We’ve reported about the third Ghostbusters movie, and the news that Venkman would die in the film.Â If you missed Late Night with David Letterman this week, you missed Murray confirming the story.Â If you listen closely, you’ll hear him almost dismiss the possibility of the movie getting made.
Bill Murray seems to have confirmed the rumor that he will play the spectral version of Dr. Peter Venkman in the planned Ghostbusters 3 flick.
I’ll come back in Ghostbusters III only if I get to be a ghost. I said to them, ‘I’ll do it if you kill me off in the first reel.’ So now they are going to have me as a ghost in the film.
That also pretty much confirms that we’ll be seeing a whole new group of young’uns picking up the proton packs and ridding the city of specters.Â Murray was able to play the undead to great effect in Zombieland, so I expect his moments on the screen will be the funniest.
Ivan Reitman confirmed to Showbiz 411 that the Ghostbusters 3 movie script is currently being worked on for a 2010 shoot date.Â In addition to the original characters, one of the new Ghostbusters will be Oscar, the child of Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) and Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver).Â The one story element that is still up in the air, and may not be confirmed for some time is whether or not Bill Murray will be playing a ghost in the movie.Â One of Murray’s early comments in coming back to the franchise was something along the lines of “only if I get to be a ghost”.Â Considering his comedic performance in Zombieland, playing a restless spirit hanging around the firehouse, just might work.Â What won’t work for the third movie installment is if the rumors of Dane Cook playing a grown up Oscar turn out to be true.
I’m finding the best way to start my morning is to take a peek under the hood of Hollywood and find out what is percolating.Â Â Today, it’s a dose of Spider-Man 4, Star Trek, Ghostbuster, and Dragonball news.Â Yup, Dragonball, with a bit of A-Team news to boot.
If it worked for that other fat orange cat, why wouldn’t it work for Heathcliff.Â Variety is reporting that Magic Lantern Entertainment and Fitzroy Media are joining forces to bring the feline’s antics to the big screen.
The two companies have pacted to develop a range of properties, from direct-to-DVD toons to a potential live-action theatrical feature, around the flabby tabby, updating the popular comicstrip character for the 21st century.
As long as they don’t go for the CGI cat with Bill Murray’s voice, everything might go okay.Â I mean, it can’t be any worse than this…
Let’s play a game of What If?Â What if you travelled back to 1988 and convinced Tim Burton that instead of hiring Michael Keaton, he should hire Bill Murray to don the big rubber mask?Â It almost happened – apparently, at least that’s the way Bill Murray recounts it in a recent interview with MTV.
I would have been a fine Batman. You know, there have been a number of Batmen. I like them. … I thought Mike Keaton did a great job as Batman. It’s obviously â€” it’s a great role.
I could see Bill Murray as Bruce Wayne, just look at Dr. Venkman, and tell me he wouldn’t have been able to pull off a smarmy billionaire playboy?Â Of course that means the Batdance theme by Prince would probably have been written by Ray Parker, Jr. “Who You Gonna Call? – BATMAN!”
I’m sticking to that fantasy theme song, so there.