Monday, October 20, 2008

Rogen From Rad to Terrible on GB3?

There has been alot of speculative word on the development of Ghostbusters 3 since forever, but it has had actual weight behind it since Comic Con. Harold Ramis and Bill Murray have commented on the film and both seem raring to go. The original spin that the film would be a sort of role-over to new recruits. The pitch was that Apatow would help produce and doing so bring along his all-stars including Seth Rogen. Rumors have swirled on the net and I too have enjoyed the hype. Ghostbusters is one of my all time favorite comedies! The idea that Apatow teamup with the Busters sounds like comedy gold to me.

Back in August Seth Rogen was asked a Pineapple Express junket if he had heard about Ghostbusters 3 and if rumors were true that he would be one of the new recruits. Rogen sounded anything but negative about the project, but more so intrigued and puzzled they were approaching him. Rogen commented, "Really? That's fucking rad! No one's told me about it, you're the first one. You got a script? Yeah, no -- are they actually remaking Ghostbusters? Sounds fun, though -- I'm psyched about it ... but are you sure I'm not playing Slimer?" Rogen sounded generally intrigued about the project eventhough he at the time was clueless about the sequel. So it seemed that if the project definately moved forward Rogen would be on board. "That's fucking rad" usually isn't something someone would say if they thought the film was, "terrible."

Then I read recently some comments Seth Rogen made at a "Zack & Miri Make A Porno" screening. Seth was again asked if he is attached to Ghostbusters 3 and would he work on it if approached. Rogen told Collider when he was asked if he had been approached, "No. Not at all." He continued to comment on the idea, "It’s hard to imagine that would be good, isn’t it? I mean just as a movie fan I am the first guy to be skeptical of that. It sounds like a terrible idea when you first hear it. At first hearing it sounds like the worst idea ever. I dunno. Maybe. I mean, that would have to be one mutherfucking good script." Hold the phone! "Worst Idea Ever?" Didn't Rogen just a couple months back say, "That's Fucking Rad"? See my confusion.

What's worse, he says, "It sounds like a terrible idea when you first hear it." But back in August he told the reporter that he was the first person to tell him and it was fucking rad. "That's fucking rad! No one's told me about it, you're the first one," Rogen commented. This guy is talking in circles like a politician! Adding to the delema Rogen and Ramis have worked together before. They have "The Office" writers working on the script and Rogen spouts off that it is the "Worst Idea Ever?" We all know that Brett Ratner directing Conan is a far worse idea than Ghostbusters 3!

What are your thoughts on Rogen's back & forth comments? One minute he thinks its fucking rad, then its the worst idea ever? What happened that we haven't heard about? Strikeback....