Ivan Retiman


Dan, Dan, Dan… Well, here we go again.

Dan Aykroyd recently spoke with ABC News (the one in Australia oops, move on) about the eternally ethereal Ghostbusters 3 in his eternal quest to talk to anyone that will listen about the project.  What is revealed is more mad ramblings from the vodka salesman (a fine and quality beverage if I may add, I have many skull shaped bottles to prove my love) about how the the third GB movie is still moving forward. In fact he reveals that filming should begin in winter (I’m guessing ‘a’ winter and not ‘next‘ winter.) Wait… last we heard it was going to be a CGI cartoon… it’s back to live action now? I thought the next step was high school musical theater…

Anyhoo, here’s what he had to say about the current status of the ‘movie’ –PLUS a vague hint at the ‘plot’:

“I feel re-encouraged, reinvigorated by the pages that I have seen. I know that we’re expecting half of the screenplay to be completed very soon. It should be into production by the fall and be shooting by the new year. I won’t say anything, it’s very exciting. The Higgs boson and the particle theories, gluons and mesons, that really gives us a scientific base in terms of our fictional storytelling, to open up to another dimension and have something horrible come through.”

Let me guess… in the third act a giant something-or-other stomps its way through New York? Hey, at least he’s not trying to make a Coneheads sequel. Where is Bill Murray and his paper shredder when you need them?

Before the fanboy flames fire up, let’s remember the movie has been in development hell for decades, cash strapped Sony Pictures has been lukewarm on the project at best, and other than a remake (that no one wants) buzz around the threequel has never been positive. Dan is still the only one that seems interested in the project (save for that ONE offhand reference Ivan Retiman made once.) At this point, the question has become rhetorical, do you really want to see what happens to a beloved cinema classic (the first one that is) this far out?


No Murray, no Ghostbusters 3.


Source: Bleeding Cool

Well, that didn’t last long.

Just a week or so ago Ivan Retiman made an off hand mention that production on a third Ghostbusters movie would begin next summer and the internet went wild with nerd rage and speculation. Thankfully fate has intervened once again and the chances of cameras rolling on GB3 next summer are nil.

The Hollywood Reporter says that Sony Pictures doesn’t have the money for that (or any other movies) for the time being. Citing multiple sources, HR reports that  film production at the studio has been frozen until at least the end of the fiscal year.

So the earliest Sony could give a Ghostbusters threequel the go ahead would be next March, leaving ample time for Bill Murray to express mild interest to only then quickly decline, cause multiple rewrites , and once and for all cripple the production. I just pray Bill has his (alleged) paper shredder handy.

See you next March when we will report the next reason Ghostbusters 3 will never be made.

Source: Bleeding Cool