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Ghostbusters 3 Script to be Re-Worked


By Robert T. Trate     February 26, 2014
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Ghostbusters 3 Update
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Ghostbusters 3 is still moving forward. 

Is this really a sequel that anyone wants? I don't say that as a knock at the franchise. In fact, Ghostbusters is one of my all time favorite films. Perhaps I have all been burned one too many times by Hollywood and would like to hold onto my memories? Imagine if they went back and tried to spin a fourth Back to the Future. Regardless of what I think, Hollywood is moving forward. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that despite Harold Ramis' untimely death, the script will be reworked. 

The sequel's director, Ivan Reitman, is scheduled to meet with Sony production brass in the coming days to assess how to move forward on the project, which is in active development, according to sources. Ramis, Murray and Dan Aykroyd, who starred together in the 1984 original and its 1989 sequel, were poised to appear briefly in the third outing to set up a baton-passing to a trio of newcomers”.

That script is currently being written by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (both from The Office). Another disheartening thing to the overall project was that the original Ghostbusters were not to have large roles, but cameo appearances. They were in fact going to pass the torch to a new group of characters. The script, according to The Hollywood Reporters sources, is not even ready for a 2014 production start. 
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DarthBob 2/26/2014 8:43:16 AM

Seriously? Any miniscule amount of momentum this film actually had has vanished like a fart in the wind. You guys had your chance now just hang it up. What made the first film so awesome was the collection of actors that worked so well together to create comedy gold. Now they’ll be reduced to lame cameos? No thanks! This is just another money grab by Sony and I there is almost no chance this will turn out well; not getting my cash!

Wiseguy 2/26/2014 9:04:58 AM

Admittedly I'm not as big a fan of GB as some around here. For me it was a 1 and done deal, the first movie was brilliant and to me that's where it ended.

Maybe they can recapture some of that magic but that bar is way up there.

nemesis1_57 2/26/2014 9:11:11 AM

 Miles Teller will be all over this if green lit

ElBaz13 2/26/2014 9:27:14 AM

I'm sure they can find another bunch of actors that could develop the same chemistry as they did. Look at the Hangover cast. That worked out well.

If they do a reboot, they should cast Michael B Jordan as Peter Venkman.

hanso 2/26/2014 9:44:25 AM

I don't want a sequel, just reboot the franchise you bastards!  There so many peeps to go with now, just do it.

kinetoscope 2/26/2014 9:52:33 AM

 Ramis dying is very sad. The first film was great, the second... less than great. There are plenty of stories to be told that could be a lot of fun. I would like to see the pass off from the Originals, and I don't get why they keep leaving out Ernie Hudson everytime they talk about the original guys. I think a story that would use Eddie Murphy to replace Ramis would be a fun one, seeing that Eddie was lined up to be Winston Zeddmore, but took a role as a Detriot cop instead. I don't really want Ben Stiller in the film. He did "The Watch" which was like Alienbusters, seems like he did this kind of movie already. Plus he needs to focus on Zoolander 2. 

FrozenFear 2/26/2014 10:06:58 AM

Yeah, not needed. This project has been circling the drain for quite awhile and Ramis passing should be the final nail in the coffin. Even if he wasn't going to have an onscreen prescence, he co-wrote the first two with Aykroyd, so that aspect will be missing from the tone of the script. You know what movie Aykroyd has sole writing credit for? Nothing But Trouble. Look it up and regret making that choice.

That being said, I agree with the reboot angle. If somebody new wants to take a crack at it with a new cast and maybe a cameo or two, go to town. Aykroyd will still get some royalty checks and the movie actually might get made.

monkeyfoot 2/26/2014 10:19:08 AM

I agree with Hanso. Just don't even revive the old Ghostbusters to pass the baton. If they really want to create a new GB franchise just completely re-boot with a whole new cast. Without Ramis and Murray there is no point in keeping that storyline going. I even read somewhere online that Ernie Hudson said it wouldn't work without Ramis.

Kinetoscope, yeah why do they always leave out Hudson when talking about the movies or revival?

ElBaz13 2/26/2014 10:22:46 AM

A reboot would be cool. Imagine today's special FX with Slimer and the Stay Puft man.

Peter Venkeman is probably tthe hardest to cast because hes' Bill. Like Ford is Indy.

There is a wicked dream cast of the reboot on another site. It's cool.

RDJ = Venkeman

Seth Rogan = Ray

Jim Parsons = Egon

Lamorne Morris = Winston (New Girl)

hanso 2/26/2014 10:23:07 AM

It's cause he's black! :)

I would like to see Chris Pratt as a Ghostbusters now.  I love his Andy Dwyer in Parks & Recreation. The cast from that show would be sweet as GBs too, Aziz Ansari, Aubrey Plaza, Adam Scott.

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