With everyone talking Ghostbusters this weekend for the 30th – yes,we feel sorry for Gremlins which opened the same weekend – there are some great articles floating around. One such article at Variety is about the making of the movie and is well worth checking out.
Regarding Ghostbusters III, in the article Columbia Pictures president Doug Belgrad says: “We are currently working hard to re-create the magic of the original in order to bring a new Ghostbusters adventure to life.” he would not go into any detail however, including when we can hope to see it.
Regarding the characters we can expect to see, it certainly hints that new ‘Busters will need to be cast, but Dana Barrett herself, Sigourney Weaver, says that during one relatively recent conversation with (GB and GBII director) Ivan Reitman: “I said, I have one condition want my son Oscar [from Ghostbusters II] to be a Ghostbuster, and he said, ‘We’ve already done that.’”
New writer Etan Cohen (Men in Black III, Tropic Thunder) says that he and Reitman are “together for hours every week, working on it really closely.” He adds that Dan Aykroyd is heavily involved too: “No one can speak the language of Ghostbusters like he can.”
On the topic of Bill Murray, Cohen says: “Absolutely everyone wants Bill Murray. But everyone has great faith in the franchise.”
With all the cast – except Murray – interested in returning, Rick Moranis spoke about where Louis Tully would be now (we assume he’s kidding): “He’s in prison, a cellmate of Bernie Madoff’s. They compete to see who can make their bed first in the morning.”
FTN favourite Ernie Hudson reckons Winston Zeddmore would be “the C.E.O. of the Ghostbusters franchise. I just hope that he wouldn’t be on a walker or [in] a wheelchair. And hopefully we’ll still be able to wear the backpacks.”
It looks like, once more, they’re ready to believe you… get ready for Ghostbusters III because it IS coming.