GB 3 Information

--This information is from The Ghostbusters Homepage.


     This has become the place for news about the upcoming GB3 movie. The Ghostbusters Homepage has been reporting about the movie since March 1996. Chances are, if you have heard about GB3, you've heard it from The Ghostbusters Homepage.
     But we couldn't do it without you, the Ghosthead. All of this information was provided by the fans of this web site. I encourage you to email me if you hear any verified news about Ghostbusters 3. Verified news is something that is written in a newspaper, or from a news source. Unless of course you are Dan Aykroyd or Harold Ramis, I would take your word of mouth.
     That is of course if you can prove that you really are who you claim.
     Paul Rudoff is doing it again! He's doing an excellent job, of course... his GB3 page is among the best on the Internet. He has THE VERY LATEST verified information. He's keeping up with it constantly. Make sure that you check his page before you check Anyone else's. Spook Central.

Who You Gonna Cast?
Entertainment Weekly Online

     Feb 19, 1999...."Dan (Akroyd) and I talk about it on a regular basis, and he's done some writing," Ramis says. "The studio would love to make a deal, but they're not sure who to make the deal with, since Bill (Murray) is very elusive, and (original director) Ivan Reitman is kind of standing on the side. The dream plan is that Danny and I would produce it, I would direct it, and we would recruit some newer, younger, popular Ghostbusters to star."

Thanks to RJ White for this link.

No Conan for GB3

Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 22:12:16 -0500
Subject: Conan and Ghostbusters

  I am a huge Conan fan. I've heard a rumor around that
  Conan is helping Dan Ackroyd fix his Ghostbusters 3
  script and make it workable. Do you guys mind telling me
  if that's true? If it is, do you have any idea on when
  the movie will come out and whether or not Bill Murray
  will be in it?

   Watch the show every night, and thanks very very much
   for your time,
Andrew Shaw

Date: Fri, 17 Jul 1998 10:49:43 EDT
Subject: Re:  Conan and Ghostbusters

Conan has nothing to do with the Ghostbusters 3 script.

GB 3 rumors are flying!
Cinescape Online

     July 9, 1998...."The film is rumored to follow Raymond Stantz (Aykroyd) and Egon Spengler (Ramis) as they cope with Peter Venkman's (Bill Murray) departure with Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver), plus their attempt to stay employed while fighting a new otherworldly entity, possibly Hades, the Greek god of the underworld."...

Thanks to Ryan W.LeClair for this tidbit!

Dan Aykroyd will star in GB3
Ultimate TV

     March 28, 1998...DAN AYKROYD - ("Soul Man") Plays the voice of "Wasp #1 in "Antz," an animated feature starring the voice of Woody Allen. Will also star in "Ghostbusters III," which, though slated to premiere in 1999, will probably begin advertising in theatres any day now.

Will Smith may be in GB3
MJI's Big Picture

     March 28, 1998..."Will Smith is in talks to star with Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray in Ghostbusters 3."

Thanks to Casen DeLucia for the tip
Bill's Interpretation: I REALLY think this tidbit about Bill Murray is wrong. I think it is supposed to mean Harold Ramis, but I've been wrong before!

Dan Aykroyd Turns From
"Blues Brothers" to "Ghostbusters"

Hollywood Online

     February 10, 1998...With "Blues Brothers 2000" under his belt, Aykroyd may turn his attention to reviving "Ghostbusters." The biggest comedy hit of 1984, it was sequelized five years later in another huge hit, "Ghostbusters II." "Harold (Ramis) and I save a treatment that we really like," reports Aykroyd. "It's just a matter of writing it now. We're going to try to do it this summer." Click here to hear a Real Audio interview with Dan Aykroyd about GB!

Always first with GB3 news, thanks to Jeff Hodgson

The strangest sequel
Newsweek Magazine
January 19, 1998

     February 6, 1998... 'Men in Black' may be Sony's most expensive sequel negotiation, but it's certainly not the strangest. Dan Aykroyd, it seems, has written a treatment for 'Ghostbusters 3.' He, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Ivan Reitman control various rights. After demanding more than 40 percent of Sony's receipts, they all backed down to a more reasonable price, sources say. Except for Bill Murray. He still wants a hefty cut of the gross not to star in the movie.

