Oh, 'Ghostbusters 3' Is Shooting Next Summer, Without Bill Murray

October 18, 2012


Well, Dan Aykroyd promised us a "perfect" Ghostbusters sequel, but apparently perfection doesn't take all that long to write, cast, prep, and stuff into a flight suit: it seems we're going to shoot this goddammer in the summer.

Tossed casually into the containment grid of a story about Paramount dropping Ivan Reitman's NFL draft film, Deadline notes one reason for the cancelation is that "[Reitman] is expected to finally get the long-gestating Ghostbusters reboot in front of the cameras next summer for Sony Pictures (sans Bill Murray)." So, there's that now. Murray's involvement in Ghostbusters has long seemed unlikely--increasingly so each time he's shrugged off a related question or shown actual standards--but last we heard, the questionably-awaited sequel still needed a script. So unless this is just another false alarm--which is entirely possible, as there have been quite a few of those--it seems that the recently-hired Etan Cohen must have put something together that met Sony and Aykroyd's dubious standards. And all it took was writing out the series' central protagonist and most enduringly-popular star!

Also, Ivan Reitman isn't making a movie about the NFL draft anymore. Hopefully you weren't too excited about that, either.

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