Just last night I watched the original Ghostbusters at a theater here in Los Angeles. It’s still one of my all-time favorite movies and I couldn’t help but wonder why the franchise hasn’t continued on. Is it really that hard to get a new Ghostbusters film back in theaters? Hopefully the trigger is about to be pulled, and some new developments have hit the web that are pretty encouraging. Read on for the skinny.
A reader writes into Aint it Cool News:
[Comment From Tom] Dan, I’m extremely excited for the HOB to be back in its birth-city!! I will be attending many shows. On a side note, and I’m sure you get these questions a lot, so I apologize in advance…Ghostbusters 3? I’ve heard that the writers of the Office are currently penning a script? How is this coming along, and should we look forward to this movie seeing the light of day? Thanks Dan!
Dan Aykroyd: Script is commenced early summer. Hope to be in production by late fall 2009
What’s it mean? Well, it doesn’t mean a Ghostbusters 3 is a sure thing. It means that if all goes well, the script commissioned last year will hopefully get the green light by around June, and if that happens, then hopefully the movie will go into production in the Fall. So, excellent to hear Dan is still pushing forward with the film, but it’s still not a done deal yet.”
It was officially announced this past September by Columbia Pictures that the third Ghostbusters film was being scripted by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky. It was also revealed that the four original busters, Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson, were all in talks to return. My personal hope is that the four make a small cameo to pass the torch onto a new group of protonpack-wearing mofos who ain’t afraid of no ghosts.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the original film that kicked off a sequel, a theme-park attraction at Universal Studios and one of the best kids cartoons of all-time. The official video game is set for release this June, along with Blu-ray releases of the first two films.