Ghostbusters 3 has “strong first draft”

So says Dan Aykroyd


Ghostbusters 3 has been wallowing, rather poetically, in some sort of haunted production hell-limbo for some years now.

Bill Murray hasn’t been shy about voicing his opinion on the threequel, having denied it will ever happen or that he’ll ever take part. But according to co-star Dan Aykroyd, the new film contains “the comic role of a lifetime” for Murray.

Aykroyd, who wrote the first two Ghostbusters with Harold Ramis, has revealed that The Office writer/producers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg turned in a “strong first draft” for a threequel.

Though Murray has panned it (“It’s all a bunch of crock!” he told GQ in August), Akyroyd is positive that he and Raimis can make good with a second draft of the script.

“I think [Murray] was concerned that the writing on Ghostbusters 3 by these guys would not be up to standard,” he says, “but I can tell you firsthand, I’m working on the script now and those two - Stupnitsky and Eisenberg - wrote Bill the comic role of a lifetime.

“And the new Ghostbusters and the old are all well represented in it… we have a strong first draft that Harold [Ramis] and I will take back, and I’m very excited about working on it.”

Aykroyd went on to add how things have changed for the guys since we last caught up with them, stating: "It has to evolve. Now [in Ghostbusters 3] my character's eyesight is shot, I got a bad knee, a bad hip - I can't drive that caddy anymore. We need young legs, new minds - new Ghostbusters; so I'm in essence passing the torch to the new regime, and you know what? That's totally okay with me."

Will all this bad blood eventually turn into a fine wine? We’re sure this isn’t the last we’ve heard of it…

Do we really need a third Ghostbusters? Speak out below...

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    • Punchbowl

      Oct 8th 2010, 13:37

      This will not end well...

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    • Gav83

      Oct 9th 2010, 4:30

      God Im sick of spamming b@stards like linxi there. Feck off and die.

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    • spamofgod

      Oct 9th 2010, 12:50

      50/50 for me this one. Love the idea of another film but after the Indiana jones disaster i'm thinking please leave it alone!

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    • Area51

      Oct 9th 2010, 21:31

      after Star Wars & Indy reboots - i am sceptical. I think Murray is scared to do comedy again in a lead capacity but Zombieland proved just how effortless it is for him. Earlier suggestions say the original ghostbusters are passing the baton etc. on to new people like seth rogen etc. truth is that sounds bloody awful. i'd like them to move away from new york and make it global!! It would be great if it involved Hell and an appearance from the Devil causing chaos!!!! casting suggestions anyone??

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 9th 2010, 22:13

      I hate the idea of bringing in new blood. Nobody wants to see a younger team of Ghostbusters, they want to see the original gang muck about in their old age.

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    • higgins78

      Oct 10th 2010, 22:56

      I can picture the scene now...a young early 20 somethings cast coupled with 3D technology, millions taken at the box office, result...trite, horrible and vacuous rubbish which kills what great memories the original movie left us. Honorable mention for the sequel.

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