Ghostbusters III Script Being Reworked

By Drax Largo on February 25th, 2014

In light of the passing of Harold Ramis this week – co-creator and one of the original Ghostbusters – the screenplay for Ghostbusters III is being revamped slightly. Changes will obviously be made to account for Egon’s absence.

Director Ivan Reitman is scheduled to meet with Sony production brass in the coming days to assess how to move forward on the project that is in active development, according to sources. Ramis, who starred in the 1984 original and 1989 sequel alongside Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd, was poised to appear in a third outing in a cameo role  – like Dan Aykroyd – that set up a baton-passing to a trio of newcomers.

The latest draft was written by Etan Cohen ( Men in Black III) and Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg (Bad Teacher). Dan Aykroyd has been heavily involved in the development of the screenplay and previously said this of the plot:

“It’s based on new research that’s being done in particle physics by the young men and women at Columbia University… Basically, there’s research being done that I can say that the world or the dimension that we live in, our four planes of existence, length, height, width and time, become threatened by some of the research that’s being done. Ghostbusters — new Ghostbusters — have to come and solve the problem.”

A production start is still pending.