'Ghostbusters 3' Script to Be Reworked After Death of Harold Ramis
Following the unfortunate passing of Harold Ramis earlier this week, some were wondering what would happen with the forever gestating sequel Ghostbusters 3, which was meant to continue the paranormal comedy franchise written and starring the iconic comedian. Well, it sounds like Columbia Pictures still has every intention of making the film, but THR says the death of Ramis means that the script written by "The Office" duo Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky will need to be slightly reworked. However, since Ramis and the rest of the original Ghostbusters were minimally involved in the story, not much will be changed.
We already know that the sequel would have seen the original Ghosbusters passing the torch to a new, younger team, so the roles meant for Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and hopefully Bill Murray were likely cameos at the most. If anything, maybe the reworked script could use the death of Egon Spengler in the film as a wake up call to the aged Ghostbusters that they need to retire. It could be a fitting tribute to the man who created them in the first place. But at the same time, we're not sure we even want to see a Ghosbusters 3 where Ramis doesn't show up, especially if Murray still isn't going to get involved. We'll see what happens, but the studio is going to have to tread lightly with this one. Thoughts?