We've been hearing some talk about the next Ghostbusters movie for a little while now. It's hard to say what will actually happen and what won't. /Film found the following quote from director Harold Ramis:
My question is how big is that "public appetite" for another movie. Since it has been so long since the last movie, will viewers still care? I am somewhat interested but I can't say I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for this movie to happen. Also the idea of "introducing some new young Ghostbusters" sounds a little lame. I suppose my biggest fear is simply that this will turn out really bad. Perhaps I should have more faith. Let's hope that if and when the movie does get made, there will be a good reason. Meaning, there will be a good script. I don't want to see a third movie just trying to cash in on the Ghostbusters name. I also wonder if they will actually throw the number 3 in the title or instead try to give some clever subtitle. The 3 might be discouraging to those that haven't seen or were even alive when the first two came out. At least they have over a year to come up with something clever.
Something’s going to happen. Dan [Aykroyd] did write a spec GB3 screenplay a few years ago, but no one was motivated to pursue it. Now, 25 years after the original, there seems to be some willingness to proceed and apparently a substantial public appetite for a sequel. We’ll introduce some new young Ghostbusters, and all the old guys will be in it, too. Think Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future … GB3 is progressing with plans to shoot next summer and release in 2011.
How many of you have seen the original movies? Have you read the recent IDW comics? Are you looking forward to more ghost-busting action?