Now director Ivan Reitman has confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter that a script is in the works and, as Weaver mentioned, it revolves around a new generation of Ghostbusters. While out pounding the pavement for 'Avatar,' Sigourney Weaver has let slip some tantalizing tidbits about 'Ghostbusters 3,' the juiciest of which is that Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) will be back -- but as a ghost himself. And that Oscar, the son of Weaver's character, will be taking over the family business.
Now director Ivan Reitman has confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter that a script is in the works and, as Weaver mentioned, it revolves around a new generation of Ghostbusters.
Reitman didn't address Weaver's comments to MTV that Murray, "could come back as a sort of Slimer character." (We love the idea of Peter Venkman, as -- we assume -- a bad-tempered, ectoplasm-spewing ghost.) But he did state that a script for the third film is being written now for a potential 2010 start date.
Weaver boasted, "I guess my little son Oscar who was kidnapped is a Ghostbuster, which makes me very proud." While all three original Ghostbusters -- Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis -- has yet to be officially confirmed, their involvement is likely, and Weaver said she'd love to return as Dana Barrett.
"They're great guys and they work so well together," she said of Murray, Aykroyd and Ramis. "It was such an extraordinary ensemble to be a part of. I'd love them to have a lot to do with it. I don't know if that's true. I think it came from them. But I hope they're all in it."
Whether fourth Ghostbuster, Ernie Hudson, as well as original cast members Rick Moranis and Annie Potts, will return remains to be seen. But we definitely hope the original Ghostbusters gang returns. Heck, we'd even love to see ghostbusting nemesis Walter Peck (played to whiny perfection by William Atherton) back on the big screen.