Who Ya Gonna Call? GHOSTBUSTERS 3 Announced!

About time! Variety reports that Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (co-exec producers & writers on NBC’s THE OFFICE) have been hired to pen the script for a new GHOSTBUSTERS film reuniting the original cast of Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson.

The article continues, "The scribes just wrote "Year One," a comedy that was directed by Ramis. Ramis with Aykroyd wrote the first two installments of the films. Ivan Reitman directed both the 1984 original and the sequel that was released in 1989. The close proximity between the writers and original Ghostbuster Ramis is evidence that the ghost chasers have sparked to the idea of returning. No deals will be made with the original cast until the script is ready, but the gross percentage will certainly be an issue. Sony has a standing policy not to allow more than 25% of first dollar gross out the door."

Early rumors indicated that Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow were possibly on-board for GHOSTBUSTERS 3 and that the film might see the "passing of the torch" from the original Ghostbusters to a new crew (which might include Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen). All of this is completely unconfirmed as of now, but… would be really, really cool!

As of right now, all that’s official is that writers have been hired to write a GHOSTBUSTERS 3. Fingers crossed it all comes together!

  • jake

    it about time i have been wait for this since i saw the second ghostbusters i can’t wait

  • Al

    Pretty pathetic if you ask me.
    Why would anyone want to see ANOTHER REMAKE of a great film by guys who were either not born or just learning how to piss when it was released?
    I am TIRED of Judd Apatow using the same girlfrien….I mean actors, in EVERY one of his damn clone films.
    Don’t any of these guys have an original, creative bone, in their bodies?
    RUINING, RE USING, and REMAKING films is such a pile of crap.
    It is getting OLD.

  • mike

    To me Apatow and his crew are the perfect group to take the torch of the Ghostbusters franchise and move it along. These guys work great together, and are comedic geniuses.
    As far as remaking the original movie, it doesn’t sound like that is whats going to happen at all. It seems like the new screenwriters have been hired to move the series on.

  • Dave

    Get it through your head that this is NOT a remake. If it WAS they wouldn’t call it GhostBusters 3! So Jake’s little retarded rant becomes completely POINTLESS! As far as a new cast playing the GhostBusters?…..I don’t know, but they have to do what they have to do to get the movie rolling. I’ll still see it.

  • Chris Hardt

    i am just going to say this once no new ghostbusters team!!!! just want to see bill murray, dan aykroyd, harold ramis,and ernie hudson as the ghostbusters period.

  • Damned

    Well first off let me say that i was looking forward to dumb and dumber 2 jim carrey and jeff daniels were more than great! and look at the crap that came out after not having the same cast all these remakes of older movies SUCK i was expecting to be disappointed with transformers but that movie was great Masters of the Universe should b remade I HAVE THE POWER!!!!!!