Howard Stern was lucky enough to receive a call from the elusive BIll Murray, the legendary comedian/actor who marches to the beat of his own drum. Over the past few weeks Murray has had multiple fingers pointed in his direction as the hold up on the long-gestured Ghostbusters 3. The truth?
Stern asked Murray about the rumors: “I guess I’m the problem. Before I was an asset. Now I’m a problem,” he explained. Bill said he had the script somewhere (“I haven’t read it yet.“) and liked his Ghostbusters co-stars (“We really are funny together.“) but hadn’t taken the time to consider the project: “It’s not the foremost thing in my mind right now so I don’t think about it.”
I seriously think it’s time to official give up any hope on seeing Murray and Weaver’s love-child take the reigns as a new Ghost Buster. Maybe they can just license Murray’s likeness and insert him as a CG ghost? I’ll take that blow just to see Columbia Pictures get this off the ground. Sigh.
Supposedly, Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis, and Sigourney Weaver have agreed to return, with Ivan Reitman taking the reigns. I just want to see Rick Moranis back in action! READ MORE
It really bums me out that I just turned 30. What I would have done for the respect of toy companies when I was 6. I literally have no space for all of this awesomeness, and my imagination has taken a turn for the worst (not that I could see myself literally “playing” with these).
Still, I might have to muster up a spot for Vinz Clortho, the Keymaster of Gozer, a loyal minion demi-god who obeys The Destructor. In the 1984 Ghostbusters, Vinz possessed Louis Tully (Rick Moranis) and became one of the most beloved characters in the franchise (I would have loved his party!) This figure comes with an array of extras, including the dog head from the finale. Available in March.
Also available this March is “Marshmallow Mess Ray” who comes with a messy logo. In May you can snag “Egon with Lab Coat”, which appears to come with the library ghost! Lastly, in July Mattel releases “Winston with Slime Blower”.
I think the one thing that all of the toy companies are missing are toy “displays”. I’m not really looking to have Marshmallow Mess Ray and Vinz Clortho just handing out on my desk. I want a rooftop piece with a ginormous Stay Puft Marshmallow Man climbing up. NECA has the right idea with their Crow rooftop fight piece, and the Friday the 13th shrine set, but no toy company has really gone out of their way to create something spectacular (like a possessed Dana (with removable shirt) apartment set that comes with a demonic refrigerator).
I stopped watching Food Network’s “Ace of Cakes” because owner Duff Goldman and his motley crew had this horrible habit of building their “epic” cakes out of wire, pipes and wood — not exactly edible. I call that cheating. Still, some of their exterior designs end up being quite cool, such as Charm City Cakes’ “Ghostbusters”-themed dessert that features a pair of Busters and the angry Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Even cooler, and super logical, is that the cake lights up in the dark. I’m assuming the birthday boy or girl was a double bagger? Check out the “sweet” cake inside. READ MORE
Deadline just did a report on Columbia Pictures’ struggle to get Ghostbusters III off the ground, with the highlight once again punning the blame on an unsigned Bill Murray. Earlier reports indicated Murray had recently received a new screenplay and now Director IvanReitman and Sony Pictures have no idea if the mercurial Murray will smile on the script they’ve just sent him. Without Murray, the studio absolutely will NOT make the film, which gives an extraordinary amount of leverage to a quirky actor who leaves financiers sweating until the moment he shows up on the set. It appears Murray is to blame. More inside…. READ MORE
This entire Ghostbusters 3 circus is officially pissing me off. Every single person involved is a f*cking liar, or spinning their words, or playing semantics (sift through all of the finger pointing). There’s obviously a problem somewhere as the wheel is missing the proper spokes to get rolling. It’s been promised over and over, only now attached director Ivan Reitman is calling everyone a liar. “Virtually everything you’ve read on the internet [about Ghostbusters III] is not accurate,” he tells Cinema Blend, adding that they still need to get the cast together first. “[We] have some actors who seem to be interested in doing it, a ton of interest in the film.” Yeah, I’m sure it’s all bull crap, even when we broke the news that he’d be directing. According to his brash response, I guess he’s not? Ridiculous. Columbia, put your foot down, slam a fist, it’s time to get this goddamn movie off the ground already. READ MORE
The time is almost here “G.I JOE”, “TRANSFORMERS”, “GHOSTBUSTERS”, and “STAR TREK” fans, as later this month publisher IDW will release the inaugural issue of their massive crossover event that spans multiple franchises entitled, “INFESTATION”! The first issue drops on January 26th, but beyond the break you can get a special 5 page look right now! Read on for the skinny!
