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Is ‘Ghostbusters 3′ moving to Chicago?

by Christine on November 22, 2010 · 5 comments

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With the news last month that the Ghostbusters 3 script has been “fine-tuned” and “handed over to Dan Aykroyd”, the movie could actually start production early next year, but where?

The first two movies were filmed in New York City, but this casting call claims that Sony Pictures is currently casting in Los Angeles and Chicago- where the movie will be filmed. If this is true and the movie is shot in Chicago, it will be surprising, not only because the franchise is rooted in NYC, but also because other films have recently moved out of Chicago because of Illinois’ tax credits (or lack there of).

Here’s an unofficial description of the film:

A ragtag group of paranormal researchers reopen their notorious ghost removal service, and a new generation of Ghostbusters is brought on board to be green slimed and trained to contain the mischievous spirits.

We’ve also heard a rumor that Men In Black 3, which is currently shooting in New York, may also spend two weeks in Chicago next spring. Is Chicago becoming the new NYC? What do you think about this potential move?

Update: After posting this story we heard from an inside source who assured us the movie will not be moving to Chicago and that it will be shot in NYC, guess only time will tell…

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Christine November 23, 2010 at 1:36 pm

This article makes a couple interesting points about why they may be considering a possible Chicago move:
http://protoncharging.com/gb/2010/11/22/casting-apparently-begins-for-gb3-but-no-official-word-filming-in-chicago/

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Christine November 26, 2010 at 11:07 am

According to the Chicagoist, they def. aren’t filming in Chicago, though they don’t really explain how they know that (and for the record, we said we’d be surprised as anyone if they shot in Chicago, we def. didn’t CONFIRM anything. :) )
http://chicagoist.com/2010/11/24/ghostbusters_3_not_filming_in_chica.php

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