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Dan Aykroyd Still Pushing Ghostbusters 3
'We have an excellent script...'

26 August 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Dennis Miller Radio (Via Coming Soon)

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Dan Aykroyd Still Pushing Ghostbusters 3

You have to hand it to Dan Aykroyd, the man is tenacious. Just when you thought the Ghostbusters 3 info-grapevine had shrivelled again, up he pops with some new details and a hint that the movie might finally have its cameras cranking by next spring.

Talking on Dennis Miller’s radio show, Aykroyd admitted that the big sticking point (the world knows him as Bill Murray) might have to be sacrificed if the new GB outing is to move forward. Unless he can be convinced, of course...

“Yes, we will be doing the movie and hopefully with Mr. Murray,” he said. “That is our hope. We have an excellent script. What we have to remember is that Ghostbusters is bigger than any one component, although Billy was absolutely the lead and contributive to it in a massive way, as was the director and Harold (Ramis), myself and Sigourney (Weaver). The concept is much larger than any individual role and the promise of Ghostbusters 3 is that we get to hand the equipment and the franchise down to new blood."

And he wasn’t just talking about the apparently active status of development. He also dropped a few extra details about the storyline, though admittedly nothing you couldn’t have figured out from all the talk of a new generation. "My character, Ray, is now blind in one eye and can't drive the Cadillac," he says, "He's got a bad knee and can't carry the packs... Egon is too large to get into the harness. We need young blood and that's the promise. We're gonna hand it to a new generation."

So, given how many rumours have floated out there about possible new recruits, does he have anyone in mind? "I like this guy Matthew Gray Gubler from the Criminal Minds show. But there's going to be a casting. We're going to see everyone that wants to do it. We're going to need... three guys and a young woman."

Though Aykroyd is a man in a position to know more about the movie’s status than many others, there’s still the small matter of zero official announcements and few other rumblings having turned out to be anywhere near accurate. And until there’s actually a press release out there confirming that the Ghostbusters really are back, we’ll leave all this locked up in the Rumour Containment Facility for now, and hope Walter Peck doesn’t happen along to make us turn the power off…


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RE: G3
I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure they need Murray to agree to do the film anyway? Even if he doesn't star in it I thought they all had a share and say. More

Posted by TheSpleen at 23:37 on 28 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: G3
L: tjhyman I think Ghostbusters should happen as a complete re-boot. It will not work as a sequel (see Superman Returns!), but should include the old gang just in a small cameo scene, at the beginning or end (a la Starsky & Hutch movie). I think it's best not to link it with the old days - that will lose its core audience of young moviegoers - just go all out on scares and effects and bring the comedy in via some great new Saturday Night Live talent. I feel a little wary too over Ay More

Posted by NCC1701A at 11:02 on 28 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Dan Aykroyd Still Pushing Ghostbusters 3
Venkman's part of the comedy equation was to cynically comment dryly on the situation and largely be a charlatan, basically incompetent and cowardly until towards the end when the baddie has messed with the girl he has fallen for. That, of course reduces what he did to it's ultimate basics, but those kind of elements could still exist in a film without Murray. I only referred to the Venkman part being written for someone else originally because it would have quite clearly been possible for a Mu More

Posted by jobloffski at 17:03 on 27 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Dan Aykroyd Still Pushing Ghostbusters 3
L: horribleives L: jobloffski L: Spaldron No Venkman = No Point. he role of Venkman was originally written for John Belushi, and that of Louis Tully for John Candy. Written by Dan Aykroyd, and subsequently written by Harold Ramis. Winston was originally envisaged as Eddie Murphy. Things turned out differently of course, say no Venkman (ie murray) = no point is to underplay the number of non Murray elements required to make the films work.here are many ways the Venkman More

