Fans of the 80’s movie fave are still hanging around in hopes of seeing the third Ghostbusters movie real soon. With all that has transpired since news of the third release came out in the 1990s, people are starting to get confused if it’s a go or no-go. In recent interviews with movie franchise partner and one of the original series’ leads Dan Aykroyd, the actor-writer is still pushing for the filming of the sequel. At one point though, he seemed to be exasperated by the push and pull of the personalities involved. “We can’t wait forever… it’s time now to make this movie, or you will lose your principals,” Aykroyd said.
It has been more than a decade since Aykroyd wrote the initial draft of Ghostbusters 3. The script failed to get the go-ahead primarily due to issues about the characters not having enough personality and the script having too much techno-babble. It was back to the drawing board and Aykroyd remained unfazed in the face of criticism that there seems to be a lack of interest and motivation in coming up with the third film in the series.
The new script involves a passing-of-the-torch angle with a new generation of Ghostbusters picking up from where the original crew of Egon Spengler, Ray Stantz, Peter Venkman, and Winston Zeddemore together with their trusty girl Friday Janine Melnitz left off. New techno-gizmos will also be introduced as the new generation of Ghostbusters chase after paranormal activity in different dimensions.
Another setback to the filming of Ghostbusters 3 is the indecision of Bill Murray in doing the movie – he is known to dislike sequels. He did, however, indicate in some interviews that he could give it a try. Reports came out that when he was sent the script, he tore the script to pieces and sent back a note that said “no one wants to pay money to see fat, old men chasing ghosts.” Aykroyd appeared in public to deny this report, but confirmed that Murray is not going to be part of Ghostbusters 3.
The ball is now in the court of the studios. Aykroyd and the writers are just raring to start filming. With the filming dates being pushed back from summer to fall of next year, it seems that Aykroyd might just throw in the towel and focus on being a vodka connoisseur – anyone want to call for a Crystal Head instead?