I think I’ve been waiting since the summer of 1989 for news about this. Its not 100% official, but they’ve been talking about it for a while, I may have even posted something about it not too long ago. But it sounds good.
I just hope they don’t go with the “all female” cast like Dan Aykroyd mentions in the full article. I wouldn’t mind one or two girls on the team. But I really see this as a way to get a new generation of comedians in for a great movie in the Ghostbusters world.
This article comes from comingsoon.net:
Ghostbusters 3 Starts Filming this Winter?
Source: Los Angeles Times
May 20, 2009
Aykroyd said Sigourney Weaver is on board now, as are the original squad of ectoplasmic specialists — Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson.
“We could be in production by winter.”
Aykroyd said he wishes Ivan Reitman would return to direct the third film in the series but that he’s “too busy as a mega-producer” to take it on; his second choice is Ramis, who, of course, co-wrote the first two “Ghostbusters” films with Aykroyd and has numerous directing credits, most notably “Groundhog Day” and “Analyze This.”
The details of story are still in play, but Aykroyd said he’s hoping for a five-member “new generation” team with several female members. “I’d like it to be a passing-of-the-torch movie. Let’s revisit the old characters briefly and happily and have them there as family but let’s pass it on to a new generation.”
You can read the full article here.
Its exciting finally seeing something come out of this. It really has been on the table off the table, and for a while I was content with not ever seeing it (I just honestly hope they don’t pull a “Crystal Skull” and suck it up with a sequel) I am really excited at the prospect of seeing something new. I remember as far back as the mid-90’s hearing that Aykroyd wanted to see Chris Farely and Will Smith as Ghostbusters (Smith ultimately went to Men In Black which is a Ghostbusters-esque film series). I can only hope they do a good job about it.
I will say, that the proposed Ghostbusters 3 storyline, written by Dan Aykroyd and Harrold Ramis seems to have moved over into the Ghostbusters video game that is coming out next month and looks amazing! The story always involved (rumor has it) that our world and the ghost world start colliding and the Ghostbusters have to save the world. Here is the trailer for the video game: