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Ghostbusters III script to be reworked after the passing of Harold Ramis

02.25.2014

After the passing of Harold Ramis yesterday, you had to know that there were going to be questions about GHOSTBUSTERS 3. I saw a few people asking what the status of the project would be, and honestly, at that point it didn’t matter. We were mourning a fantastic actor, director, writer, and all around great guy. We still are.

For those who are curious about GB3, there have been some rumblings about the project. Apparently insiders are saying that the script will have to be revamped. A source close to THR said that there would be "some repercussions." A studio source downplayed the information stating that Ramis’ involvement in the third film was minimal, and when it came to the screenplay he was someone to bounce ideas off of.

Regardless, Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (THE OFFICE) will rework the script. Originally, the busting of ghosts would be done by new players like Jonah Hill and the once rumored Emma Stone.

Director Ivan Reitman is set to meet with the studio to discuss how to go forward with the project.

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3:51PM on 02/26/2014

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Wow, talk about too soon....just let it be, let GB 1 and 2 be the testament of Harold Ramis.
Wow, talk about too soon....just let it be, let GB 1 and 2 be the testament of Harold Ramis.
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1:52PM on 02/26/2014

Ramis is dead, its time to give this up

As if it wasn't already unnecessary.
As if it wasn't already unnecessary.
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1:37PM on 02/26/2014
Other than Ackroyd and Moranis just being in the background, they can work this out.....eventually.
Other than Ackroyd and Moranis just being in the background, they can work this out.....eventually.
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12:45PM on 02/26/2014
Really? Is this a major thing for Hollywood to deal with. Sorry to hear about Ramis passing, as GB 1&2 were great as well as a lot of his other movies, but considering GB3 hasn't been able to get it's shit together over the past 3 years, I'm not too concerned if the script has to be reworked again. It's not like it was even close to production anyways.
Really? Is this a major thing for Hollywood to deal with. Sorry to hear about Ramis passing, as GB 1&2 were great as well as a lot of his other movies, but considering GB3 hasn't been able to get it's shit together over the past 3 years, I'm not too concerned if the script has to be reworked again. It's not like it was even close to production anyways.
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12:44PM on 02/26/2014

Winston is out

Hudson says any possibility of a new "Ghostbusters" movie is now out of the question.
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Hudson says any possibility of a new "Ghostbusters" movie is now out of the question.
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8:53PM on 02/26/2014
wow yeah after seeing that interview, it really makes it look like the final nail is in the coffin of Ghostbusters 3. He said there will probably be a Ghost something, but not a Ghost Busters. I'm not sure if he definitelty said he was out, but it sure seemed that way.
wow yeah after seeing that interview, it really makes it look like the final nail is in the coffin of Ghostbusters 3. He said there will probably be a Ghost something, but not a Ghost Busters. I'm not sure if he definitelty said he was out, but it sure seemed that way.
12:41PM on 02/26/2014

NO!

Bad screenwriters! Bad!
Bad screenwriters! Bad!
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11:51AM on 02/26/2014
No offense to Aykroyd or Hudson, but Venkman and Egon were everyone's two favorite GBs, and both of them are now out - not that GB3 was a good idea to begin with.
No offense to Aykroyd or Hudson, but Venkman and Egon were everyone's two favorite GBs, and both of them are now out - not that GB3 was a good idea to begin with.
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11:38AM on 02/26/2014

