Co-writer Dan Aykroyd has been hinting for some time now that there may be a future with Ghostbusters beyond the upcoming next generation console game. Those hints have now been confirmed. Columbia Pictures is bringing back the ghost-fighting team for a new adventure. The studio hopes of bringing back Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson for their title roles but no deals will be made until the script is ready.
"The Office" co-executive producers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky are the ones in charge of scripting out the next installment.
The scribes just wrote Year One, a comedy that was directed by Ramis. Ramis with Aykroyd wrote the first two installments of the films. Ivan Reitman directed both the 1984 original and the sequel that was released in 1989. The close proximity between the writers and original Ghostbuster Ramis is evidence that the ghost chasers have sparked to the idea of returning.
Ghostbusters was Columbia's highest grossing film ever, until it was beaten by Men in Black and then Spider-Man. Previous efforts have been made on bringing the supernatural team back to the big screen but those attempts were stymied in the dealmaking stage because too much gross was pledged to the participants at the time.
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