By Mark O’Neill
Contributing Writer, [GAS]
The sight of Harrison Ford running around cracking his whip must have inspired them because now the four original Ghostbusters are set for a comeback, nearly 20 years since they last saved New York from ectoplasmic slime.
Columbia has hired two scriptwriters from the Ricky Gervais sitcom “The Office” to begin writing the script for Ghostbusters 3. When completed, the four Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson will be asked to come back and reprise their roles. Murray and Aykroyd will likely ask for a huge amount of cash.
But it seems questions are already being asked about the likelihood of the film succeeding. All four men are in their late 50’s or early 60’s. With bad reviews of Harrison Ford in the Crystal Skull, partly because of Ford’s age, industry watchers and pundits are wondering if movie watchers will warm to 4 old men running around chasing ghosts.
As I mentioned, it’s been 20 years since the last movie. As with Indiana Jones, have they missed the boat when it comes to making a third movie? Has the Ghostbusters era come and gone? What do you think?