Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters is not a film most fans of the property want or even asked for. Its a new film for a new generation, which has been getting a flood of complaints and hate all around. Fans are very much against it, for reasons such as poor casting and flat comedy. The biggest lamentation, though, is that this new movie has no connection with the original 2 Ghosbusters, it’s a reboot in every conceivable way. This has been a kick in the groin to those who have been publicly demanding a Ghostbusters 3 since the late 80s. And there were many attempts, many scripts and what not to see a 3rd film made. However, creators and cast could come together and agree on a final product. This is what lead to this updated version coming from Paul Feig and Sony Pictures. Now with Harold Ramis gone and Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson being up there in age, an actual Ghostbusters 3 is likely to never happen. But…we can see what a 3rd film could have looked like, thanks to the wonders of technology and the efforts of one fan.
You may remember back in 2009, a Ghostbusters video game was released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3. It stands a solid but often forgotten entry into the Ghostbusters franchise. It was written by Dan Aykroyd and Ivan Reitman, and featured the voices of all the original cast members.
The game takes place two years after the events of Ghostbusters II. The Ghostbusters discover through a series of adventures and encounters that Ivo Shandor, the architect who designed 55 Central Park West that was once used to summon Gozer, had also designed a network of tunnels to channel ectoplasmic slime through the city that was used by Vigo the Carpathian. In the game, The Ghosbusters capture ghosts (of course), deal with a massive containment breach, siege a floating inter-dimensional museum and eventually get pulled into the Ghost World where they are forced to fight Shandor in his Destructor form. It feels very much like what a 3rd Ghostbusters film would be like, as it piggy backs off the original 2 films in such a connected satisfying way.
Anyways, a video from 2014 has resurfaced today, in which a fan had put together a collection of all the cutscenes in the video game and edited it into a feature-length Ghostbusters 3.
While others are out seeing the 2016 movie in theaters, I’m gonna stay home and watch Ghostbusters 1, 2, and then play this, as its the closest you’re going to get seeing a Ghostbusters 3.
Speaking of Ghostbusters in video games, you might consider traveling to NY to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Time Square to play THE VOID’s “Ghostbusters: Dimension,” a virtual reality experience that lets fans become a ghostbuster. Check out a teaser video for the experience below:
Dimension is part of a larger exhibit that includes wax figures of the actors, a sensory experience covering the subway, a haunted mansion, and more filled with spooks, and an Ecto-2 rid.