Dan Aykroyd Talks More Ghostbusters 3 ... Finally Some Good News?
A bit more on the progress of Ghostbusters 3, this time coming from Dan Aykroyd himself, who revealed that things (despite whatever weirdness co-star Bill Murray is spouting) are actually moving along quite nicely in terms of the script he's writing with Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky.
In fact, according to Aykroyd in his latest interview with Vanity Fair, they've written Bill Murray the role of a lifetime!
"He was talking about the writers from Year One, and I think he was reacting to the box-office success and the general public view of the film, which in my view was a very serviceable comedy, and in the end I think they’ll make their money back," he tells Vanity Fair. "I think he was concerned that the writing on Ghostbusters 3 by these guys would not be up to standard, but I can tell you firsthand, I’m working on the script now and those two—Stupnitsky and Eisenberg, [writer-producers of The Office]—wrote Bill the comic role of a lifetime, and the new Ghostbusters and the old are all well represented in it…we have a strong first draft that Harold [Ramis] and I will take back, and I’m very excited about working on it."
"Now [in Ghostbusters 3]," Aykroyd continues, "my character’s eyesight is shot, I got a bad knee, a bad hip—I can’t drive that caddy anymore or lift that Psychotron Accelerator anymore, it’s too heavy. We need young legs, new minds—new Ghostbusters; so I’m in essence passing the torch to the new regime, and you know what? That’s totally okay with me."
Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis, and Sigourney Weaver are all supposedly set to return. Ivan Reitman will direct.
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