A GHOSTBUSTERS sequel is on the way but it won't be in the traditional medium, reports Variety.. All the principal stars and writers are coming together for another story, this time as a video game series. The trade reports that Sony Pictures and Vivendi are teaming up alongside Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, William Atherton, Brian Doyle Murray and Annie Potts. The game will hit markets in fall of 2008.
Aykroyd and Ramis will pen a story for the vidgame that takes place in the early '90s, after "Ghostbusters II," during a new ghoul invasion of New York City.
"We noticed we did well on 'Scarface' and were alert for new opportunities to turn iconic film products into games in a way that is a new manifestation of the franchise," Vivendi Games CEO Bruce Hack said. "'Ghostbusters' is unquestionably among the small number of movies in that class."
Publisher is particularly optimistic for the chances of "Ghostbusters" because, unlike the young male-targeted "Scarface," it has the potential to appeal to children and adults. Developer Terminal Reality is making a "Ghostbusters" game for PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 aimed primarily at the core gamer demographic, while Red Fly Studios is making a version for Playstation 2, Wii and DS designed more for families and casual gamers.