The boys in the jumpsuits have hung up the proton packs twenty years now and fans have been waiting for another ghost-fighting battle to commence. Rumors have been flying for years upon years with more concrete evidence popping up all the time, but now we have some true certainty.
Harold Ramis (Egon Spengler in the Ghostbusters films) sat down and had a conversation with Heeb Magazine.
When asked what is going on with the heavily talked about third film in the franchise, Ramis had little to say but it revealed a lot.
“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.”
Seriously?? We’re at the point now of actually saying when shooting will begin and a tentative release? Nothing could excite me more a couple days after Christmas then hearing this news.
Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II are a couple of my favorite films of all time. The animated series The Real Ghostbusters is by far at the top of my list of the best cartoons ever. Fans have always hoped that this day would come and now we are a mere year to a year and a half away from seeing the Ghostbusters on the big screen again.
Check out the whole interview over at Heebmagazine.com where Ramis also discusses Caddyshack, Groundhog Day, Back To School, and more.
Credit: Heeb Magazine
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