I love both of the ‘Ghostbusters’ films (obviously the first one more than the sequel), but the more I hear about Dan Aykroyd’s almost desperate attempts to make a third movie happen, the more I just want to use the Power Hour to hell him to “Stop Making It Happen”. It doesn’t seem to interest Bill Murray, and without him, what’s the point? Anyway, he originally had ‘Bad Teacher’ scribes Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (who also wrote for ‘The Office’ and ‘The Mind of the Married Man’ on TV, and unfortunately the movie ‘Year One’ as well) writing it, but now Variety is reporting here that Etan Cohen is the latest to take a shot at the flick. After the jump you can see his credits, but until this actually goes before cameras, I think we can safely assume it’s not going to actually happen. I don’t dislike his work, but I think he should be looking to make his mark elsewhere. The details on Cohen are below…
Etan Cohen recently was one of the main writers on ‘Men In Black III’, but before that he had a hand in scripting ‘Tropic Thunder’, ‘Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa’, and ‘Idiocracy’. He’s obviously a wildly uneven screenwriter, but he’s hardly one without any ambition. I actually think he might do a solid job here, but I wish he’d focus on more original projects instead.
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