Stoners and geeks and inner children everywhere rejoice. Ghostbusters III may actually be happening. Talking cryptically on the subject to the Boston Globe while at a House of Blues opening (no comment), Dan Aykroyd said, "Script is commenced early summer. Hope to be in production by late fall 2009." Hmm...while that verb tense is vague, we'll take it to mean that a script is in the works. Here's what else we (kinda, sorta) know:
Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky of The Office are listed as writers, while old Ivan Reitman looks to be on to produce, per usual. Chances are decent that along with Aykroyd, Bill Murray would be on board, and perhaps Harold Ramis. Chances are less good that Sigourney Weaver would come back, and even less good that Rick Moranis would come out of hiding for the film. For certain, this year marks the 25th anniversary of the first film, and the release of a new video game based on it, so if ever there were a time for another, now would be good, at least for marketing reasons. Posted 02.23.09 by reelz
Another Ghostbusters sequel has been rumored ever since Ghostbusters II was released 19 years ago, in 1989. Like so many other franchises -- from Back to the Future to Indiana Jones -- stories have popped up over the years, only to be squashed or forgotten in time. At one point a new Ghostbusters cast was discussed, to be headed by Will Smith. It, too, fell by the way side.
But today, according to Variety, Columbia Pictures has finally made the first concrete move towards a Ghostbusters III -- hiring Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, co-executive producers on TV's The Office, to write the script. The duo recently wrote Year One, directed by Ghostbuster Harold Ramis.
Unlike other Ghostbuster sequels, which talked of a partial original cast or all-new actors, the plan here is to reunite original castmembers Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson.
For now, no deals are signed other than the script. The actors won't be committing until they've read the script, but considering the high quality of the continually funny The Office, hopes are high.
Ray Parker, Jr. -- time for a comeback!
Source: Variety Posted 09.05.08 by reelz