Is Ghostbusters going indie?
In one of the latest head-scratching ideas from Ghostbusters co-creator Dan Akroyd, actor and indie filmmaker Matthew Gray Gubler (“Criminal Minds”, “(500) Days of Summer”) would be his choice to play a younger, edgier member of the new team in “Ghostbusters 3″.
Can you see where this is going? The original guys get shoved off, so the new blood can take over. It’s a form of passing the torch.
But what if there’s no one to take the torch from?
Akroyd was on the Dennis Miller Show when he made the most surprising comment about the direction of the franchise:
“Ghostbusters is bigger than any one component, although [Bill Murray] was absolutely the lead and was contributive…the concept is much bigger than any individual role.”
So Murray isn’t a necessity to making the movie anymore? That means you might as well forget about Ernie Hudson. Oh wait–they already have.
All that really matters now is that the words “Ghost” and “busters” show up in the title somewhere.
But moving on without Venkman? Without Winston? Going forward with the Gubester, whose funniest movie credit to date is “RV”?
When you are about to pee all over your franchise, remember what Egon said:
Don’t cross the streams!