And regardless, it’s still a long way from the movie getting a greenlight.
Harold Ramis has apparently contacted his hometown paper, the Chicago Tribune, to say that the “purported” script Dan Aykroyd had mentioned was in fact real. He also confirmed that there is a high level of interest at Sony to tap into the Judd Apatow comedy machine, and that the original Ghostbusters would appear in a support role. But as before, this is just a script. There are a lot of parties involved that have to like it, so as I’ve said before, this is encouraging movement towards a third movie, but it is still not a lock. We’ll save that celebration for someone saying the movie is go.
yes, columbia is developing a script for GB3 with my year one writing partners, gene stupnitsky and lee eisenberg. judd apatow is co-producing year one and has made several other films for sony, so of course the studio is hoping to tap into some of the same acting talent. aykroyd, ivan reitman and i are consulting at this point, and according to dan, bill murray is willing to be involved on some level. he did record his dialogue for the new ghostbusters video game, as did danny and i, and ernie hudson. the concept is that the old ghostbusters would appear in the film in some mentor capacity. not much else to say at this point. everyone is confident a decent script can be written and i guess we’ll take it from there.
Boy, Ramis really hate his shift-key. In this instance, we’re depending on the word of the Tribune writer that he actually got an email from Harold Ramis, and didn’t get flim-flammed by someone who knows how to spoof an email. The diction isn’t bad, so for now I’ll post this, but wear my skeptic face.
Mr. Ramis, feel free to email me, eh?
Thanks to Chuck for the heads up.