Columbia Pictures third-highest grossing film of all time is “Ghostbusters.” So they’d be stupid not to make a sequel, right? Hmmm…Well, the writing has begun, and “the plan is for the film to reunite the stars of the original ‘Ghostbusters’ films, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson,” according to Variety.
The catch? The two writers they hired are Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, from NBC’s “The Office” and it may star Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, or some of the other Judd Apatow players. Pop Machine got an email response from original Ghostbuster and “Groundhog Day” director Harold Ramis about the film:
“the studio is hoping to tap into some of the [judd apatow] acting talent. aykroyd, ivan reitman and i are consulting at this point, and according to dan, 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.”
And a Dan Aykroyd interview from E!Online:
“Well, y’know, two sharp young writers are purported to be writing the sequel, the third movie now. If I could interest Seth [Rogen] and Judd [Apatow] to be part of it, that would be an absolute dream.”