Ghostbusters 3 is clearly heating up again. Could it really be happening this time? An NBC affiliate in Cleveland has confirmed this morning that the long-gestating sequel is shooting in the city, spring 2014.
Inside sources reveal that the studio is working hard to meet the original Ghostbusters' 30th anniversary. The first in this popular series was released June 8th, 1984. So, there's no way the movie can even hope to be in theaters by June 2014. But maybe they just want to start shooting by the anniversary date? We're not sure.
This latest news comes from a 'Sony Pictures Entertainment Executive'. It's the second time in the last few days that Ghostbusters 3 has made headlines. Earlier in the week, Jonah Hill and Emma Stone were said to have been offered the lead roles in this comedy. That has neither been confirmed nor denied.
If we're to believe these rumors, the two actors have already joined the cast. Their characters will be recruited by the original Ghostbusters, including Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson, to be trained as new soldiers in the spook army. Jonah Hill was offered the role of Jeremy, while Emma Stone has been offered a character named Anna. No further details have been revealed.
Ghostbusters 3 has been a project long in the making. It has gone through many widely publicized rewrites, and it has often been held up by original star Bill Murray, who has ultimately decided not to participate in the sequel. The comedian does have a reputation for showing up on set at the last minute, though, and if that does happen in this instance, Dan Aykroyd promises that they have a secondary script written with him in mind.