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Wednesday, 20 May 2009

UPDATED: Dan Aykroyd talks Ghostbusters 3

The Los Angeles Times recently caught up with Dan Aykroyd who confirmed that Ghostbusters 3 is in development at Columbia Pictures and may start filming in the winter:

Aykroyd said Sigourney Weaver is on board now, as are the original squad ofectoplasmic specialists -- Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson. Murray's presence was the pivot point in making a third film happen.

"We could be in production by winter."

The script is by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, the writing team behind the upcoming Jack Black/Michael Cera movie Year One (directed by Ramis), and Aykroyd is enthused about its premise of a new generation of Ghostbusters taking over the duties of the aging team.

Aykroyd said he wishes Ivan Reitman would return to direct the third film in the
series but that he's "too busy as a mega-producer" to take it on; his second
choice is Ramis, who, of course, co-wrote the first two Ghostbusters films with
Aykroyd and has numerous directing credits, most notably Groundhog Day and
Analyze This. "He has a lot of things going on, but it would be wonderful to see
him do it."

The details of story are still in play, but Aykroyd said he's hoping for a five-member "new generation" team with several female members. "I'd like it to be a passing-of-the-torch movie. Let's revisit the old characters briefly and happily and have them there as family but let's pass it on to a new generation."
He then mentions Alyssa Milano (who provided a voice for the upcoming video game) and Eliza Dushku as potential options. Nothing concrete about those two, but I could see Dusku as a Ghostbuster.

UPDATE: The two actresses Dan mentions quickly got onto this and had this mini-conversation on Twitter.

Alyssa Milano: Can't speak for @ElizaPatricia (Hi, pretty lady)but this is the first I'm hearing of Ghostbusters 3. Did the VO in the game tho.

Eliza Dushku: Ghost-rumor-buster in a big way @Alyssa_milano (hey girlene) it's nuthin' I know of.

How do you feel about the news? Who would you want to see as a female Ghostbuster?

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Angry Troll said...

Sorry to get old school troll, but this is going to suck! Big time! either stick with the same cast only or bin it off! Dont do the leathal weapon 3 / indy 4 stylee. "we're too old for this blah de blah" ..lets get some new people in to carry on the money machine! chuck some birds in for the tits and PC brigade!
Plot.. ghostbusters too old, employ new "funny" younger ghostbusters! younger chostbusters dont respect old ghostbusters (insert cliches) and vice versa.. enter baddy! old ghostbusters show their moves... new ghostbusters learn a lesson in respect. Group hug! roll credits! i vomit and punch and Odeon employee!