'Ghostbusters 3' Has Sigourney Weaver, Maybe Some Babes

May 20, 2009

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Still no word on which historical landmark will come to life with the aid of ectoplasm and Jackie Wilson, but there is some news on the Ghostbusters 3 front. Dan Aykroyd talked to the LA Times Hero Complex about the project's development, and had these updates:

  • Sigourney Weaver has finally signed on, joining Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, and longtime holdout Bill Murray.
  • Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman, however, is most likely not in; Aykroyd hopes Ramis, who directed Groundhog Day and the upcoming Year One, might take the helm.
  • Aykroyd is looking forward to Ghostbusters 3 serving as a "passing-of-the-torch" film, introducing a five-member next generation team, specifically mentioning Alyssa Milano and Eliza Dushku. In other word, Aykroyd thinks ghosts should be busted by hot babes and/or is under the misguided impression that calling Alyssa Milano and Eliza Dushku "amazing" might get him laid with them.
  • The film "could be in production by winter."

Questions still unanswered:

  • Will Rick Moranis's spastic Louis Tully return? Annie Potts?
  • Will the next generation of Ghostbusters have to face the dickless Walter Peck?
  • Will there ever be a better Ghostbusters soundtrack song than Bobby Brown's "On Our Own"?
  • How would destroying the Vigo the Carpathian painting at the end of Ghosbusters 2 possibly result in a new, Renaissance-style painting of the Ghostbusters team in period garb? I'll suspend my disbelief for the walking Statue of Liberty, but that's just nuts.

Topping "On Our Own" is clearly impossible, but I'd really love some answers to the rest of my questions.

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