Ghostbusters 3 doesn't have cast signed
We're all getting so excited about Ghostbusters 3, me included, and we're dying to hear how the story is going to turn out, will it involve the old stars for a cameo, how big will the new team be, etc. However there's a piece of information we've just taken for granted, the old cast.
We've all assumed that when people so close to the project like Dan Aykroyd say that every one of the old stars are on board, that they are actually on board. Not so. News today reveals that they are just in agreement to the idea, and they've yet to see the script to sign up to.
If you think about it it really is how most other films work, until there's a script and a director assigned, they tend not to make big casting decisions. However here it's a little unusual.
The original cast had to be in to make a new Ghostbusters, otherwise there wouldn't be a Ghostbusters 3, or a film without any connection to the original, and so we wouldn't hear anything until the director arrived.
Okay this film is a little different, the people behind the original films are part of the cast, and to make a third film work they really need to bring back the old cast, even if for a bit, so getting their go ahead would be a necessity.
Well it seems that the go ahead is there, but there's nothing written down, and that is worrying isn't it? According to Harold Ramis through Coming Soon and HorrorMovies.ca, the film is far from complete.
"I wrote the story for the new movie with them, and Dan and I've been consulting. We're just waiting to see a first draft and where we are...Everyone says they'll do it, they've all said they'll do it. No one has signed anything yet--we haven't signed anything either--but there's the spirit of willingness in the air."
Wouldn't you think that they'd try and make sure that they had that complete original cast signed up before they started advertising the film like this? Wouldn't you think that they'd have the cast signed up first, or maybe that they'd get the script ready to entice the cast back before punting the idea across the world's media?
My concern here is that we've still got a long way to go to get the old crew signed back on for another film, and that means a hell of a long road to go before the film gets made.
The script has to be good, then the director has to be right, then I could see the cast signing up, but if some of that doesn't happen to one or more of their requirements, then I could see this project falling through.
Ramis is convinced on one thing though, even if we don't have the cast, script and director sorted out yet, the film will happen.
"Oh, yeah. There will be new Ghostbusters. It's not about us running around. We'll be introducing new people."
Perhaps it's better that it just stays down? Two in the bag, ready to go, we be quick, and they be slow.