Chronicle Screenwriter Lays Out His Own Pitch For Ghostbusters 3
Max Landis, the screenwriter behind the found footage superhero flick Chronicle, may not be doing a rewrite on Ghostbusters 3 as was rumored earlier this week, but that doesn't mean that the guy doesn't have an idea of what he would do with the upcoming sequel.
Following the reporting of the false rumor that Landis would be working on the next installment of the sci-fi comedy franchise, the writer took to his Twitter account to tell the world what a Ghostbusters 3 in his hands would look like. He says he doesn't have a full idea for a script, but he does have a skeleton and even a fully detailed intro:
For those of you who aren't Ghosbusters-obsessives, Ivo Shandor was the leader of the cult of Gozer, the evil spirit from the first movie (this was reflected partially in the fact that the building Sigourney Weaver's Danna Barett and Rick Moranis's Louis Tully live in. As for Slimer, he was the blobby, green ghost who ended up being the first one that the Ghostbusters ever caught.
Landis continued Tweeting that that after the intro the story would move to the present, where Ghostbusters has become a franchise... but is now a failing business. Hauntings don't happen nearly as much as they used to, and people have all but completely forgotten about the events back in the 1980s. In order to try and drum up some business, one of the teams tries to summon a ghost, but accidentally bring Gozer back into our world. As for the members of the original team...
Landis says that he never actually pitched this idea to a studio, as he's been too busy over the last four years to do so. So don't expect this to ever become a reality.
Instead, Ghostbusters 3 is moving forward with a script written by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, and while 22 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were approached about helming it, they wound up turning it down and the director's chair remains vacant. The plans is to start production early next year, so definitely expect to hear about a ton of developments over the next few months.
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