Ghostbusters III Still in Planning Even After Death of Harold Ramis

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Why does anybody in Hollywood, or anywhere else for that matter, still think this is a good idea?

Rolling Stone says:

According to [T]he Hollywood Reporter, the third Ghostbusters film was supposed to feature a “baton-passing” scene between original three castmembers (Ramis, Aykroyd and Bill Murray) and a trio of newbies. One unnamed insider speculates the project will face “some repercussions” following Ramis’ death, but the film (written by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, veterans of The Office) is expected to continue with some subtle story tweaks. Director Ivan Reitman, who helmed the first two Ghostbuster[s] films, is expected to meet with Sony producers to plan their next steps.

I still can’t figure out how anyone who’s seen Ghostbusters II—which was written and directed by the same team as the original, yet failed in nearly every way to live up to its promise—would think a third movie made over 25 years later would actually work out well. Maybe we should blame J.J. Abrams for giving them the notion by rebooting Star Trek in a financially successful (if questionably Trek-y) way.

Can we send a Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man after these folks?

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