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(Onion AV Club)   Bill Murray's decision not to be in Ghostbuster 3 may lead to Dan Aykroyd re-casting the role, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria   (avclub.com) divider line 132
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2012-02-13 11:43:54 PM  
So basically all we have to look forward to is Ghostbusters 3 starring John Goodman?
 
2012-02-13 11:45:03 PM  

Mugato: Bill Murray's Venkman is Bill Murray. He's playing himself, or at least his on screen persona at the time. Anyone else playing the character would be doing an impression of Bill Murray and no one wants to see that. Just like no one is going to want to see the upcoming Three Stooges movie where three guys do impressions of the Three Stooges. That just doesn't work.


Exactly. Aykroyd comparing a casting change to a "Jack Ryan" just proves how epic this failure's gonna be. But to be fair, it would've sucked even if they'd gotten Murray to go along with it. That video game they released a few years back was painfully unfunny. Dude, Aykroyd, it's over. Let it go, man. If you must do a sequel, how about Doctor Detroit 2? Or Spies Like Us 2? We're dying to see more of that shiat.
 
2012-02-13 11:45:54 PM  
Back off man, I'm a scientist.
 
2012-02-13 11:54:58 PM  
There is no f*cking way I will ever see a Ghostbusters movie with Venkman played by someone else... unless the entire cast was replaced. Even then, I'd let all you suckers watch it and tell me how bad it was.
 
2012-02-13 11:56:33 PM  
What is it about Bill Murray?

Who gives a fark. SNL was funny 900 years ago..ok i get it.
He was great in Tootsie...
Stripes was ok.
Caddyshack was GARBAGE.
Ghostbusters was crap for kids.
Razors Edge was horrific and Where the Buffalo Roam was tripe.
so, Groundhog Day?

he's the same intolerable shiat in every film... as, it seems, he is in real life so...

and that snore fest Crapia Crapolla film waste Lost In the Transfer...

please..convince me. explain why this assh*le gets so much attention please....
 
2012-02-14 12:01:11 AM  
Oh good, the retarded troll showed up.
 
2012-02-14 12:04:37 AM  

James Scameron: Ghostbusters was crap for kids.


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It's true. James Scameron has no dick.
 
2012-02-14 12:06:51 AM  
I have to think it'd be a disaster whether Murray was in it or not. I was disappointed enough by GBII, though the game was amusing. Both the cast and the game production team referred to the game as a sequel, and that's good enough for me. Just leave well enough alone, I say.
 
2012-02-14 12:20:19 AM  
If I'm wrong, nothing happens! We go to the theater - peacefully, quietly. We'll enjoy it! But if I'm *right*, and we *can* stop this thing... Billy, you will have saved the money of millions of moviegoers.
 
2012-02-14 12:28:50 AM  

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2012-02-14 12:28:52 AM  

Mugato: brandnewchair: Mugato: I dunno, as much as I love Ghostbusters, I may be in the minority in that I didn't dig the sequel.

Ghostbusters 2 was pretty universally disliked, so I dont think you're in the minority...
Unless you're not white.

Well maybe just here then. People around here seem to like it.


Yeah, you're on crazy pills.
 
2012-02-14 12:36:06 AM  

wildcardjack: Bill Murray would only have worked as a ghost.


Someone here posted the idea of just having Murray do walk-troughs. No dialog, no interaction with other actors, no acknowledgements of any kind. Never explain what he's doing or why he's there. Is he a ghost or just insane and left alone to wander around the firehouse.
 
2012-02-14 12:42:04 AM  
Murray's career has been going so well, he was awesome in, well, there was that really funny, no, um, hold on.
Did you see him in that awesome-no, not that one, he has been really incredible in that Dorf on Golf Series-right?
Well, at least he's got that whole Dali Llama thing going for him, which is nice.
 
2012-02-14 12:47:19 AM  
If they cast Nathan Fillion as Peter Venkman in a reboot I'd watch it. There I said it.
 
