There are more details on the effort to scare up a new “Ghostbusters” film. Flixster has a post about an e-mail interview with Dr. Egon Spengler himself, Harold Ramis. Here’s what the actor and filmmaker shared:
“Yes, Columbia is developing a script for ‘GB3’ with my ‘Year One‘ writing partners, Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg. Judd Apatow is co-producing ‘Year One’ and has made several other films for Sony, so of course the studio is hoping to tap into some of the same acting talent. Aykroyd, Ivan Reitman and I are consulting at this point, and according to Dan [Akroyd], Bill Murray is willing to be involved on some level. He did record his dialogue for the new Ghostbusters video game, as did Danny and I, and Ernie Hudson. The concept is that the old Ghostbusters would appear in the film in some mentor capacity. Not much else to say at this point. Everyone is confident a decent script can be written and I guess we’ll take it from there.”
The Apatow presence immediately conjures up images of Steve Carrell, Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd in jumpsuits with proton packs on their backs. I think Jonah Hill would make a great Slimer. What do you think? Would you want to see that crew crossing their streams?
Here’s the trailer for the original “Ghostbusters,” released in 1984.
— Geoff Boucher
Photo by Phillip V. Caruso/Warner Bros