Ivan Reitman confirmed to Showbiz 411 that the Ghostbusters 3 movie script is currently being worked on for a 2010 shoot date.  In addition to the original characters, one of the new Ghostbusters will be Oscar, the child of Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) and Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver).  The one story element that is still up in the air, and may not be confirmed for some time is whether or not Bill Murray will be playing a ghost in the movie.  One of Murray’s early comments in coming back to the franchise was something along the lines of “only if I get to be a ghost”.  Considering his comedic performance in Zombieland, playing a restless spirit hanging around the firehouse, just might work.  What won’t work for the third movie installment is if the rumors of Dane Cook playing a grown up Oscar turn out to be true.

via Showbiz 411

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  1. Undead
    December 18, 2009 at 9:53 am — Reply

    Very mixed feelings about this…

  2. Greg A
    December 18, 2009 at 3:16 pm — Reply

    Too bad instead of a movie, we couldn’t get a live-action Ghostbusters on Sci-Fi (or whatever it is called these days). Pair it up with Ghost Hunters and they could bill it as Paranormal Wednesday.

    Has there ever been a successful sequel more than twenty years after the previous film? I have similar misgivings about the Tron sequel.

  3. Carl
    December 19, 2009 at 8:23 am — Reply

    I guess it depends on what you consider successful. Godfather 3 did well at the box office and generally got good (not great) reviews. However, the quality pales when compared to the first two, which are all time classics.

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