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Phil Lord & Chris Miller Rumoured For Ghostbusters 3
They could take over the director’s chair(s)

21 March 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Wrap

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Phil Lord & Chris Miller Rumoured For Ghostbusters 3

There is plenty of entirely justified ennui and no little negativity swirling like dark supernatural energy around the long-bubbling new Ghostbusters film, but the idea that a talented duo such as The Lego Movie’s Phil Lord and Chris Miller would climb aboard is definitely a positive step.

As of right now, they’re simply listed as being in talks by The Wrap’s report, but you can certainly see Sony considering the pair as likely replacements for Ivan Reitman, who stepped away earlier this week.

Lord and Miller have form with Sony, having wrangled the initially troubled Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs to the screen to huge success (and produced the better-than-expected sequel) and managed to turn a potentially fan-enraging film adaptation of 21 Jump Street into a great comedy. They’re back with Sony for 22 Jump Street (out on June 6) and the huge box-office haul and critical reaction for The Lego Movie can only help their clout.

And with Dan Aykroyd still committed to a passing of the torch to a new generation of Ghostbusters, they could definitely find a solid sensibility for the new movie, especially if the studio puts the brakes on and allows them to develop the script a little further. Whether they’d want to hop on to a franchise they didn’t kick off, of course, is another matter, and for now this remains strictly in the featureless void of possibility.


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Posted by spark1 at 10:15 on 24 March 2014 | Report This Post

This is a big mistake. More

Posted by richardbiggar at 12:32 on 22 March 2014 | Report This Post

When You Gonna Call?
Ghostbusters 3 has been stuck in development hell for 25 years. Harold Ramis is now dead and Bill Murray and Ivan Reitman won't be involved. Perhaps they're waiting for all the original Ghostbusters to die and have them play the ghosts in the new movie. I don't see the point of the movie if they're just going the replace the old team we know and love with anonymous younger actors who'll gatecrash the party. I'm not looking forward to this. More

Posted by BenTramer at 14:54 on 21 March 2014 | Report This Post

Just let this die and keep on watching the 80s films instead. Aykroyd might be committed to the project but he ceased to be relevant years ago and the whole thing would be a pointless disaster. More

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