Another Ghostbusters sequel has been rumored ever since Ghostbusters II was released 19 years ago, in 1989. Like so many other franchises -- from Back to the Future to Indiana Jones -- stories have popped up over the years, only to be squashed or forgotten in time. At one point a new Ghostbusters cast was discussed, to be headed by Will Smith. It, too, fell by the way side.
But today, according to Variety, Columbia Pictures has finally made the first concrete move towards a Ghostbusters III -- hiring Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, co-executive producers on TV's The Office, to write the script. The duo recently wrote Year One, directed by Ghostbuster Harold Ramis.
Unlike other Ghostbuster sequels, which talked of a partial original cast or all-new actors, the plan here is to reunite original castmembers Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson.
For now, no deals are signed other than the script. The actors won't be committing until they've read the script, but considering the high quality of the continually funny The Office, hopes are high.
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Source: Variety Posted 09.05.08 by reelz