Ghostbusters III - 1989-2014

There is no single media entity I have wanted more in my life than a 3rd Ghostbusters film. The property is my favorite piece of fiction ever created and I absolutely bask in every toy, comic, video game, poster, model and clothing release as if my very life depended upon it. I've wanted, clambored, BEGGED for this movie since leaving the theater on opening day of Ghostbusters 2 in 1989 and, as I'm sure many of you have, followed each piece of new info, even when it wasn't news OR info about
There is no single media entity I have wanted more in my life than a 3rd Ghostbusters film. The property is my favorite piece of fiction ever created and I absolutely bask in every toy, comic, video game, poster, model and clothing release as if my very life depended upon it. I've wanted, clambored, BEGGED for this movie since leaving the theater on opening day of Ghostbusters 2 in 1989 and, as I'm sure many of you have, followed each piece of new info, even when it wasn't news OR info about another movie with bated breath that maybe finally THIS would be the year. Oh, okay, but NEXT year for sure! Uh, or maybe the year after THAT.
It troubles me on a personal level that I always thought the only obstacle in the way of another fantastic film would be an actor holding out on returning and selfishly keeping me, and us, from seeing it materialize. But the selfish one was me. I never even considered that one of these actors might die. They remained immortal to me and the thought never existed that death would be what changes my mind.
But change it has. I've never thought what I'm about to type, and I've certainly never even said it until now but, Ghostbusters 3 should not be made. It's over, friends. THIS is what did it and for that I am devestated. It hurts me to think that the mortality of the involved parties was so far from my mind and for that I will be forever in the debt of the people who created this thing I love so dearly. I will remember the days of hoping that the dream would finally come true, but won't miss them as much as I will miss Harold Ramis. This project owes it to his memory to disappear completely. We were lucky to get an amazing video game sequel and the comic series lives on for our monthly enjoyment, but the film idea itself must dissolve.
I find it unfortunately disrespectful to Mr. Ramis' legacy that this news has come out so quickly after his passing. He has friends and family that are thinking about something more than this film and the simple fact that we are already hearing of a script reworking makes me wonder if some of the suits in Hollywood are as heartless and business-first as they are occasionally made out to be.
So let it be said here, by one of many MANY true fans, that Ghostbusters 3 must NOT be made.
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11:07AM on 02/26/2014
As much as I wanted a Ghostbusters 3 movie with all 4 guys back in action, with Ramis gone, I would rather not see GB3 happen now. It just...lacks that appeal to me now. Leave it alone
As much as I wanted a Ghostbusters 3 movie with all 4 guys back in action, with Ramis gone, I would rather not see GB3 happen now. It just...lacks that appeal to me now. Leave it alone
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9:42AM on 02/26/2014

Nope

It will happen, but hopefully it will not come for another decade. Hollywood will eventually remake this movie, even though at this point, they should just let it go.

And that picture is fantastic. Definitely made me close to tearing up.
It will happen, but hopefully it will not come for another decade. Hollywood will eventually remake this movie, even though at this point, they should just let it go.

And that picture is fantastic. Definitely made me close to tearing up.
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9:40AM on 02/26/2014

Honestly...

Why?
Why?
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9:37AM on 02/26/2014

Please no...

I was on board only if the original cast was involved, including Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver (even if only small cameos)

With the passing of Egon, this movie should not be made. It is just in bad taste now. I bet Bill Murray REALLY refuses to do this now. I remember Bill and Harold had a huge falling out and haven't really spoken to eachother since Groundhogs Day. Bill was getting divorced, so he made Harolds job a living hell.

So now without Bill or Harold, we are missing two of
I was on board only if the original cast was involved, including Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver (even if only small cameos)

With the passing of Egon, this movie should not be made. It is just in bad taste now. I bet Bill Murray REALLY refuses to do this now. I remember Bill and Harold had a huge falling out and haven't really spoken to eachother since Groundhogs Day. Bill was getting divorced, so he made Harolds job a living hell.

So now without Bill or Harold, we are missing two of the bigger stars of the series. It sucks and should be left alone.
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9:07AM on 02/26/2014
That picture almost made me tear up. I was looking forward to a third movie but after Harold's passing I agree it should be scrapped. Sorry Dan Akroyd.
That picture almost made me tear up. I was looking forward to a third movie but after Harold's passing I agree it should be scrapped. Sorry Dan Akroyd.
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9:04AM on 02/26/2014
The only time there was any kind of real steam with a Ghostbuster 3 was 1999 when Aykroyd had written a script about the Ghostbusters having to enter Hell and it was with the original cast. It never got off the ground and then this new version started about them training a new team plus it was being written by people other than Aykroyd and Ramis who wrote the original two. I completely lost interest at that point. Now that Ramis is gone and Murray had no interest in doing it anyway, just let
The only time there was any kind of real steam with a Ghostbuster 3 was 1999 when Aykroyd had written a script about the Ghostbusters having to enter Hell and it was with the original cast. It never got off the ground and then this new version started about them training a new team plus it was being written by people other than Aykroyd and Ramis who wrote the original two. I completely lost interest at that point. Now that Ramis is gone and Murray had no interest in doing it anyway, just let it go.

