Who ya gonna call for information about Ghostbusters 3? Ivan Reitman, of course. The one time director of the franchise may have decided not to direct a third installment, but he has agreed to take his place as a producer. In an article published in Toronto Life, Wednesday, he has confirmed Ghostbusters 3 is being written “as we speak.” This is great news for Ghostbusters fans.
“The studio is in, and we have writers working on it as we speak. We’re hoping to film at the beginning of next year. Dan Aykroyd and I meet about once a month to talk about it.”
It has been well known Dan Aykroyd has been on-board with the project for quite some time, but the untimely death of Harold Ramis, and Bill Murray’s refusal to commit has stalled the project. However, Reitman believes Bill Murray will join the team once again, despite saying no publicly.
“Never says yes until literally just before the shoot.”
Reitman went on to describe his relationship with Bill Murray and his hope he would join the cast of a new Ghostbusters film.
“Two TIFFs ago, we had a late dinner at Sotto Sotto, and we ate and talked until 4:30 in the morning. I told him, ‘I don’t care if you do Ghostbusters—I mean, I’d love it if you did—but why aren’t you doing leading parts for big studio films?”
According to the rumor mill, the new Ghostbuster team will consist of all females, with Dan Aykroyd and (possibly) Bill Murray playing supporting characters to the new team. However, with the script being written, it is possible that the rumors were put out there just to start conversations about the film. At this point, anything is possible with the script. It is likely that there will be some sort of tribute to Harold Ramis’ character, Egon Spangler, as well.
Ernie Hudson, who stole the show as Winston, shared his thoughts on a new Ghostbusters without Egon.
“There can’t be another Ghostbuster without Harold.”
Rumors of a new Ghostbusters film have been spreading for quite some time. Many fans have given up on the possibility of it becoming a reality, however it seems that Reitman has given us the confirmation that we need. There may not be an official release date, but just knowing it is in the works, officially, is good enough for many fans.
Fans that could not wait for this announcement have taken it upon themselves to make their own trailers for the film. It is not known if Dan Akyroyd has viewed the fan made trailers or whether he will incorporate some of the ideas.
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