Despite its year history, the Ghostbusters franchise only boasts three feature films to its name. Why the meagre cinematic output? Fortunately, Jason Reitman son of original director Ivan is set to helm a new sequel, Ghostbusters — or Ghostbusters: Afterlife , if the rumor mill is to be believed — that reunites the surviving core cast members from the first two films. Intriguingly, Manhelltan differed from other representations of the realm of the damned in another significant way, too.
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Ghostbusters 3. Stax here with my reaction to the screenplay for Ghostbusters 3 : Hellbent! This page first draft dated March 10, is by actor Dan Aykroyd , based on a story by Aykroyd and co-star Harold Ramis. Sadly, this highly anticipated sequel appears quite dead now. The many reasons why this Columbia Pictures -based project likely won't get off the ground are cited below. Dan Aykroyd last addressed Ghostbusters 3 back in November , several months after this draft is dated. The original Ghostbuster advised Access Hollywood that GB3 "doesn't look like it's going to happen for the same reason they aren't going to make Men in Black 2.
Even Bill Murray said he would work a few days on it. I did finish a script. Harold Ramis liked parts of it. There is definitely an interest from all of the original parties involved to make it. However, the studio just does not want to take the risk. In my opinion, the successes of the other two give the impression that there is a good chance of profit for a third sequel. So unfortunately, it looks like its just not going to happen based on the studio's feelings, not from anyone else.
Without revealing too many spoilers, Ghostbusters 3: Hellbent suggests that hell portrayed as a stygian mirror image of The Big Apple dubbed "Manhellton" has grown overcrowded and congested.
As a result, hell is literally evicting people back into the world of the living in order to alleviate their congestion problem. Obviously, this isn't good for our world so the Ghostbusters must use their latest technology to literally go to hell and ask the devil why he's doing this and to see what they can do to make him stop.
Naturally, the devil — portrayed here as a Donald Trump-like mogul named Siffler — has a secret agenda that leads to a grand conflict with our titular heroes. The Ghostbusters must once again save New York City from the evil forces of the afterlife. There is indeed a younger crop of Ghostbusters or, as the script abbreviates it, GBs introduced that perform much of the otherworldly legwork here.
This new crew includes: Franky, a body-pierced, tough New Jersey punker; Lovell, a dread-locked dude; Moira, a pretty but uptight gymnast and science grad; and Carla, a Latino beauty. There's also Nat, a prepubescent genius whose powerful brain has made his head abnormally large. Despite his youth, Nat serves as a supervisor for the new GBs. That's all we ever get to know about these characters we don't even learn their last names! I'm not exactly asking for brilliantly delineated characterizations here but even the original team had their own distinct personalities, voices, and senses of humor.
These young bucks are practically interchangeable. They all behave and sound alike, and get along relatively well. There's no real conflict between them nor is there a dominant personality as there was amongst the original GBs. These would be the script's worst mistakes if it weren't for the revelation that these young turks aren't especially funny or charming, either.
That's what shocked and disappointed me the most about this draft of Ghostbusters 3 : it was more jargon than jokes. There's also no sign of Sigourney Weaver's character Dana nor is there any mention of her kid Oscar remember him? Zeddemore" have prominent supporting roles here. Louis Tully and Janine have cameos. The action is driven forward by the younger GBs. Whenever the original GBs are in a scene, my interest — and the story itself — picked up.
I've never been a huge fan of TV series or films featuring "the next generation" of characters, with Star Trek being an arguable exception although I still prefer the classic Trek. I think Ghostbusters might be such a case but if these new GBs had more personality, if they were developed further, perhaps I'd have accepted the transition. I just never cared about these new Ghostbusters, though.
The plot line about hell being overcrowded and needing to evict people was relatively amusing but isn't the whole "New York is Hell" sentiment rather tired now? Of course, I compartmentalized those issues given that this script predates the tragedies. Rather than it being the wrong time for GB3 perhaps now might actually be the perfect time for it. I just can't say that I liked the GB3 yarn that this draft offered.
As a huge fan of the original film , I'd much rather see a GB3 where the old gang must strap their backpacks on for one last mission even without Murray, though he'd be sorely missed rather than see pretenders to the throne get the bulk of screen time.
That's just me, though. Obviously, the series' creators see the sequel differently so I must respect their ideas. I just wasn't as entertained by this draft as I wanted to be and I really wanted to love this script.
Given that there has been no development on this project for almost three years, however, my reservations about Ghostbusters 3 appear to be moot. In This Article. Distributors Columbia Pictures. IGN Logo Recommends. Xbox Store Redesign Leaked with Screenshots. Oct 22, -
Ghostbusters 3 Hellbent fan script
Total Runtime 3h 25min Rated PG for some strong language, violence, adult themes. Ghostbusters have done their job so good that they have cleaned New York out of ghosts. Ghostbusters franchises in other cities have gone out of business. New York City buys partial ownership of the ghost busting company and turns the firehouse into a museum. Venkman is running for mayor, Egon has accidentaly transported himself into the higher dimension, Ray has become a mad scientist, and Winston has earned his doctorate degree and enjoying his retirement days. When old unsolved case comes back to haunt the ghostbusters and ghosts return, new team of ghostbusters are needed. New team finds themselves in over their heads when they anger an ancient evil, demon from 9 th dimension, the fallen angel himself.
Ghostbusters 3 script with original cast ‘being written right now’ CONFIRMS Dan Aykroyd
Note: Approximately between to , this version of Ghostbusters III was in development and such then in , the Eisenber-Stupnitsky drafts began. In the August issue of Playboy, there was an interview with Dan Aykroyd on the set of "Coneheads" and a third Ghostbusters movie came up. Aykroyd replied, "The one I don't think we'll necessarily further exploit is Ghostbusters. It looks like that's about had its run" but then hinted, "If I could get that team together, it would be a real dream, because I think there's a great story to be told.