You thought this story was over, didn’t you? You thought there was no way that Ghostbusters 3 could go ahead, not after the tragic death of Harold Ramis and the total non-involvement of Bill Murray. Well, you’re wrong! We’re all wrong! Dan Aykroyd says that Ghostbusters 3 is going ahead, and no one will ever convince him otherwise!
In an interview with The Today Show (via The Playlist), Aykroyd once more reassured us that Ghostbusters 3 is indeed going forward. Although details continue to be scant (when were they ever not?), Aykroyd did inform anyone who would listen that there are plans to start shooting in the spring, and that “it should be good.” Should it, Dan?
So far, there has been a wealth of detail about who won’t be involved in Ghostbusters 3, but very little about who will be involved. Ivan Reitman confirmed earlier this year that he’s out of the running as director, while Phil Lord and Chris Miller denied their involvement as well. Rumor has it that Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) might direct, which in itself might raise fan hopes for the inclusion of the always recalcitrant Bill Murray. I wouldn’t hold my breath on that one, though.
On the acting front, Rick Moranis might return if the script is right, or so he claims, but of the four original Ghostbusters only Aykroyd and possibly Ernie Hudson seem to be a likely return. Murray has stated time and again that he’s not doing it and Harold Ramis has unfortunately passed away. So whatever the script looks like, they’re going to have to cope with the loss of half the original team.
As you might glean from my attitude here, I’m none too excited about the prospects of Ghostbusters 3. Even if the script doesn’t involve much of the original group of guys and focuses more on a new team, it still seems an uphill battle. The original film came along at a very special time and place; I just can’t see the magic working again.
As always, though, we’ll keep an eye on Ghostbusters 3 news and let you know if Aykroyd’s prediction about shooting schedules comes true.
Source: The Playlist