The troubled saga of the Ghostbusters franchise continues. It’s been a little quiet on the GB threequel front since the last time actor/vodka salesman Dan Aykroyd talked about the project moving forward without Bill Murray. Now? Apparently Sony/Columbia Pictures is considering going the animated route for a third crack at busting a few ghosts. That’s what Bloody Disgusting is saying an unnamed source (that I want to believe is Ernie Hudson) told them. Also, this is not the first time the idea has been optioned. Back in 2007 Sony exes looked into firing up the proton packs for an animated feature that eventually evolved into the 2009 video game.
Sadly this nameless source didn’t have much else to say on the project, so let me fill in the end part here myself. Apparently this project refuses to die. It should have long ago, but damn it if you (Sony) are so damn dead set on wringing the last little bit of life out Ghostbusters, make the damn cartoon then. To be honest a CGI Pixar-ish Ghostbusters movie is probably the lesser of all evils. I would rather see Stanz with that annoying Dreamworks face for 90 minutes than a reboot, but I’ll still go on record that Bill Murray‘s involvement is key. No Venkman, no Ghostbusters. Murray has done a CGI cartoon (Garfield) or two (Kitties, tale of) in the past, maybe he’d come on board for this? Voice works pays out well and requires a lot less involvement…
… somewhere an alleged paper shredder just fired up.
Source: Bloody Disgusting