Even at that time, there was plausible research that could point to a device that could capture ectoplasm or materialization; at least visually. Also, the Ghostbusters wore SWAT -like outfits and used Proton Packs to fight the ghosts; Ghostbusters storyboards show them wearing riot squad —type helmets with movable transparent visors. Aykyoyd and Ramis had not been conformable with a sequel, believing the first film was meant to be self-contained, but eventually agreed. During this period Aykroyd wrote a script for a potential third film in the series, titled Ghostbusters III: Hellbent.

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Once upon a time, a quartet of unlikely heroes stopped - nay! Their first challenge was to defeat a shapeshifting, apocalyptic entity named Gozer. They got covered in goo. Then, a few years later, they vanquished a seemingly-immortal 16th century tyrant using a river of pink slime that had formed in the sewers. They got covered in goo again. When the gooing got tough, the tough got gooing. But did you know that phantom menacers Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler, and Winston Zeddemore were close to having one last ride about 20 years ago?

And the story put the Ghostbusters in the crosshairs of Satan himself! So then what was Hellbent all about? IGN actually made grabby hands at the screenplay back in with an exclusive script review. The place? New York City. The people? Those cursed souls then make their way back into the world of the living. The Ghostbusters, now a few years removed from their museum showdown with Vigo the Carpathian, slip-slide into Hell and confront the Devil - who is presented as a smarmy business mogul named Mr.

Luke Sifler. I think you get it. Got it now? The original characters only have supporting roles as the story, smartly, set out to set up a new generation of wrath wranglers. The reason Venkman was more marginalized in the Hellbent script was because Bill Murray repeatedly refused to participate in the project and the thought was he might come back if he only had to shoot for a day or two.

The lead, Franky, is described as "a body-pierced, tough New Jersey punker. Loading Alas, this movie never came to pass. Instead, Ghostbusters was rebooted in by Paul Feig and now, though delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic , Ghostbusters: Afterlife, from Jason Reitman, will serve as a decades-later follow-up to Ghostbusters II.

Why this project? In This Article.


The untold truth of Ghostbusters

Comment Share The Ghostbusters franchise is currently preparing for the release of Ghostbusters: Afterlife , a direct sequel to the film Ghostbusters II, essentially being the third entry in the series. However, not long after the second film was released, there were plans for a third Ghostbusters film with a very different concept to that of Ghostbusters: Afterlife , as it would have continued the story of the original team. The film was a big success, both financial and with critics, and became a cultural phenomenon, making way for a sequel that arrived five years later. Continue scrolling to keep reading Click the button below to start this article in quick view. Sadly, the film drew a lot of backlash even before it was released, and ended up being a box office bomb. As a result, Sony opted to not move forward with a sequel, instead choosing to continue the original series a few years later.


Ghostbusters III: Hellbent

By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn More. For those who grew up watching the specter and slime-filled series, there was nothing quite like turning a super soaker backpack set into a pretend proton pack while coasting around in faux ectomobile Power Wheels. Before Ghostbusters became such a beloved film series, though, it existed in the very wild imagination of Saturday Night Live star Dan Aykroyd, whose original concept for the story was somehow even more outlandish. The paranormal comedy franchise has since taken on a life of its own with two original installments, at least one unproduced third script, a modern gender-bent reboot, and yet another unrealized sequel to speak of so far. A lot has happened since Aykroyd envisioned the original, from casting decisions to a sequel slump and one long road to revival.


Contents [ show ] Development Note: Approximately between to , this version of Ghostbusters III was in development and such then in , the Eisenber-Stupnitsky drafts began. In the August issue of Playboy, there was an interview with Dan Aykroyd on the set of "Coneheads" and a third Ghostbusters movie came up. When asked about doing another movie, he responded he had a story in mind he was thinking about but a factor was getting the others together again. Aykroyd hinted he would love to see Chris Farley in it. He speculated a new movie would have any original cast members "as mentors to a new, young cast.

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