Hudson makes annual ComicCon appearance, some GB3 talk

Promoting Snoop Dogg’s new horror film, Snoop Dogg Hood of Horror (say that five times fast), Ernie Hudson was inevitably asked about GB3 and gave a familiar answer.

“I’ve been hearing about Ghostbusters 3 for 20 years… Harold would love to [do it] and Dan would… Bill is the hold-out.”

This has been a stock answer for ten years now, but again, it’s always nice to hear that the gang is still willing, should production ever begin.

credit | Megan

[update] Whoops. The IGN writer credited Harold Ramis with being the director of both the movies. But everything you read online is cold, hard fact, right Patrick?

[update] Some quick fact checking took place, and the article now lists Ramis as co-star.

88mh / Hasbro lawsuit

It appears Hasbro and 88mph Studios (publishers of the recent Ghostbusters comics) are locked in a lawsuit;

88MPH Studios, Inc. suing Hasbro, Inc.

Montmagny, QC, Canada – July 21, 2006 – Counterclaiming Hasbro’s own legal action, 88MPH Studios, the cross-plaintiff, is initiating its own lawsuit against the toy manufacturer, seeking 90006.23$ (cdn) worth of damages for wrongful doings and the non respect of multiple contractual terms in regards to a licensing agreement concerning the publication of Transformers related books.

The press release doesn’t say what the lawsuits are about, though presumably its over the Transformers licence – with Transformers movie coming soon, this could be interesting.

ComicCon – day one, there’s Bryan

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Bryan Fear and crew are possibly THE most high profile GB crew on the planet. Once again… pictures of Bryan and co.
I’m sure there will be more, but this is IGN – that’s not a half-bad score. If memory serves, from left to right, Eric Eseke (?), Eddie Davis, Bryan, and.. I don’t know who that is. Bryan, help me out.

Plugging Ghostbusters

Oooh, I love YouTube. Since it’s gone up, long-lost copies of The Bus Boy music video have turned up, amoung other priceless GB videos. But these few are particularly interesting, as they feature Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray promoting the movie on The Tonight Show and Letterman.

Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray on The Tonight Show

Dan Aykroyd talks about psychic phenomenon with Johnny Carson
Bill Murray joins Carson and Aykroyd
Dan talks about his favorite subject, the paranormal, and his grandfather, the crowd gets to watch the “successful test” clip, and better yet, we get to see a photo (one I’ve never seen before) of Aykroyd on the roof temple, getting hit with an aircannon. Awesome stuff.

Bill Murray on Letterman
Bill Murray gives Dave some swag.
Controversies! A naughty Zuul line!
And a supposedly false Murray/Aykroyd feud.

Man, I’d kill for that fly swatter. Plus listening to Murray talk about how they had to fight to keep a Zuul joke is top notch. And if that’s not enough, Dave, Bill, and an absent Dan become blood brothers.

[update] Paul at Spook Central has done a comprehensive scouring of YouTube for all things GB (including the above clips.) For the lazy amoung you, he also got a screengrab of Aykroyd getting hit by an air cannon.

Bill Murray on American Chopper

I remember watching a old episode of Saturday Night Live and at the final bow, Dan Aykroyd said the goodbyes for the cast, and then added in a personal call for anyone selling a particular motorcycle gastank to contact him. You’d think then, that if anyone was going to show up on American Chopper, it would be him.

But as it happens, it will be Bill Murray, when over a couple of episodes, the Teutle’s at Orange County Chopper build him a custom bike inspired by his Caddyshack character, Carl Spackler (and by extention, his favorite passtime, golf.) The show will air in the US Discovery channel on August 7th (I think it’s the same for Canada.) Check your listings for the repeat time that week.

credit | spengs