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Ghostbusters III tries to escape development hell with new writers

Jul. 3, 2012by: Alex Maidy

Looks like Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg are off of the GHOSTBUSTERS III writing staff. The OFFICE writers have been the longest linked to the project aside from Dan Aykroyd himself.

Aykroyd was recently spotted at a New York liquor store signing autographs and chatting with fans. When asked about GHOSTBUSTERS III, he said "We've got a new writing staff working on it now.  It's got to be perfect. That's the whole thing. There's no point in doing it unless it's perfect. So that's what we're up to now."

GHOSTBUSTERS III has had one of the most convoluted journeys of any movie I can think of. After the first two were box office successes, you would think a third would have been easy. But, from rumors of Bill Murray refusing to be involved and shredding a copy of the script to stories that everyone from Seth Rogen to Jonah Hill and Kristen Bell being involved with a "next generation" of ghostbusters, it is hard to tell what is real and what is gossip.

At this point I say leave well enough alone and let the franchise live on in video games and fanboy dreams. What say you about the once again possible GHOSTBUSTERS III?

Extra Tidbit: Bill Murray recently told both David Letterman and the Cubs on-air crew that he was still considering GHOSTBUSTERS III a "possibility."
Source: WIVB

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2:58AM on 07/04/2012
I think it's great they got some new writers. I mean come on it's Ghostbusters! Pay the money you need to to get some decent writers! I mean Year One was BAD!! I'd love to see a new one only if the script is GREAT, and if Bill is on board!!
I think it's great they got some new writers. I mean come on it's Ghostbusters! Pay the money you need to to get some decent writers! I mean Year One was BAD!! I'd love to see a new one only if the script is GREAT, and if Bill is on board!!
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12:01AM on 07/04/2012

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waitin 4 it
waitin 4 it
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8:31PM on 07/03/2012
Why aren't Aykroyd and Ramis writing the script themselves (you know, like the first two...), if they want it to be perfect? My inner child still holds out hope that they make another good Ghostbusters movie, but at this point I wish they'd just let it die.
Why aren't Aykroyd and Ramis writing the script themselves (you know, like the first two...), if they want it to be perfect? My inner child still holds out hope that they make another good Ghostbusters movie, but at this point I wish they'd just let it die.
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7:55PM on 07/03/2012

Stop. Just please stop. It's over.

There is no way anymore that this will
1. Be made
2. Be good

I've accepted it, and I was one of the hugest proponents of them making GB3. But it's done.
It's like that scene in Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade; Dan Aykroyd is hanging over the edge, and the grail is GB3, and Bill Murray is holding on to him saying "Let it go". It's done, enjoy the two we have.
There is no way anymore that this will
1. Be made
2. Be good

I've accepted it, and I was one of the hugest proponents of them making GB3. But it's done.
It's like that scene in Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade; Dan Aykroyd is hanging over the edge, and the grail is GB3, and Bill Murray is holding on to him saying "Let it go". It's done, enjoy the two we have.
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7:31PM on 07/03/2012
Of course it's a possibility if the script is good. So hopefully it will be.
Of course it's a possibility if the script is good. So hopefully it will be.
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7:10PM on 07/03/2012

Dead!

By the time this film gets made it will be filmed in Ghost-A-Vision with the original cast in 123 years time.
By the time this film gets made it will be filmed in Ghost-A-Vision with the original cast in 123 years time.
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