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Ghostbusters Sequel in the Making

Ghostbusters

UPDATE: Harold Ramis recently confirmed the sequel news to the Chicago Tribune.

Maybe Bill Murray could use the divorce settlement money? Or maybe Dan Aykroyd could simply use the work? Whatever the reason, it’s looking like a Ghostbusters reunion might soon be possible.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, is looking to create a third installment for the popular ‘80s franchise. Although the sequel would likely introduce another exterminating crew, it’s hoped the original four cast members - Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson - could be incorporated into the comedy.

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Hollywood Reporter

Even though the actors have not yet been contacted yet about a return, the studio may already have an in. The film’s writers - ‘s Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky - recently worked on a project helmed by Ramis. It’s not known at this time whether Ivan Reitman (the director behind the first two outings) will also be included.

Ghostbusters stood as Columbia’s biggest money maker until Men in Black‘s 1997 intro. The 1984 original raked in $292 million worldwide while it’s sequel, Ghostbusters II, earned $215 million in 1989.

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