If you are already ‘over’ Hollywood rebooting classics, maybe hold your opinion for a moment. The ’80’s childhood classic Ghostbusters is getting a third movie next year, and much of the original cast will be featured on the big screen.
Sigourney Weaver is the latest of the original cast to sign onto the new movie, along with Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson. She has stated in interviews that staring in Ghostbusters “changed her life”, and that it will be “crazy working with the guys again”.
This movie will not be associated with the 2016 all-female reboot, also called Ghostbusters, nor will it be a remake of the original. Early reports state that the intent is truly to make a third installment of this series that takes place in the present after the events of the previous two.
While this is an impressive lineup, the cast list is missing a few notable people. Rick Moranis, who played Louis Tully, has famously become very ‘picky’ about his roles (Though he will argue that he has not retired, despite what many think), choosing instead mostly voice work and raising his children after his wife died in 1997.
When asked about the reboot in 2015, he said it “made no sense” for him to shoot a cameo for something he did 30 years ago.
Harold Ramis, who played Egon Spengler in the first two movies, passed away in 2014. Diehard fans of the series hope to see his role remembered in the new movie.
Jason Reitman, who is best known for movies like Juno and Thank You For Smoking, is set to direct the new Ghostbuster 3. His father, Ivan Reitman, was the original director for the series and all reports say he is very excited to be on board.
He fondly remembers walking the Ghostbusters set when he was only 6, and likes to say he was the “first Ghostbusters fan”. His intent is to “make a love letter” to the original Ghostbusters, not remake it or step all over the history.
Ghostbusters 3 is set to release in theatres July 10th, 2020.