2012-02-14 12:59:20 AM  
Might be okay if say, Murray and the rest of the original cast have passed away and have become ghosts themselves. They are forced to see things from the other point of view. A younger trio of actors become the new ghostbusters. The hunters becoming the hunted. Bring back Weaver as a Whoopie Goldberg-like psychic who communicates with the dead (Ghost). Morianas the tax accountant as the usual comic relief; but is actually unbalanced due to his experience in the first film....and who is facing a severe audit from the IRS.

Or, on the other hand, just forget about it. It's dead, Jim.
 
2012-02-14 01:20:52 AM  
I've seen the good stuff he's best known for, but Aykroyd hasn't been funny in nearly 30 years. I don't know why anyone would trust him with a project at this point.
 
2012-02-14 02:00:02 AM  

there4igraham: So basically all we have to look forward to is Ghostbusters 3 starring John Goodman?


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2012-02-14 02:01:31 AM  
Dear Fark:

Please Shut the f*ck up about Ghostbusters 3

Sincerely,

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2012-02-14 02:07:56 AM  

dutchoven69: Dear Fark:

Please Shut the f*ck up about Ghostbusters 3

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2012-02-14 02:12:20 AM  
Akroyd originally wrote the part of Venkman for John Belushi.

So, you see, he already recast the part once and it worked fine. This is probably his line of thinking.

/Would like to have seen the Belushi version of GB
 
2012-02-14 02:27:54 AM  
Just write Murray out completely, say the character went to Tibet, died, retired, whatever.
Don't care anymore at this point.
 
2012-02-14 02:32:40 AM  

Kurmudgeon: Just write Murray out completely, say the character went to Tibet, died, retired, whatever.
Don't care anymore at this point.


He, Dana, and Oscar are now living the sweet life out in Southern California's beautiful San Fernando Valley.
 
2012-02-14 02:36:27 AM  

Zack Ryder FTW

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2012-02-14 02:49:07 AM  

12349876: Give it to one of his brothers.


That unfortunate chap on the left looks like he got his head stuck in a golf ball washer.
 
2012-02-14 02:49:21 AM  

Mugato: People around here seem to like it.


Wha- really? People around here don't seem to like anything.

Evil Kirk vs Bad Ash: If they cast Nathan Fillion as Peter Venkman in a reboot I'd watch it. There I said it.


Except that guy. You people would show up to watch Nathan Fillon take a watery crap, and I'm not sure why.
 
2012-02-14 03:31:16 AM  
How many times must I say it. There is ALL READY a Ghostbusters 3.

Here! (new window) Here is your Ghostbusters 3! AND IT ACTUALLY IS PRETTY GOOD!
 
2012-02-14 03:47:38 AM  

Mentalpatient87: Mugato: People around here seem to like it.

Wha- really? People around here don't seem to like anything.

Evil Kirk vs Bad Ash: If they cast Nathan Fillion as Peter Venkman in a reboot I'd watch it. There I said it.

Except that guy. You people would show up to watch Nathan Fillon take a watery crap, and I'm not sure why.


He'd make eye contact, smile, and say something slightly off and funny.

Just like Bill would do.
 
2012-02-14 03:52:46 AM  

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2012-02-14 04:05:20 AM  
I hear either Wayne Rogers or Ted McGinley are free, They usually are the go to guys to take over roles other actors abandon.
 
2012-02-14 05:18:27 AM  
Don't reboot. Do a hand-off. Sure the guys got old, but ghosts still need to be busted. Venkman's death proved that. Sure you'll to come back to Uncle Egon's spooky mansion every so often to get tips. And every time you walk into his spooky mansion there will be either a "satanic" ritual or cameo from one of the original cast. He'll show you a spinning pentagram app that will trap ghosts.

I don't think we need to go bigger with the villain. Stay Puft and the Statue of Liberty was appropriate for the time, but it's 2012 now. We need EVIL. I'm thinking An Unquiet Dead (new window) in New York. Or maybe real vampires, where we've got no way to understand them or their motives.
 
2012-02-14 05:28:31 AM  

Mugato: Craptastic: I'd be OK with a Ghostbusters reboot. I just wouldn't want it to star any of the original actors (unless they do a *wink wink*-style appearance)

Oh God.

