“Chronicle” screenwriter Max Landis has denied reports that he’s working on a new draft of the script for the third “Ghostbusters” film, tweeting “Hey guys, it pains me to say this, but you know I pride myself on being straight up person. Zero truth to the Ghostbusters report.”
Nikki Finke originally reported that Landis was brought on for a three week polish on the screenplay. According to her sources: “all the parts are there, as in beats, structural mechanics, etc, but they’re not all doing their jobs”. However the story was quickly pulled.
Landis did reveal he once toyed with a “skeleton” idea for the opening of a third film in the series. The sequence would deal with a character mentioned in the first film who also served as the villain in the video game – cult of Gozer leader Ivo Shandor. Landis tweeted the following description:
“My Ghostbusters 3 began in the 1920s with Ivo Shandor murdering a gluttonous associate to protect his cult after he has a moral objection. Shandor tells the overweight man that nothing can stop the coming of Gozer; first, the gate will open in 1984, then again twenty years later.
The fat man, who now has all the details of Shandor’s plans, threatens to go to the police, and Shandor poisons him. It’s scary, but… As Shandor escapes, we see that we’re in the Sedgewick Hotel, and that the guy we just saw die…Is Slimer. Cue theme. Show title.”