Who are you gonna call? Ghostbusters set for a comeback

By Mark O’Neill
Contributing Writer, [GAS]

The sight of Harrison Ford running around cracking his whip must have inspired them because now the four original Ghostbusters are set for a comeback, nearly 20 years since they last saved New York from ectoplasmic slime.

Columbia has hired two scriptwriters from the Ricky Gervais sitcom “The Office” to begin writing the script for Ghostbusters 3.   When completed, the four Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson will be asked to come back and reprise their roles.  Murray and Aykroyd will likely ask for a huge amount of cash.

But it seems questions are already being asked about the likelihood of the film succeeding.   All four men are in their late 50’s or early 60’s.   With bad reviews of Harrison Ford in the Crystal Skull, partly because of Ford’s age, industry watchers and pundits are wondering if movie watchers will warm to 4 old men running around chasing ghosts.

As I mentioned, it’s been 20 years since the last movie.   As with Indiana Jones, have they missed the boat when it comes to making a third movie?   Has the Ghostbusters era come and gone?   What do you think?

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15 Responses to Who are you gonna call? Ghostbusters set for a comeback

  1. It may be the end of the Ghostbusters era. GB2 wasn't great, but still in the same vein. I can't see them doing another one without Sigorney, but it needs to be done if they are going to keep it going. I'm anxious for that NEW Activision video game, especially since I finally beat the old game on my C64 a few years ago…

  2. It may be the end of the Ghostbusters era. GB2 wasn’t great, but still in the same vein. I can’t see them doing another one without Sigorney, but it needs to be done if they are going to keep it going. I’m anxious for that NEW Activision video game, especially since I finally beat the old game on my C64 a few years ago…

  3. I can't tear apart the Indiana Jones film and then turn around and support a new GB film. I will watch it because I really did love the franchise growing up but my expectations are disastrously low.

  4. I can’t tear apart the Indiana Jones film and then turn around and support a new GB film. I will watch it because I really did love the franchise growing up but my expectations are disastrously low.

  5. Personally, i never understood the attraction with Ghostbusters…I never found it funny, scary, or even remotely interesting. Just campy and dated.

    Now, that's not to say the actors aren't great…Murry and Aykroyd are brilliant.

  6. Personally, i never understood the attraction with Ghostbusters…I never found it funny, scary, or even remotely interesting. Just campy and dated.

    Now, that’s not to say the actors aren’t great…Murry and Aykroyd are brilliant.

  7. The main difference between GB and Indy is that while Indy failed becasue the sight of Harrison (bless 'im) running around doing all the stunts trying to be a young guy made everyone want to give him a cup of Ovaltine and tell him to sit down before he cracked a hip, watching GB was always about the laughs. They couldn't climb stairs, hated running and generally abhored physical exercise in the first two – I doubt they'll suddenyl have them leaping off tall buildings now.

    So long as they keep the funny in I will love it!

  8. The main difference between GB and Indy is that while Indy failed becasue the sight of Harrison (bless ‘im) running around doing all the stunts trying to be a young guy made everyone want to give him a cup of Ovaltine and tell him to sit down before he cracked a hip, watching GB was always about the laughs. They couldn’t climb stairs, hated running and generally abhored physical exercise in the first two – I doubt they’ll suddenyl have them leaping off tall buildings now.
    So long as they keep the funny in I will love it!

  9. The main difference between GB and Indy is that while Indy failed becasue the sight of Harrison (bless ‘im) running around doing all the stunts trying to be a young guy made everyone want to give him a cup of Ovaltine and tell him to sit down before he cracked a hip, watching GB was always about the laughs. They couldn’t climb stairs, hated running and generally abhored physical exercise in the first two – I doubt they’ll suddenyl have them leaping off tall buildings now.
    So long as they keep the funny in I will love it!

  10. They're going to stuff it up aren't they?

    How can the Yanks work with the writers of the UK success 'The Office'.

    They've already desecrated that series by trying to be TOO clever for their own boots.

    The American version is just TOO overdone, and quite simply put:….Isn't even funny.

    Everything gets lost in translation from OUR sense of humour to YOURS.

    Guess which one we like??

    Are there any Americans STILL watching THEIR version of the office??

    Case closed.

    Please let 'Ghostbusters' RIP.

    Let's just love the memories and watch the replays.

    Can you imagine 'The Great Escape' 2 or 3??

    Pete.

  11. They’re going to stuff it up aren’t they?

    How can the Yanks work with the writers of the UK success ‘The Office’.
    They’ve already desecrated that series by trying to be TOO clever for their own boots.

    The American version is just TOO overdone, and quite simply put:….Isn’t even funny.

    Everything gets lost in translation from OUR sense of humour to YOURS.
    Guess which one we like??

    Are there any Americans STILL watching THEIR version of the office??

    Case closed.
    Please let ‘Ghostbusters’ RIP.
    Let’s just love the memories and watch the replays.

    Can you imagine ‘The Great Escape’ 2 or 3??

    Pete.