While film franchises like G.I. Joe and Transformers find a majority of their charm in providing audiences with a healthy dose of nostalgia, neither of those films really has that effect on me. It’s by no fault of their own, I simply spent a majority of my days as a child walking around the house with a proton pack on my back ridding my house of paranormal activity (a daunting task for any six-year-old, but a labor of love no doubt). As such, any and all news regarding Ghostbusters 3 is exciting to me.
If you would prefer to not get your hopes up on the long-awaited film, I suggest moving along. However, if you would like to indulge in an important plot update, hit the jump.
Bloody Disgusting is reporting that director Ivan Reitman is looking to kick-start a new franchise with Ghostbusters 3 via inserting young blood into the mix. Per the report, the film will reveal that Dana Barrett’s (Sigourney Weaver) son Oscar is actually Dr. Peter Venkman’s (Bill Murray) child as well. As such, the now 21-ish Oscar is ready to take over the family business (information that Weaver let slip last December). While it’s too early to tell how effective this storyline may be (ask any Indiana Jones fan who wasn’t so fond of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull), this news still adds depth to Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky’s story.
Finally, BD also reiterates how early reports suggest that all four of the original Ghostbusters (Murray, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, and Dan Aykroyd) will be returning alongside both Weaver and Rick Moranis. Of course, much of the film’s details will likely be left to speculation until more concrete casting/production details begin to come in. Until then, I’ll be forced to continually break out the first two films in anticipation. Now, if only I could find that proton pack…