“Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster and the theory of Atlantis?”
What about “Ghostbusters 3?” Prepare to be slimed because the third installment in the sci-fi franchise is looking more like a reality.
Dan Aykroyd, one of the stars and writers of the first two “Ghostbusters,” spoke to Larry King about some pretty major plot spoilers for the highly anticipated “Ghostbusters 3.” So far fans of the franchise have only learned that the new installment would follow a team of young Ghostbusters, but Aykroyd took the time to tease what these youngsters might encounter.
“It’s based on new research that’s being done in particle physics by the young men and women at Columbia University,” Shock Till You Drop reports in their transcription of the Larry King interview. “… Basically, there’s research being done that I can say that the world or the dimension that we live in, our four planes of existence, length, height, width and time, become threatened by some of the research that’s being done. Ghostbusters -- new Ghostbusters -- have to come and solve the problem.”
We’ll take it. However, what “Ghostbusters” fans really care about is if Bill Murray will be reprising his role as Peter Venkman.
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Murray’s return to the franchise has been circulating through the grapevine for years. The actor allegedly wanted to return to the series as a ghost, but last February Aykroyd told Britain’s Telegraph that Murray did not want to be involved in the new film at all. Murray is supposedly one of the main reasons that the project has been on hold for so long, with rumors circulating that he actually sent Aykroyd a shredded script of the proposed sequel.
While it looks like Murray wants nothing to do with the flick, Aykroyd promised that “there will be a hole for him” in “Ghostbusters 3.” “If Billy wants to walk in the door and be in the movie, we will find a place,” he added.
The “Ghostbusters 3” script came from the minds of “Office” writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, and “Men In Black 3” writer Etan Cohen. Shock Till You Drop reports that the third installment is rumored to have a 2014 release date to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the first film. The movie is set to be directed by Ivan Reitman.