Ghostbusters 3 being written?!
Well I find it hard to believe, but apparently a script for Ghostbusters 3 is underway. Just yesterday we heard from Dan Aykroyd who actually addressed a set of rumours about the writers on the project and said they were false, of course that was for Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow, a story that the Interflab leapt on and made a sign that the film was on.
However today news comes out today that a script is underway with Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, executive producers on the U.S. version of The Office, writing the new story.
Of course there are problems that still lie in the way, and the big one is getting the original cast to sign onto the film, although to be honest that won't stop Hollywood making a third film unless there's a piece of paper out there that says they can't without the original cast, or at least the original creator's go ahead.
It's been said before by Dan Ackroyd himself that Bill Murray is the stumbling block for getting the film going, and that he was never going to return to a live action Ghostbusters, but he would lend his voice to a CGI version. Frankly I don't know why, it's not like his career has taken off in a different direction or anything, sure it's gone another way, but he's not become known as a thespian all of a sudden!
Columbia is apparently the studio, but Variety say they won't comment or confirm that it's happening, so I'm still sceptical it will go ahead. There is no deal yet with any cast members and the article states that the previous sticking points were over hard cash and percentage returns, basically too much was being asked for by the cast and the studio dropped the plans.
I don't see why that would have changed, and I also don't see any confirmations of where the story came from or how they know considering the parties involved are keeping quiet.
Maybe Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky are writing the film, but it's got a long way to go before something is made, and there are a huge number of stumbling blocks in the way. I'm still very sceptical, even if they did write Year One and The Office.