Dan Aykroyd on Ghostbusters 3 and 4

News Simon Brew 6 Dec 2012 - 06:34

Dan Aykroyd gives an update on the state of Ghostbusters 3, and hints about Ghostbusters 4 too...

It'd probably be easier all round now if Sony confirmed one way or another whether Ghostbusters 3 remains an active project on its slate. It certainly seems to be. Resigned to making it without Bill Murray on board, the studio was apparently set to press ahead with a shoot next summer, but has delayed a decision on the movie until March, which seems to tie in with the end of a financial reporting period.

Dan Aykroyd, who has been championing the film for seemingly years, has given a new interview to Esquire, and seems a little less certain about it all than he's been for a while. "Because of the ever-shifting sands and nature of the motion picture business, I will just say that hopefully, at some point, it will be morphing into what is known in the business as 'a production number XP39789'".

He continued, saying "then I will begin to rent cars, get hotel rooms, and bill for writing. But that point hasn't come".

Aykroyd revealed that he and director Ivan Reitman have worked for free on getting the film made so far, adding "I'm hoping that I can get that production number set up in L.A. and help everyone bring the movie to fruition, as the originator and creator of the concept".

Aykroyd also told Esquire that the current script for Ghostbusters 3 leads into a Ghostbusters 4. He'd only be looking to act in the first of those, though, before stepping back into solely a writing role.

You can find the full piece at Esquire.

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Ghostbusters 3 could be good if done right!! Playing on the idea they have become old would be pretty funny. However, without Bill Murray it would seem pointless, and I'm not sure about the idea of introducing a new cast for a fourth, My idea, one more for old times sake, with Murray attached, and then step back to allow it to be rebooted in 50 years time

I''m so bored of these non-updates, I'm not even sure if I can be arsed finishing this comm

For me no Murray no point, and I dont want to see the "next gen" either
I would poss prefer a remake or revision (cant believe I've just said that) as the Murray's character Peter is so important to the group imo

Why? Murray is great as always but this is one of the few Murray films that works because of his performance. The concept of Ghostbusters is the real star of the film and the real draw to the franchise. Drop in the Apatow crew and you have a re-working of a successful formula with a great concept. Lets move past Murray and let him focus on Indy films a they have arguably been better that his screwball comedies of the 80s.

Dan Akroyd, I love you. But please, no more Ghostbusters!

The excitement is going down bit by bit after all of these 'updates'. What's the point without Murray?

Yeah "non-updates" sounds just right, what a deceiving title, could have been just as well "still nothing sure about anything Ghostbusters". That said, with no Murray, it makes no sense , so i guess its better if they forget all about it.

50 years time? They've just remade Total Recall and Red Dawn etc. A reboot wouldn't be long in coming either way once they decided they'd found a way to do it without the original cast involved at all. Personally I think Ackroyds determined involvement is what is holding this project back.

No one wants to see the Ghostbusters old and fat. And Bill Murray isn't going to wreck his indie cred he's built up for over a decade to be in some poorly written cash grab.

I'm just not sure why Bill Murray refuses to be in this, I can only assume that there are personal differences or he's holding out for a lot more money.

He did work on Garfield 2 a tale of 2 kitties and Ghostbusters the game so surely it can't just be artistic reasons?

Yeah me too. However, Arguably it's a confirmation of it and with little known at the moment its difficult to provide an actual announcement for it just yet until official leaks start rolling out. In other words...put on your big girl panties and bra be happy and wait for the good stuff to come before long ;p ;p ;p

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