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(Collider)   Ivan Reitman says the long talked about new Ghostbusters film now more likely to be just a straight-up remake   (collider.com) divider line 79
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2012-10-01 01:33:29 PM  
You know, you could just leave the Ghostbusters franchise as-is. Maybe put out a new cartoon or yet another video game if you want. But you could just let the movies be what they were, and then leave well enough alone.
 
2012-10-01 01:36:19 PM  
A *new* Ghostbusters movie could be cool but remaking the original? That's a really stupid idea.
 
2012-10-01 01:37:43 PM  
I'm more OK with this than with the idea of Ghostbusters 3 at this point.
 
2012-10-01 01:39:21 PM  
Aykroyd will do anything for money, and Murray won't. Thus, we have this debacle. The word for years has been that the script is terrible. If you can't come up with a good sequel script, just let it go. But there's money to be made from a reboot, no doubt.
 
2012-10-01 01:41:34 PM  
Either way, it will suck.
 
2012-10-01 01:49:41 PM  
Who you gonna call?

Creativitybusters!
 
2012-10-01 01:51:21 PM  
If Hollywood is this desperate for money, perhaps they'd be best served by remaking movies, but do it as a reality show.

Though now that I think of it, moronic reality stars with actual nuclear accelerators strapped to their back might entertaining.
 
2012-10-01 02:00:21 PM  
I can't WAIT to see Jonah Hill, Shia LeBeouf and MIchael Cera take this wacky spooktacular rollercoast(GUNSHOT PARTIALLY MUFFLED BY LOWER JAW)
 
2012-10-01 02:15:22 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: Aykroyd will do anything for money, and Murray won't.


Maybe if they let Wes Anderson direct?
 
2012-10-01 02:19:39 PM  

GreenAdder: You know, you could just leave the Ghostbusters franchise as-is. Maybe put out a new cartoon or yet another video game if you want. But you could just let the movies be what they were, and then leave well enough alone.


or make the movie and make money off a bunch of dipshiats who will go see it
 
2012-10-01 02:20:21 PM  
The problem I have with reboots like this is that the original movies is spectacular. What could they possibly improve upon? Even the sound track was awesome and the effects were great for the era. I think the only thing they could gain is better effects but that won't top the original casting.
 
2012-10-01 02:27:09 PM  
Ghostbusters was a success because of the characters, not because it was some brilliant concept that just had to be remade with Judd Apatow's crew.

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: shower_in_my_socks: Aykroyd will do anything for money, and Murray won't.

Maybe if they let Wes Anderson direct?


Great. Make it from the ghosts' point of view and how quirky yet melancholy they are.
 
2012-10-01 02:28:28 PM  
Um - Ghostbusters wasn't that great of a movie. There - I said it.
 
2012-10-01 02:29:00 PM  

xynix: The problem I have with reboots like this is that the original movies is spectacular. What could they possibly improve upon? Even the sound track was awesome and the effects were great for the era. I think the only thing they could gain is better effects but that won't top the original casting.


Yeah, it's the same thing I say about the Robocop remake. There's almost no chance they'll match the humor of the original, so they either have to make it serious (which is stupid) or fail at making a carbon copy.
 
2012-10-01 02:29:39 PM  
The only way I could see this as a reboot would be to do it as a TV series.
I don't think I would want another big screen Ghostbusters with half the fun of the 1st one. Even if they added Baysplosions.
 
2012-10-01 02:29:41 PM  
You need a hit
Cause your studio's broke
Who you gonna call?
BEAN COUNTERS!
Bill Murray's out
And it don't look good
Who you gonna call?
BEAN COUNTERS!

(I ain't afraid of no suits)

/two straight to video, what do you know?
//We be fast and they be slow!
 
2012-10-01 02:30:34 PM  

oldfarthenry: Um - Ghostbusters wasn't that great of a movie. There - I said it.


YOU SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH!!
 
2012-10-01 02:31:15 PM  

GreenAdder: You know, you could just leave the Ghostbusters franchise as-is. Maybe put out a new cartoon or yet another video game if you want. But you could just let the movies be what they were, and then leave well enough alone.


This. I bet a ghost busters cartoon would do really well.
 
2012-10-01 02:33:15 PM  

oldfarthenry: Um - Ghostbusters wasn't that great of a movie. There - I said it.


It's true. This man has no dick.
 
2012-10-01 02:36:23 PM  

oldfarthenry: Um - Ghostbusters wasn't that great of a movie. There - I said it.


Don't stand in the way of nostalgia. Nothing good can come from it.