As we all patiently wait for the long awaited sequel that may or may not ever come, there is some rather slimy news on the Ghostbusters front that might make the wait a little more bearable. Game Hunters got an exclusive first look at an upcoming game in the much loved series. Come spring we’ll be getting a much needed dose of ghostbustin’ action with Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime, an arcade adventure game you can play with your friends locally or online.
2009′s Ghostbusters: The Video Game reunited the cast from the films and gave us all a hefty shot of nostalgia that won’t be quite as potent since none of the films’ cast will be returning for this game. Sure that’s a little disappointing, so to make it up to us they’re promising massive boss fights and the chance to drive the Ecto-4WD! Head past the break for a few (incredibly exciting) screens. READ MORE
Oh boy, here we go again. When there are a handful of egos involved in any project, there are bound to be problems. Such the case with Ghostbusters 3, Columbia Pictures’ hotly anticipated sequel that’s had its fair share of problems, most of which keep being swept publicly under the rug. While Dan Aykroyd plays “good cop”, the rest of the cast have been very outspoken about the “Bill Murray delays”. Ernie Hudon, who plays Winston Zeddemore in the Ghostbusters franchise, is the latest to chime in. READ MORE
Bloody Disgusting reader ‘Jonas’ reports in with a fresh Ghostbusters 3 update that confirms many of the casting rumors floating around the web. According to Jonas, producer/writer/star Dan Aykroyd was on WGN Radio Chicago where he commented on those pesky rumors. He confirmed that they are casting and open to finding some fresh faces, adding that both Bill Hader and Anna Faris have been mentioned as “strong possibilities”, although it’s still too earlier to call. Aykroyd, who plays Dr. Raymond Stantz in the franchise, also mentioned Eliza Dushku’s name again, also confirming (what we already knew) that both Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver are returning. Columbia Pictures is aiming at a May 2011 start date. READ MORE
Upon new rumors and casting calls for Ghostbusters 3 making their way online, website What’s Playing did some digging through their Sony Pictures contact who may have leaked some potential casting news. “Asked whether he knew anything about [Anna Faris] being onboard, he replied ‘Dunno. First I’ve heard of it. Heard Will Forte’s name mentioned and Bill Hader, but not Faris. I’m not in on all that though, so she could be; [Sony] does like her’. ” Forte and Hader landing roles alongside “Saturday Night Live” alumni could be pretty freakin’ cool. Obviously, none of this is confirmed so keep this filed under “rumor” until further notice. Being directed by Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver are all said to be returning. Lead by Dana and Peter’s lovechild, Oscar, a new breed of Ghost Busters are passed the torch… READ MORE
While we wait for Columbia Pictures to get off their asses and make us Ghostbusters 3, Funny or Die had a little fun of their own with the short film “Ghostbusters Return”. The 3-minute clip declares that the Ghostbusters are back! And they’re sort of assholes. Nuff said! I just wonder what it would be like to be slimed in bed….by her. READ MORE
More good news on the ghost busting front as Production Weekly is reporting that they’ve heard Sony’s Columbia Pictures is aiming at a May 2011 start date for Ghostbusters 3, which would put it as part of their monster 2012 line-up. It was reported last month that Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky’s latest rewrite was approved, with a little help from producer/star Dan Aykroyd. As of this writing, Ivan Reitman will direct with Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver returning to star. The plot is said to revolve around Dana and Peter’s lovechild, Oscar, and his new found job as a “Ghost Buster”. READ MORE
Move over Marvel Comics, because there’s an even bigger publisher wide crossover for the undead planned, and it is coming your way this January from IDW Publishing! Today at New York City ComiCon the publisher announced the “INFESTATION” that will run from January through April 2011, and unite some of the publisher’s biggest brands including “G.I JOE”, “TRANSFORMERS”, “STAR TREK”, and even “GHOSTBUSTERS”! Inside you can find all the details on the announcement as well as a plethora of images from the series! Read on for the skinny!
ComiCon season is something magical for many people. It is the only place on Earth that thousands upon thousands of comic book fans from around the country (and in some cases the world) can gather and geek out with their you-know-what out* without suffering from the odd stares of their friends/family/cat/turtle. But with so many people gathered, from all walks of life you would have to imagine that it can get a little dangerous at times. Well thankfully the Ghostbusters are around to keep all the supernatural threats under control this June as IDW Publishing looks to drop its newest one-shot featuring the gang just in time for the fullswing of convention season. Read on for the skinny.
