Worst kept secret in the industry right now? It seems everyone’s talking about the new Ghostbusters game, without it even being announced yet. Earlier in the year, IllFonic boss – who really should know better, to be honest – effectively confirmed that his team’s working on a new title inspired by the iconic action-comedy series, and star Ernie Hudson has since added that he’s also on board.
Speaking as part of a panel filmed by Countdown City Geeks, the Winston Zeddemore actor said: “I just got an e-mail, because we’re doing another video game. They’re scheduling it now to do the recording, and I’m not too sure who’s going to do it; I know me and Danny (Dan Aykroyd), I think. I’m not sure Billy (Bill Murray) will do anything on it. So, there will be another video game. When they’ll bring it out, I don’t know, but it’s definitely happening.”
He added: “They’ve been sending me prototypes of the character to get the image right. Which they seem to have a hard time, somehow, creating my image. It’s so weird to me that they can get Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis to look exactly like they look, but I end up looking like Eddie Murphy or somebody.”
Hudson’s comments would imply that the project is still early in development, and while he didn’t mention IllFonic directly, it’s hard to imagine there are multiple major Ghostbusters projects in the works. It’ll be interesting to see whether Sony is involved with this at all: the developer’s previous title, Predator: Hunting Grounds, was published by PlayStation Studios – and Ghostbusters is, of course, a Sony Pictures property.