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Ghostbusters 3: Sigourney Weaver Shares Plot Details

    July 7, 2014
    Val Powell
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Sigourney Weaver has just revealed details on the upcoming Ghostbusters III film. Weaver played Dana Barrett in the first two installments of the film. Barrett is a professional musician who became a customer of the Ghostbusters.

Weaver said that she spoke to producer Ivan Reitman, as she wanted her on-screen son to play a Ghostbuster. In an interview with Vanity Fair Weaver said, “I said, I have one condition. I want my son Oscar to be a Ghostbuster, and he said, ‘We’ve already done that.’”

Oscar was Barrett’s baby in the second installment of Ghostbusters. The third installment, which has been in the works for several years, is said to focus on a new generation of Ghostbusters. However, there will also be appearances from the original Ghostbusters including Rick Moranis, Ernie Hudson, and Dan Aykroyd.

Sigourney Weaver in Ghostbusters

Hudson said that he sees his character Winston Zeddemore “as the CEO of the Ghostbusters franchise” and he hopes that he still gets to wear the Ghostbusters backpack.

Ernie Hudson talks about  Harold Ramis’ passing

Ghostbusters III’s development has been stalled due to a number of circumstances. Reitman said that he would not be directing the upcoming film after the death of Harold Ramis in February. Ramis co-wrote the first Ghostbusters movie and he also played one of the four Ghostbusters. Bill Murray has been asked to come back as Dr. Peter Venkmen, but there is no confirmation as of now.

Bill Murray may sign-on for Ghostbusters 3. 

Although Reitman won’t be in the director’s seat, he said that he will still be involved in the making of the movie.

Etan Cohen, writer for movies such as Tropic Thunder and Men in Black 3, is currently working on the screenplay for Ghostbusters III. He said that he and Reitman meet for several hours every week to work on the movie. Cohen also said that Dan Aykroyd is overseeing, since “no one can speak the language of Ghostbusters like he can.”

Dan Aykroyd already committed to Ghostbusters 3

According to a previous report by Deadline, Ghostbusters III will begin filming in 2015 in New York. No release date has been set for the movie.

Throwback: Ghostbusters premiere 1984

Image via YouTube


  • SallyinChicago

    Why do we need this movie?

    • NewOrderGuy

      Why do we need any movie? Dumb question.

  • Ullr52

    With Ramis deceased and Murray not committing, having only half of the original cast may be tough. Honestly I think Bill is correct in now wanting to do the movie. But it sounds like this is going to be pushed through whether people want it to happen or not. I would much rather see a passing of the torch from the original cast rather than some half ass reboot.

  • STRIK9

    Bill is the only thing that could save this movie and make it worth seeing.If he’s in, I’ll give it a chance for sure.If not, fuck it.

  • James H

    The franchise fizzled out a long time ago. It is like reuniting the cast of the Munsters

    • Brian

      To bad you are incorrect. They sell more t-shirts, toys, DVDs than any previous movie to dat.e The demand is still there.

      • Dave

        MORE THAN STAR WARS??? Too bad you are incorrect.

  • Scooby Doo

    Well, I happen to like that idea. I was wondering about the plot since they made the announcement. Plus it will be nice to see Sigourney, Akroyd, Moranis and possibly Murray in the movie again. I knew the original Ghostbusters probably wouldn’t have very big parts because Akroyd said in an interview that they were now too old to carry all that equipment, but even having them in cameos will be great. Oscar the Ghostbuster, has a nice ring to it!

  • ER

    Bill is right. Can’t just make another Ghostbusters just to make it. It’s gotta have a good script.

    • J Roy

      Why don’t they get Bill Murray involved in writing in order to tempt him to be in it? PS: It begs to wonder if Harold’s (natural) involvement was why Bill didn’t want any part of it before? Or maybe now he’s considering it so that he can help carry on Harold’s ‘vision’?

  • GLH

    I was all for this movie until Harold Ramis died. Now I think it needs to be shelved and never be done again, no more sequels and no reboots. I find it funny that NOW BIll Murray is talking about being in the movie.

  • Symp

    I thought moranis wasn’t interested in returning to the role

  • ExJax

    Can’t wait for this movie…to hit Netflix…

  • Obi Juan Kenobi

    The first one is a classic, but they shouldn’t have even made the second one.

  • tom jones

    i cant wait!!

  • Ben Cruz

    100 bucks says Bill Murray is/will read these comments. Whether or not he returns in Ghostbuster 3, it will have nothing to do with these comments. But, he’ll still read them.

  • Mr. Spin

    When you think about it, it’s been 25 years since the last movie…..25 years!!!! That has to be some sort of record for years between sequels. I still remember seeing Ghostbusters 2 in the theater. Crazy.

    • Dave

      Star Wars. Technically those were prequels in 99, 02, 05 … but Episode 7 (a sequel) is 34 years after Episode 6. So yeah… not a record. And Return to Oz (sequel to Wizard of Oz) was over 30 years later. Fairuza Balk… yeah baby.

  • Tim Sylvester

    Had they just presented this as a “Reboot” instead of a sequel, there would be a lot less complaining.

  • Johnny five

    I will watch it if B. Murray is in it with a major role. Otherwise I won’t go to see it. Just my .2

  • Danny

    It wont have the same “feel” to it. They’lle probably cast some pretty boy Twilight/Hunger Games actor as Oscar, the rest of the “new” ghostbusters will probably be some politically correct mess (a gay guy, a Latina woman, some troubled street thug, etc) they’lle probably overdo the CGI, the original actors will have minor role with the usual “Im too old for this” cliche jokes, ugh. Just leave it alone.

    • Doc Brown’s Delorean

      Exactly! and there will probably be a few “Obama” references in there as well.