Posted by Spaldron at 14:54 on 27 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Dan Aykroyd Still Pushing Ghostbusters 3
L: jobloffski L: Spaldron No Venkman = No Point. he role of Venkman was originally written for John Belushi, and that of Louis Tully for John Candy. Written by Dan Aykroyd, and subsequently written by Harold Ramis. Winston was originally envisaged as Eddie Murphy. Things turned out differently of course, say no Venkman (ie murray) = no point is to underplay the number of non Murray elements required to make the films work.here are many ways the Venkman spirit could be created f More

Posted by horribleives at 13:52 on 27 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Ghostbusted 2
Can't have Ghostbusters without Bill thought they could've done something like 20 years after they've seen each other Weaver turns up to see down on his luck Venkman to tell him she had a child by him & that the Demons that came after her have now come for their kid so he gets the boys back together? Crap I know but judging what Dan's coming up with it's an idea. More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 09:23 on 27 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Ghostbusted 2
The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull took 19 years to get to the big screen and look what happened its been 23 years since Ghostbusters 2. I agree with Big D2012 lets just have the francise as a memory that you can enjoy on DVD or Blu Ray. More

Posted by NCC1701A at 09:01 on 27 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Dan Aykroyd Still Pushing Ghostbusters 3
Yah I really don't want to see a sequel now. If it is horrible it might ruin one of the best series. Making a sequel for sequel sake doesn't make sense. More

Posted by smoreyjinza at 21:00 on 26 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Dan Aykroyd Still Pushing Ghostbusters 3
L: Spaldron No Venkman = No Point. he role of Venkman was originally written for John Belushi, and that of Louis Tully for John Candy. Written by Dan Aykroyd, and subsequently written by Harold Ramis. Winston was originally envisaged as Eddie Murphy. Things turned out differently of course, but to say no Venkman (ie murray) = no point is to underplay the number of non Murray elements required to make the films work. There are many ways the Venkman spirit could be created for the fi More

Posted by jobloffski at 19:44 on 26 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Dan Aykroyd Still Pushing Ghostbusters 3
L: Spaldron No Venkman = No Point. color=#0000CC]Tahoma"]THIS.olor] More

Posted by Snake-Eyes at 18:28 on 26 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Dan Aykroyd Still Pushing Ghostbusters 3
I agree that a third film is pointless (with our without Murray) but this bit intrigued me- e this guy Matthew Gray Gubler from the Criminal Minds show..."e'd be perfect in an Egon type role. More

Posted by Shifty Bench at 18:26 on 26 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Dan Aykroyd Still Pushing Ghostbusters 3
No Venkman = No Point. More

Posted by Spaldron at 17:01 on 26 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Dan Aykroyd Still Pushing Ghostbusters 3
L: Snake-Eyes ahoma]Are they still going on about this? Much as I absolutely worship at the altar of GHOSTBUSTERS, a third film just doesn't matter anymore.r] his. More

Posted by DazDaMan at 16:59 on 26 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Sequel, reboot
Ghostbusters without Venkman?  I'm not sure.  I think that it could still be an entertaining, funny film however Venkman was such a memorable character and so integral to Ghostbusters that his presence and comedic input would be greatly missed if he was left out and I think that the film would be poorer for it.   Personally speaking I would much rather see one final film starring the original characters.  The main reason why Ghostbusters worked and why it is so More

Posted by mlavagna at 14:36 on 26 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Dan Aykroyd Still Pushing Ghostbusters 3
Agree love Ghostbusters 1 & 2 but to much time has passed for this to really work leave it alone . However back in the 90s I would of loved a Ghostbusters 3 now I just can't see this working. More

Posted by NCC1701A at 10:05 on 26 August 2011 | Report This Post

Dan Aykroyd Still Pushing Ghostbusters 3
ahoma]Are they still going on about this? Much as I absolutely worship at the altar of GHOSTBUSTERS, a third film just doesn't matter anymore.r] More

Posted by Snake-Eyes at 09:29 on 26 August 2011 | Report This Post

Ghostbusted
Hate to say it but the idea's obvious and stinks. No wonder Murray's steering clear. More

Posted by Macavity at 08:28 on 26 August 2011 | Report This Post

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