Over the past few months, there have been all sorts of rumors about a possible third Ghostbusters movie. Everything from the fact that a new script is in the works to a rumor about the cast of The 40-Year Old Virgin signing on for a franchise reboot, the latter of which was quickly refuted. Since then, everyone from Sigourney Weaver to Bill Murray have chimed in saying that they don’t think it’s going to happen. Every time the rumors start to ramp up, someone swoops in quickly to set them down.
Then something like this happens: E! Online recently caught up with Ghostbusters star and co-writer Dan Aykroyd at a promotional event in Toronto where he had the following to say about it:
“Two sharp young writers in Hollywood are reported to be writing the sequel, the third movie now. If I could interest Seth [Rogen] and Judd [Apatow] to be part of it, that would certainly be a dream.”
Of course, while this doesn’t exactly give us a whole lot to go on, it can be a source of hope for Ghostbusters fans out there. The fact is that there is a script in the works for a third movie, and that Dan Aykroyd is aware of it. As well, it appears that Aykroyd would be interested in passing the franchise along to the Apatow crew.
So for those of us who are really pulling for a continuation of the Ghostbusters cinematic franchise, we will have to remain in wait and see mode, as more details will surely emerge once a script is finished. Personally, I wouldn’t have a problem with some sort of reboot — keep the memories of the previous movies in tact and give a new generation of kids their own version of Ghostbusters to fall in love with. For the most part, I would generally be opposed to a reboot, but in this case it might work.
What do you think about a third Ghostbusters film? Should they continue the story, or reboot the whole thing?