And something else most people don't mention is that a Ghostbusters movie isn't something you can just add new characters to and expect it to be great. The original came about organically by two friends (Ayrkroyd and Ramis) who then pulled in other friends from their shows and previous movies (Murray and Moranis). There was a natural chemistry. Anything made now would be all about money and hired actors. Seriously, let it go, we have two great films and that's enough. No sequel made 15-20 years later has been able to stand proudly next to the originals.
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8:26AM on 02/26/2014

Please Stop

I've never really wanted a third movie, the game is good enough for me. And how could you have a sequel without Egon? It's just not possible. Bill Murray wasn't up for this movie and now it's just wrong to even think to move forward with this idea.
I do want to say, that is a great picture. His humor is going to be greatly missed.
I've never really wanted a third movie, the game is good enough for me. And how could you have a sequel without Egon? It's just not possible. Bill Murray wasn't up for this movie and now it's just wrong to even think to move forward with this idea.
I do want to say, that is a great picture. His humor is going to be greatly missed.
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8:13AM on 02/26/2014
I can't see how they could do a continuation of the original Ghostbusters' story now, but you can be fairly sure the concept will get resurrected at some point with an all new cast. It will happen, they should just take their time and do it as well as possible.
I can't see how they could do a continuation of the original Ghostbusters' story now, but you can be fairly sure the concept will get resurrected at some point with an all new cast. It will happen, they should just take their time and do it as well as possible.
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7:03AM on 02/26/2014

why no new Ghostbusters movie?

I agree with the most of you that the movies stand really good on their own and shouldnt be messed with, thats why we should just follow a new group, dont need to be teenagers but the story of the ghostbusters good be expanded in many ways. The ghostbusters from part 1 and 2 are retired, there needs to be a new group of ghostbusters with advanced weapons, let the guys from 21 jump street direct with jonah hill and tatum on the cast, dont really like tatum but they have great chemistry together,
I agree with the most of you that the movies stand really good on their own and shouldnt be messed with, thats why we should just follow a new group, dont need to be teenagers but the story of the ghostbusters good be expanded in many ways. The ghostbusters from part 1 and 2 are retired, there needs to be a new group of ghostbusters with advanced weapons, let the guys from 21 jump street direct with jonah hill and tatum on the cast, dont really like tatum but they have great chemistry together, but do add some other actors who have experience in action comedy as well. Downvote me all you want, but i cant help wanting to enjoy more ghostbusters movies.
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8:33AM on 02/26/2014
Wouldn't work for Ghostbusters. When you say new recruits, it probably means trying to make movie stars happen that have no talent.
Wouldn't work for Ghostbusters. When you say new recruits, it probably means trying to make movie stars happen that have no talent.
10:16AM on 02/26/2014
I'm sure years from now there will be a Reboot of Ghostbusters. Just probably not now.
I'm sure years from now there will be a Reboot of Ghostbusters. Just probably not now.
3:49AM on 02/26/2014
They shouldn't make GB3.
They shouldn't make GB3.
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2:33AM on 02/26/2014
In other surprising news, water is wet and snow is cold.

R.I.P. Harold Ramis. May your legacy live forever through your great films!
In other surprising news, water is wet and snow is cold.

R.I.P. Harold Ramis. May your legacy live forever through your great films!
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2:17AM on 02/26/2014
If it was a tribute to him, I'd give it a shot. If they take the ghost Bill Murray idea and did it with Ramis, itd be a nice way to include him if they really proceed with it
If it was a tribute to him, I'd give it a shot. If they take the ghost Bill Murray idea and did it with Ramis, itd be a nice way to include him if they really proceed with it
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2:05AM on 02/26/2014
Just drop it.
Let the Ghostbusters achieve something that John McClane, Indiana Jones and all those other characters that got sequels decades later can no longer achieve, immortalisation and timelessness. Even the video game is set in 1991 with the Busters looking and acting the same as they did in the original two movies, and we all got extremely lucky with that. Carry on the great comics, make a cartoon if you wish, but as for the movies, just let it be.
Just drop it.
Let the Ghostbusters achieve something that John McClane, Indiana Jones and all those other characters that got sequels decades later can no longer achieve, immortalisation and timelessness. Even the video game is set in 1991 with the Busters looking and acting the same as they did in the original two movies, and we all got extremely lucky with that. Carry on the great comics, make a cartoon if you wish, but as for the movies, just let it be.
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1:34AM on 02/26/2014

It's over.

