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Thursday, May 18, 2006

GHOSTBUSTERS III: Worst idea ever??


Rumors of another Ghostbusters movie surfaced a few months ago, but now there are more deets, so this thing really might happen. Apparently, Dan Ackroyd already wrote the script, entitled Ghostbusters in Hell and wants Ben Stiller to star. Here is what former co-writer, Harold Ramis, had to say:

What Danny had originally conceived was sending us to a special-effects hell--a netherworld full of phenomenal visual environments and boiling pits.

But what works so well about the first two (films) is the mundane-ness of it all. So my notion was that hell exists in the same place as our consensus reality, but it's like a film shutter--it's the darkness between the 24 frames.

So we create a device to do it, and it's in a warehouse in Brooklyn. When we step out of the chamber, it looks just like New York, but it's hell--everything's grid locked; no cars are moving and all the drivers are swearing at each other in different foreign languages. No two people speak the same language. It's all the worst things about modern urban life, just magnified.

Okay, this is the WORST IDEA EVER. Not only because the concept is hocky bullcrap, but because:

1. NO BILL MURRAY
2. possibility of actual good special effects
3. the film seems to make no mention of either Ghostbusters or Hell
4. Ben Stiller
5. NO BILL MURRAY

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