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‘Ghostbusters III’ Will Happen Without Harold Ramis…

I’ve been dying for Columbia Pictures to get their third Ghostbusters off the ground, but with the sudden death of Harold Ramis, it’s kind of hard for me to envision it without him…

Still, the studio will continue forth with him, says a new report on THR.

Explains the site, Ramis’ death on February 24 has has left Sony scrambling to keep Ghostbusters III on track since Ramis, who died at age 69 due to complications from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, was to have made a cameo appearance in the film.

The sequel’s 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.

Ramis, who starred in the 1984 original and 1989 sequel alongside Murray and Dan Aykroyd, was poised to appear in a third outing in a cameo role — like Murray and Aykroyd — 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.

Even before Ramis’ death, the script had not progressed enough for the film to begin shooting in 2014.

Now, the studio will have to adjust without an on-screen assist from Ramis’ Dr. Egon Spengler…



  • BradouttaHell

    ‘the studio will go forth with him’????? Hoping that’s a typo… or I really don’t understand something

  • Skratchy

    At this point, don’t even bother bringing the old guys back. No Murray, no Moranis, no Ramis? That’s just plain sad. Do a completely separate reboot or something.

  • Rake

    Hopefully Reitman tells them to take a hike at that meeting. There isn’t a point in bringing back one ghostbuster to pass the torch to hipsters. It’s a remake, its always been a remake, just call it a remake already.

  • STRIK9

    What a joke. Just remake everything.I dont give a fuck though because I am confident this movie will bomb, as it should. I’d rather not have a new “Ghostbusters” then a half assed one with a dork like jonah hill or the rest of those douchbags rumored to be in it. Akroyd thought they got a lotta shit for part 2 lol?! Wait till this one drops.

  • ArtsOfEvolution

    Hate to say it, but at this point it will only take Bill Murray to save this and unfortunately it isn’t happening. Respects to Dan, and his big heart and dedication for this film, but it’s just not right without the two main players.
    Fuck it. Reboot is the only way to go. Do it right and dedicate to Harold.

  • Jasonicus

    They should let it go. Ramis was a big part of Ghosbusters. Not having him would seem odd and not right.

  • with all the time, energy, rewrites, and false starts this sequel has experienced maybe they should just cut their losses and take this protracted pre-production as a sign to GIVE IT UP. with all the wasted effort trying to hammer out a script, choose a direction, and sign Murray, the people behind this movie could have moved on to and released a completely different project or at least crafted something in the spirt of ghostbusters without being tethered to the franchise.

  • 80sScreamQueen

    There have been a billion rumors about a third movie for such a long time. Perhaps this is a sign that they should leave the films alone? If the original cast can’t reprise their roles, forget it.

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