Poor Ghostbusters 3. Not only is it the sequel to a classic film (and another, crappy sequel) that absolutely no fan is asking for—it’s also a film that seems permanently trapped within its own personal rung of development hell. As we’ve noted in the past, “Bill Murray was in, then he was out, then he was back in, then he was back out, then it got a new writing team, then another, then director Ivan Reitman threw his hands up and just considered rebooting the entire franchise.” Then the film was set for a summer 2013 shoot, and now it’s not. But the one man who seems bound and determined to make Ghostbusters 3 happen—Dan Aykroyd—says the film will be coming next year, because of course it is.
During a recent interview Larry King (who had a cameo in the original film), Aykroyd stated that the film will shoot in 2014. And he has a plot synopsis and everything:
“It’s based on new research that’s being done in particle physics by the young men and women at Columbia University. [...] Basically, there’s research being done that I can say that the world or the dimension that we live in, our four planes of existence, length, height, width and time, become threatened by some of the research that’s being done. Ghostbusters — new Ghostbusters — have to come and solve the problem.”
Aykroyd also noted that a number of characters will be returning from the original film, but Murray will not be among them; however, he promises a place will be made for the recalcitrant actor/ comedian should he decide he does want to shoot Ghostbusters 3 after all.
You’ve got to hand it to Aykroyd—he’s certainly determined to give the world the Ghostbusters 3 sequel that no one but him seems to be all that excited about seeing.
What do you think of the Ghostbusters 3 news?