'Ghostbusters 3' escapes the gravedigger again
Do you feel slimed by all the false starts to Ghostbuster 3? If Variety magazine hadn't written this news, I'd have never believed it: Yet another screenwriter has been hired to rewrite the Ghostbusters sequel in hopes it actually gets made at last.
Variety says Men in Black 3 screenwriter Etan Cohen has the job now. That's sort of ironic, since MiB 3 was panned by critics who assumed nobody was writing the flop.
Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson have been waiting patiently for an acceptable script to arrive. Meanwhile, it would take an exorcist to get Bill Murray involved.
TOP FIVE BILL MURRAY MOVIES WE'D RATHER SEE SEQUELS TO:
5. LOST IN TRANSLATION: Oh, we all know it won't work out between Bill and ScarJo; we just want to know what he said to her before leaving Tokyo.
4. KINGPIN: Ernie McCracken lives! This time, he's the one on a gravy train with biscuit wheels.
3. SCROOGED: Still the best Christmas ever. Now he's old enough to play the part his old partner. He can be a captain of industry: feared by men, adored by women.
2. STRIPES: The cold war is over, but our taste for Army hijinx will never cease. That's a fact, Jack.
1. MEATBALLS: No, we mean a GOOD sequel. Maybe Tripper can take over Camp Mohawk. Eh. It just wouldn't matter.