Ghostbusters 3 (TBA)
Starring: Bill Murray (rumored), Dan Aykroyd (rumored), Harold
Ramis (rumored), Ernie Hudson (rumored)
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
"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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