Ghostbusters 3 confirmation

OK, so it looks like the Ghostbusters 3 projet is indeed underway. Mark Caro from the Chicago Tribune got an email from Harold Ramis the other day that explained what's going on:

yes, columbia is developing a script for GB3 with my year one writing partners, gene stupnitsky and lee eisenberg. judd apatow is co-producing year one and has made several other films for sony, so of course the studio is hoping to tap into some of the same acting talent. aykroyd, ivan reitman and i are consulting at this point, and according to dan, bill murray is willing to be involved on some level. he did record his dialogue for the new ghostbusters video game, as did danny and i, and ernie hudson. the concept is that the old ghostbusters would appear in the film in some mentor capacity. not much else to say at this point. everyone is confident a decent script can be written and i guess we'll take it from there.
So Ramis is getting "The Office" co-exec producers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky to write the first draft and then Ramis and company (including possibly the omnipresent Apatow?) will develop it further.

But this is still a whole lot of speculation, even coming from Ramis. Just because you've got two writers that managed to make a name out of a BBC remake, doesn't mean that they are the golden children of the film industry. Apatow's 15 minutes are running out fast as people tire of his brand of funny. However with the original cast involved, it might either be cinematic gold, or just another lame remake.

As always, stay tuned.


Brian Fitzpatrick said...

Is it just me or is Harold Ramis twice the man he was in the 80s?? :)

TrinaB said...

I'm always nervous when they remake one of my childhood favorites. Some turn out great but some are just awful wastes of film and talent. Right now, I'm not feeling like I would want to run out to the box office for this one.

The Judge said...

To be fair, this is more of a sequel, rather than a remake. And if they can get the original cast involved somehow, it might be worth watching, if for no other reason to see how much they have all changed.

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