Ghostbusters 3 could start shooting as early as next year.
Although this isn’t the first time fans have heard this story, apparently Dan Akyroyd thinks it’s actually going to happen. The actor said he believes that filming could begin on the long-awaited sequel during the early part of 2014.
“I feel re-encouraged, re-invigorated by the [script] pages that I have seen. I know that we’re expecting half of the screenplay to be completed very soon,” Dan Aykroyd told ABC News.
If Aykroyd is telling the truth, then pre-production could begin this fall. This is certainly good news for fans who were wondering Ghostbusters 3 would ever get off the ground. The question remains: Is the screenplay any good?
The actor said the new script is “pretty exciting.”
He added, “The Higgs Boson and the particle theories, gluons and mesons, that really gives us a scientific base in terms of our fictional storytelling, to open up to another dimension and have something horrible coming through.”
Dan Aykroyd also believes most of the key players who made the original film so memorable would return for Ghostbusters 3. However, it’s still unknown if Bill Murray will sign on for the project. According to Aykroyd, fans probably shouldn’t get their hopes up.
Despite the numerous setbacks, Dan seems very optimistic about the sequel’s chances:
“I’ve been more encouraged than I ever have been. It sounds real now. We’ve got a sharp new writer on it, Ivan [Reitman] is on it, Harold [Ramis] is on it, I’m on it. And if I can put the catch-net on Billy [Murray] and bring him in, it will be wonderful, if he decides to do it.”
Since this isn’t the first time someone has talked about getting Ghostbusters 3 in front of the camera, this writer will believe it when he sees it.
Are you looking forward to Ghostbusters 3? Do you think Dan Akyroyd will ever get this project off the ground?