As far as sequel/re-make: Two peas in the same bad pod, if you ask me, but a re-make is probably the better option. Have you seen the cast of the original lately? What was it going to be called, Ghostbusters 3: On Golden Pond?
 
2012-10-01 02:36:57 PM  
I remember the days before VHS when the studios' version of 'rebooting' was to rerelease old films as anniversary editions. Reboots are a natural consequence of home video. I'm surprised they did not become a trend much earlier.

/my lawn - you know what to do
 
2012-10-01 02:38:21 PM  

oldfarthenry: Um - Ghostbusters wasn't that great of a movie. There - I said it.


You're speaking about the 2nd one right?
The one with the "Happy Slime" and the Vigo the not quite vampire?
 
2012-10-01 02:40:17 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: I remember the days before VHS when the studios' version of 'rebooting' was to rerelease old films as anniversary editions. Reboots are a natural consequence of home video. I'm surprised they did not become a trend much earlier.

/my lawn - you know what to do


You know, they are rereleasing Lawrence of Arabia for one day on Thursday. I'd rather see the original on the big screen again than seeing a remade hackjob. Or at least remake a crummy movie instead of a classic.
 
2012-10-01 02:40:47 PM  

xynix: The problem I have with reboots like this is that the original movies is spectacular.


Yeah, I don't mind them remaking a movie that was shiatty but had a good premise or something like that but when the movie was great to begin with, just leave it the fark alone. What's next, a Caddyshack remake?
 
2012-10-01 02:43:56 PM  

Mugato: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: shower_in_my_socks: Aykroyd will do anything for money, and Murray won't.

Maybe if they let Wes Anderson direct?

Great. Make it from the ghosts' point of view and how quirky yet melancholy they are.


Sure. It'll be about some ghost who died in 1979 and in more than one way, can't move on. Also some sub-plot about Slimer birdwatching.
 
2012-10-01 02:46:21 PM  
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2012-10-01 02:51:30 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: Aykroyd will do anything for money, and Murray won't. Thus, we have this debacle. The word for years has been that the script is terrible. If you can't come up with a good sequel script, just let it go. But there's money to be made from a reboot, no doubt.


I direct your attention to exhibit A, Blues Brothers 2000 is this really how we want to remember Ghostbusters?

Exhibt B is Indian Jones and the really boring crystal skull
 
2012-10-01 02:54:22 PM  
All these remakes and stale movie ideas.

Have any of these producers / writers ever cracked a history book?
 
2012-10-01 02:59:50 PM  
Since hollyweird is hell bent on rebooting everything they should get on the alternative history bandwagon and do something really strange. Such as having aliens with 1980's level technology invade Earth in 1942. Or take a amall but super high tech naval task force from 2021 and drop them back into WW2. Let the South win and play out the next war.

/really would love to see a film version of The Two Georges
 
2012-10-01 03:02:50 PM  

Mugato: Great. Make it from the ghosts' point of view and how quirky yet melancholy they are.


Or make it an all-out horror flick... these poor ghosts, just struggling to get by in the afterlife, but being stalked by 4 psychos in jumpsuits with strange guns. They call on their friend Zuul to help protect them, but the movie ends tragically when Zuul is no match for the assassins.
 
2012-10-01 03:05:08 PM  
I always thought it'd be cool to kill one or more of the Ghostbusters 20 minutes in and keep them a ghost.
 
2012-10-01 03:07:39 PM  

WalkingCarpet: xynix: The problem I have with reboots like this is that the original movies is spectacular.

Yeah, I don't mind them remaking a movie that was shiatty but had a good premise or something like that but when the movie was great to begin with, just leave it the fark alone. What's next, a Caddyshack remake?


Caddyshack sucks except for Murray's scenes, and no one cares about golf outside of who Tiger is farking these days.

It would be like remaking some old BMX movie or something.
 
2012-10-01 03:07:55 PM  
Jesus, how hard is this?

It's 25 years after the original. Ackroyd, Murray, and Reitman are semi-retired, and just hang around the firehouse goofing around. They've got younger guys (and girls) actually going out and doing the busting jobs, with Ernie Hudson being the only responsible one supervising them. The kids are complaining that the hours are getting worse and jobs are getting tougher, but a grumpy Murray et al. just write them off as spoiled snowflakes. Hudson goes out on a job with the kids and gets greivously injured, revealing that a big event is afoot. Murray et al. have to strap on the proton packs one last time and, with the kids in tow, face off in an epic battle against something. Murray and handsome lead kid work together to bring down the baddie. Movie ends with the handsome lead kid taking over the business (and the franchise).
 
2012-10-01 03:08:03 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: I always thought it'd be cool to kill one or more of the Ghostbusters 20 minutes in and keep them a ghost.


