Variety just posted information that Columbia Pictures are "getting serious" about making a third film in the Ghostbusters franchise.
According to Var, the studio has hired emmy-nominated "The Office" co-exec producers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky to write the script and the early word is that its designed to bring back the original cast of Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson.
Of course, it's WAY too early to start getting excited at this prospect. Since the first film came out in 1984 and its sequel in 1989, the four stars have advanced their careers into much higher-paying roles. Unless they do it more for fun and less for a paycheck, the idea of bringing back all four actors might be way outside the realm of financial possibility, especially considering that Columbia has a policy of not forking over a lot of a film's budget to its actors.
However to those people that were fans of the franchise, this is big news. My guess is that we wont hear much about this for a while as writers Eisenberg and Stupnitsky are busy with other, more pressing projects with Columbia. But the fact that they have been attached to at least write the first draft is promissing.
BTW, the image of the poster above was stolen from the fan site Proton Charging and is not the real poster. I just thought it was cool and didnt look like all the other cheap photoshoped GB logos out there.
If we find any new developments, we'll post them.
As always, stay tuned.