It's curious how quickly the internal filtration system works. Whenever word comes down the pipeline that a studio wants yet another of their major films to be released in 3D my brain instantly sorts it into a virtual Interested or Not Interested pile. I'm not even sure what my own criteria are. I don't weigh the pros and cons of whether or not the extra depth is a supplement or a detractor from the premise. I don't preemptively evaluate if it'll be worth the extra price to go see it in 3D. It's just geek instinct, I 'spose.

All of this is to say word that Columbia wants to release Ghostbusters 3 in 3D has landed the return of the '80s icons firmly in the Interested pile. Obviously I'm game for the movie to begin with - who doesn't want to see Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver and more all back together under the direction of Ivan Reitman? - but there's just something about the fun-loving spirit of Ghostbusters that seems like it'll mesh just fine with Hollywood's new favorite money-making technique.

It's not official at this point (the news comes to us from the Marketsaw blog, who cite an unnamed friend from within ILM as the tipster), but with the massive spotlight on 3D and its financial benefits still shining in the windows of every studio bean counter in Hollywood, one shouldn't be surprised if Columbia makes an official announcement whenever they officially announce the returning cast and crew. But what say you? Would you rather a new Ghostbusters movie arrive in the same visual plane as its predecessors or does Ghostbusters 3D sound as fun to you as it does to me?
categories Movies, Cinematical