bring back together the original cast of Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson.
Studio would not comment on the development and has been mum on recent rumors that there was interest in making another installment of the franchise.
The scribes just wrote "Year One," a comedy that was directed by Ramis. Ramis with Aykroyd wrote the first two installments of the films. Ivan Reitman directed both the 1984 original and the sequel that was released in 1989. The close proximity between the writers and original Ghostbuster Ramis is evidence that the ghost chasers have sparked to the idea of returning.
"Ghostbusters" was Columbia's highest grossing film ever, until it was beaten by "Men in Black" and then "Spider-Man." An attempt to make a third installment of the franchise was stymied in the dealmaking stage. Sources said so much gross was pledged to the participants that it was next to impossible for the studio to make any money on a third installment.
No deals will be made with the original cast until the script is ready, but the gross percentage will certainly be an issue. Sony has a standing policy not to allow more than 25% of first dollar gross out the door.
The scribes, who are Emmy- nominated for their work on "The Office," just set up another picture at Columbia, selling their spec script "Bad Teacher" to the studio for Jimmy Miller to produce.


[04.09.2008] Bei Latino Review gibt es einen Video-Kommentar von Dan Aykroyd auf die Frage nach "Ghostbusters 3"...

[09.05.2008] Bei DemoNews.de gibt es Screenshots aus dem kommenden "Ghostbusters" Videospiel...

[18.11.2007] Die Offizielle Website zum kommenden "Ghostbusters" Videospiel ist online...

[15.11.2007] Variety.com berichtet über die digitale Zukunft der "Ghostbusters"...
Vivendi Games is pacting with Sony Pictures to turn "Ghostbusters" into a videogame franchise. First title in what the publisher hopes will be a series of "Ghostbusters" games is set for release in fall '08 from Vivendi's Sierra label.
All four members of the movie team -- Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis -- will be giving voice and likeness rights for the game. Some supporting castmembers have signed up as well, including William Atherton, Brian Doyle Murray and Annie Potts.
In addition, film scribes Aykroyd and Ramis will pen a story for the vidgame that takes place in the early '90s, after "Ghostbusters II," during a new ghoul invasion of New York City.
Deal comes on the heels of several other classic movies that have recently been adapted into successful vidgames, including EA's "The Godfather" and Vivendi's own "Scarface: The World Is Yours."
"We noticed we did well on 'Scarface' and were alert for new opportunities to turn iconic film products into games in a way that is a new manifestation of the franchise," Vivendi Games CEO Bruce Hack said. "'Ghostbusters' is unquestionably among the small number of movies in that class."
Vivendi has sold more than 2.5 million units of last year's "Scarface" game worldwide, grossing more than $125 million and making it a solid success, if not quite at the level of top franchises like "Halo." Though Vivendi hasn't yet confirmed plans, a sequel is known to be in the works.
Hack noted that, in making both deals, Vivendi did a survey of gamers asking which movie properties they would like to see turned into videogames. "Scarface" and "Ghostbusters" were both in the top five.
Publisher is particularly optimistic for the chances of "Ghostbusters" because, unlike the young male-targeted "Scarface," it has the potential to appeal to children and adults. Developer Terminal Reality is making a "Ghostbusters" game for PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 aimed primarily at the core gamer demographic, while Red Fly Studios is making a version for Playstation 2, Wii and DS designed more for families and casual gamers.
With the addition of "Ghostbusters," Vivendi now has several licensed franchises in its portfolio, including "Scarface," the Robert Ludlum books such as "Bourne Identity" and "Covert One," and rapper 50 Cent.
It's the first major vidgame deal for one of its library titles that Sony Pictures has made. Studio talked with several publishers before making a deal with Vivendi. Such deals can be quite lucrative because licensing revenue comes in with very little spending on the studio's side. Advances for multiyear deals on major franchises such as "Ghostbusters" are typically in the tens of millions of dollars.
"This brand is a very important asset for the studio, and we feel it's prime time for it to be rediscovered through videogames," said Mark Caplan, VP of Sony's consumer products division.
Several "Ghostbusters" games came out around the time of the two movies, and one in the past decade has been tied to the animated series "Extreme Ghostbusters."


