It was inevitable really. With so many recent revivals, remakes and re-imaginings in the works, a Ghostbusters sequel was bound to pop up.
And yes readers, it looks like that day is fast approaching with Columbia Pictures (US) scaring up a new instalment of its hit blockbuster franchise.
But who you going call to script it? Well it seems the studio has set ‘The Office’ co-exec producers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky to write a script for a film designed to bring back together the original cast of Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson.
The duo recently penned ‘Year One,’ a comedy that was directed by Ramis.
Ramis with Aykroyd wrote the first two installments of the films. Ivan Reitman directed both the 1984 original and the sequel that was released in 1989. The close proximity between the writers and original Ghostbuster Ramis is evidence that the ghost chasers have sparked to the idea of returning.
‘Ghostbusters’ was Columbia’s highest grossing film ever, until it was beaten by ‘Men in Black’ and then ‘Spider-Man.’ An attempt to make a third instalment of the franchise was stymied in the dealmaking stage. Sources said so much gross was pledged to the participants that it was next to impossible for the studio to make any money on a third installment.