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Ghostbusters 3: Stil a @#$%ing Mess

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?The fact that no one knows anything about Ghostbusters 3 — even the purported cast — hell, especially the purported cast — is no longer news. So my apologies for adding more non-fuel to the non-fire, but director Ivan Reitman — who directed the first two movies and is supposedly directing the third if/when it ever gets made — said some things that should set everyone at ease that this project is totally, horribly fucked. From Coming Soon:

ComingSoon.net: So, you know we have to ask you what’s going on with “Ghostbusters 3,” right?

Ivan Reitman:
[laughs]We have a really good script, but Bill
(Murray) has to read it. He hasn’t read it. There has been all kinds of
chatter online about him reading it and not liking it. He has not read a
thing. He’s never read anything. And I just sent it to him. So we’ll
see. God knows how long that will take. But we’ll see.

CS: There have been a ton of stories online. Lots of back and forth…

Reitman:
There is almost nothing that is accurate online about that film. Will you write that for me?

CS: I will!

Reitman:
There is nothing… I mean, all these stories… there has
been a ton of stuff about casting, about who’s in… none of it is true.

CS: The whole Sigourney Weaver thing about her son taking over and Bill Murray coming back as a ghost…

Reitman:
Oh, no, yeah… I mean, Sigourney Weaver
has a role in this movie. All the original characters have parts. As
well as a whole bunch of new characters… it’s got a really good story,
this one. Maybe the best of the whole series. I hope we get to do it.

Unfortunately, 99% of all the “online stories” have come from the mouths of Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, and Sigourney Weaver. They’re the ones who have talked about new scripts and younger Ghostbusters and Venkman being a ghost and newer scripts and who has or hasn’t read the million different scripts that seem to have been passed one only to one person each. So either Ivan Reitman is wrong, or all the cast members are liars, or Ghostbusters 3 is somehow even more fucked than we imagined. Thanks to Nate N. for the tip.

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