2014 is a good year for Ghostbusters fans: it’s the 30th anniversary of the first film, and just so happens to be the 25th anniversary of the sequel. That’s reason enough for Sony to re-release the original film in theaters this Labor Day weekend just before a new Collector’s Edition Blu-ray hits shelves. All well and good, but what about that long-in-development Ghosbusters 3 we’ve been hearing about? Word has it that the script is still in the works, but franchise star Sigourney Weaver recently revealed a surprise recurring cast member who’s already penciled in for the eventual new film. Hit the jump for more on Ghostbusters 3, including speculation from Rick Moranis and Ernie Hudson about what their own characters have been up to.
Weaver’s been in the news quite a bit lately, owing in part to the anniversaries of the Ghostbusters films, as well as the original Alien feature. We recently got to talk to her at length about the Alien franchise, but Weaver revealed an interesting tidbit about Ghostbusters 3 in a recent interview with Vanity Fair. In a conversation with screenwriter Ivan Reitman about the film, she said:
“I said, I have one condition want my son Oscar [from Ghostbusters II] to be a Ghostbuster, and he said, ‘We’ve already done that.’”
Not much to chew on there, but it’s interesting to note that the third installment would likely be carrying on the story of the previous two installments. So while the world of the Ghostbusters would likely be the same, it sounds like a new generation will be inheriting the job.
Working with Reitman is screenwriter Etan Cohen, who says that the two of them are “together for hours every week, working on it really closely.” He also adds that Dan Aykroyd is overseeing the writing, saying, “No one can speak the language of Ghostbusters like he can.”
In a bit of fun speculation, Moranis and Hudson shared their own thoughts for their characters’ current state of affairs. On the fate of Louis Tully (Moranis):
“He’s in prison, a cellmate of Bernie Madoff’s. They compete to see who can make their bed first in the morning.”
Meanwhile, Hudson likes to believe that Winston Zeddmore would be, “the C.E.O. of the Ghostbusters franchise. I just hope that he wouldn’t be on a walker or [in] a wheelchair. And hopefully we’ll still be able to wear the backpacks.”