Columbia Pictures has set “The Office” co-executive producers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky to write a script for a “Ghostbusters” film designed to bring back together the original cast of Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson.
Eisenberg and Stupnitsky just wrote The Year One, a comedy that was directed by Ramis. Ramis with Aykroyd wrote the first two installments of the films. Ivan Reitman directed both the 1984 original and the sequel that was released in 1989.
Ghostbusters was Columbia’s highest grossing film ever, until it was beaten by Men in Black and then Spider-Man. An attempt to make a third installment of the franchise was stymied in the dealmaking stage.
No deals will be made with the original cast until the script is ready.