Dan Aykroyd on Ghostbusters 3
Ghostbusters 3 started off life as a rather unlikely story, but has slowly made it's way to reality. We have heard from Bill Murray and Harold Ramis on the subject, and now one of the biggest driving forces behind it has given an update.
Dan Aykroyd is hoping the new Ghostbusters video game gives the film a kickstart, and he's also hoping some more original stars come back too.
Dan Aykroyd has been one of the most excited about Ghostbusters 3, and that shows no sign of abating. Whilst talking about the Ghostbusters game, he also talked about the new film.
I’d want to see the third movie made. I think (the video game) is the third movie and if everything is creative and right, and this game helps get the third movie made… We have a good concept there; (we have) the young writers from The Office. I’ve worked with Harold (Ramis)on Year One, which is coming out. The Book of Genesis adapted into a comedy? Who but Harold Ramis could pull that off! So these two writers - (Lee) Eisenberg and (Gene) Stupnitsky - they sound like a vaudeville team or a law firm - are brilliant young guys. And they come up with a good story.
I'm not sure what the story of the game is yet, but it sounds like the film will happen regardless. One star who chose not to take part in the game is Sigourney Weaver, but Aykroyd is hopeful she will come back for the third film. He also gave us a little more information on what the plot is all about.
When we do the Ghostbusters 3 movie, hopefully, Sigourney will be in, I know. We’ll make that happen. There’ll be a whole new generation that has to be trained. And that whole new generation will be led by an individual that you’ll all love when you hear who it is, but I’m not going to tell you now. There will be lots of cadets, boys and girls, who’ll be learning how to use the cyclotron, the accelerators, and the new stuff. The nuon splitter, the inter-planary interceptor, all these great tools they’re going to have to flip from dimension to dimension. Anyway. Game number two, maybe.
The news comes from Screen Rant. I wonder who the leader of the new generation is? Any suggestions? It all sounds like the plot outline we've heard so far, with the new generation being mentored by the original Ghostbusters. It would be good to have Weaver back with all the rest as well. Script depending this could turn out really well. Can't help but think though, that a film without the new generation would have been just as good. What do you think?