It's time to walk away. Another cartoon'd be fine, actually if anything I would much rather it go that way. 1 & 2 were all there ever was meant to be. And that's okay. Just think of Blues Brothers 2000.
It's time to walk away. Another cartoon'd be fine, actually if anything I would much rather it go that way. 1 & 2 were all there ever was meant to be. And that's okay. Just think of Blues Brothers 2000.
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1:26AM on 02/26/2014
Just let it fucking go already! It's over. It was over long before Harold Ramis passed away. The time window for Ghostbusters 3 was from about 1990-1995. There was a great idea of Ghoatbusters in hell or something to that effect (maybe it was hell on Earth, I can't remember) that Dan Ackroyd had developed...that would have been a great finale capping it all off as a trilogy but people dragged their feet, etc, and it didn't happen, that's it. It's over and done with. Nobody wants to see new,
Just let it fucking go already! It's over. It was over long before Harold Ramis passed away. The time window for Ghostbusters 3 was from about 1990-1995. There was a great idea of Ghoatbusters in hell or something to that effect (maybe it was hell on Earth, I can't remember) that Dan Ackroyd had developed...that would have been a great finale capping it all off as a trilogy but people dragged their feet, etc, and it didn't happen, that's it. It's over and done with. Nobody wants to see new, younger Ghostbusters either.
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1:28AM on 02/26/2014
*Aykroyd*
*Aykroyd*
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1:02AM on 02/26/2014
That picture of the four of them above is incredible. Let the legend lie.
If I want to see a Ghostbusters film, I'll rewatch 1 or 2 for the dozenth time.
That picture of the four of them above is incredible. Let the legend lie.
If I want to see a Ghostbusters film, I'll rewatch 1 or 2 for the dozenth time.
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11:46PM on 02/25/2014
Harold Ramis has passed. Bill Murray isn't interested. Dan Akroyd got fat. Sigourney Weaver is too talented. Ernie Hudson hasn't had a serious acting role since Oz. And Rick Moranis and Annie Potts.....ummm.... I honestly don't know where they are. Sometimes things just need to be let go.
Harold Ramis has passed. Bill Murray isn't interested. Dan Akroyd got fat. Sigourney Weaver is too talented. Ernie Hudson hasn't had a serious acting role since Oz. And Rick Moranis and Annie Potts.....ummm.... I honestly don't know where they are. Sometimes things just need to be let go.
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12:29AM on 02/26/2014
moranis retired from acting after his wife died from cancer to take care of his kids have no idea what happened to potts
moranis retired from acting after his wife died from cancer to take care of his kids have no idea what happened to potts
11:31PM on 02/25/2014

Self-fish studio execs..

I think I need to punch a few. Who is with me?
I think I need to punch a few. Who is with me?
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11:30PM on 02/25/2014
nope this just aint right just drop the damn movie gonna be shit anyway
nope this just aint right just drop the damn movie gonna be shit anyway
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11:20PM on 02/25/2014

Jesus a little soon huh...

kinda bad taste for them to let the rumors out this early...I dunno maybe they will put their hearts into it now and make it great in his memory and not just half ass it
kinda bad taste for them to let the rumors out this early...I dunno maybe they will put their hearts into it now and make it great in his memory and not just half ass it
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10:42PM on 02/25/2014
"Ghostbusters 3" was always a bad idea, not because Bill Murrary didn't want to do it, but because Ramis was not writing it with Dan Aykroyd like the first two. In one of the many articles I read yesterday about his passing, there was a portion of an interview with Aykroyd talking about how much Ramis contributed to the original "Ghostbusters" script, crediting him as the one who gave the screenplay it's structure. Simply put, there is no "Ghostbusters" without Harold Ramis.
"Ghostbusters 3" was always a bad idea, not because Bill Murrary didn't want to do it, but because Ramis was not writing it with Dan Aykroyd like the first two. In one of the many articles I read yesterday about his passing, there was a portion of an interview with Aykroyd talking about how much Ramis contributed to the original "Ghostbusters" script, crediting him as the one who gave the screenplay it's structure. Simply put, there is no "Ghostbusters" without Harold Ramis.
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10:39PM on 02/25/2014
Just let it go...
Just let it go...
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10:31PM on 02/25/2014

well...

