On again, off again…Ghostbusters 3

On again, off again…Ghostbusters 3

Ghostbusters 3, the long in development hell project just won’t go away, in the many years since the previous sequel rumours have continued to circulate across the internet on a possible third film that never seems to build any momentum.

Throughout all the discussions, and news items about Ghostbusters 3 there has been an on again off again relationship with Bill Murray and whether he would consider reprising the role of Peter Venkman once more.

The latest on this seems to be that Murray won’t be back after all (despite previous indicators that he would be), Dan Aykroyd who has been the long running primary spokesperson and apparent driving force on the film has been recently quoted to say;

No, I can tell you he won’t be involved. It’s sad, but we’re passing it on to a new generation. Ghostbusters 3 can be a successful movie without Bill. My preference would be to have him involved but at this point he doesn’t seem to be coming and we have to move on. It’s time to make a third one.

After all this time it sounds like there might be some sense of urgency to the project, which is still speculated to go into production next year, which if happened could see a new film on screens in 2014.

Still feels incredibly unlikely to happen.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.