Harold Ramis' Death Will Not Halt GHOSTBUSTERS III

Yesterday, Harold Ramis, who played Dr Egon Spengler in both Ghostbusters films, passed away. His death left many fans of the franchise wondering if progress on Ghostbusters III would grind to a halt. New info today says, it will not.

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By nailbiter111 - 2/25/2014

According to the Hollywood Reporter the Ghostbusters III script that is being currently being written by The Office writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky will have to be reworked based on Harold Ramis' death, but the film is still a go. A project insider told THR, "There will be some repercussions."
A studio source downplayed the impact on the project, however, insisting that Ramis was involved in Ghostbusters III only minimally. Ramis, who co-wrote the first two Ghostbusters, held a first-dollar gross stake in the third film along with Reitman, Aykroyd and Murray -- a position that will revert to his estate. But no deals have been inked yet, and there have been signs that the principals instead would take break-even cuts in order to get the film off the ground.

Their source goes on to say, "He was always great to bounce something off of, and that will certainly be missed. But it won't affect the script."

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MrCBM56 - 2/25/2014, 3:43 PM
Er... it better be good than. IMO, and this maybe just me, cancel the film altogether.
nailbiter111 - 2/25/2014, 3:44 PM
if the film makes money than his estate makes money, so i'm sure ramis would want it to move forward. see, a positive.
DrDoom - 2/25/2014, 3:49 PM
If Murray hadn't been a dick and said no all these years, they wouldn't be in this situation.
Nick56 - 2/25/2014, 3:52 PM
Im sure Ramis would have wanted to see the movie move forward and if his role was minimal/cameo then I guess there isn't a major issue.

With Ramis gone and Murray not involved im not 100% on board with this, but hopefully it turns out well
MrCBM56 - 2/25/2014, 3:52 PM
MrBlackJack

Exactly how I feel.
MrNiklander - 2/25/2014, 3:52 PM
Ιt will be tough to make Ghostbusters 3 IMO Egon was the soul of the team.I am holding hopes that they will make it
marvel72 - 2/25/2014, 3:56 PM
can't see ghostbusters 3 ever happening.
JoeMomma29 - 2/25/2014, 4:02 PM
Maybe they can still include him as a ghost........
thor2273 - 2/25/2014, 4:02 PM
they should leave it at the video game they made a few years ago.
thor2273 - 2/25/2014, 4:04 PM
@JoeMomma29 I think that would be in poor taste
JoeMomma29 - 2/25/2014, 4:05 PM
@ Thor

You never know........
DudeGuyMan - 2/25/2014, 4:08 PM
It wont be good. They'll end up casting bad SNL comedians and it'll be lame as hell.
ThrotTheUnclean - 2/25/2014, 4:13 PM
It sucks that he died.
maninfinesuit - 2/25/2014, 4:14 PM
Ghostbusters 3, with minimal Egon and no Venkman? Why was this moving forward again? As it stands, with Mr. Ramis passing, they shouldn't be keeping on at all.
JoeMomma29 - 2/25/2014, 4:15 PM
Lets just hope they do not bring back Bobby Brown to do another song for the movie.........