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Original cast not leading Ghostbusters 3

Ghostbusters.jpgThat's right, the original Ghostbusters cast will appear in the third film, but they will be appearing as mentors and merely be passing the jobs over to a younger cast who will no doubt be taking the franchise forward with a younger audience.

This is the worst news possible for Ghostbusters fans, of course if you've never seen the original cast then you'll probably not care, but for fans this is terrible.

Harold Ramis is the one who confirms that the original cast will be back merely to mentor the new Ghostbusters team, and he does so in an email to The Chicago Tribune through Latino Review. In it he says:

“yes, columbia is developing a script for GB3 with my year one writing partners, gene stupnitsky and lee eisenberg. judd apatow is co-producing year one and has made several other films for sony, so of course the studio is hoping to tap into some of the same acting talent. aykroyd, ivan reitman and i are consulting at this point, and according to dan, bill murray is willing to be involved on some level. he did record his dialogue for the new ghostbusters video game, as did danny and i, and ernie hudson. the concept is that the old ghostbusters would appear in the film in some mentor capacity.”

Oh dear me, that sounds terrible. The original cast will be there to hand over to a cast of Superbad/Knocked Up who, as I've said before, will be spouting the usual slapstick, sexual and bodily function humour. Great.

There goes the humour of Ghostbusters, and the fans finally get their third film which will effectively kill the series for them and restart it as a young and trendy series fitting in with the current spate of comedies coming out of Hollywood.

The words from Harold Ramis confirm the story we'd heard before about the new writers and the possible involvement of Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow, and they don't even seem that solid on how much time we'll see of the original Ghostbusters on screen.




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Speak for yourself, when I heard this news I was elated. Ghostbusters has been one of my favorite films since I was a kid, and the thought of an overweight Ramis and Akroyd laboring to support their once genius vehicle makes me cringe.Thats exactly why Murray didn't want anything to do with with the idea of a GB3 for so many years.He didn't want to ruin the legacy with a retread with old actors 20 yrs after the fact. Having the young talent from the Apatow crowd is perfect. The reason his films are so successful is exactly the opposite of what you claim. Its more than bodily and sexual humor, you sound like you are talking about the Farrelly brothers.All of Apatows films are focused on relationships in some way or another, not phoney movie relationships, but actual real life friendships and connections. The reinvention of buddy comedies, but he manages to turn convention upside down every time you think you have him pegged. I doubt Pineapple Express has been released over there yet, and it seems like you'd prolly throw that away as a drug movie, but its exceptional. This was the best news for any true Ghostbuster fan, a new film with fresh talent, but supported by the original cast.Amazing.

is a terrible news, original cast like mentors, i don't like it idea, if indiana jones back to the action, why not the real ghostbusters for last time.

hey perfect thing GB3 i think the new guys should be casted as Seth Rogen , Romany Malco ,Andy Samberg , and Bill Hader these guys as the new ghostbusters would make a killing in the boxoffice i knoe as a movie fan i would love to see these guys in the big screen as the new ghostbusters....

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