Whether you’re slobbering for another Ghostbusters movie, or you’ve had it with rehashed film ideas, here comes one surefire sequel that’s just announced: A Ghostbusters videogame, with a new script from Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. All four major actors — Aykroyd, Ramis, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson — are scheduled to provide voiceovers.
The game will be published by long-troubled label Atari, with a Summer 2009 release to coincide with the original film’s 25th anniversary (is that really any reason to buy a DVD or game?)
Atari acquired the rights from Activision Blizzard, who declined after their merger with Vivendi Universal. Unfortunately, Atari has become the brand to either sell off potential winners or pick up possible losers. (Full disclosure: I worked for the company 2002-2005. Ask me whatever you want.)
Atari will also pick up the Riddick franchise, with Vin Diesel providing voiceover work, but we find that way less interesting than Ghostbusters.