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November 25 2010

Eliza Dushku for Ghostbusters 3? With Ghostbusters 3 expected to start production in May 2011, casting rumors have been spreading like wildfire. Dan Aykroyd recently commented on them, and mentions Eliza's name.

OHMYGOD!! Excitement central right now! I know she was mentioned long before this was ever a possibility, but this would be awesome if she was plus bringing her to a whole new audience! JAYROCK, thanks for bringing the happy back to the board!
It would be really cool if Eliza was in this.
I'd love it if Eliza were to be cast in this movie.
Go Eliza! Bust some Ghosts!
Been a Ghostbusters fan from way back so this would be fantastic news, if it turned out to be true! Eliza with a proton pack? How great would that be?

Well, unless she happened to cross the streams. That would be bad. Apparently.
It is bad but when it's that or death by marshmallow...

And Eliza as an actual ghostbuster would rahhhhk ! I think between 'Dollhouse' and Buffy she's already shown that she ain't 'fraid of no ghost.
Eliza Dushku and death by marshmallow...

For some reason that doesn't sound like too bad a way to go... ;)
Is it wrong that it'd be even less bad cos she'd be wearing a ghostbusters outfit ?


[ edited by Saje on 2010-11-26 12:27 ]
If that's wrong, I don't want to know what's right! ;)

Actually, that brings up a good point. Does anyone know if Eliza is up for an actual Ghostbuster role? I'd hate to think of her being wasted as the new Janine or 'generic female character whose house happens to be haunted'. Can't really see them not wanting to make the most of her kick-assiness but stranger things have happened in Hollywood.

Speaking of, has anyone heard the rumours about a Jossless Buffy movie?
That sounds too absurd to be true and even if it were, I certainly don't see the news sweeping across the fandom causing a huge ruckus.

Re: role, I know absolutely nothing about G^3 (it'll take off, just wait) but here're my entirely baseless speculations/wishlist:

1) A "next generation" ghostbusters team of which Eliza is a member needs the help of 'busters classic.


2) She's more or less the right age to be (or at least play) Venkman and Dana's daughter isn't she ?
When it was all initially mentioned like ages ago, there was talk of her being all suited up like one of the ass kickers. So I'm guessing if it is true then we'll be seeing Ms. Dushku getting her proton pack out! Aww yeah!!
Or modern equivalent (protons are just so last century, nobody uses positively charged nucleons anymore).
Actually, Saje, I think a combination of both your wishlist ideas would work pretty damn well. Makes perfect sense that it would be one of the children of the original team who decided to get a new group together.

Eliza as a younger and way prettier (sorry, Bill) female version of Peter Venkman? I'd pay to see that. Real money and everything.
Dammit, I knew I should've put "3) all of the above". Now you're probably gonna take that entirely uncopyrightable concept and make millions off it.

(but yeah, makes sense and would be very cool cos wisecracking Eliza ? Not my least favourite thing in the world)
Eliza would be perfect as a Ghostbuster. I really hope it happens.
yea if this is a next gen ghostbusters thing it be cool, couse i much as i love the last 2 movies (yes i liked the sequel even) those guys are just to old to be fighting ghosts still
This would be awesome news, except for the fact that the writers for this movie wrote Year 1, which was kinda, you know, horrible.

Still have my hopes up, but once Bill Murray distanced himself from the project I kind of lost interest.
Aykroyd, who plays Dr. Raymond Stantz in the franchise, also mentioned Eliza Dushku's name again, also confirming (what we already knew) that both Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver are returning. Columbia Pictures is aiming at a May 2011 start date.

(my emphasis)
I'd say he's doing a pretty terrible job of distancing himself from the project ?
Highlander: Speaking of, has anyone heard the rumours about a Jossless Buffy movie?

No. Too absurd, and Hollywood is *totally* known for its lack of absurdity.

I'd love to see Eliza kicking ghostish ass in full Ghostbuster regalia. And if she was in it, I'd even go see it. ; >
I read that as well Saje.. but I read this interview he did (in the August GQ I think) where he said the project was "absurd" and a nightmare or something. That article also says Akroyd is writing, which I hadn't heard... maybe he revised the script Murray had talked about in that interview.

[ edited by Cazador on 2010-11-27 09:09 ]
Ah, so that article may be wrong (or we at least have conflicting information) ? Bloody internet ;).

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