Dan Aykroyd Gives a GHOSTBUSTERS 3 Update with Potential Shooting Dates, Director, and Actresses

by Joey Paur

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Hey gang! We have a pretty nice little update on the 'Ghostbusters 3' movie front. This is a project I have been waiting to see for years! Hell, after I saw the second one when I was a kid I was itching for a third movie, and it looks like the corner stones are set and the foundation is solid. Lets hope the building of it will go according to plan. Dan Aykroyd fills us in on some new details including a director and who he would like to see play a female Ghostbuster.

The first thing he addresses in the interview is the fact that Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, and Sigourney Weaver are all on board! He then goes on to discuss Bill Murray's involvement and how all that went down in getting him into the third film.

"I don't put not making the third movie on Billy. We can't do that. I've been very busy. Harold's been busy, Ivan's been busy. And a third script really didn't coalesce properly. And Billy, you can't blame an artist for not wanting to do the same thing again. He did two of them, for God's sake. Although I'm the biggest cheerleader as the originator of the concept but I've never begrudged Billy not doing a third movie. I never said he held it up or that he refused. Hey, listen, he's an artist. You can't force somebody into it. I'm sorry he never read my third draft because I thought it was pretty good but, look, now we're at a point that there's a story that he can accept and that's going to work, and I think we're going to be in production fairly soon. We could be in production by winter."


All I know is Murray is going to do it. How he got there isn't really important. He also reveals that the movie my be in production by winter which is awesome! The third film is currently being written by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky this is the same team that writes for The Office and also co-scripted the Harold Ramis film 'Year One'.

Dan Aykroyd seems very excited about doing this movie and he hopes that director Ivan Reitman will direct it. Reitman was the man that directed the first two Ghostbuster movies. But it he can't do it then Harold Ramis is his second choice to helm the film. I will be completely happy either way!

He goes on to say that the story will hopefully revolve around a five member team of new generation Ghostbusters with several female members. He mentioned two names he would like to see in this new generation of Ghostbusters... Alyssa Milano who voiced one of the characters in the video game coming out, and Eliza Sushku. He also says:

"I'd like it to be a passing-of-the-torch movie. Let's revisit the old characters briefly and happily and have them there as family but let's pass it on to a new generation."


This is where I get a little sad. He wants to briefly revisit the old characters? Briefly? Ah, man. Thats not what I wanted to hear. I understand they want to pass the torch but how briefly is briefly? I'm sure I'll get over it once I hear the movie starts shooting. In the mean time I am going to be a little sour. I know they are old! But still.

So, What's on your mind? What are you thinking about this new Ghostbusters 3 movie? Rant away my friends.

Source: LA Times

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