'Ghostbusters 3' Script to Be Reworked After Death of Harold Ramis

February 26, 2014
Source: THR

Ghostbusters 3

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?

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a ghostbusters without the original characters (Winston included!) isn't worth watching

Astroboy3000 on Feb 26, 2014


I won't go quite that far... but it's gonna take a hell of a lot to sell me on it now.

avconsumer2 on Feb 26, 2014


Strongly agree.

Rock n Rollllll on Feb 26, 2014


agreed. '...since Ramis and the rest of the original Ghostbusters were minimally involved in the story...' is all i needed to not care. Murray has clearly never thought they can get the lightning back into the bottle, and with Ramis' passing, that should hopefully seal it. we really don't need another Blues Brothers 2000-style facepalm disaster.

son_et_lumiere on Feb 26, 2014


This seems more like a "reboot" than a sequel

TheOct8pus on Feb 26, 2014


At this point without Ramis(sadly) or Murray(who's not interested) there can be no sequel. A reboot with some new comedic talent? the James Franco/Seth Rogen enterage maybe?Or a british spin with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost? Or a mashup with both parties and Bill Hader and Jason Bateman thrown in for good measure. I'd see that! on Feb 26, 2014


Heck they already have a plot for Ghostbusters 3 they could use now.

Damon King on Feb 26, 2014


Whoa, wait! i prefer a ghostbusters movie without gohosts than Ramis. Forget it. I hope you're happy now, Murray, and you diva behavior when they offer you to do a sequel

toonfed on Feb 26, 2014


Just leave it alone... let it be a legacy...

Fidel Reyes on Feb 26, 2014


Well now this has to happen. I will be curious as how they incorporate the loss of Harold Ramis.

DAVIDPD on Feb 26, 2014


Just let it go.

Angry Sharon on Feb 27, 2014


I hope they don't make it, just so I don't have to listen to all the "experts" flapping their pie holes! But as an actual fan of films, I hope they do make it. Hell it's what Ramis wanted!

Jimmy Love on Feb 27, 2014


Why bother, who honestly wants to watch a Ghostbusters movie without Ramis and Murray.

Maurice Norman on Feb 27, 2014


Give it up Aykroyd. Please.

walrusaurus on Mar 2, 2014

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