Harold Ramis spoke to Makingof (the filmmaking site co-founded by actress and all-round fox, Natalie Portman), and went into great detail (I believe he speaks about it for about seven minutes or thereabouts) about the looming â€œGhostbusters 3â€.
Ramis, who plays Egon Spengler in the series, says he and cast members Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray donâ€™t want to make a second sequel to Ivan Reitmanâ€™s 1985 hit just for the hell of it. Citing â€˜â€™Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skullâ€™â€™ (which he calls a â€œdisasterâ€) and â€˜â€™Spider-Man 3â€™â€™ as examples, Ramis said they could â€œdo anything, and theyâ€™d likely still make some money from itâ€ but everyone would rather it be a good film first; make money second.
If and when it does get up, â€œGhostbusters 3â€ wonâ€™t be a complete reboot of the series â€“ like, as Ramis says, the Christopher Nolan Batman movies.
We wonâ€™t be â€œgoing super high-techâ€, he says, adding, â€œwhat made [the original] Ghostbusters funny was sorta the low-tech aspect of it. Itâ€™s got to be about character, and secondly, the pseudo-science of it â€“ the made-up gadgets and the fake mythologyâ€.
Ramis â€“ and Iâ€™m glad to hear him say this â€“ says heâ€™s not a fan of CGI, essentially saying an abundance of animated effects takes you out of the picture, so doesnâ€™t want â€œGhostbusters 3â€ to be full of â€œTransformersâ€-esque bells & whistles.
Itâ€™s great to hear that everybodyâ€™s going to go out there and try and make a good filmâ€¦ last thing we need is to be butt-fucked again by another studio thatâ€™s hell-bent on raping our childhood.
You can check out the interview here
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