By Jack Rico
New York (USA), Nov. 2 (ShowBizCafe.com) – After his appearance as Dr. Peter Venkman, the main character in 1984’s Ghostbusters, at the Scream Awards 2010 on Spike TV a few weeks ago, actor Bill Murray once again fueled speculation that the highly anticipated second sequel is back on track. So will it happen or not?
A new rumor has seeped through the cracks once again, this time from Production Weekly, who says that there is a definite shooting date. According to them, Sony Pictures could have Ghostbusters 3 begin production in May 2011. If this date is true, we could have our long-awaited film for summer 2012! The only uncertainty we have is the truth of the rumor, and boy, have we heard our share of them the past two years. What encourages us though, without doubt, is Murray’s appearance at the Awards. It gives us a good indication that he now seems to be excited to embody his old role again after 26 years.
Developing the next installment of Ghostbusters has been a tremendous mess, mostly due to Bill Murray. His disinterest in being Venkman again and his disenchantment with the screenplay by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky have by far been the most difficult challenges. Dan Aykroyd, part of the core four, has been doing several rewrites trying to intertwine the old and the new generation of Ghostbusters fans. As we understand, Murray and Aykroyd are on a path to agreement.
Does the picture of Bill Murray scream out anything to you? This is happening!
The film’s original director, Ivan Reitman, is willing to start shooting as soon as possible with the rest of the cast – Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson and even Rick Moranis, who might come out of a 20 year retirement to reprise his role as Louis Tully.
We will have to cross our fingers and wait patiently for these Ghostbusters finally agree on giving us the latest installment of one of the most beloved films of the decades of the 80’s and 90’s.