The folks over at MarketSaw have been quite busy as of late. Not one but two of their tippy-top inside sources have chirped some information about Ghostbusters 3 and Gremlins 3 both wanting to join the “cool kids” of this 3D epidemic.
When it comes to Ghostbuster 3, we’ve heard over and over that it was indeed being made and that the whole cast would be returning. We still have zero solid proof of any of this, but because we’ve heard it so often, it has evolved to semi-fact. A source from none other than George Lucas‘s Industrial Light & Magic has apparently whispered that the project is still moving full-steam ahead and that they’re also looking to shoot it in 3D. This is of course no shocking revelation; almost all movies these days are either developed around the technology or given the multi-dimensional makeover after-the-fact. If they are going to make another Ghostbusters, they might as well use this popular format to ensure a nice box office run.
As for Gremlins 3 rumors are also floating through the air again. Another source told MarketSaw that the third installment of this franchise is in the very early stages of development, but that it is being developed and that it will also take on a 3D appearance. While this is yet another unconfirmed project, we did hear from original director Joe Dante a while back who stated that he had heard they were making another film, so it is looking pretty likely. As Dante said back then, hopefully they stick with the puppets.
We recently wrote a little feature discussion about all of this 3D insanity (Read: The 3D Epidemic: When Does The Novelty Become The Standard & Is This What We Want?), so feel free to come and chime in with your thoughts!