Since I last wrote about Ghostbusters 3, there has been some major progress. First is that Ivan Reitman is going to return to the directors chair. This is a positive, in my book, even though his latest string of films has been somewhat of a string of horrible movies. A franchise like Ghostbusters is something that he won’t mess up. It’s not something that Sony would risk damaging, nor would anyone that wants to make it. Everyone is invested in making it right, and not forcing things just for the sake of making it. So, putting Reitman back in that position is the right move for the franchise. That way, the whole gang is back together for the last hurrah from the original team, and a young director isn’t going out of his way to prove himself to a fandom that has grown up.
The second piece of great information is that there is a complete first draft of the script for Ghostbusters 3. They’re now working on the second draft, and things are falling into place very well, according to Reitman. This is very promising, and I’m really hoping that it keeps moving forward. Seems pretty steady now, though. Sigourney Weaver said on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon that she was excited to read the script, and thinks it’ll be great fun!
The third big news is that there is some information that they’ll be filming Ghostbusters 3 in 3-D! The fact that the rumor even exists means that they’re definitely looking into it in a more serious fashion than just a “maybe.” That’s exciting. But what about the 3-D idea? Instead of talking about the advantages or disadvantages of everything coming in 3-D, what about the implications of a GHOSTBUSTERS film in 3-D? I can already see Slimer coming straight at the viewer and sliming the screen. The proton streams also would come at the screen, and likely the trap. These thoughts don’t really excite me. I’d rather they make the film as written, no 3-D gags that don’t translate to 2-D, and then make it artificially 3-D if they still feel it has value. This news came by way of MarketSaw: “Yes – I have word from one of my top sources that a friend of his at a certain well known effects house (I can’t say who it is, but their initials are ILM) said that GHOSTBUSTERS 3 is proceeding as planned – but – with the added benefit of stereoscopic 3D!”
All in all, very exciting news from the land of Ghostbusters