Etan Cohen Will Rewrite Ghostbusters 3

Bill Murray - Ghostbusters 3

Ghostbusters posterComing Soon has revealed that Etan Cohen, who most recently wrote Men in Black 3 and the slightly better Tropic Thunder, has been hired to re-write the long gestating screenplay to Ghostbusters 3.

Despite Dan Aykroyd claiming last year that “we have an excellent script”, Bill Murray has notoriously been holding out, reportedly shredding a copy of a script he was sent.  Last month, he told David Letterman “They just don’t have a really good script. It’s hard. Even the second Ghostbusters wasn’t as much fun for me as the first one. It’s hard to make a sequel. That first one was really funny. It was just so darn funny, it’s hard for me…We’ll try again”.

At the same time last year, Aykroyd described the direction: “My character, Ray, is now blind in one eye and can’t drive the cadillac. He’s got a bad knee and can’t carry the packs. Harold is too big, you know, Egon is too large to get into the harness. We need young blood and that’s the promise. We’re gonna hand it to a new generation.”