Another Ghostbusters Sequel Update

By Rafe Telsch 2009-03-30 21:29:14discussion comments
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About a month ago, Dan Ackroyd gave an update on the next Ghostbusters movie. Now another star and co-writer from the original movies is offering his take on the new sequel, and when we can expect it.

Harold Ramis, Egon Spengler for those familiar with the jumpsuit-wearing Ghostbusters characters, talked with MTV’s Splash Page about that long-talked about sequel. His take is pretty similar to Ackroyd’s: the sequel is coming, the script is underway, and the original players will all be involved, albeit passing the torch to new characters.

"We're all going to be in it in different kinds of roles. We're going to be the sage mentors. There are going to be young Ghostbusters," Ramis declared. When he says “we” he means all of the originals, even the notoriously difficult Bill Murray. "Bill Murray is just waiting for the truckload of money to arrive to get him out of his office," Ramis jabbed, before turning a bit more serious. "I haven't talked to him about it. I want to talk to him about it eventually. I think we just need a script, because he's the thorniest of the group."

As for who those younger Ghostbusters will be, Ramis pointed out that rumors have been going on as far back as including Chris Farley in the cast (along with Ben Stiller, and Chris Rock). The truth is nobody’s been cast, and the movie is still in the script phase, with Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky handling the script duties while Ramis, Ackroyd, and director Ivan Reitman serve as consultants.

The actors aren’t the only thing up in the air for the third movie in the series. Reitman is not planning on returning to direct, nor does Ramis want the task, leaving the director’s chair open. With Judd Apatow already signed on to produce, somehow I don’t think finding a director is going to be all that difficult.
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