More Details About Ghostbusters 3

Published 5 years ago by , Updated May 30th, 2009 at 11:10 am,

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Rumors, speculation and more rumors! For the past 20 years that’s all we’ve gotten from Hollywood regarding Ghostbusters 3, but it wasn’t for a lack of trying on Dan Aykroyd’s part. He wrote a script, came up with ideas, and pushed it around in hopes of getting it made. Nothing came of it and it seemed that Ghostbusters 3 was just never meant to be.

That has all changed in the recent months, Dr. Raymond Stantz (a.k.a. Dan Aykroyd) has been out in the movie publications and on web sites pushing the new Ghostbusters 3 movie hard. Last week Aykroyd revealed who he would like for the two female roles (Alyssa Milano, Eliza Dushku) and that Ramis would be directing instead of Reitman.

He continued to fan the fan-boy flames this past weekend by talking with the Guardian Guide in the UK:

There’ll be a whole new generation that has to be trained and a leader that you’ll all love when you meet her. There’ll be lots of cadets, boys and girls who’ll be learning how to use the neuron splitter and the inter-planet interceptor – new tools to enable them to slip from dimension to dimension.

Obviously, the female role he alludes to is either Milano or Dushku, and personally, I think it should be Dushku but either of them would be a great fit.

I’m curious to see the new tools he mentions for the film – “neuron splitter and the inter-planet interceptor”. We’ve already seen the proton pack, PKE meter and the ghost trap, so it’s nice to see that they’re adding weapons to the ghost-butt-kicking arsenal. The inter-dimension story would fit into the Ghostbusters world quite nicely, IMO.  Fanboys probably should wait a bit before they start crying foul like they did with another recent alternate dimension movie (ahem Star Trek *cough cough*), .

Ghostbusters is the same movie series that brought us a giant flaming Marshmallow Man, a walking Statue of Liberty and river of slime flowing beneath Manhattan (that last part really wasn’t THAT much of a stretch). Would trans-dimensional travel really be that far out of the realm of possibility here?

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This isn’t the first time Aykroyd has hinted at an inter-dimensional story. Back in February 2007, Peter Sciretta over at /Film had Aykroyd saying this:

I wrote a script called Hell Bent, Ghostbusters go to hell basically. The premise is that it’s Manhellton. There’s Manhattan and ManHELLton. And if you can build an inter-dimensional phase system so that you can go from one dimension to another. We’ve succeeded doing that and we go to the hell side.

It’s a very weird concept but then again so is a giant, green, slimy, ghost who eats hot dogs.

So does any of this new information trickling out get you more excited to see Ghostbusters 3 and do you think it will live up to the hype beginning surround it or will it ultimately be another unnecessary sequel?

A release date for Ghostbusters 3 has not been announced yet, but with production beginning this winter, we could see it out in the Summer of 2011.

Source: /Film

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  1. I can’t wait for this, but I think Dushku would be more appropriate for the role and not just b/c I think shes hot, but its easier for me to picture Dushku as a ghostbuster thatn Milano is.

  2. maybe it will be called Ghostbuster Academy, and not gb3?

  3. Sorry if this hasn’t been answered yet, but will Murray and Ramis be possibly involved?

  4. I am on board for Milano. She is soooo freakin’ hot, plus she has lots of supernatural acting experience with Charmed. I think she would be a perfect fit for GB3…especially if the GB outfit is tight leather…. ;)

    The thing that DOESN’T thrill me is this:

    “There’ll be a whole new generation that has to be trained and a leader that you’ll all love when you meet her. There’ll be lots of cadets, boys and girls who’ll be learning how to use the neuron splitter and the inter-planet interceptor – new tools to enable them to slip from dimension to dimension.”

    CADETS? Boys and girls? Is this going to be Ghostbusters melded with Harry Potter?? I can see trying to get a whole new generation into Ghostbusters, but do they have to have little kids in it? This is giving me mixed feelings on this whole project.

  5. @Phil – Yes Murray is finally on board with the understanding the Enire Hudson character be written to make him on equal ground as the other characters. Ramis is involved as well adn at this point is probably directing.

    @Andy S – Good Greif MAN! Don’t give the writers any ideas about a Harry Potter feel. Milano would go from being a hot Ghostbuster to a hot elemtary teacher…wait a minute…hmm either way I might be ok with it :)

  6. I hope aliens won’t ruin this movie like they did another movie belonging to a franchise we once loved *cough*Indiana Jones*cough*

  7. I had to go back and read the article when Ken J mentioned aliens. Thank goodness there was nothing about aliens in that. :-)

    The hell idea I like, but what I would do is make it where it coincides with the book of Revelation and they eventually destroy hell in a lake of fire. Of course, this would end the Ghostbuster movies because they have now destroyed all demons and earth is now in peace.

  8. Does anyone else think Sigourney Weaver’s baby in GB2 will be one of the “Cadets”? I think his anme was Oscar.

  9. Yeah Milano is very hot, but seems too much of a damsel in distress….Dushku has proven she can pull of the tough girl attitude w/ her role as “Faith” in the “Buffy the Vampire tv series”.

  10. Matt,

    Why don’t they have BOTH of them in the movie? That way they can towel the slime off each other. ;) :P :D

  11. @Andy S – There ya man, give them ideas we WANT them to use hah!

  12. I thing that Alyssa Milano is perfect for this role, she a very good actress and her Charmed’s experience can help her in this movie.
    Go go Alyssa… we’re with you!!!

  13. i hope its a mix of Police Academy and Ghostbusters two of the best movies ever made lol

  14. Police Academy? It was funny but Animal House reigns supreme, baby. “8 years of college down the drain” :-)