We have all heard that “Ghostbusters 3” has been in the works for many years, but now it had been confirmed that they will start filming shortly and more importantly that the entire original cast will return. That’s right, long time hold out Bill Murray has agreed to join the crew one last time. He will join the already signed Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis and Harold Ramis. No word yet on weather Annie Potts will return to reprise her role as Janine Melnitz, but I have my fingers crossed.
The screenplay for the film has been written by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky who write for “The Office” and penned the upcoming film “Year One”. The plot of the film supposedly revolves around passing the torch to a new group of Ghostbusters. While I am sad at the idea of an end of an era, it is probably long overdue for a franchise that has so much potential.
So who will the new Ghostbusters be? Your guess is as good as mine. For some reason though, I would really like to see Ed Helms involved in this movie in some way. Not sure why, but he just seems like he should be in Ghostbusters.
Look for “Ghostbusters 3” to make a director announcement soon and to hit theaters in 2012.