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Harold Ramis talks Ghostbusters 3 October 11th, 2009

Talk­ing with MovieWeb, Harold Ramis gives an over­whelm­ingly pos­i­tive pic­ture of the newly penned script. To sum­marise, the link between the Office writ­ers Gene Stup­nit­sky and Lee Eisen­berg, Harold Ramis and ulti­mately GB3 was “con­ve­nient” to the stu­dios. No new actors have been approached or signed, for the time being.

How does Egon live in 2012, Ramis shares this thoughts,

I had two ini­tial first instincts. One was that Egon had become a shaved head Bud­dhist monk. That is not going to hap­pen. The thing that I pitched for my char­ac­ter is that he’s been liv­ing in Geneva, and he works for the Insti­tute of Imag­i­nary Sci­ence. The work we are doing doesn’t require any con­cep­tual, intel­lec­tual, spe­cial, or math­e­mat­i­cal mod­els for what we are doing. Even we don’t know what we are doing. It’s that theoretical.

And on the dif­fi­cul­ties of writ­ing the sequel,

I think we are just going to try and make a good movie. The inten­tion of a sequel is not to give an audi­ence more of what they didn’t get enough of the first time. It’s to give the audi­ence some­thing that is new. We want them to feel that they are hav­ing a new expe­ri­ence of some kind. That becomes a tightrope. Yeah, we def­i­nitely are intro­duc­ing new Ghost­busters. That much is for sure. And there will be inter-dimensional crea­tures vis­it­ing New York. And we will deal with it. That’s all I am allowed to say at this point.