Keep In Mind: This is just based off of something said in an interview, and nothing official or even guaranteed. Doesn’t mean that I can’t comment on how cool the possibility is. Ghostbusters 3 is definitely happening, however.
Last year, it was announced that a new Ghostbusters film is being developed, which of course is welcome with open arms and movie-ticket-money. Even more so now that the entire original team (Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Dan Akroyd, Ernie Hudson, and now even Sigourney Weaver) is down and ready to reboot the Proton Packs. Only, Ghostbusters 3 will center on the OGs handing down the supernatural-chasing reigns to a new, younger crew.
The script is currently being written by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, a pair of writers for NBC’s The Office who also wrote June’s Jack Black/Michael Cera really-old-school comedy Year One. And both Ramis and Akroyd have gone on record voicing their own opinions about where the film should go, story and character wise. Today, though, brought the most interesting tidbit of opinion from Akroyd. In an interview with the LA Times, he expressed something that signifies some female Ghostbusters this time around: he’d love it if both Alyssa Milano and Eliza Dushku were part of the new squad. Nothing more than hear-say for now, but Akroyd loves him some Milano and Dushku. Said Akroyd, “”I think they’re amazing.”
No surprise, considering the man is heterosexual and not blind. No official casting for Ghostbusters 3 has been announced yet, so Milano and Dushku may ultimately have zero to do with the project. But the thought of both ladies in a new Ghostbusters film taps into my 15-year-old MTV’s-The Grind-watching self too much to glance over. Milano may be a bit old (she’s 36) for a fresh-faced squad of recruits, but who gives a shit. She still looks as magnificent now as she did ten years ago.
As for Dushku, I’ve said enough already. Just scroll down through the previous posts. Basic Thought Process: She can do no wrong.