Thanks to Eidolon for the latest!

Sony's Blockbuster Sequel
TIME Magazine Online

   &nb ffb sp; January 5, 1998... A story about John Calley, the chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment: Calley also gets credit for saving the big summer '98 film, Godzilla, and he plans a slew of sequels and recyclings. ... His plans also include another Ghostbusters installment and movie versions of such TV shows as I Dream of Jeannie and Bewitched. He even threatens a Charlie's Angels for the big screen.

Thanks to JMeisen for the latest!

The Sunday Mirror (U.K.)

     November 9, 1997... Dan Aykroyd has approached Bill Murray to be in the third film in the multi million dollar series, but he only offered him a five minute walk on part, obviously insulted Murray refused the offer, Aykroyd is said to be re-writing the script to not include him.

Thanks to Guy Schoenenberger for the update!

Harold Ramis at Chicago Film Industry Luncheon

     September 1, 1997... "I had the oppritunity to speak with Harold Ramis at this "Business Leaders Breakfast" thingy about the Chicago film industry. I asked him about GB3 and he sort of sighed and laughed. Pretty much what he told me was that he and Ackroyd have been having some meetings and discussing ideas. The studio hasn't even decided if they want to do the film yet. They don't have anything decided yet as far as script or casting, but they have a few ideas."

Thanks to Gerry S. for this news!

The next generation
USA Today

     April 15, 1997...Speaking of the paranormal, an outline for a third Ghostbusters film has been written by Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, in which the guys hand off the business to the next generation of ghost-chasers.

"It's time to find a new team and continue the franchise," Aykroyd says. "I'd love to see Chris Farley in there."

Ernie's In!
The Official Congo Collector's Magazine

     March 19, 1997...For fans of Hudson's most famous character, the spectre sleuth, Zeddemore, he says he's ready for a third run at getting slimed.      "I'd love to do another Ghostbusters," he says. "It would be fun to get together with the guys again."

Thanks to rcarlson for this news!

Ghostbusters III
Internet Movie Database

     February 8, 1997...The Internet Movie Database has been a source on the GB Homepage for some time, and this proves it even further. The Database has included information for GB3. Might as well call it a done deal. Listed already as signed is Chris Farley, Harold Ramis, and Dan Aykroyd. I assume this page will be updated as fast as det e05 ails become available.!

Thanks to Ryan Anderson for this update!

Ghostbusters 3 Corona Productions Online

     September 15, 1996... Dan Aykroyd has announced that he's currently working on the second draft of the script. He says that negotiations are underway with Harold Ramis to reprise his role (and possibly direct). Aykroyd also boasts that Sony desperately wants to make the film given their recent troubles....

Thanks to Chris Gates for this article!

Hollywood Get Ready For Ghostbusters 3 Vancouver Province Showcase, September 10, 1996

     Dan Aykroyd reveals, "I've completed one draft of the script, and Sony definitly wants to make the movie, and so do I. I would want to do it with Harold (Ramis). We have been discussing it and are going back into meetings now.
     They will be doing the film, he says, without their original Ghostbuster teammates, Bill Murray and director Ivan Reitman. "They want to concentrate on other things" says Aykroyd.
     "I can definitly see
Chris Farley stepping into the cast, he'd make a great ghostbuster,and so would Will Smith. I've already talked to Chris about the casting and have told him I'll be drafting the part for him."

Thanks to Robert "Pops" Roth *my girlfriend's dad*, Michael Bendner, and Brian Turner for this article.
Bill's Interpretation: Chris Farley and Will Smith will be trained as Ghostbusters -- NOT taking over Peter or Winston's spot

Busters May Be Back! Milwaukee Journal Sentinal

     You've seen something go bump in the night. Who you gonna call? Maybe the "Ghostbusters".
     Director Harold Ramis says there are plans for a third "Busters" movie. "Dan Aykroyd would love to do one. He has approached all of us about it," Ramis says. "Dan's even writing a script that has the old Ghostbusters training a whole new younger, and probably much more handsome team. I sort of think of it as 'Ghostbusters - The Next Generation.'"
     Ramis says one of the former players probably will refuse to be slimed again. "I don't think Bill Murray is too interested in busting ghosts anymore," he says.