Everyone’s favorite team of ghost busters are back on the big screen for Ghostbusters III. The original team is back, including star Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver. It has been a while since we have seen any of these three with a significant role in a blockbuster film (with the exception of Weaver in Avatar). The Ghostbusters franchise has spawned many fans who have been waiting for a third film while there are still others who believe the franchise should be left alone.
According to /Film, co-writer, producer and star of the franchise, Dan Aykroyd, recently appeared on a Chicago radio station to give us some information regarding the film. The actor confirmed that not only are they currently casting, but some names came up as to who they want as part of the cast. They are “open to finding some fresh faces,” Aykroyd stated. Some of the names mentioned were Bill Hader, Anna Faris, and Eliza Dushku. Aside from Eliza Dushku, the casting choices seem superb. Hader and Faris seem to fit in perfectly with the original cast.
I am a bit skeptical, however, if the film will go over well with audiences. As we have seen in history, classics that return one last time on the big screen tend to leave fans upset and not impressed. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull serves as the best example, despite huge earnings at the box-office.
Ghostbusters III is set to release sometime in 2012.