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Phil Lord and Chris Miller say no to Ghostbusters 3

April 8th, 2014 by Marc Comments

A few weeks ago we were practically dancing with joy over the (strong) rumour that 21 Jump Street and The LEGO Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were close to signing on for Ghostbusters III. They just felt… right. And after the death of Harold Ramis a few weeks before that, it felt like just the good news the fandom needed.

Now it seems the news isn’t so good as The Wrap‘s Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) has tweeted: “Hearing LORD & MILLER ended up walking away from GHOSTBUSTERS 3 job. They were the studio’s choice but wanted to keep their options open…”

It’s understandable because, for the fan community Ghostbusters is right up there with the biggest and most loved franchises, so there’s a hell of a lot of pressure. That said, I can’t think of a better choice to make it, they’re a team who appeal to kids and adults and that’s exactly what Ghostbusters III needs… just for the record, they passed on The LEGO Movie originally, so maybe this is just their thing.

“Something good, for goodness sake, whaoooooooooooooo!”


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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….