In the wake of Harold Ramis’ death, it seems that production on the ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot has once again hit a snag. The director of the franchise’s first two films officially stepped down and took on the role of producer instead on March 18.
The third installment of one of America’s beloved comedies, Ghostbusters, has hit another glitch. Between Bill Murray not confirming that he will do the movie and the death of original co-star and writer Harold Ramis, the planned reboot has hit more than a few bumps along the way. And now another wrench is being thrown into production — Ivan Reitman, who directed the first two Ghostbusters and was confirmed to direct the reboot, withdrew from the third installment on March 18.
While Harold Ramis was included in the In Memoriam segment at the 86th Annual Academy Awards, one of his best friends made sure that he was truly honored — and gave him a shout out in the middle of the Oscars.
Bill Murray starred alongside Harold Ramis in five films and an off Broadway show, so it was no secret that they had a true friendship. When presenting the award for Best Cinematography with Amy Adams, Bill took the time to do an impromptu shout out to his friend who passed away on February 24.
One of the most memorable and touching moments from the Academy Awards, year after year, is always the ‘In Memoriam’ tribute section. Hollywood tragically lost a number of great young actors and crew members this year — like Philip Seymour Hoffman and Sarah Jones — and we’ve listed the five moments that we think the Oscars should pick to honor them.
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Walker, Sarah Jones, Cory Monteith, and Harold Ramis are only five of the countless people we’ve lost this year, but they’re also the top five people we’re hoping will be honored at the Academy Awards on March 2. Find out why below.
Hollywood lost another legend on Feb. 24, when Harold Ramis — best known for writing and starring in ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Groundhog Day’ as well as directing ‘Caddyshack’ — died from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis. He was 69 years old.
Hollywood is in mourning today as Harold Ramis, 69, has died after a long struggle with a rare disease that causes swelling of the blood vessels. The Ghostbusters writer and star will be sorely missed.