Sony still pressing ahead with GHOSTBUSTERS III

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I don't want this movie.

I would've thought that the sad loss of Harold Ramis might lead to a lack of Ghostbusters III development for a respectful period of time, but no, Sony are still pushing ahead with it. The script by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky is being reworked and Ivan Reitman is set to meet with Sony in the days ahead to work out how and when to move forward.

I wish it was never.

I understand that this is a business, but this movie has languished in development hell for so long that I just can't see it turning out well at all. Bill Murray wants nothing to do, Rick Moranis retired from acting almost 18 years ago and will not be back, Ramis was set for a cameo, but, well.... (sad face).

It seems the movie will be a passing of the torch from the older Ghostbusters to a new team.
Dan Aykroyd previously said this of the plot:
"It's based on new research that's being done in particle physics by the young men and women at Columbia University... 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."
 I don't want this movie.

When I was young teenager I won a competition in the local paper, the prize was a cinema pass for a year. A whole year of free movies, it was possibly the greatest prize ever offered in the history of prizes. At least 3 or 4 times a week I would head of down to the ABC Cinema straight from school and watch anything I could. The year began with Ghostbusters and ended with Back To The Future. I saw both at least 25 times each, and I'm very protective of them.

I've not seen it, I've not read the script, but it just seems obvious that Ghostbusters III will destroy precious childhood memories. When it was rumoured years back I didn't want it to be some kind of jolly boys outing, and now with only Akyroyd left involved, I don't want to see his old fat bloated self rolled out just to pass a torch. If they absolutely have to make a new Ghostbusters film then I would rather the studio just did a full reboot. This is maybe the only instance when I would say that. Just remake it for a new generation of kids and let them enjoy it. As far as I'm concerned the franchise ended with the underrated Ghostbusters II.

I don't want this movie.
Stepping off my soap box now. Normal service resumed.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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