Date: 26th April 2013
After years of pipe dreams and rumours surrounding ‘Ghostbusters 3’, Dan Aykroyd apparently has some positive news on the potential spook sequel.
“I know that we’re expecting half of the screenplay to be completed very soon,” he told ABC News, “It should be into production by the fall and be shooting by the New Year.
“It’s very exciting,” he added. “The Higgs Boson and the particle theories, gluons and mesons, that really gives us a scientific base in terms of our fictional storytelling, to open up to another dimension and have something horrible coming through.”
Last time that happened, a 100 ft high marshmallow man stormed Manhattan, so Aykroyd’s idea of horrible is an odd one. Still, good news right?
Don’t going crossing your streams just yet. Aykroyd has been tireless in his personal campaign to make a second sequel to the cult 1984 comedy – spouting rumours of a reboot for over two decades.
Aykroyd, who co-wrote the movies with Harold Ramis, has reportedly had a script drafted since the early 1990s, and in 2010 told website GBFans.com that the sequel was set for a Christmas 2012 release. The rumour mill kicked up a gear, with potential stars Jonah Hill and Kristen Bell apparently spotted in the iconic Ecto-1 car on a Sony production lot… but nothing happened. Finally, in February 2012, Aykroyd admitted to The Telegraph he considered the movie to be in “suspended animation”.
This latest quote is the most positive bustin’ news we’ve heard in a while, with Aykroyd telling ABC he felt “reinvigorated” by the work.
However original star Bill Murray, arguably the biggest draw to any sequel, is still the immovable obstacle in Aykroyd’s way - repeatedly stating his unwillingness to see the franchise rebooted.
In 2011, rumours had it the notoriously sardonic Murray shredded his copy of the ‘Ghostbusters 3’ script, and returned it to Aykroyd with a note attached:
"No-one wants to pay money to see fat, old men chasing ghosts."
Source: Press Release