Harold Ramis Confirms Ghostbusters 3 Plans
One more update on Ghostbusters 3 today to hold us over until we hear casting news or more details. At this point it is definitely not a rumor anymore, Sony is making a sequel, no question about it. The film doesn't have a finished script yet, but discussion are underway and importantly, the four original Ghostbusters will most likely be returning - but not exactly like you might have imagined. Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Harold Ramis, and even Bill Murray will all be involved in some way, so expect one hell of a triumphant return! Dr. Egon himself emailed the Chicago Tribune with a brief update over the weekend and I thought it'd be great to feature today, especially if you're a fan who is excited for the sequel.
Harold Ramis confirms the details that we previously wrote about plus adds a little more about the concept for this sequel. Here's his e-mail sent to the Chicago Tribune:
"yes, columbia is developing a script for GB3 with my year one writing partners, gene stupnitsky and lee eisenberg. judd apatow is co-producing year one and has made several other films for sony, so of course the studio is hoping to tap into some of the same acting talent. aykroyd, ivan reitman and i are consulting at this point, and according to dan, bill murray is willing to be involved on some level. he did record his dialogue for the new ghostbusters video game, as did danny and i, and ernie hudson. the concept is that the old ghostbusters would appear in the film in some mentor capacity. not much else to say at this point."
All of that sounds good, except for the bit about the old Ghostbusters being mentors. From that sentence alone, I'm predicting that we're going to have a movie with a group of new kids who are inspired by the ol' Ghostbusters that try to take over the business. At least the original four will be back, but who will be the new guys? And is this even a good idea? It sounds like the Indiana Jones theory of adding in a young kid (e.g. Shia LaBeouf) to spice things up and who will, in theory, eventually replace Indy - although that never actually happened in that movie. Either way, I'm a bit worried that this sequel will be pushed too far in that direction, which is what I don't want to see happen with Ghostbusters 3. Thoughts?