Ghostbusters 3 (TBA)

Bill Murray (rumored), Dan Aykroyd (rumored), Harold Ramis (rumored), Ernie Hudson (rumored)
Director: TBA

U.S. Opening Date: TBA


Harold Ramis had the following to say about Ghostbusters 3 in an interview:

Something's going to happen. Dan [Aykroyd] did write a spec GB3 screenplay a few years ago, but no one was motivated to pursue it. Now, 25 years after the original, there seems to be some willingness to proceed and apparently a substantial public appetite for a sequel. We'll introduce some new young Ghostbusters, and all the old guys will be in it, too. Think Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future ... GB3 is progressing with plans to shoot next summer and release in 2011 ... Oh, and I have two one-of-a-kind Ghostbuster yarmulkes sent by fans.

Sigourney Weaver mentioned the young Ghostbusters idea in an interview with Channel 4 as well:

"I'm afraid to say it: Ghostbusters 3 is happening, I hope people are excited about that. I don't know if I'm going to be in it, I have had a couple of calls asking 'would you read the script'.

"I know that my little son Oscar - who was kidnapped from me - I think he has grown up to be a Ghostbuster.

"I might be in it; I see nothing wrong with being in it, although I don't think I will have a big part. I think Bill Murray has a little more to do with it - he's a ghost."

So there you have it. This confirms earlier rumors that the screenplay by The Office writer-producers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg for Ghostbusters 3 will focus on a new cast of Ghostbusters even though the old cast will feature again.


A movie which no-one wants to get see made except for:

(a) nostalgic ageing twentysomethingers who saw the original as impressionable kids back in 1984 and have forgotten just what a big letdown Ghostbusters II was; and
(b) Sony accountants.

The first film made $292 million worldwide, and the 1989 sequel made another $215 million globally. Ghostbusters was Sony’s biggest hit movie franchise ever - until Men in Black and the Spider-man movies. (Obviously a Men in Black 3 and Spider-man 4 are also in the pipeline.)

With disappointing Sony PlayStation 3 and BLU-RAY sales one can only assume that this huge multinational corporation is as strapped for cash as the rest of us in these trying times . . .



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