Development of "Ghostbusters 3" Has Started

12/23/2009 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Jeffery Wright

More than a decade has passed since the sequel of Ghostbusters was released, but now the development of third installment of the trilogy has supposedly begun.

Back in May of 2009, in an interview with the L.A. Times, Dan Aykroyd stated that all the members of the original cast--Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver--were on board for part 3. Aykroyd admitted Murray was a huge determinant in making the film since Murray owned one fifth of the interest on the property rights and wanted to avoid making another movie. However, Aykroyd did not fault Murray--he cited busy schedules and the lack of a solid script as the other factors that kept the movie from being made. He expressed a desire to see a “new generation” of ghostbusters including several women and mentioned actresses Eliza Dushku and Alyssa Milano as possible candidates.

In June 2009, Ivan Reitman, the director of "Ghostbusters"  and "Ghostbusters II," attended a special screening of the first movie, which was organized to help promote its release on Blu-ray, and spoke about the progression of the third film. During this event, he told that he thought the Blu-ray release and the new video game rekindled the interest of the creators in making another film.

Recently, Sigourney Weaver has been in the spotlight due to the promotion her new film, "Avatar," and during this time, she sparked many rumors about a third "Ghostbusters." In an interview for, Weaver did not provide a definite answer regarding her involvement in "Ghostbuster 3." She did say Ivan Reitman contacted her and asked her to look over a script. She even revealed her character’s son, Oscar, becomes a ghostbuster and Bill Murray’s character returns as a ghost.

Reitman states production for "Ghostbusters 3" should begin sometime in 2010.

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