Ivan Reitman talks Ghostbusters 3: He won’t direct + hoping to start filming in the fall

I know, it’s ANOTHER Ghostbusters 3 topic. These can be vomit inducing, but while we’ve kept them to a minimum as of late, today’s news is actually pretty ground breaking and has even been confirmed by a Sony exec.

Here’s some of the highlights of director Ivan Reitman’s recent interview with Deadline.com:

The first [script] was done by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, and me, Harold [Ramis] and Dan [Aykroyd] helped them on it. It was a really good script, but then it became clear that Bill really didn’t want to do another Ghostbusters and that it was literally impossible to find him to speak to for the year or two we tried to get it going. When Bill finally…well, he never actually said no, but he never said yes, so there was no way to make that film. We decided to start over again, and I started working with Etan Cohen, with Dan lending a helping hand. Harold got sick about three years ago, and we kept hoping he would get better. I kept pushing forward on the Etan Cohen and we now have a draft that is very good, that the studio is very excited about.

Nothing too earth shattering, right? Keep going…

“When I came back from Harold’s funeral, it was really moving and it made me think about a lot of things. I’d just finished directing Draft Day, which I’m really happy with and proud of. Working on a film that is smaller and more dramatic was so much fun and satisfying. I just finally met with Amy and Doug Belgrad when I got back. I said I’d been thinking about it for weeks, that I’d rather just produce this Ghostbusters. I told them I thought I could help but let’s find a really good director and make it with him. So that’s what we’ve agreed will happen. I didn’t want all kinds of speculation about what happened with me, that is the real story.”

Sony’s Pascal confirmed the above:

“We totally understood.” “He was thinking he might feel that way when Harold died, and then came back to us and confirmed it, that while he was excited to return and make the movie as producer, but did not feel he wanted to direct the movie. We are delighted to work with Ivan on this movie in that capacity. We love him, and he’s going to continue to play an important role. We’re very anxious to get the movie started.”

Reitman continued with talk of the new Ghostbusters cast and possible start date…

“I’m not going to say how many Ghostbusters there will be in the new cast, but we are determined to retain the spirit of the original film, and I am pleased that all of this seems to have happened organically,”  “I’m hoping we can get started by the fall, set in New York, but given the logistics and the stuff that happens, the beginning of 2015 seems more likely.”

To check out the rest of the interview, head on over to Deadline.com.

Custom Lego Ghostbusters Firehouse is a must see! (with video)

The below was sent in by Sergio Herencias:

I present you, my Lego Ghostbusters HQ Custom MOC built.

Thanks to Brent Lego brings the GB Ecto-1 Set. I thought to myself- why not built the appropriate HQ.

I decided to built a hybrid between GB1 & GB2 and add more extras and details, lights, sound and other stuff.

The Floors(levels) are removable. Therefore, you had many freedoms for the interior and everything is easily accessible. I have already started the design concepts of various accessories and furniture.

If there is enough interest I will share my LDD File (build-plans) so other fans can build this GB-HQ.

The parts to built the HQ were ordered worldwide from over 12 shops at: www.bricklink.com

The Lights-System are from: http://www.lifelites.com

Press Release: Funko’s Pop! Ghostbusters vinyl figures

Ghostbusters is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary this year!
And we have all of your favorite characters in Pop! form to celebrate!

Dr. Peter Venkman…
Dr. Raymond Stantz…
Dr. Egon Spengler…
Slimer with a translucent base…
A new Pop! Ride featuring Winston Zeddmore in the Ecto-1…
Something we loved from our childhood, something that could never possibly destroy us…
Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is the first of our new SUPER SIZED Pop!’s!

I ain’t afraid of no ghost!

Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Raymond Stantz, Dr. Egon Spengler, Slimer, and Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Available in April!
Winston Zeddmore in the Ecto-1 Available in May!

Cross the Streams Episode 39 – A Tribute to Harold Ramis

cts_39Click the above image to listen now

On February 24th the world lost an amazing talent – Writer, Director, and Actor Harold Ramis. If not for his amazing work as a comedic performer, writer, and director – our fandom would not exist.  Adam, Brendan, Dan & Matt remember Harold the best way they possibly could; by remembering him from those who worked alongside with him, worked within the Ghostbusters Universe and the people Harold had the biggest impact on – his fans. Here’s a list of those who celebrated the life of Harold Ramis alongside with us:

Michael Gross, Robin Shelby, Johnny Ruckus, Alex Newborn, Chris Weller, Vee Labbs, Brandon Lee, Dennis Carter Jr, Jeff Lewis, Paul Hettinger, Jesse Sosa, Jason Fitsimmons, Eric Bunch, Erik Burnham, Chris Gay, Northeast Ohio Ghostbusters, Martin Rousseau, Timothy Lin, Adriana Munoz, Andrew Watley, Drew Guyer, Michael Miller, Simon Carr, Eric Cudworth, Todd Whalen, Derek Chartrand Wallace, Zac Crago, Ryan E. Kemp, Scott Silver, Robert Swarez, Mike Saproni, Bo Bearden, Kevin James, Chad Paulson, Adam Marish, Carl Lyon, and Dan Shoening.

Harold might be gone from our world, but he’ll never die as long as his fans keep talking about his work.

Click here to listen!

Show Length: 58:46
File Size: 27 MB

We’d like to thank Adam Streicher (@AdamRStreicher) for his touching cover of Ghostbusters that was used at the end of our tribute to Harold Ramis.

Ontario Ghostbusters release new video for their proton pack raffle

Face it, you want a proton pack. Heck, you NEED a proton pack!

The good news? The Ontario Ghostbusters want to help with their proton pack raffle giveaway!

The OGB’s sent in the below video, further hyping up the raffle.

For those out of the loop, the Ontario crew will be raffling off a proton pack at this years HUGE Fan Expo Toronto convention. Tickets start as low as just $10 each, with proceeds going to help out Sick Kids Toronto!

For more information on the raffle, click here, or if you’d like to go ahead and buy some tickets, we’ve got a link for that too.

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