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Etan Cohen to write Ghostbusters 3

July 11th, 2012 by Saxon Comments

With The Office US writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky officially trapped and banished to Sony’s Containment Unit, a new writer has been called in to pen the Ghostbusters 3 script – Etan Cohen.  You may also know him as “Who?”…

Well throughout the years Cohen has been responsible for the scripting of such movies as Idiocracy, Madagascar 2, Tropic Thunder and the more recent MIB3.  Add that to his occasional work over the years on American Dad, King of the Hill and Beavis and Butt-Head, and it’s a mixed bag all in all.

That said the storyline for the new GB film is a tricky one to bring to the big screen – with the original Ghostbusters (and maybe Bill Murray) passing the torch to a younger generation of spectre-snaggers much in the vein of 1997’s animated series “Extreme Ghostbusters”.  If not written with the style of humour which made the first film so memorable, or especially if the new recruits turn out to be a generic band of American Frat-Pack wannabes, it could destroy the franchise forever.  Every night I wake up screaming to the thought of seeing Jack Black and Ben Stiller goofing around with Proton Packs, burning immature phallic symbols onto brick walls using their neutrona wands… *Shudder*

But still, Mr Cohen may be our saviour.  Maybe he can finally wrap a proton beam around this film and drag it from the confines of development hell, while bringing the stalwart Bill Murray back on board.  Even if it is a ghost of a chance…

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