Well, it’s been an ongoing source of entertainment and frustration since 2009, and has probably been the subject of more conversation than the first two films combined–is it or isn’t it happening?–but now we’ve heard news from Dan Aykroyd himself that Ghostbusters 3 has a whole new writing team – and apparently, it’s going to be “perfect”.
Vodka-selling Akyroyd was in the process of flogging his alcoholic wares (his award-winning Crystal Head vodka) this past weekend when he was asked about the state of the third movie, to which he replied:
“We’ve got a new writing staff working on it now. It’s got to be prefect. 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.”
We last reported in April that Bill Murray didn’t take too kindly to the script by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (The Office, Year One), with rumors that he’d actually Fed Ex’d a shredded copy of the script back to Aykroyd. But since then, the actor seems to have been warming to the idea of Ghostbusters 3. Aykroyd has said he plans to go forward with or without Murray; now it looks likely to be with.
Last month, when Letterman asked Murray about the film, and the reluctant actor said they would try again:
“Well, that’s all that they wanted to know at Cannes, too. You know, you just gotta have a really good script. It’s hard. Even the second Ghostbusters wasn’t as much fun for me as the first one. It’s hard to make a sequel. It’s gotta be really funny, and that first one was just so darn funny. I think… We’ll try again. I always drag my feet on it.”
Well, evidently it is happening, if the writers can come up with the goods. After all, “perfect” is quite a tall order…
Do you think they can pull it off?