"Hey, we've got a great idea: 'The Shack is Back!'"The problem was that Ramis didn't want to write a sequel but was told that if he didn't write it, then some else will and it might turn out s***, so Ramis reluctantly agreed. Rodney Dangerfield was back on but dropped out when he realised the film was going to suck and not long after Ramis gave up as well. Other writers were brought in to finish it and Ramis unsuccessfully tried to have his name removed. The only original cast member to return was Chevy Chase who when viewing footage during post-production, told director Allan Arkush "Call me when youve dubbed the laugh-track," before walking away in disgust. The film bombed at the cinema.
"Stanley called me about two weeks before he died, We had a long conversation about Eyes Wide Shut. He told me it was a piece of s*** and that he was disgusted with it and that the critics were going to have him for lunch. He said Cruise and Kidman had their way with him - exactly the words he used." " was kind of a shy little timid guy. He wasn't real forceful. That's why he didn't appreciate working with big, high-powered actors. They would have their way with him, he would lose control and his movie would turn to s**t."