Monday, March 30, 2009

Ghostbusters 3 to Team Younger Cast with Series Vets

Who ain’t ‘fraid of no ghosts? Harold Ramis, who co-wrote the first two Ghostbusters films and starred as Dr. Egon Spengler, our favorite collector of spores, molds and fungus. While promoting his upcoming film Year One, which stars Jack Black and hits theaters June 19, Ramis told MTV News that he will reprise his role in a third film along with fellow ‘busters Bill Murray (Dr. Peter Venkman) and Dan Aykroyd (Dr. Ray Stantz). The MTV story doesn’t mention whether or not Ernie Hudson (Winston Zeddemore) will return, but it wouldn’t be the same without him. He’s “seen shit that’ll turn you white!”

“We’re all going to be in it in different kinds of roles,” Ramis explained. “We’re going to be the sage mentors. There are going to be young Ghostbusters.”
Ramis is reportedly waiting on the first draft of a Ghostbusters 3 script from Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, two writer/producers on NBC’s The Office. “I’m consulting with them, as is Dan Aykroyd and [original director] Ivan Reitman,” he told MTV.
While he’s yet to officially sign on to the project, Murray has expressed renewed interest in reprising his Peter Venkman role after doing voicework for Ghostbusters: The Video Game, due for release in June.
“Bill Murray is just waiting for the truckload of money to arrive to get him out of his office,” joked Ramis.
A director has not yet been announced, but according to MTV, Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Superbad, Pineapple Express) is attached as a producer. His alleged involvement has sparked a great deal of casting speculation that Apatow regulars such as Paul Rudd, Jason Segel or Seth Rogen may be strapping on proton packs in the very near future. In that case, what’re the odds that there will be at least one “crossing the streams” piss joke?

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