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.
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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