Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis is the latest writer to work on the script for Ghostbusters 3. The news comes a few days after Phil Lord and Chris Miller were offered a chance to direct the project and passed on it.
The news comes from Nikki Finke, whose source tells her, "Landis probably is doing more of a ‘polish’ than a Page 1 rewrite." Another said that they're "not huge changes, but could be cool." Sony Pictures brought him in after they watched some of his upcoming film Victor Frankenstein and apparently loved it.
The report goes on to say that the executives at the studio are happy with the script, and they believe that "all the parts are there, as in beats, structural mechanics, etc, but they’re not all doing their jobs." They are also going to try one more time to convince Bill Murray to reprise his role as Peter Venkman… Good luck with that, guys.
The studio is still out on the hunt for a director, and they are looking for someone who will spark confidence in the project.