Harold Ramis sat down with MTV to talk about his latest project, “The Year One”, but — much to our satisfaction, the conversation also turned to Ghostbusters 3. Ramis confirmed that all of the original Ghostbusters would have an appearance in the movie in some regard, including Bill Murray as Peter Venkman:
“We’re all going to be in it in different kinds of roles. […] We’re going to be the sage mentors. There are going to be young Ghostbusters.”
I am a little apprehensive about the term ‘young’ rather than ‘new’, I see child ghost-busting characters and teen heroics — reminiscent of the appalling Thunderbirds movie adaptation. Currently the rumors surround actors such as Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd, which is more the age I would expect.
As for the progress of the script being penned by Eisenberg and Stupnitsky (The Office):
“Gene and Lee, both of whom I mentored, are now writing the new ‘Ghostbusters,’ […] I’m consulting with them, as is Dan Aykroyd and [original director] Ivan Reitman.
Neither Ramis or Reitman are expecting to direct GB3 which raises the next big question, who will?
“I’m sure we’re all hoping someone else will do it,” the 64-year-old Ramis said. “It’s a lot of work!”