You knew it wasn't going to go this smoothly. Just when you thought Ghostbusters 3 had righted their ship and had announced their summer 2013 start date for filming, comes yet another bump in the road.
THR reports that in conjunction with financial issues at Sony Pictures and rumors of a possible sale, that the start date for filming has been moved back to Fall 2013 at the earliest.
Meanwhile, Dan Aykroyd, who had previously confirmed that the three-quel would include a new generation of Ghostbusters, hinted at the state of a couple of the 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."
From Aykroyd's description of the Ray and Egon, it sounds like the original Ghostbusters might just be cameoing in this third film and that the majority of it will focus on the new, yet-to-be-cast generation of Ghostbusters.
Bill Murray is, of course, sitting this third film out and there's still no word on Ernie Hudson, though it is presumed that he'll be a part of the film to some degree.
A fall start would probably allow Ghostbusters 3 to still open in 2014, which would mark the 30th anniversary of the first film. But the previously mentioned financial issues at Sony could delay things even more.