Max Landis Is Not Writing Ghostbusters 3

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Late last night, Nikki Finke (formerly of Deadline) reported that Chronicle scribe Max Landis was set to work on a draft of Ghostbusters 3. In her report, she claimed that Landis wouldn’t be penning a new version of the script so much as polishing up an existing one. Unfortunately, tweets from Landis have poured some cold water on that report – though the screenwriter claims that he would love to work on it if given the chance.

So that you can follow this story from the beginning, here’s what Finke wrote:

I’ve just heard that screenwriter Max Landis (Chronicle) is working on a new draft for Ghostbusters 3 with a three-week turnaround. Landis, of course, is the son of director John Landis and costume designer/historian Deborah Nadoolman Landis. “Landis probably is doing more of a ‘polish’ than a Page 1 rewrite,” says one source. “Not huge changes, but could be cool,” another tells me.

Shortly following Finke’s scoop, Landis took to Twitter, and his first response to the story gave many fans of the long-stalled threequel hope. He tweeted:

And then followed it up with:

However, it turned out that Landis was just having a laugh at our expense. He clarified:

Landis would have been an interesting but risky choice for Ghostbusters 3, so much so that I definitely can agree with being both “relieved” and “disappointed” that this rumor didn’t pan out.

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Source: Twitter