Ghostbusters 3 news round-up

News Simon Brew
10 Jun 2014 - 06:40

Sigourney Weaver drops story hints for Ghostbusters 3, whilst directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller on why they turned the film down...

With production still reported to be starting either at the end of this year or early next, Ghostbusters 3 is an active project for Sony at the minute. And in a new interview with Vanity Fair, Sigourney Weaver has been chatting a little more about the movie.

She's revealed specifically that her son from Ghostbusters II, who went by the name of Oscar, is to be a major character in Ghostbusters 3. She said that, when speaking to then-director now-producer Ivan Reitman about the movie, "I have one condition. I want my son Oscar to be a Ghostbuster. And he said 'we've already done that'".

The search for a director for Ghostbusters 3, meanwhile, is ongoing. At one stage, arguably the best mainstream directors of comedy working in Hollywood at the moment - Chris Miller and Phil Lord - were approached. Miller and Lord have been behind The LEGO Movie and 22 Jump Street this year alone, but as they told Screen Crush, "right now, we're just super tired and we want to take a break", adding that "we don't really know what we're going to do next. We just know we can't jump into another movie like that right away".

They did add of Ghostbusters 3 that "obviously, we don't have the same attitude as people who hate stuff before it's even made. It's a fun idea and it's a fun world and I think it will work".

The original Ghostbusters, meanwhile, is set for re-release in the US later this year to celebrate the film's 30th birthday. No announcement has been made thus far as to whether the film will get a similar anniversary reprise in the UK.

Vanity Fair.

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