[21.04.2007] Kabel1 zeigt heute um 20.15 Uhr "Ghostbusters II"...

[15.04.2007] Der TV-Sender Kabel1 zeigt heute um 17.05 Uhr "Ghostbusters"...

[21.02.2007] GameFront berichtet über das an "Ghostbusters" angelehnte Videospiel "Time 0" der Firma ZootFly...
PSU.com sprach mit CEO Bostjan Troha von Zootfly über das Actionspiel Time 0. Die wichtigsten Aussagen zusammengefasst:
Das technische Demo von Time 0 wurde auf Xbox 360 Hardware gezeigt. Derzeit entwickelt und portiert man diese Engine (Xubl) auf die PS3.
Ob Time 0 auch für die PS3 erscheinen wird, hängt zum größten Teil vom Publisher ab. Zootfly würde das Spiel sehr gerne auf PS3 und Xbox 360 veröffentlichen. Eine Wii-Version ist noch nicht sicher, weil die Engine zu komplex für die Nintendo-Konsole ist.
Unklar ist ebenfalls, ob Darsteller (z.B. Dan Aykroyd) aus den 'Ghostbusters'-Filmen ihre Stimmen beisteuern oder für 'Motion Capturing'-Aufnahmen zur Verfügung stehen werden.
Mit dem 'Frook' interagiert der Held Zed mit verschiedenen Objekten. Der 'Frook' lässt sich am ehesten mit einer Art Enterhaken vergleichen.
Die Bewegungssensoren des PS3-Sixaxis-Pads sollen unterstützt werden. Beispielsweise könnte man Türen eintreten, indem man den Controller nach vorne stößt. Oder Fensterscheiben zerstören, indem man ihn schnell zu sich hinzieht.
Auf der Xbox 360 läuft Time 0 flüssig in 720p Auflösung. Auf der PS3 muss man noch abwarten und das Spiel mehr optimieren, um zu sehen, welche Auflösung am Ende erreicht wird.
Release: Weihnachten 2008 (Europe)


[04.02.2007] Dan Aykroyd kündigte gegenüber dem Radiosender CISN FM an, dass "Ghostbusters 3" kommt !!! Allerdings als CGI-Trickfilm...
[...] he confirmed that Ghostbusters III is in the works - albeit CGI, but Bill Murray has agreed to voice, so the authenticity (should) still be there!!! Don't take my word for it, take his:
Click here to hear part 1 of the interview
Click here to hear part 2 of the interview
Click here to hear part 3 of the interview


[30.01.2007] Wie AICN meldet, scheint es sich bei dem "Ghostbusters"-Videospiel der Firma ZootFly um eine Totgeburt zu handeln, aber vielleicht hat die Online-Petition Erfolg...

[16.01.2007] Bei AICN gibt es interessante Infos und sehenswerte Videos zu einem "Ghostbusters"-Videospiel-Projekt...

