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By Dustin Rowles | Industry | September 4, 2008 |

So, a few of the trade websites, including Ain’t It Cool News, are reporting on the possibility of a Ghostbusters 3, mostly based on this statement Dan Aykroyd made to EOnline:

Well, y’know, two sharp young writers are purported to be writing the sequel, the third movie now. If I could interest Seth [Rogen] and Judd [Apatow] to be part of it, that would be an absolute dream.

There had also been some talk that Rogen and Apatow are actually writing a script for Ghostbusters 3, which Rogen denied last month.

Anyway, here’s the scoop: A couple of guys named Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, writers for “The Office” who wrote the script for the forthcoming Year One, had been secretly working on a script for Ghostbusters 3. Their idea was that they’d hand it off to a new generation of Ghostbusters. However, Columbia Pictures never actually told Harold Ramis they were working on the script. Oops.

So, Stupnitsky and Eisenberg wrote an outline, which Columbia loved. Ramis found out, however, and he was pissed, and when they sent the outline to Ramis, he shat all over it.

Now, to appease Ramis, Stupnisky and Eisenberg have started working with him on a new outline.

The problem: Columbia Pictures is worried because they don’t like any of Ramis’ ideas, all of which presumably leaves the future of Ghostbusters 3 up in the air.

Then again, if we can get a Ghostbusters 3 out of the writing duo behind some of the best episodes of “The Office” — without the involvement of Ramis — I’ve got high hopes for Ghostbusters: The New Class.

The Real Story Behind the Ghostbusters III Script

A Pajiba Exclusive / Dustin Rowles

Industry | September 4, 2008 |

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