Dan Aykroyd talks Ghostbusters 3

Challenges Sony to make the movie

Dan Aykroyd has long been talking up the prospects of making Ghostbusters 3, but in a recent interview with Esquire he dropped some interesting nuggets about Bill Murray’s non-involvement, before challenging Sony to make the film before it’s too late.

“I’ve worked on every draft in the last three years, as Ivan has,” says Aykroyd, “and now we have a story and a draft that everybody seems to agree would make the third movie. At this point, I think we’re closer than we ever have been.”

And while it had previously been thought that Bill Murray would have to sign on in order for the thing to be made at all, Aykroyd reveals that some contractual small print might mean that’s no longer the case.

“I’m not sure Billy [has to sign on] anymore, since he abrogated his rights by sort of saying, two years ago, “I don’t want to be involved.” The picture company I think had some clause in there that if he actually passed on the third of fourth offer, he no longer has a view of the franchise.

“We have to move on, but we’ll always leave a hole for him. He’s always there. He can always come back at any time and be rebuilt into it, as far as I’m concerned. That’s up to his lawyer and the picture company to work out, but creatively, he will always be a part of it.”

And as for the picture company, Aykroyd is unequivocal in how he wants them to move things forward.

“I’ll be moving on to other things, as will Ivan,” says Aykroyd. “We can’t wait forever. And now’s the time to tell the picture company, and I’d say this quite publically, it’s time now to sit down and make this movie, or you will lose your main principals, and you won’t be able to make it without us, because we have rights, and now is time to make the movie.”

Are you tired of hearing about this, or would you still like to see Ghostbusters 3? Tell us, below!


    • TwoBobRuss

      Dec 6th 2012, 7:38

      He sounds skint

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    • JamieTSB

      Dec 6th 2012, 9:58

      Dan, step away, no good can come from the course you are pursuing!

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    • AWhittle127

      Dec 6th 2012, 12:53

      Please don't do it. I love Ghostbusters 1 & 2 and a third with or without Bill Murray would just be a disaster!

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    • SiMan

      Dec 6th 2012, 13:26

      Pass it onto the next comedy generation and let them take up the mantle. Weren't Akroyd, Murray and Ramis the 'it' guys from Saturday night live at the time?

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    • Ali1748

      Dec 6th 2012, 16:18

      Please for the love of Odin just leave the franchise alone Dan and enjoy retirement.

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    • gregbreen1

      Dec 6th 2012, 17:24

      I am just sick of hearing about GB 3. Just remaster and re release 1&2 so I can see them on the big screen!

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    • Punchbowl

      Dec 6th 2012, 19:51

      If it gets made now, no one will give a s**te anyway.

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    • Broadsword

      Dec 6th 2012, 20:45

      Danny boy. If it ain't broke don't fix it! Blues Brothers 2000 anyone!

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