Ghostbusters is a franchise you know and love, or at least should know and love. If you don’t then rush out and rent, buy, borrow, acquire in any way possible a copy of the 1984 classic. That said….the sequel is something, best left unsaid, and in the many years since its release the talk of a Ghostbusters 3 has resurfaced time and time again never quite fading away.
The latest piece of news is similar to several of the last pieces of news regarding the project, in that the screenplay still needs work. It seems that Etan Cohen has been tasked with delivering a screenplay on Ghostbusters 3 for Sony, Cohen worked on ‘Men in Black 3’, ‘Madagascar 2’, ‘Topic Thunder’, as well as ‘American Dad’, ‘King of the Hill’ and the currently in pre-production ‘Revenge of the Jocks’.
One thing that has remained consistent in many of the reports surfacing in recent years is that the story will focus on the original characters however this time with them passing the torch to a new generation of ghostbusters. Bill Murray appears to have been the wild card in terms of returning cast members with his interest in the project seeming to waver from total disinterest to a willingness of the script makes it worthwhile.
Whether this latest news is going to eventuate into anything more concrete is simply a matter of time, if the last few years are anything to go buy this story will simply stay the same for the next year or two only with word of a different writer attached to revisit the script.