Admit it, you see any headline with the words “Ghostbusters III“ and you start laughing uncontrollably. From Dan Aykroyd‘s seemingly endless self-obsession with the project, to the will-he-or-won’t-he participation of Bill Murray, to the sad and untimely death of Harold Ramis, it seemed as though the gods themselves were lining up against this thing from ever happening. For many film fans still buned by Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, another sequel too long in the works to be so disappointing, that was probably for the best. The official departure of Ivan Reitman from Ghostbusters III early this week seemed like the last call for attempts to get the movie made, but Sony works in mysterious ways and have recruited, what might be, the perfect pair of filmmakers to finally make this a reality: Chris Miller and Phil Lord. (more…)
Everyone has been waiting for Ghostbusters 3 ever since Ghostbusters 2 hit theaters back in 1989. I was only a year old when the second Ghostbusters came out and I’ve still seen it more times than I can remember. The fans have been waiting in the firehouse for years to see another outing of the ecto-1, but they may have to wait a bit longer. The film’s writer Lee Eisenberg and producer Joe Medjuck gave Comic Book Movie a brief status update and it doesn’t look good. They beat Gozer, they beat Vigo but they may not defeat their biggest challenge yet…Bill Murray.
Don’t cross the ego
It’s been an on and off struggle for this movie for years, first it’s going to happen and next thing you hear is it’ll never see the light of day. As of right now Sony Pictures, Harold Ramis, Dan Ackroyd, and Ivan Reitman have agreed and signed up for the very heavily revised Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky screenplay. Almost everyone is ready to pick up those protons pack once more, everyone except for Bill Murray that is. It may be a dick move to hold the entire production back because you can’t agree on a proper script, but with out Bill they can’t go on. Murray is one of the five rights holders to the franchise we know so well and without his approval there is no movie. Its like being that one kid allergic to peanut butter in your class, you ruin it for everybody every year.
Eisenerg had this to say about the current state of Ghostbusters: