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Landis not involved in Ghostbusters 3 but he had an awesome idea for the third movie nonetheless

June 19th, 2014 by Marc Comments

Max Landis, screenwriter of Chronicle, has denied being involved in Ghostbusters III amidst a lot of rumour that he was drafted in to do rewrites and that’s the bare bones of this story… but he did have a great idea for a GBIII opener.

Landis tweeted: “Hey guys, it pains me to say this, but you know I pride myself on being straightup person. Zero truth to the Ghostbusters report.”

But, thanks to Darkhorizons, we’ve learned that Landis had a great idea and thread for the third Ghostbusters that went like this: “My Ghostbusters 3 began in the 1920s with Ivo Shandor murdering a gluttonous associate to protect his cult after he has a moral objection. Shandor tells the overweight man that nothing can stop the coming of Gozer; first, the gate will open in 1984, then again twenty years later.

“The fat man, who now has all the details of Shandor’s plans, threatens to go to the police, and Shandor poisons him. It’s scary, but… As Shandor escapes, we see that we’re in the Sedgewick Hotel, and that the guy we just saw die…Is Slimer. Cue theme. Show title.”

In the vein of the video game five years ago, all threads seem to be related in the Ghostbusters universe and we’re wondering if we might see something like this in the final movie – the idea of Shandor being the big bad this time out has me a little giddy…

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….