Thursday, January 28, 2010 1:41 PM cstanton

Ghostbusters 3 to Screen In 2011



Now that pretty much all of the 70s movies *worth* remaking are already made, what do you do? If I were a Hollywood idea guy, I would go on to the much classier decade of the 80s, and that's just what they're doing. Just recently, the announcements of Ghostbusters III and Gremlins III coming to the big screen have been made and we shouldn't have to wait too much longer.

A couple of weeks ago Sigourney Weaver decided to go and run her trap to MTV's Josh Horowitz about a new Ghostbusters movie that has been talked about for years. Immediately she opens up with the spoilers, like Bill Murray's character is going to come back as a Slimer, and Oscar, her character's son, becomes a kid Ghostbuster. I'm already pissed at her for the Slimer spoiler; now I have nightmares about nuclear accelerator-ing Bill Murray.

Anyway, if anything good came out of her opening her trap, it was that we now have a definite source, original writer and star Harold Ramis, saying that the movie is scheduled to shoot this summer and will be released in 2011. He also stated Dan Akroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Bill Murray are all going to appear in this new sequel, not necessarily as main characters, but it's awesome that they'll all be back. I just hope that they don't focus on the rumored young buck Ghostbuster too much; the originals were pretty much perfect. Here's the e-mail he wrote 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."

On top of that, Ivan Reitman, the original director of the first two movies said that he had received the first draft of the script and that the writers were working on the second draft already.

What I'm not completely 100% stoked about is that Ramis and Akroyd, the original writers, will not be writing the third movie. Instead, they are leaving it to Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, the writers of that movie "Year One." I haven't seen the movie yet, but I'm working on it. Unfortunately, from what I've heard, it sucked really hard.

Back to what could be positive. Another rumor about the release is that it may be in stereoscopic 3D. This is just rumored on the MarketSaw blog, with their tipster remaining an anonymous insider of Industrial Light & Magic. I don't really know how much I trust them, but I guess I'll go ahead and go with it. They seem to think that everything's going to be in 3D, including the MUCH ANTICIPATED (at least by me) release of Gremlins 3!


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