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GHOSTBUSTERS IN HELL Where Hell = NY?
By Karl Schneider
May 17, 2006
Source: InFocus magazine
Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Bill Murray in GHOSTBUSTERS (1984).
© Columbia Pictures
Well, if you like math then that title was fun for you. I hate math, and hate myself for writing such garbage. I could go on writing dribble, but I figure it is best to just give you the news before you cry for my head.
To be fair, this was all a sorry attempt to get you to mosey on to another story. If you are still with me, please know that reading any further will prove that God ... does in fact ... not exist. You have been warned.
InFocus Magazine has posted an interview of sorts with actor-filmmaker Harold Ramis. In the interview, Ramis had some sad news to report about the possibility of a third Ghostbusters
. The report claims the movie would be titled Ghostbusters in Hell
The script for the possible sequel is written by Dan Aykroyd and features a hell that looks like New York City. The Ghostbusters transport themselves to this Hell via a portal located in a warehouse. Are you sorry you read this yet? Wait ... it gets much worse.
"What Danny had originally conceived was sending us to a special-effects hell, a netherworld full of phenomenal visual environments and boiling pits," Ramis revealed. "But what works so well about the first two (films) is the mundane-ness of it all. So my notion was that hell exists in the same place as our consensus reality, but it's like a film shutter. It's the darkness between the 24 frames."
Yes Harold. Yes it is.
Ramis continued, "So we create a device to do it, and it's in a warehouse in Brooklyn. When we step out of the chamber, it looks just like New York, but it's hell. Everything's grid-locked; no cars 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."
Sigh. I have done all I can. I have held off as long as possible. If you are still reading ... then you simply asked for it.
Reports are saying Ramis wants vets Aykroyd, Moranis and Murray to reprise their roles. Murray refuses to, probably because he got a whiff of the script's smell. In his place Ramis is reportedly trying to cast Ben Stiller to star as the new Ghostbuster.
I am going to the corner to cry. I just want to thank Tim, who sent me this scoop, for ruining my life. Just kidding, I appreciate it ... really.