This is probably where it's all heading. Just fit Seth Rogan for a jumpsuit and proton pack right now and get it over with. Suit up that dry kid from Juno and McLovin would make a great Egon. They'll need a female Ghostbuster of course so get the blonde who's in all those Apatow movies, the one who's pushng 40 but is still cute, no, the other one. There's your cast. Action.


I'd watch this and I dont even like ghostbusters
 
2012-02-14 05:32:04 AM  

Evil Kirk vs Bad Ash: If they cast Nathan Fillion as Peter Venkman in a reboot I'd watch it. There I said it.


Two Guys a Ghost and a pizza place.
 
2012-02-14 07:00:46 AM  

moothemagiccow: Mugato: Craptastic: I'd be OK with a Ghostbusters reboot. I just wouldn't want it to star any of the original actors (unless they do a *wink wink*-style appearance)

Oh God.

This is probably where it's all heading. Just fit Seth Rogan for a jumpsuit and proton pack right now and get it over with. Suit up that dry kid from Juno and McLovin would make a great Egon. They'll need a female Ghostbuster of course so get the blonde who's in all those Apatow movies, the one who's pushng 40 but is still cute, no, the other one. There's your cast. Action.

I'd watch this and I dont even like ghostbusters


Oh Jesus.
 
2012-02-14 07:17:03 AM  
Winktologist:
"No one wants to pay money to see fat, old men chasing ghosts."

I would and so would everyone else, and you know it. Just don't get all "Indiana Jones 4" on us.


They could do a whole "Star Trek II" take on it... you know, aging heroes forced to confront their own mortality. Which Indy 4 also tried to do, poorly.
 
2012-02-14 08:11:42 AM  
The only thing a third one would manage is to make people long for the charm and dignity of the second one. Sort of like how when people look at Norbit and mutter "at least it isn't as bad as Pluto Nash"
 
2012-02-14 08:31:45 AM  
Just have the old guys cross the streams accidentally early on in the movie, like first 5 minutes..and WHAMMO instant time portal back to the 80s or whatever and you have the young recast versions there, now like a fish out of water, or deer in the headlights, choose your animal metaphor. But have the baddie they were zapping, which was PURE EVIL (in a microwave, of course), got sent back a little bit earlier and has changed everything. Now it's up to the ghostbusters to save christopher reeve from the satan horse.
 
2012-02-14 09:14:57 AM  

leviosaurus: Akroyd originally wrote the part of Venkman for John Belushi.

So, you see, he already recast the part once and it worked fine. This is probably his line of thinking.

/Would like to have seen the Belushi version of GB


Murray as the romantic lead, scoring with Sigourney Weaver, was stupid enough, but Belushi? Seriously?
 
2012-02-14 09:28:20 AM  

Winktologist: "No one wants to pay money to see fat, old men chasing ghosts."

I would and so would everyone else, and you know it. Just don't get all "Indiana Jones 4" on us.


Speak for yourself. I love ghostbusters as much as anyone, but I heartily applaud Bill Murray's decision.

Why my generation just can't seem to let anything go is beyond me. Yeah, GI Joe was awesome - when I was 7. Transformers was the coolest cartoon ever - 25 years ago.

Raiders of the Lost Ark was maybe the best action movie ever, but the sequels weren't that good, and 4 was just.... sad.
 
2012-02-14 09:30:36 AM  
Akroyd will replace him with Steve Martin. Search your feelings. You know it to be true.
 
2012-02-14 09:35:27 AM  

FriarReb98: No Murray = no Ghostbusters. Period. I love you Dan, even despite every failure you've had since...let's not try to go down that road, becaue it's long, and dark, and probably a lot of icky. But the point is you can't do it. No one is gonna replace Bill Frickin' Murray. Reboot? Maybe. The aforementioned killing-you-all-off as part of a reboot idea? Merited. But don't try and be Ray without Pete. Hell, I don't even think Igon can pull off Igon being as heavy as he is now. Even if you got Bill, I'd still say no. It's not worth ruining the legacy.


