Though Ghostbusters and Beetlejuice were both released in the late 80s, fans are begging for more. Rumors of sequels for the two have been floating around for years, without much progress being made. But recently, talks have gotten a bit more serious.
Dan Aykroyd one of the writers of the movie as well as one of the Ghostbusters spoke with Empire recently. During the interview, when asked about Rick Moranis in the movie, Aykroyd said, “If we can get the script to Ghostbusters 3 right, then it would definitely have Moranis as a major component. None of us would want to do the movie without having him as a participant.”
Bill Murray however is another story. Murray has been saying for a long time now, that he would not be a part of the third movie, unless he would get to play a ghost. You can see a clip of Murray talking about the idea of Ghostbusters 3 here. So what are the plans for his character, Dr. Peter Venkman? Well, Aykroyd hinted in the interview that Murray’s character could be recast. Aykroyd also made a statement regarding rumors that Murray shredded a script that was sent to him for Ghostbusters 3, saying, “We communicate frequently and his position on the involvement in Ghostbusters 3 has been made clear and I respect that. But Bill has too much positive estimation of my writing skills to shred the work.”
While none of this means that the movie is actually going to happen, it does say that work is still being done on the script, which means there is still a small chance it could happen…
The Internet is also buzzing with news on another sequel people are hoping to see…Beetlejuice 2. Shocktillyoudrop.com spoke with, Seth Grahame-Smith, the writer behind the proposed movie, who said that, “[He and Michael Keaton] talked for a couple of hours and talked about big picture stuff. It’s a priority for Warner Bros. It’s a priority for Tim.’” Grahame-Smith also said that Keaton is very excited to do the movie, but agrees that it shouldn’t be done if it can’t be done right (to paraphrase what was said).
Again nothing is set in stone, however at least we know Keaton would be on board if the script holds up to the original!
I’m hoping to see both movies happen, as I’m a fan of both franchises, and would love to see them continued in a modern day setting. If they don’t turn out well, just pretend they don’t exist
Cinemablend.com is reporting that Michael Bay will in-fact be back to direct Transformers 4, though nothing is set in stone, it is also said that Shia LaBeouf will likely not be back however. Click here to see the full post and a video.