There's been talk about the release of Ghostbusters 3 from various sources, including chatty Sigourney Weaver, but there were no clues about a timeline until now. In a recent interview with Harold Ramis (Egon!) at Heeb Magazine, the actor/director/writer revealed that we will be seeing a new installment in the successful comedic series as soon as 2011.
"Something's going to happen," Ramis told Heeb. "Dan [Aykroyd] did write a spec GB3 screenplay a few years ago, but no one was motivated to pursue it. Now, 25 years after the original, there seems to be some willingness to proceed and apparently a substantial public appetite for a sequel. We'll introduce some new young Ghostbusters, and all the old guys will be in it, too. Think Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future ... GB3 is progressing with plans to shoot next summer and release in 2011 ..."
Weaver has stated she's not sure that she'll be in it, but has received requests asking her to read the script. Hopefully Ramis and the gang have convinced her to join them--it just wouldn't be the same without 'The Gatekeeper'. No word on a director yet, but Ivan Reitman, director of GB 1 & 2, is signed on as Producer and will hopefully be taking the reigns for the third installment. Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (The Office) are penning the script. Unfortunately their credits also include the awful Year One, along with Ramis who is an accomplished comedic writer/director. I have faith that GB3 could be the group's shining moment on the horizon.