[18.11.2005] Quint von AICN sprach ebenfalls mit Harold Ramis, u.a. über "Ghostbusters 3"...
QUINT: I know you're probably sick of it, but the AICN readers would kill me if I didn't bring up GHOSTBUSTERS 3. I know a few years ago it was getting hot and then just seemed to disappear. What's going on with it?
HAROLD RAMIS: Yeah, Danny and I actually played around for a while... Aykroyd had a great concept. He called me and said, "I got it. I got GHOSTBUSTERS 3." I said, "What is it?" He said, "Ghostbusters go to Hell! This is it!" (laughs)
QUINT: So is there a chance that it'll still happen?
HAROLD RAMIS: Well, the script was viable. Dan is the most imaginative person. He went off on a tangent 90% of the movie is a special effect set entirely in Hell, you know. I had a whole different take on it.
Really, it was the business that stopped it. I never thought that the public wanted to see the three of us kind of stuffed into our jumpsuits again. I thought we would introduce three new Ghostbusters, but maybe we'd be around as Senior Ghostbusters, running the company or something, but the real adventure would be... And this was so long ago, we were thinking Chris Rock, Chris Farley and Ben Stiller taking over. That would have worked
And we had the script all worked out. Danny and I had the story and Murray got really... Murray's so cantankerous, you know. Dan called him and said, "Would you be in the movie?" And he said, "I'll be in the movie... but only as a ghost."
QUINT: That would have been awesome!
HAROLD RAMIS: (laughs) It would have been interesting. So, we even created a story around that. In the end, it sounds greedy, but the deal couldn't be made. We as an entity... Me... well, I'm low man on that totem pole deal-wise, but Ivan, Bill, Danny and me couldn't make a deal with the studio. There wasn't enough left for the studio. And I can't say my heart was really in it, you know... making the third one. [...]


[03.11.2005] In Focus sprach mit Harold Ramis, u.a. über "Ghostbusters 3"...
My editor is begging me to ask you three questions about "Ghostbusters 3."
The non-existent film?
Yes. He would like to know about the non-existent film. My understanding is that it would have sent Peter, Ray and Egon to Hell.
Yes. "Ghostbusters go to Hell" was Danny Aykroyd’s concept for it.
What was your favorite scene from that script that we'll likely never see?
Well, we never really got down to an actual scenario. We had a story. Part of the fun of "Ghostbusters" was developing some kind of lamebrained scientific explanation for what was going on, and I take credit for this:
What Danny had originally conceived was sending us to a special-effects Hell - a netherworld full of phenomenal visual environments and boiling pits and all that stuff.
He does tend to think big when he’s writing these, doesn’t he?
Oh, he’s amazing. [laughs] But my thought was that what works so well about the first two is the mundane-ness of it all. So my notion was that Hell exists simultaneously, and in the same place as our consensus reality. But it’s like a film shutter - it’s the darkness between the 24 frames. When we’re blinking on, they’re off - so we blink alternately with this other reality, which is Hell.
So all the Ghostbusters would need to do [to go to Hell] is take themselves "out of phase" one beat. And we create a device to do it, and it’s in a warehouse in Brooklyn. And when we step out of the chamber, it looks just like New York - but it’s Hell. Everything’s gridlocked - no cars are moving, no vehicles are moving, and all the drivers are swearing at each other in different foreign languages. No two people speak the same language. It’s all the worst things about modern urban life, just magnified.
And Heaven was across the George Washington Bridge in New Jersey - which was irony. The Ghostbusters had to make this journey from lower Manhattan to the George Washington Bridge.
It sort of makes me sad that I’m not gonna see that.
Yeah. There was a good structure - because some of us were in Hell, while some of us were in the real world, tracking our journey through Hell. We had new Ghostbusters and old Ghostbusters.
I’ve read that you had a next-gen cast in mind. If you were casting those roles today, who would play the younger Ghostbusters?
Well, we had Chris Farley as one of them, Ben Stiller as one of them... It was a while ago.


