Harold Ramis on Ghostbusters 3
The last news we heard on Ghostbusters 3 was that filming may well be starting in September this year. Now another one of the original stars has talked about the new film.
Harold Ramis who also co-wrote the first film, sounds positive about the next one. And he gives us an update on where things are.
Ghostbusters 3 first reared it's head in September last year, with a script being written by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky. Bill Murray has been the one original star who seems to need the most convincing, but even he sounds up for it. The plot we had heard about already, had the first Ghostbusters acting as mentors to a new bunch. And Harold Ramis confirms that is the case:
We're all going to be in it in different kinds of roles. We're going to be the sage mentors. There are going to be young Ghostbusters.
He was talking to MTV about the third film. There aren't any names in mind for the new group of Ghostbusters yet though, or a director signed up. The two writers though, are working alongside Ramis and Aykroyd while writing the new film though. And he is waiting on a draft script.
Gene and Lee, both of whom I mentored, are now writing the new 'Ghostbusters'.I'm consulting with them, as is Dan Aykroyd and [original director] Ivan Reitman.
Ramis does admit that Bill Murray is the one member of the group who is a bit unsure of the whole thing. He says though that he is definitely in, he just needs a script that he likes.
I haven't talked to him about it. I want to talk to him about it eventually. I think we just need a script, because he's the thorniest of the group.
Hopefully it bodes well that the people behind the original are so involved with the new one. I suppose the way that they interact with the new Ghostbusters, and who those Ghostbusters are will be crucial. Is Ghostbusters 3 winning you round?