Ghostbusters 3 To Shoot Next Year for 2011 Release?

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 17th, 2012 at 9:24 am,

ghostbusters 3 logo Ghostbusters 3 To Shoot Next Year for 2011 Release?

For literally years now (even stretching as far back as 1989) we’ve heard word of a Ghostbusters 3, with quotes of “maybes” and “mights” chiefly coming from Harold Ramis and Dan Akroyd, the director and star of the first two movies. But there’s so much of those vague speculative statements that it seems we can’t really trust anything that comes out about the film, even if it comes straight from the key players involved.

The last piece of speculation we posted about Ghostbusters 3 didn’t come from the usual suspects, but rather from one of the first two film’s other stars, Sigourney Weaver. While doing the rounds promoting Avatar, questions inevitably turned to the third Ghostbusters and she said that she’s had calls asking if she’ll read the script (leading her to think she’ll be involved) and also that Bill Murray might be back but as a ghost. Luckily, Ghostbusters news source Proton Charging were on hand and they debunked what Weaver said.

However, the Ghostbusters 3 rumor mill is once again turning as director Harold Ramis is now saying the movie will shoot in 2010 in time for a release in 2011.

Ramis’ quote comes to us courtesy of Heeb, who did an interview with the filmmaker about everything from Animal House to today’s comedians. Here’s the full quote of everything that Ramis said about Ghostbusters 3:

“Something’s going to happen. Dan [Aykroyd] did write a spec GB3 screenplay a few years ago, but no one was motivated to pursue it. Now, 25 years after the original, there seems to be some willingness to proceed and apparently a substantial public appetite for a sequel. We’ll introduce some new young Ghostbusters, and all the old guys will be in it, too. Think Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future … GB3 is progressing with plans to shoot next summer and release in 2011 … Oh, and I have two one-of-a-kind Ghostbuster yarmulkes sent by fans.”

If you’re interested, you can read the rest of the interview with Ramis HERE.

As I said, there’s so much that’s been said about Ghostbusters 3 that it’s hard to know what to believe. Normally I would be inclined to take Ramis at his word but what’s been said before puts it into doubt. But just for now, taking this as fact that GB3 is indeed going to shoot next year for a 2011 release, I’m very glad to hear that. It’s much like the case with Indiana Jones and the almost two decades we had to wait for Kingdom of the Crystal Skull to come along. Let’s hope that if and when GB3 finally gets made it isn’t as disappointing as Indy 4 was…

Does it sound like this latest piece of Ghostbusters 3 info is true? Or is it all just talk as it seems to have been for years?

Source: Heeb (thanks to /Film)

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  1. I really hope this happens. But if Bill Murray isnt in it, in a decent capacity, then I will not be seeing it.

    it has been a long wait, as it was with Indy, so lets hope GB3 is worth the wait. Like Crystal Skull was.

  2. Just had Zombieland in my mind for a second, lol.

    Love the news, can’t wait for part 3. I just hope the new generation doesn’t turn out to be some teenie “american pie” humor stuff and actualy brings me the old feeling I had watching the first 2 =)

  3. I’m so there for GB3 that I’m already in line for the midnight showing in 2011 :)

  4. We don’t have all info yet but so far, I don’t like what I see for this movie. For Peter Venkman to be a ghost, that mean’s the character would have to be dead. I don’t like that and so far for me, the concept is a turn-off.

  5. “it has been a long wait, as it was with Indy, so lets hope GB3 is worth the wait. Like Crystal Skull was.”


    For many of us, DrSam, this would be considered an ill omen. There are other sequels which occurred long after their predecessor. Like T2 and Aliens. Couldn’t we hope it’s more like those?

  6. @JerseyCajun

    Both the movies you mention had gaps of 10 or so years, the gap between GB2 and GB3 is over twenty.

    And I kinda like Crystal Skull, what I said wasnt meant to be entirely derrogative.

  7. I think we should be hoping for a Rambo III (1988) to Rambo (2008) type of transition, where the 20 year gap yields a sequel actually better than the previous entry!

  8. Isn’t Ivan Reitman the director of the first 2 Ghostbusters and rumoured to direct the 3rd as well?

  9. It could just be the part of me that has been very active in the Ghosbusters fan community for close to ten years, but I wince whenever I hear these “rumors” about Ghostbusters 3 coming out.

    Whenever you post about a Ghostbusters sequel, the terrorists win. :(

    Show me a call sheet, THEN I’ll believe it.

    Sorry to sound so negative, but does anyone REALLY want this sequel anyway? Seriously, remember Danny’s LAST sequel that was written X amount of years after the original story?

    Do I REALLY have to bring up Blues Brothers 2000?

  10. hey blues brothers 2000 was pretty good

  11. Good one Packy! ( Don’t mess with us Irish)

  12. As long as they don’t cast the younger Ghostbusters from Judd Apatow movies, I’m on board. Please NO Seth Rogen! I might end up dying a slow death seeing him in a Ghostbusters film.

  13. Judd Apatow’s crew would be alright as younger busters. Please no Ben Stiller!!!!! I hope that FINALLY this will happen, I have been waiting for a long time. Cant wait. Oh and Bill Murray needs to not be a douche and just do the movie.