It looks like a third Ghostbusters film might actually happen after-all. The catch is, it will be completely computer animationed.
Dan Aykroyd confirmed that an animated Ghostbusters 3 is in development while doing an interview for CISN fm.
“Ghostbusters 3 lives today. A year ago it didn’t.”
“I wrote a script called Hell Bent, Ghostbusters go to hell basically. The premise is that it’s Manhellton. There’s Manhattan and ManHELLton. And if you can build an inter-dimensional phase system so that you can go from one dimension to another. We’ve succeeded doing that and we go to the hell side.
Downtown, Folley Square – where the cops are, they’re all blue minotaurs. Central Park is this huge deep mine, green demons there, surrounded by black onyx thousand foot high apartment buildings with classic red devils. Very wealthy. And we go visit a Donald Trump like character – Mr. Siffler. Lou Siffler, Lucifer. So I will say we meet the devil in it.
It won’t happen as a live action because Billy [Murray] won’t come on to the live action but he will voice his part, as a CGI animated project.
With CGI, and animation, the way these cartoons are done, we can do everything I wrote in that script for a lot less money.”
So there you have it. I’ve never liked the Ghostbusters in Hell concept that much, and Aykroyd’s detailed explaination doesn’t make it sound any more appealing.
Harold Ramis, who co-wrote both films and played Dr. Egon Spengler has been trying to get the project off the ground for a couple years now. Ramis’ plan included the casting of a new Ghostbuster played by Ben Stiller, and the return of Dan Aykroyd and Rick Moranis.
You can read our indepth report from last year about the progress of getting Ghostbusters 3 off the ground here.