Ramis clarifies situation – GB3 not so much, video game, yes.

Attending the Vail Film Festival (where he won a career award), Harold Ramis was interviewed by the local paper, and was as you’d expect, instantly asked about a third Ghostbusters. Ramis confirmed that the live-action option with the original actors is “slim”, and that he and Aykroyd have discussed a CGI film with Columbia, making it a possibility, but far from confirmed.

However, he did back-up Aykroyd’s earlier comments about there being a video game.

Harold Ramis: […] The only thing I know for sure is there is a video game coming out that Danny and I are going to do the voices for. So that’ll be fun.

CS: When will that happen?

HR: We haven’t recorded yet, but they’ve showed me all the animations for the game and the game settings and the characters. It’s all in the works now. I guess it’s a long development period on games and very expensive – they invest a lot of money in these things.

So, the video game is more than just Aykroyd hint dropping, both he and Ramis are providing voices (as you’d suspect, no mention of Bill Murray, but surprisingly also no mention of Ernie Hudson), and it’s already in the early production phase (which puts it in line with Aykroyd’s suggestion that it would be out in 2008.)

Gold star to Italian Raymond for the spot.

GB3 = video game

I should learn to go with my first instinct – given how close together Dan Aykroyd was talking about GB3, a GB video game, and how GB3 would be CGI, I initially assumed that he might have meant GB3 would be a video game. After hearing him on the radio interview, I second quessed myself.

And now, I’m going back to my original supposition – according to more talk from Aykroyd, GB3 will be a video game.

Go to the 6 minute mark for Dan’s comments on Ghostbusters.

“More of a chance to see the video game in ’08.”

Aykroyd expands on the rumours, suggesting that it is in production, and will be available in “all formats.” Though I doubt the all formats part, it’s certainly well understood that GB game needs to be on most major platforms to succeed as best possible. I run a GB website, and even I’m not prepared to buy a PS3 to play a GB game.

Clip on YouTube (for anyone having trouble with the Windows Media version above)

Aykroyd also talks GB3 – CGI?

Mike McGuire at CISN Country 103.9 in Edmonton got to interview Dan Aykroyd, who talked about GB3 as being in the talking stage, and the plan is for it to be CGI, sans Bill Murray and his likeness. So, some clarification is needed to make sense of these facts.

PART TWO IS THE GHOSTBUSTERS PORTION – however, the entire interview is great.

Thanks to Mike for the heads up – nice work man!

[UPDATE] Still working through the interview – it’s hard to listen while at work. But this is from Mike’s CISN blog post;

The hilight of the interview had to be when he confirmed that Ghostbusters III is in the works – albeit CGI, but Bill Murray has agreed to voice, so the authenticity (should) still be there!!!

Boy, aren’t Fridays like this exciting.

[UPDATE 2] Oh, and Mike. Stop sounding like me. Curse that Canadian twang.

[UPDATE 3] Nope, he’s talking about a movie. Seperate from the game. Still lots of details to fill in, and until a studio makes an announcement this isn’t official, but it’s very encouraging.

Transcript after the jump, thanks to Steve.
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Various site stuff

Hi – time to bring people up to speed on a few things.

First off, when the site moved to its new state and format, anyone using the RSS feed link got left behind. I posted one last post, directing people to here, but it didn’t make it into the RSS feed, and as a result, a number of people thought I hadn’t updated the site since early December. I can understand this, as sometimes I really don’t update for a month. In any case, I’ve amended the old RSS feed (boy I hope it works now) and I’d like to direct anyone interested in the new feed to the RSS link on the sidebar.

Old News
If you’ll notice, the Old News page is gone, and a PC Features page now exists. This is because I’ve moved a large amount of that old news to the new format, including old features and interviews. There are still many more to go, but if you’ve never read the old material, please check it out – I even rescued some old materials from other, long dead websites (including a couple of keen GB RPG compaigns.)

Every time I report on GB3, I get comments from Patrick. In particular, when I completely debunked the lazy, sensationalistic, and journalistically corrupt news wire story that made it sound like GB3 was being made and Ben Stiller would star, Patrick decided I was The Evil One. He continues to do so.

To All GB Fans!!!
Listen up!!! There will be a Ghostbusters 3 there are proof GB3 articles and Proof GB3 posters for 2008! GB3 is even on the news it said that Dan Aykroyd has written a new script and Ben Stiller WILL replace Bill Murray! Castewar is a jerk he has OLD GB3 news tell him straight there WILL be a GB3 in 2008! GB Fans had made some cool GB3 trailers too Check it out! PS. Why would someone makeup a false article about GB3 Castewar is a FRAUD about this not me or the GB Fans!

This seems like a good time to lay out a few facts.

PC isn’t here to report every scrap of information as fact. I report it at face value, and then in many cases I will apply my caveats – a simple example would be that I’ll never report that a GB game is in production until it’s actually in production. I will cover the attempt to get it into production however.

Similarly, I will not report every fan poster and off-handed remark about GB3 as proof that it is being made – it is not proof that it is being made, it is proof that there is still interest, either by the fans or certain filmmakers. And I’ve seen over ten years of this. I’ve seen a lot of stuff that really really really made it seem like a third movie was close – and it’s still not here. Even this last debacle, if you ignore my report that the news was bogus, it’s over a year old… and GB3 is not in production.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again one last time, for everyone to read, the minute someone credible says, “GB3 has been green-lit and begins filming next fall” I will report it, complete with “Woo-hoo!” in the headline. But until then, I will continue to report whatever comes along with a grain of salt.

Keep on keepin’ on, Patrick!