Ghostbusters 3 is finally going to happen, according to Dan Aykroyd. He says pre-production on the long-awaited sequel will begin in the spring. Dan Aykroyd wrote the first two Ghostbuster films and starred in them as Dr. Raymond Stantz.
The wait has been a long one for fans of the iconic 80's movies that also starred Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, and others. It seemed that plans for a third installment might be forgotten forever when original ghostbuster Harold Ramis died early this year at the age of 69 due to complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis. He was a favorite personality for many in the first two Ghostbusters, and it would be hard to picture Ghostbusters 3 without him.
Ernie Hudson, who is excited to reprise his role as Winston Zeddemore, said of the Ghostbusters 3 production,
"It's unfortunate, you know, Harold is not here. Harold was the glue...he was amazing. He was an icon. So you're going to get a Ghostbusters, but obviously it's going to be a Ghostbusters without Harold," said Hudson at the Niagara Falls Comic Con, "It's going to be different. So it [Ghostbusters 3] has to be original and it has to be something that is worth all the 30 years of waiting."
I wonder if the production of Ghostbusters 3 will be as fun as the production of the first Ghostbusters film sounds.
Dan Aykroyd says of the filming of the first Ghostbusters movie, "We owned the city here for a while. The first day we went out and were stealing shots all over Manhattan. No permits, nothing."
That was until the general public caught sight of the strange creatures in their ghostbuster suits.
"It was pandemonium because people didn't know what we were yet. And here we are with the packs and the tube, that green tube that we have there. You know what that's for? When you see a ghost, you get scared, sometimes you lose it...."
If the rumors are to be believed, we could possibly see Ghostbusters 3 in theaters early in 2016.
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