Video Interview: Harold Ramis Talks Ghostbusters 3

Published 6 years ago by , Updated March 9th, 2013 at 1:38 pm,

ghostbusters 32 Video Interview: Harold Ramis Talks Ghostbusters 3

The long awaited and much speculated about Ghostbusters 3, has had a bumpy ride over the years. Rumors, speculation, interviews, fact and fiction have all been thrown around about a third movie in the franchise. Its “Maybe… at some point” status has been rather frustrating for fans who want to see the ghost busting team back together once more.

Most of the rumors and general talk about a Ghostbusters 3 movie has been in print or online, but today (thanks to MakingOf) we have a video interview with Dr. Egon Spengler himself (a.k.a Harold Ramis) talking about the movie. Ramis talks about such things as the status of the movie at the moment (how the other key players are feeling about it, if there’s a spec script written and so forth), the audience appetite for another one after so many years since the disappointing second one, and how he would like the movie to turn out like (mentioning such things as the special effects and general style).

It’s an interesting interview with Ramis, particularly for those who are dying to see another Ghostbusters movie on the big-screen. Oh, and you might get a kick out of hearing Ramis slam a movie or four when talking about today’s special effects/animation. You can check out the seven minute video below:

I can certainly be lumped in with the movie fans out there who want to see another Ghosbusters movie. Although the second movie was really quite disappointing (especially when you consider how great the first one is), the characters and the whole mythology are so good that I think another go at it is a great idea.

Also, surely I can’t be the only one who wants to see these classic ghost busting characters having aged as the actors obviously have – just where is the ghost busting team now, and what have they been up to all this time? I really want to find out!

Are you looking forward to a Ghostbusters 3? Do you think the movie should keep the technology low-tech, or make use of the special effects that are possible with today’s technology?

Ghostbusters 3 is still in the development stages and doesn’t have a release date as of yet.

Source: MakingOf (via /Film)

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  1. I really am looking forward to a third Ghostbusters, but like you said the second was dissappointing and pretty much relied on the special effects. I would like for them to use the special effects of today’s standard as long as they have good story to go along w/ it.

  2. I definitely want to see a third Ghostbusters movie. It’s been sounding good thus far. I would love to see what modern effects do for the movie–just as long as they don’t go overboard. If they make it about the characters then it has the potential to be great. I hope this keeps progressing well.

  3. I’m apparently the only person in the world who didn’t think Ghostbusters 2 was THAT bad. Not as bad as everyone makes it out to be and certainly not as bad as most sequels (just because Bill Murray didn’t like it doesn’t mean everybody else can’t.

    Ghostbusters: A+ (one of my favorite movies ever)
    Ghostbusters 2: B

    And of course I’d like to see a 3. Indiana Jones 4 was fun just because we got see Harrison Ford in the role again…granted that was the only good thing about that movie, but…I’d pay to see Ramis, Akroyd, Murray, and Hudson back as long as they don’t get completely sidelined by new recruits or something.

  4. I am all for a Ghostbusters 3, played the game and would love see the gang one more time on the big screen, heck even Slimer too.

  5. The second movie wasn’t as good as the first but then again…how many sequels are as good as the first? I liked the second just because of what it was…the ghostbusters together again. With that said…I would love to see a third movie. My kids don’t even know who the ghostbusters are…never even heard of the movies…this would be a chance for us who remember the first two movies to relive them again as well as introduce the younger generation to them. I’m all for a third installment but lets keep the tech as low as possible after all the movies have always been about the characters not the tech.

  6. CANNOT WAIT!!!!! The second was not that bad. I agree with Thomas and that the original cast better not be sidelined by the new cast. I also wanna know where Ivan Reitman is in all this? He was a little instramental in the franchise and if he is not gonna be back to direct then hopefully they can get his son Jason to direct it. That would be a great movie to see even for people not familiar with the franchise.

  7. i thought the second movie held up pretty well, story and characters and it was all smooth and almost as fun as watching the first movie really.

    maybe theyll get jason rietmen to direct it if ivan wont.

  8. I’d be glad to see a Ghostbusters 3 — but it really does have to have something new to offer and not just the retread that number two was. Twenty-plus years later, I’m curious about the character arcs of the protaganists, the original quartet. Would Annie Potts or Sigourney Weaver come back too?