Ghostbusters 3 Plot Revolves Around Venkman's Son
Published: August 31, 2010 - 12:28pm
Further solidifying early buzz that the relaunch of the Ghostbusters movie franchise will follow in the footsteps of the two previous films by, a new rumor suggests Bill Murray's "love child" will be leading the new team.
News regarding Ghostbusters 3, the much anticipated, science-fiction comedy three-quel, has been few and far between; but the project is moving along steadily. Ivan Reitman will return to direct a script being penned by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky. The story will introduce a young team of paranormal experts, who are taking over Ghostbuster duties from Egon, Peter, Ray, and Winton (Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson, respectively). Bloody Disgusting is now reporting who one of these new team members will be:
Early word from an insider is that the (hinted at) love affair between Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) and Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) has a much bigger impact on the franchise than just an angry Vigo (Wilhelm von Homburg).
From what we're told, it will be revealed that Dana's son Oscar is in fact Peter's child as well. Furthermore, Oscar is now 21-ish and ready to take the reigns of his father's ghost busting business!
It's an important plot point as it gives a lot of weight to the actual story, and takes it from being "just another sequel" to having a real purpose
There is no word yet from Columbia Pictures when the project will enter into production, but it does appear the majority of the original cast will return; including Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis.