Ghostbusters 3 Being Redeveloped Following Death of Ramis

Jason McDonald

In case you’re one of the few just finding out, Harold Ramis passed away yesterday due to complications with a rare infection.  Ramis, though an an accomplished writer and director, might be best known for his portrayal of Egon Spengler in “Ghostbusters.”

For years there have been rumors and speculation surrounding the possibility of a third sequel to the classic 80’s film.  With the passing of Ramis, it was assumed by many that the time for a new sequel had come and gone. However, according to THR, Sony Pictures is still moving forward with “Ghostbusters 3.”

The last big news item we had about “Ghostbusters 3” was that Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (“The Office”) were working on a script for the film which was to be directed by Ivan Reitman.  According to THR, Reitman is expected to meet with studio executives to discuss how the film will move forward in the wake of Ramis’ passing.

Meanwhile, the writers are working on a revamped version of the script that would take into account the recent developments.  Some of THR’s sources have indicated that Ramis had a small role in the upcoming film and others are saying that his presence was more beneficial to behind-the-scene aspects, rather than in front of the camera.

Whatever the case may be, the passing of Harold Ramis will have an impact on the development of the film, if it ever gets made.  Whether its in the production or on the screen, Ramis’ input will be sorely missed.



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      1. William Laur February 26, 2014 at 2:13 am

        I won’t watch it. No Harold ramis writing or starring, no bill Murray……what’s the fucking point. It isn’t the ghostbusters, it’s a fucking money grab.

      2. Noel Mercado February 26, 2014 at 2:14 am

        It shouldn’t happen

      3. Vince Rodriguez February 26, 2014 at 2:16 am

        Jose Cruz =/

      4. Adam Johnson February 26, 2014 at 2:19 am

        No. Not now. I was for it before.

      5. Chris Bushido February 26, 2014 at 2:37 am


      6. Troy Taylor February 26, 2014 at 2:43 am

        it will b shit nest they will do a remake of e.t hope not now bill now dill lol

      7. William Armentrout February 26, 2014 at 2:56 am

        Put Dave Chappelle and Stiffler in it…lol…

      8. Sean O'Donnell February 26, 2014 at 3:41 am

        It will be Blues Brothers 2000.lmao

      9. Marlow Dorrough February 26, 2014 at 3:59 am

        It’s an abomination

      10. Jeff Hartzell February 26, 2014 at 4:04 am

        It’s not going to be the same w/ out him

      11. Edmay Tasse February 26, 2014 at 4:13 am

        It will be not the same with out him. But if it goes true, they better make a good tribute to Harold Ramis and make sure the movie is real good and funny, like he would have made it himself.

      12. Ian February 26, 2014 at 4:38 pm

        It’s going to happen unfortunately, I think what should have been done with it (since Murray isn’t in it) is for it to follow the storyline of Ghostbusters Extreme cartoon, have them pass the torch onto the next lot of Ghostbuster, that’s the only way it would have worked in my eyes, but still wouldn’t be a classic compared to the first

      13. Shawn Payer February 26, 2014 at 6:26 pm

        It’s it’s a remake with an entire new cast, thats the only way it might work.