ghostbusters“Ghostbusters 3” has a lot of potential. The franchise is rich in fans and awesome storylines and not something that should be tossed around lightly. So it makes me glad to hear that Judd Apatow is definitely on as the producer as confirmed by “Ghostbusters” co-creator Harold Ramis.

Ramis spoke with MTV and gave some comforting updates about the casting but still left enough room to be worried (emphasis is mine):

[Harold] Ramis promised that all the old core players will take part in the updated version, including Bill Murray (Dr. Peter Venkman) and Dan Aykroyd (Dr. Raymond Stantz), who co-wrote the original films. “We’re all going to be in it in different kinds of roles,” Ramis said. “We’re going to be the sage mentors. There are going to be young Ghostbusters.”

As of now, no decisions have been made about just who those new Ghostbusters will be. But with Judd Apatow signed on as a producer, the Internet has been buzzing with gossip that comedians from his cinematic universe, such as Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen, will join in.

Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen are great but “Ghostbusters” is bigger than that. The franchise name will bring them in and doesn’t require any casting that compares to forcing the square peg through the round hole. If after the script is done and either of those guys really are the perfect fit, then great, but don’t start there and work backwards. Look at how concerned the interweb was with the casting of Chris Pine as Kirk in the “Star Trek” reboot and from the limited shots we got in the trailer it looks like he could pull it off.

I just don’t want to see a popular name attached just for the sake of it when the real draw is going to be the movie itself.

Watch Harold Ramis talk “Ghostbusters 3” in the video below:

Source: MTV via Cinematical

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