Last week we let you know that Dan Aykroyd was still hard at work on getting a third Ghostbusters film off the ground. the most recent script that he ran by co-star Bill Murray apparently hadn’t past muster and Aykroyd had “a new writing staff working on it now.” Today, Variety has revealed that that writing team is actually the solo act that is Etan Cohen.
If Cohen’s name doesn’t jump right out at you, let me point you in the direction of films such as Tropic Thunder and Idiocracy. Additionally, Cohen has a few episodes of the animated series King Of The Hill. (We’ll forgive him for having Men In Black III as well considering what a complete unorganized mess that film’s history of rewrites was.)
Most encouraging, though, is that Cohen had a horror-comedy-action script on 2010’s Black List, Boy Scouts Vs Zombies. And having read it I can tell you that it is just as goofily fun as its title may suggest and honestly gives me a better feeling about the project than previous scripters Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky did.
Currently, Cohen is supposedly preparing to direct Boy Scouts Vs Zombies, his directorial debut. It is unclear which project will take precedence or if he will be working from Eisenberg and Stupnitsky’s draft or starting fresh from page one.