It’s come to the point where we’d almost be fine if “Ghostbusters 3” never got made. The back-and-forth nature of the project has driven us a bit crazy for the past few years, though it finally seemed like that had come to an end when Dan Aykroyd announced that filming was set to start next summer.
Well, that’s no longer the case. The Hollywood Reporter has a new status update for the film that should be pretty disheartening for longtime fans like us.
“Any decision on ‘Ghostbusters III,’ the long, long gestating sequel, has been postponed until the end of March — this after Men in Black 3 writer Etan Cohen was paid a huge sum for a script,” THR reports. “Shooting was to begin next summer but now couldn’t start before fall at best.”
This comes as a result of internal problems at Sony Pictures Entertainment. At least it’s not the fault of a member of the film for now, but this could easily stop any momentum “Ghostbusters 3” had finally had. Though it was moving on without Bill Murray, Ivan Reitman was going to return as director and a script was finally in place. We’ll have to wait until next year to find out yet again whether this flick is getting made or not.
At least we have a general idea of what the movie will be about. Aykroyd has been a big supporter of this film, and has released plenty of information about the film.
“My character, Ray, is now blind in one eye and can’t drive the cadillac,” he’s said. “He’s got a bad knee and can’t carry the packs… Egon is too large to get into the harness. We need young blood and that’s the promise. We’re gonna hand it to a new generation.”
Well, we’re waiting.