No matter how hard we try, we can’t get away from any news about Ghostbusters 3. A couple of weeks back Ghostbusters star we reported that Dan Aykroyd was saying that they were bringing in a new writer for the film. Now we didn’t know if this was lip service to an always nagging question or if it was true. And if it was true, would they start with a fresh story or would they use the script written by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky.
Now we can confirm a couple of things. First, yes, they are bringing in a new writer. Men In Black III and Tropic Thunder scribe Etan Cohen (not to be confused with Ethan Coen) has been brought in to do a couple of rewrites on the script that Eisenberg and Stupnitsky wrote back in 2008.
Variety’s Jeff Sneider is also confirming a rumor that has been circling around the story for Ghostbusters 3. According to the report, the movie “is expected to find original cast members Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Bill Murray passing the torch to a new generation of ghostbusters.”
While many were fans of the first Ghostbusters, there are not too many who are fans of its sequel. So now I am wondering how Ghostbusters 3 will play out, especially since Bill Murray was so adamant about not going forward with it. Of course he did change his mind along the way, but just how many rewrites can it take to officially change his mind?
What do you think about Etan Cohen coming on board to rewrite the script?