I read somewhere months ago that this was actually part of the plot for GB3. Or part of one of the plots that's been floated around.
 
2012-10-01 03:15:43 PM  
Who are you people kidding?

Star Trek: The Lens Flare Motion Picture proved that without a doubt, you'll lap up any old shiat thrown out there, and love it.

In fact, not only will you love it, you'll act like it was the most amazing thing ever, defend it with your last breath, and scream at the top of your lungs about how it finally made the musty old franchise relevant for today's audiences, then start to find things wrong with the original movies that you never mentioned before.

You people will biatch now, but will fellate Justin Bieber, Shia Labeouf, Robert Pattinson, and Akon as the new Ghostbusters.
 
2012-10-01 03:16:35 PM  

Uzzah: Jesus, how hard is this?

It's 25 years after the original. Ackroyd, Murray, and Reitman are semi-retired, and just hang around the firehouse goofing around. They've got younger guys (and girls) actually going out and doing the busting jobs, with Ernie Hudson being the only responsible one supervising them. The kids are complaining that the hours are getting worse and jobs are getting tougher, but a grumpy Murray et al. just write them off as spoiled snowflakes. Hudson goes out on a job with the kids and gets greivously injured, revealing that a big event is afoot. Murray et al. have to strap on the proton packs one last time and, with the kids in tow, face off in an epic battle against something. Murray and handsome lead kid work together to bring down the baddie. Movie ends with the handsome lead kid taking over the business (and the franchise).


That actually makes sense, therefore it is invalid (the execs will never go for it)
 
2012-10-01 03:17:21 PM  
hehe. GB as a movie franchise is dead. Why they keep kicking its ghost, I have no idea.

Leave it be.

The current GB comic book is pretty damned good.
 
2012-10-01 03:18:12 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Who are you people kidding?

Star Trek: The Lens Flare Motion Picture proved that without a doubt, you'll lap up any old shiat thrown out there, and love it.

In fact, not only will you love it, you'll act like it was the most amazing thing ever, defend it with your last breath, and scream at the top of your lungs about how it finally made the musty old franchise relevant for today's audiences, then start to find things wrong with the original movies that you never mentioned before.

You people will biatch now, but will fellate Justin Bieber, Shia Labeouf, Robert Pattinson, and Akon as the new Ghostbusters.


Oh shut the fark up about the lens flare. The movie is awesome, and you and everyone else knows it.
 
2012-10-01 03:21:24 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: I remember the days before VHS when the studios' version of 'rebooting' was to rerelease old films as anniversary editions. Reboots are a natural consequence of home video. I'm surprised they did not become a trend much earlier.

/my lawn - you know what to do


That's one way to look at it I guess but why is it that now, unlike the days before video, we can watch a movie more than a few years old any time we want, do they have to remake movies like Spider-Man every 10 years (besides the legal bullshiat)? It seems like rebooting movies so often would have been something they did when movies were only available in theaters.
 
2012-10-01 03:24:49 PM  
So Aykroyd reprises his role as Dr. Ray Stantz, where he's been traumatized by the death of Zeddmore and Drs Venkman and Spengler on their last case, maybe some flashbacks to blood filling up a hotel, (deliberate recall to the Shining) or people falling out of holes in the ceiling (recalling Poltergeist). Anyway Stantz is just coming to grips with the returning to the regular world, when strange things start happening to a group of plucky college students, I'm thinking Hypermasculine football captain type, Inquisitive (yet sultry) red head, a happy-go-lucky stoner, and the prom queen / psychology student. Their College apartment is currently being haunted by the ghost of Winston Zeddmore, who keeps warning them of horrible things to come. The talk to a number of 'adult types' before realizing that this has all happened before and consulting with Football Captain's mom, who just happens to be... Dana Barrett (depending upon Ms Weaver's availability, failing her inclusion, I suggest making him the nephew of Rick Moranis's character Louis Tully, actually that might be even funnier if we get him in the movie any way we can, so if the Inquisitive bookish red-head could be his neice that would be acceptable as well, while football captain is barrett's son...) So we need some sort of giant (or big-ish) threat to either their school, their building, or the world in general. I'm thinking demon's are possessing people in power and the Team has to expose the plot. They finally get pointed to Stantz, who I suggest is just getting out of a mental institution (or is stuck in) being sort of dazed and giving them about half of a sentence at a time (See Walter in Fringe), we get the location of the Proton Packs, Ecto 1 (now rusted out) and the Twenty somethings try to take on the world of demons, the first being a local drug pusher/generic gangster, they get into a confrontation where the goon tries to kill them supernaturally, and when they zap him with a proton pack, they can see the demon leave the body and watch the body get incinerated, they happen to have video rolling on the event, and Dr. Stantz helps them develop a new style of back pack that shoots a 'confinement laser' that prevents the demon from escaping. The movie ends when they kick in the door at city hall, the mayor's body slumps to the floor, obviously breathing, but the demon is trapped, four feet off the ground, kicking and screaming as the trap is thrown... credits roll, leaving us with the option of another movie, a comic book/cartoon series/web based show in the interim.
 