They aren't wasting any time.

In my opinion, it's time to put Ghostbusters 3 to rest. Respect one of the greatest comedic minds by leaving us with two awesome Ghostbusters movies
They aren't wasting any time.

In my opinion, it's time to put Ghostbusters 3 to rest. Respect one of the greatest comedic minds by leaving us with two awesome Ghostbusters movies
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10:12PM on 02/25/2014
That painting is really poignant and beautiful. I think this is a different case from Paul Walker's death as Fast 7 was already deep into production. Ghostbusters III hasn't gone past the script stage so it's far from too late to just can it.
That painting is really poignant and beautiful. I think this is a different case from Paul Walker's death as Fast 7 was already deep into production. Ghostbusters III hasn't gone past the script stage so it's far from too late to just can it.
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10:10PM on 02/25/2014

Time to let Murray off the hook...

No more asking bill if he'ok be in gb3, now that ramis is unfortunately gone, it's time to let this go.

And also why doesn't Ernie Hudson ever get any love.
No more asking bill if he'ok be in gb3, now that ramis is unfortunately gone, it's time to let this go.

And also why doesn't Ernie Hudson ever get any love.
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9:55PM on 02/25/2014
Are you fucking kidding me?
Are you fucking kidding me?
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9:54PM on 02/25/2014

Give it a rest already

Aykroyd still wants to make a Ghostbusters movie without Bill Murray and now also with Harold Ramis? This would be like making a Blues Brothers sequel without John Belushi, oh wait...
Aykroyd still wants to make a Ghostbusters movie without Bill Murray and now also with Harold Ramis? This would be like making a Blues Brothers sequel without John Belushi, oh wait...
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9:53PM on 02/25/2014
It's going to be hard watching Ghostbusters without Harold Ramis, same as Fast & Furious without Paul Walker. I'm sure Dan Akroyd would work something out but at this point two Ghostbusters are enough for me. Nevertheless, I'm sure at some point the studio will reboot the whole thing. Love that last picture by the way.
It's going to be hard watching Ghostbusters without Harold Ramis, same as Fast & Furious without Paul Walker. I'm sure Dan Akroyd would work something out but at this point two Ghostbusters are enough for me. Nevertheless, I'm sure at some point the studio will reboot the whole thing. Love that last picture by the way.
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9:43PM on 02/25/2014
I'm just spit balling here, but what if we just dropped the film that had been in development hell forever?
I'm just spit balling here, but what if we just dropped the film that had been in development hell forever?
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9:31PM on 02/25/2014
This is terrible that they're already freaking out over Ghostbusters 3. I don't see the need for another one when Murray doesn't even want to come back and now that Ramis is unfortunately gone, there is no reason to ever make this film. Ever. New cast or not.

They should just honor Ramis in having Ghostbusters 1 and 2 play at the theaters for a week or two.
This is terrible that they're already freaking out over Ghostbusters 3. I don't see the need for another one when Murray doesn't even want to come back and now that Ramis is unfortunately gone, there is no reason to ever make this film. Ever. New cast or not.

They should just honor Ramis in having Ghostbusters 1 and 2 play at the theaters for a week or two.
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9:24PM on 02/25/2014
cool painting! Someone has already created a painting of Mr. Ramis's passing? I was never really on board with a Ghostbusters 3 that didn't have the original Ghostbusters front and center, and now I'm REALLY not sure. It's gonna have to be a really great script to get me interested now, with no Bill Murray or Harold Ramis.
cool painting! Someone has already created a painting of Mr. Ramis's passing? I was never really on board with a Ghostbusters 3 that didn't have the original Ghostbusters front and center, and now I'm REALLY not sure. It's gonna have to be a really great script to get me interested now, with no Bill Murray or Harold Ramis.
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