Etan Cohen Brought in to Perfect 'Ghostbusters 3' Script

Posted 12:36 AM July 11th, 2012 by Binh Ngo
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Which part of "no" did Sony and Dan Aykroyd not understand? Maybe there was something wrong in Bill Murray's delivery that caused such confusion, but despite his repeated rejections of a third Ghostbusters movie, Sony and Aykroyd continue to march forward on Ghostbusters 3.

Last week, Aykroyd revealed that "a new writing staff" is taking a crack at the script with the mandate for it to be perfect because that is what's necessary for Murray to change his no into a yes. It turns out that "writing staff" is none other than Men in Black 3's Etan Cohen.

Not to be confused with Ethan Coen, the other half of the Coen brothers, Cohen is no stranger to writing comedy. Besides his work on TV writing for shows such as King of the Hill and Beavis and Butt-Head, the scribe also has a few movies to his name such as the Ben Stiller comedy Tropic Thunder, Mike Judge's Idiocracy, and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.

Cohen will make his directorial debut with Paramount's horror-comedy Boy Scouts vs. Zombies, but before that, it sounds like he'll rewrite the script by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky instead of starting over from scratch.

The third movie will supposedly find the founding members of the Ghostbusters handing over their proton packs to a group of youngsters who will take their place.

The only unknown for Ghostbusters 3 at this point is who will work on the script after Cohen.

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