Will Ghostbusters 3 ever get made? The movie has been stuck in development for over a decade but according to Dan Aykroyd a new writing team has just been hired to “perfect” the script.
Aykroyd, who wrote and starred in the first two Ghostbusters movies, told WIVB:
“We’ve got a new writing staff working on it now. It’s got to be perfect. That’s the whole thing. There’s no point in doing it unless it’s perfect. So that’s what we’re up to now.”
Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, who starred as Ray and Egon in the films, wrote both of the first two movies. The writing duties for Ghostbusters 3 were originally given to Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky. It’s unclear if Akyroyd is looking for an entirely new script or if a writing team has been hired to perfect a completed script from Eisenberg and Stupnitsky.
Aykroyd insists that the script for Ghostbusters 3 has to be perfect, but that will be a tough task without Bill Murray.
“At this point [the movie is] in suspended animation. The studio, the director Ivan Reitman and Harold Ramis feel there must be a way to do it, but Bill Murray will not do the movie. He doesn’t want to be involved. He’s got six kids, houses all over America. He golfs in these tournaments where they pay him to turn up and have a laugh. He’s into this life and living it. I know we’d have a lot of fun [but] I can’t be mad at him.”
Aykroyd added that Ghostbusters 3 would continue without Murray, although he is still hoping that his old friend straps on his proton pack one last time.
“Yes, we will be doing the movie and hopefully with Mr Murray. 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 contributed to it in a massive way.”
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