Ghostbusters III has been in the news for a while now.
On/off on/off on/off…….
Bill Murray refusing to budge…….then of course the sad death of Harold Ramis who played Egon….
Now today comes news of an idea by Max Landis (the son of John) who has had to deny a rumour that he is writing thee script for the the third film……but kindly did share his idea of one…….and its brilliant….
“My Ghostbusters 3 began in the 1920s with Ivo Shandor murdering a gluttonous associate to protect his cult after he has a moral objection. Shandor tells the overweight man that nothing can stop the coming of Gozer; first, the gate will open in 1984, then again 20 years later.
“The fat man, who now has all the details of Shandor’s plans, threatens to go to the police, and Shandor poisons him. It’s scary, but… as Shandor escapes, we see that we’re in the Sedgewick Hotel, and that the guy we just saw die… Is Slimer. Cue theme. Show title.
“My full movie concerns several new teams (focusing on one), grown from the Ghostbusters Franchise which is now global (and going bankrupt). Ghostbusters have become a parody of themselves, there are barely 12 ghosts caught a year. People have forgotten what happened in NYC.
“Egon passed away, Venkman lives on an island, Winston retired rich. Only Ray Stantz is left in charge, and he’s a terrible business man. In an effort to bring back business, an obsessed team whose station has been shut down attempts to summon a minor ghost… Mistake. Gozer.
“It’s up to our hero team to stop the bad team, reunite the fractured franchises, and save our dimension from a very pissed off demigod. It’s all very meta (creatively bankrupt Ghostbusters, no-one wants the new team, the bad team are slick Michael Bay-versions of the GBs)…
“But you keep the action, comedy and emotion sincere. Witty, bluecollar guys who are the last people you’d want saving the world. And I think the teams would be by modern-comedy clique; a Parks/Rec team, a Rogen/Franco team, a Kroll/Key/Peele team…”
Awesome or what? Now we have to wait and see what Ghostbusters III will be really about!