*This is not recommended. Do not try this at home, or at least ComiCon.
Back again just like the past 2 years, and like always I want to know what YOU thought was the best horror game of 2009. Last year was a good race, and Dead Space narrowly beat out Left 4 Dead for the win. I could post a top 10 of my favorite horror games of last year, but I like it better when you guys do the work for me.
And now for my wonderous disclaimer. The games on this list are that that would reflect anything horror, sci-fi, bloody and or disgusting, gory, thrillerish, creepy, aliens, ghosts, zombies, vampires, plain old really weird stuff, stuff that is outside of “normal”, there are no Mario’s in this list, no Call Of Duty’s, these are the games people cringe at. The games some people are too scared to play. The games parents don’t want their kids playing. The games that we love here on BD.
Head past the break to see the games in the running! READ MORE
It might be a little late seeing as how Valentines Day has already come and gone but I don’t think that anyone is going to complain about tardiness when it comes to a new Ghostbusters title from the good folks over at IDW. Beyond the break you’ll find the full 6 page preview as well as the synopsis for IDW’s “GHOSTBUSTERS: TAINTED LOVE” before it hits shelves tomorrow!
Everyone I’ve known has had a pretty hectic week, between finals, holidays and weather woes…I think we should treat ourselves to some new comics? Crinminal Macabre: Cell 666 is supposed to come out but not confirmed which I really liked, the new fear agent is good so far and the Goon TPB is one of the best Goon stories. I also want to check out Giant Monster since it looks kind of crazy. What are you getting this week? READ MORE
I really didn’t think there was anything good coming out this week, I was wrong. Some titles to look out for are: 28 Days Later #2, Marvel Zombies Return #3, and the new Ghostbusters comic: Displaced Aggression. Full list after the break. READ MORE
When I first heard about doing the Multiplayer for the new Ghostbusters game, I was excited but very cautious as well. Movie licensed games are not something that Threewave, being a group of mostly hardcore shooter fans, usually get excited about. We were proven wrong.
If you don’t know, Threewave Software has made great shooter content for a long time. Threewave developed the original Threewave Capture the Flag (“CTF”) mod for Quake, and followed it up with work on top brands as Quake III, Doom 3, Jedi Academy, Soldier of Fortune, Turok, Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Army of Two.
(Head past the break for the rest of the dev diary, new screens from Wii, Ds, and the next Gen systems, and the new video.) READ MORE
What really gets me pumped for the new Ghostbusters video game is knowing Dan Aykroyd himself is so into making sure it doesn’t get screwed up. “See, to me this is the third movie. That’s why I was so excited and passionate about getting it done.” Aykroyd said.
Make sure you check out the full story on UGO as Aykroyd talks even more about the game, and his new Crystal Skull Vodka, and he says one of the greatest things ever “When we begin to get into distribution…we can promote the vodka to the game,” said Aykroyd with a smile. “I don’t know if you can give away alcohol. In some states you can. But you know, like at a retailer. Like Best Buy. I can send a case to the CEO of Best Buy to make sure we have the game in stock…somewhere we’ll figure out a way where people can play the game and drink vodka. There’s no law against drinking and playing videogames.”READ MORE
Since Ghostbusters Wii follows the storyline written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, a specific stockpile of gadgets and devices are required to match the dialog and story elements. The default Ghostbusters gear (proton pack, trap and PKE meter) were a no-brainer, but some of the newer, cool gadgets developed by Terminal Reality and Dan Aykroyd for the Xbox360/PS3 version weren’t specifically tailored for the Wii. Therefore, we decided to focus on the Wii’s one-of-a-kind controller that offers more natural-feeling control options not only through a few simple, well-placed motion-based gestures but also by aiming directly into the game with an on-screen targeting reticule. READ MORE
Now, and to be completely candid about this, as a game developer Terminal Reality had something to prove. At that time our most recent titles, Aeon Flux and Spy Hunter, each featured some great elements but neither of them exactly set the world on fire.
We had recently undergone extensive management changes and company reorganization. We firmly decided that we no longer want to be known as a developer that ships decent games on time, but instead one that focuses solely on top-quality entertainment. This had been the central message of our ‘reboot’ publisher tour in LA. READ MORE