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.
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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
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