2012-10-01 03:32:09 PM  

WalkingCarpet: xynix: The problem I have with reboots like this is that the original movies is spectacular.

Yeah, I don't mind them remaking a movie that was shiatty but had a good premise or something like that but when the movie was great to begin with, just leave it the fark alone. What's next, a Caddyshack remake?


Dude, SSSHHHHHHHH....don't give them any ideas...
 
2012-10-01 03:32:41 PM  

oldfarthenry: Um - Ghostbusters wasn't that great of a movie. There - I said it.

 
2012-10-01 03:43:19 PM  
Here's my idea: Some unknown schlub played by Jonah Hill pulls up in a Ghostbusters van to a call, he starts the standard pitch when a woman played by Tina Fey, pulls up from a rival company's vehicle and bad mouths Ghostbuster Co.'s services, including inside-knowlege-type lowblows and gets the sale. Cut to a scene of Egon and Winston as executives of the original company, now a major international franchise, complain to the rival company's boss, Peter. Somebody references Ray's absence and quick cut to him leading a new age hippie cult in wacky meditation. That night, an obviouly evil ghost comes to Ray and Ray tries to talk to him about crystals and other such crap. Ghost kills Ray. Other three are then gathered at Ray's funeral lamenting him casketside. Ghost Ray walks up beside them and warns of some great evil he saw on the Other Side that's coming to New York City. Standard, but inevitable, getting-the-gang-back-together/old-guys-back-in-the-saddle-one-last-ti me-plot commences with one of them now a ghost, and some younger ensemble folk along for the ride for the passing-the-torch obligatory element.
 
2012-10-01 03:46:53 PM  

moothemagiccow: oldfarthenry: Um - Ghostbusters wasn't that great of a movie. There - I said it.


You're both retarded for each other.
 
2012-10-01 03:50:59 PM  
Well, I can see Seth Rogan is finally going to get some work again...

Seth, probably that douche Ryan Reynolds as Venkman, and XZibit in the Ernie Hudson role.
 
2012-10-01 03:58:10 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Or take a amall but super high tech naval task force from 2021 and drop them back into WW2.


They did something like that with The Final Countdown they dropped the USS Nimitz into the Pacific the day before Pearl Harbor.
 
2012-10-01 03:58:38 PM  
Ghostbusters is actually one of those films that comes close to being a perfect film. NO wasted scenes, no lulls, the film never drags, the humor is actually funny, the story makes sense in the context of the film, I really can't think of anything it does wrong (other than the fact that it was made in the 80's, so parts of it date poorly).

Now the sequel is a perfect example of how to botch a film, sully a franchise and smear the good names of those involved.

GB2 is why Bill Murray won't do another. He knows how good (even if he didn't want to do it originally) that GB is and it saddens him that the turd that is GB2 exists and he doesn't want to be a party to another shiatfest.

Proud of him for that.
 
2012-10-01 04:05:41 PM  
Good. Another sequel would have been a TERRIBLE idea.
Though, I bet Ernie Hudson really wanted it to happen. As did Aykroyd who hasn't had a hit for many years and is reduced to shilling Crystal Head Vodka.

Remember Blues Brothers 2000? Yeah. Pretty clear Aykroyd's got no shame about rehashing his past successes into inferior sequels.

Hell, even Ghostbusters 2 was not that great. Seeing a bunch of 60 y/o Ghostbusters just sounds terrible. I loved the first movie, but if it's not going to be as funny, just don't even bother.
 
2012-10-01 04:07:32 PM  

Mugato: Ghostbusters was a success because of the characters, not because it was some brilliant concept that just had to be remade with Judd Apatow's crew.

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: shower_in_my_socks: Aykroyd will do anything for money, and Murray won't.

Maybe if they let Wes Anderson direct?

Great. Make it from the ghosts' point of view and how quirky yet melancholy they are.


And a twee ukulele soundtrack.
 
2012-10-01 04:08:18 PM  
The trouble is that Reitman really didn't say anything about Ghostbusters other than, "we're working on it." Just happened to watch the movie last night and the only thing a remake will do is cheapen everyone's appreciation for the original.
 
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