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!