Before I saw The LEGO Movie, I would have thought this was the worst idea that I’ve heard for Ghostbusters 3. According to a tweet from Nikki Finke, who seems to get a lot of factual scoops sent to her, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller may be circling the director’s chair on the third film. I’ve not seen their work on 21 Jump Street, and 22 Jump Street doesn’t look like a movie that I would enjoy, based only on footage from the trailer. I’m sure that some people will enjoy it, but the content is not something that I care to see.
However, the script isn’t up to them. It’s been written by Etan Cohen and Dan Aykroyd (as far as I know, that’s the latest script), and will be produced by Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd with a goal of capturing the feel of the original films. So there’s hope that it won’t go over-the-top in the way that the 21 Jump Street films appear to have gone.
Hot duo to direct #Ghostbusters3? My sources say Phil Lord & Chris Miller (‘Lego Movie’, ’21 Jump St’) in talks to replace Ivan Reitman.
— Nikki Finke (@NikkiFinke) March 20, 2014
And don’t forget, LEGO has a Ghostbusters set coming this year.
This is something that I’ve been hoping for, ever since discovering Lego Cuusoo many years ago. I never actually thought it would happen, though. There were many Ghostbusters projects on the site, mostly featuring Ecto-1 and the team, but in March of 2013, a new one was launched that changed everything. This one looked great, and a lot of Ghostbuster fan sites were spreading the word about it.
A few days ago, Lego Cuusoo announced their decision regarding the project. It is moving forward. It’s going to be produced. My guess is that it’ll be available later this summer. Last year’s release, a Lego Back to the Future DeLorean, was released first at the San Diego Comic Con, followed by a general release on August 1.