[14.06.2004] Moviehole meldet...
As every Ghosbusters fan knows, a third film is about as likely to happen as Jessica Simpson enrolling in post-grad marketing studies at UCLA. In other words : Not too likely.
Slime-shooting Dan Aykroyd is still keen to do it. He just has a board of suits to convince. And once they learn that Bill Murray would rather have his teeth extracted than do a "Ghostbusters 3", they’ll turn their attention to the pooping pigeon outside on the studio window still and away from the pitch.
Aykroyd tells Latino Review that Murray isn’t the only one who’s balked at the idea of doing a second sequel. Apparently ‘most of the cast’ have. Harold Ramis, Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson co-starred in the previous films.
A couple of years back, Aykroyd mentioned that he had an idea to bring in a new young cast of "Ghosbtusters" - Will Smith’s name was mentioned at one point, probably after the success of "Independence Day" and "ID4" - and he says that’s still one idea he could consider - if only the rights holders of "Ghostbusters" would let him. At the moment, he says those that would make such a call - and he’s not naming names - won’t let him.
Funnily enough, just three short years ago, Harold Ramis mentioned something similar - and sounded quite keen to do it - in an online interview.
"I think Columbia would love to keep the franchise going with three new ghostbusters..you know.. using us as metors , cameos in the movie... I dunno, and we are developing ...there's a concept for a third script , the studio might do..right now there's a big negotiation ...going on the series..the movie consequently..if the deal can be made the movie can be made, we dunno if the deal can be made."
This is apparently the storyline of the would-be sequel : Dr's Stantz (Aykroyd), Spengler (Harold Ramis) and Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson) cope with Venkman's (Bill Murray) departure. They recruit a group of young bucks and try to deal with a new wave of spooks, who are being ejected from an overcrowded hell by that looks exactly like Manhattan. Louis (Rick Moranis), Janine (Annie Potts) and Dana (Sigourney Weaver) all have cameos, while Venkman only appears near the end of the film.
It’s a sad state of affairs when Aykroyd can get a "Blues Brothers 2000" made - now that, I would feed to Toranga’s Gators - and not a second sequel to one of the most profitable films of the 80’s.
The fans want it. Columbia. You listening?


[14.06.2004] DH meldet...
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment's 20th Anniversry DVD of Ghostbusters willbe available in October according to Premiere magazine.

[29.11.2002] IGN FilmForce meldete kürzlich...
[...] "It is," said Ramis. "We thought we'd introduce new Ghostbusters and appear as the mentors of the new Ghostbusters or not appear in it at all. Bill Murray wouldn't appear in it. I think he didn't want to see a sequel made, so he became kind of obstructionist about it."
"It's hard to do it without him," said Cohen.
"Well, it could have been three new Ghostbusters without any of us," said Ramis, "and the story Dan (Aykroyd) and I were evolving could have worked." [...]


[31.07.2002] Bei IGN FilmForce gibt es ein Script-Review zum (höchstwahrscheinlich) gestorbenen "Ghostbusters 3"...
[...] Without revealing too many spoilers, Ghostbusters 3: Hellbent suggests that hell (portrayed as a stygian mirror image of The Big Apple dubbed "Manhellton") has grown overcrowded and congested. As a result, hell is literally evicting people back into the world of the living in order to alleviate their congestion problem.
Obviously, this isn't good for our world so the Ghostbusters must use their latest technology to literally go to hell and ask the devil why he's doing this and to see what they can do to make him stop. Naturally, the devil - portrayed here as a Donald Trump-like mogul named Siffler - has a secret agenda that leads to a grand conflict with our titular heroes. The Ghostbusters must once again save New York City from the evil forces of the afterlife.
There is indeed a younger crop of Ghostbusters (or, as the script abbreviates it, GBs) introduced that perform much of the otherworldly legwork here. [...]


[30.08.2001] Gegenüber Empire Online meinte Sigourney Weaver...
"As for a Part 3, that's highly unlikely [...] I think our bustin' days are long gone - we'd be a very sorry bunch of very old ghostbusters now."

[27.06.2001] Phantastik.de berichtet...
Einmal mehr hat Dan Aykroyd gemeint, dass es keinen dritten "Ghostbusters"-Streifen geben wird. Gegenueber "Cinescape" meinte er: "Nein, das wird niemals passieren."

[24.05.2001] Cindy Pearlman sprach mit Dan Aykroyd... Bill Murray will nicht... Die Chancen für "Ghostbusters 3" stehen schlecht...
"Well, there's a reason Bill won't agree. Someone once didn't agree with him. Now he doesn't agree with someone. [...] Listen, Bill is a friend of mine and just because he doesn't want to explore this concept is no reason to impair our friendship. He wants to move on to new work and new things. I can't blame him."


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