Too late, Ghostbusters 2 did that. No, part 3 if written well could save the legacy, but only if Murray was involved.
 
2012-02-14 09:48:05 AM  
Evolution was sort of the spiritual sequel to Ghostbusters with Mulder and Stifler and the guy who is almost but not quite Chris Tucker. Dan Akroyd was even in it.
 
2012-02-14 10:01:32 AM  

imontheinternet: Akroyd will replace him with Steve Martin. Search your feelings. You know it to be true.


Just do a quick scene where Venkman gets the same treatment as George Steinbrenner did on Seinfeld, an imitator only shot from the rear. But it's just a cameo in a handoff movie where the original Ghostbusters hire five nobodies using a vague job listing on Craigslist and immediately toss them the keys to the fire station and Bustamobile and retire to Costa Rica. The new gang (Justin Timberlake, Ryan Reynolds, Seth Rogen, Mila Kunis and Kal Penn) are just as big a set of cynics/losers/slackers as the originals and they have to figure pretty much everything about ghostbusting out from scratch. Hijinks ensue. Think demon possessed Wall St. Bankers as the new big bad. Keanu Reeves as the OWS protest leader that puts the new 'busters on the case.
 
2012-02-14 10:03:36 AM  

moothemagiccow: Mugato: Craptastic: I'd be OK with a Ghostbusters reboot. I just wouldn't want it to star any of the original actors (unless they do a *wink wink*-style appearance)

Oh God.

This is probably where it's all heading. Just fit Seth Rogan for a jumpsuit and proton pack right now and get it over with. Suit up that dry kid from Juno and McLovin would make a great Egon. They'll need a female Ghostbuster of course so get the blonde who's in all those Apatow movies, the one who's pushng 40 but is still cute, no, the other one. There's your cast. Action.

I'd watch this and I dont even like ghostbusters


yeah. Harrison Ford is a replicant in it i heard...it on Aint It Cool..

check it out
 
2012-02-14 10:07:26 AM  

FriarReb98: Hell, I don't even think Igon can pull off Igon being as heavy as he is now.


Actually, the back story for Egon is that before grad school he was a junk food nut and very heavy (hence the love of Twinkies). It was Peter that forcibly removed the junk food and he got skinny in grad school. Early in the first movie, Peter holds up a candy bar to Egon and contemplates, "...You.....You've earned it." at which point Egon snaps it up, so a heavy Egon makes perfect sense.
 
2012-02-14 10:08:54 AM  
Screw you all, Ghostbusters 2 was awesome.
 
2012-02-14 10:10:46 AM  
Just wanted to say I liked the headline.
 
2012-02-14 10:14:12 AM  

imontheinternet: Akroyd will replace him with Steve Martin. Search your feelings. You know it to be true.


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2012-02-14 10:15:57 AM  

James Scameron: Caddyshack was GARBAGE.


You apologize for that right this instant.
 
2012-02-14 10:39:34 AM  
How about a Meatballs remake them? They could cast that chick who was in the x-rated Alice in Wonderland again!
(ducks)
 
2012-02-14 10:40:02 AM  

steve_wmn: imontheinternet: Akroyd will replace him with Steve Martin. Search your feelings. You know it to be true.

Just do a quick scene where Venkman gets the same treatment as George Steinbrenner did on Seinfeld, an imitator only shot from the rear. But it's just a cameo in a handoff movie where the original Ghostbusters hire five nobodies using a vague job listing on Craigslist and immediately toss them the keys to the fire station and Bustamobile and retire to Costa Rica. The new gang (Justin Timberlake, Ryan Reynolds, Seth Rogen, Mila Kunis and Kal Penn) are just as big a set of cynics/losers/slackers as the originals and they have to figure pretty much everything about ghostbusting out from scratch. Hijinks ensue. Think demon possessed Wall St. Bankers as the new big bad. Keanu Reeves as the OWS protest leader that puts the new 'busters on the case.


This is supposed to be fiction
 
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