Dan Aykroyd and Ivan Reitman have been hard at work trying to re-capture the magic of 1984’s classic Ghostbusters. Their work has finally paid off because now the very, very long-awaited third film in the Ghostbusters series will start shooting in summer of 2013.
According to CinemaBlend.com, Paramount has shifted its production schedule to allow director Ivan Reitman to pursue making Ghostbusters 3 for Sony. Reitman was slated to direct the upcoming film Draft Day with actor Kevin Costner in the lead role, but now Draft Day’s production is in turnaround while Costner shoots the reboot of the Jack Ryan series, which leaves Reitman available for Ghostbusters 3.
Now that Ghostbusters 3 is finally happening, this leaves a potential release date of summer 2014, which would be the 30th anniversary of the release of the original Ghostbusters. There are no plot details available for Ghostbusters 3, but it’s rumored that the Ghostbusters will pass on their legacy to another generation of hopefuls. Actor Bill Murray is still not interested in being in Ghostbusters 3, but I wouldn’t count out a cameo appearance by Murray (i.e. Zombieland) until the film is released. How do you make a Ghostbusters movie without Bill Murray? Also, actor Harold Ramis slipped by saying in an interview that Ghostbusters 3 would be a reboot instead of a direct sequel.
For the longest time it seemed like Dan Aykroyd and Ivan Reitman were the only ones that really wanted a third Ghostbusters film, but now it seems that they’re getting their wish. If Ghostbusters 3 does get made and released in 2014, it would have been 22 years since the release of Ghostbusters 2 and 30 years since the release of the original Ghostbusters. As we all know, a long time between sequels does not help the quality of the film. Just look at Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull or Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace.