February 26th, 2014
07:08 PM ET
How Harold Ramis' death could impact 'Ghostbusters III'
With Harold Ramis gone, the third "Ghostbusters" film is trying to figure out how to forge ahead.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Ramis was going to make a cameo appearance as Dr. Egon Spengler in "Ghostbusters III," but now the creative team will need to tweak the script.
The idea was to have Ramis, who co-wrote and starred in "Ghostbusters" I and II, appear in the third installment along with his ghoul-fighting co-stars, Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray, to pass off the franchise to a new team.
Sources close to the project say that Ramis' death shouldn't have a major impact on the progress of the production, as he was to be minimally involved in the process. That said, "there will be some repercussions" one insider told THR. "He was always great to bounce something off of, and that will certainly be missed. But it won't affect the script."
The script is being written by "The Office" scribes Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, and is being directed by Ivan Reitman.
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