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GHOSTBUSTERS 3 Thoughts from Ramis

Director Talks the Mindset behind Ghostbusters 3.

By Jarrod Sarafin     July 09, 2009

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With every Ghostbusters 3 update we pass along at Mania, we've seen skeptics voice their concerns about venturing into yet another classic genre property and whether it can hold up to the original. Based on the latest interview from director Harold Ramis, the creators seem to understand that concern and want to prove it wrong.

Director Harold Ramis, who may lead the third installment if the story is right, sat down with Natalie Portman's new website venture MakingOf to discuss the upcoming Ghostbusters sequel.

The next project is currently being scripted out by "The Office" co-executive producers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky. Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson are set to return in a mentor capacity while handing the reins over to a younger team of ecto-plasma fighters.

You can check out his thoughts in the video player below.



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gauleyboy420 7/9/2009 11:52:51 PM


Nuff Said!

Flint521466 7/10/2009 5:03:37 AM

This is just a bad idea. This is the guy who already fucked up one "Ghostbusters" sequel and now he wants to do it again? Please.  Have any of you seen "Year One"?  It's a big fat turd.  Ramis peaked w/ "Groundhog Day".  Both he & his co-writer Dan "Blues Brothers 2000" Aykroyd better seriously think this through.

Muenster 7/10/2009 5:17:26 AM

More like an "awesome fucking", gauleyboy.

hanso 7/10/2009 6:10:56 AM

Harold Ramis hasn't directed anything good since forever and I havent' seen Year One, I'm sure it sucks balls but The Ghostbusters Video Game which Ramis & Akryod wrote is pretty sweet, although it borrows some story elements and settings from the previous 2 films.  Anyway, good humor and some of the locales in the game would've looked great on screen I think, like a haunted castle that pops up in middle of the Hudson river.

I know Ramis ain't writing the other movie, but there is hope for this film just based on the concept they created for the video game.

pekstrand 7/10/2009 7:59:41 AM

I'm not a huge Ramis fan, but the guy has done some decent directing work. I enjoyed both Analyze this and the Ice Harvest. I know he's also done episodes of the office, some of the funniest out there. If he can get a decent script together, this could be a fun film. It'll be nice just seeing Murray, Aykroyd and he together again. On a side note, I didn't enjoy Year One either.

Duggernaut 7/10/2009 10:38:06 AM

I love balls sucking so im down for this film

Wiseguy 7/10/2009 11:30:02 AM

Ditto what Flint said. Ramis should've addressed that concern when he made that terrible sequel. If not for that pile of shit this may have been an ongoing franchise already.

Hobbs 7/10/2009 12:00:18 PM

I agree with what he said about the special effects and how audiences seem to be okay with the cartoon fighting of guys flying through the air in combat that you can clearly see is CGI.  I might be old school in that thought process but I hate how most people think thats top of the line effects when it looks like shit to me. 

SinisterPryde 7/10/2009 12:01:40 PM

Like so many things I doubt the entirerty of Year One's suckage (Yes, that is a technical term) can be plced at Ramis' feet.  Yes, the direction wasn't great.  However, sth script also sucked.  HArold Ramins may not be the world's greatest director but even he was, a crap scritp is still a crap script.

That being said, I do not believe that this film can live up to the greateness that was the original.  That seemed to be a case of all the right elements coming together at the right time.  I'll be satisfied if this film can be better than the second one.  And really, that's not a very high bar to cross.

fft5305 7/10/2009 12:19:10 PM

I agree that this is a lousy idea. I don't see anything good coming of it.  As I've said before, though, if it winds up looking good, I'll probably see it.  And if it actually is good, I'll gladly admit I was wrong. Don't see it happening, though.

In Ramis' defense, though, he didn't actually say Year One was any good.  He just said it caught people's attention that there were real people in the trailer and not a ton of CGI effects.

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