Weaver: No hope of Ghostbusters 3

Take a deep breath, Patrick.

In a recent interview with Premiere magazine, interviewer Ryan Stewart asked Sigourney Weaver about the possibility of a 3D animated Ghostbusters. Her answer, which he posted on his blog (presumably because it won’t be included in the final print interview) wasn’t encouraging for those looking forward to a little CGI ghost busting.

When I pointed out that the film industry’s renewed focus on next-gen 3D imagery and CG-rendered worlds means that perhaps a third Ghostbusters adventure is still feasible, Weaver looked at me a bit like I had just given her a toothache. She then took a big breath and said “Well, I just saw Ivan Reitman at this dinner, this lunch for his son, and, ummm, there’s no way.”

“If there’s a steady paycheck in it…”

It’s a big day for photos of Ghostbusters ads taken with crappy cellphone cameras;

The latest issue of Game Developer magazine featured the above full page ad by Terminal Reality, who are looking to hire a lot of new people. How many applicants will be working on Ghostbusters the video game, that’s another story, but…

This is the link printed on the ad, for any of you interested in applying. I call dibs on Lead Game Designer or Producer… wait, nevermind, I’m booked up.

Big News! But What?

Unavoidably, and depressingly missing one another by mere moments, I left San Francisco just as Troy (of GBHQ fame) was arriving – I having just attended the Game Developers Conference (with nothing I can talk about) and Troy just about to attend the pre-ComicCon con, WonderCon (also with nothing he can talk about.) He did however spot the Ghostbusters ad above in the con guide.

So! What it’s all mean. Who can truly say for sure, or at least without fear of getting stomped by an immaculately dressed Sony lawyer? But it sounds more and more like we all need to be in San Diego this Summer.

Thanks Troy!

“This is Ted and Annette Fleming…”

Remember how Alice the Librarian (from the very start of Ghostbusters) was featured on IGN as their Obscure Character of the Day? Well, more Ghostbusters peripheral characters have arrived – this time it’s Ted the hapless Dry Cleaner and his wife, Annette.

I’ve always had a soft spot for the small business Jack Sprat and his no-lean wife, specifically because of their awkward blocking during their big entrance – watch it again, you’ll see what I mean. Their sole performance is to greet the crowd and take off their coats – Louis directs them as such, with “Everybody, this is…” and “C’mon in, gimme your coats”, but they’re two steps ahead of him smiling to all, and peeling off their coats, then zoom straight out the far end of the frame. Functional, but obviously, deliberately hurried to move the scene along.

Big thanks to Liverstealer (dude, ew) for the heads up.