“Ghostbusters 3” Still In Development Without Harold Ramis

February 26, 20140 Comments

THR reports that Harold Ramis’ death on February 24th has left Sony scrambling to keep GHOSTBUSTERS III on track. The sequel’s director Ivan Reitman is scheduled to meet with Sony to assess how to move forward on the project that is in active development.

Ramis, who played Dr. Egon Spengler in the 1984 original and 1989 sequel, had a cameo role that set up a baton-passing to a trio of newcomers. The script, written by The Office writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, will now need to be revamped. “There will be some repercussions,” says a project insider.

A studio source downplayed the impact on the project, however, insisting that Ramis was involved in Ghostbusters III only minimally. “He was always great to bounce something off of, and that will certainly be missed,” the source says of Ramis. “But it won’t affect the script.

This sequel has been in development hell for years. I doubted it would get made, still do, but the studio still seems positive. Maybe it’s best just to let this one go?

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