“Ghostbusters 3″ Gets a Start Date, “Draft Day” Put on IR

By Kirsten Anderson Movie News

Now picture this with gray hair and no Bill Murray.

At last, our long national nightmare may be coming to an end–Deadline says that “Ghostbusters 3″ will film next summer. Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis will return to their original roles from the 1984 hit. Bill Murray will not be back. Ivan Reitman is directing a script that was originally written by Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, with Etan Cohen recently taking a pass at it.

ComingSoon had a quote from Dan Aykroyd about the state of their characters:

“My character, Ray, is now blind in one eye and can’t drive the cadillac,” he said, “He’s got a bad knee and can’t carry the packs… Egon is too large to get into the harness. We need young blood and that’s the promise. We’re gonna hand it to a new generation.”

The movie would likely be released in 2014–the thirtieth anniversary of the original film. No wonder the guys are a bit creaky.

However, the schedule for “Ghostbusters 3″ has caused trouble for “Draft Day.” Reitman was supposed to direct the football movie with Kevin Costner attached to star as the GM of a woeful NFL team trying to rebuild via the draft. Costner is really booked–he’s filming the Jack Ryan movie now, then is doing the Luc Besson movie “Three Days to Kill.” So that leaves too little time for Costner and Reitman to get together for the movie before “Ghostbusters 3″ starts, causing Paramount to put “Draft Day” into turnaround. It’s possible that the project may be revived in the future.

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