Dan Aykroyd recently did an interview with Vanity Fair, in which he spoke about a few different topics like selling vodka, Justin Timberlake, YOGI BEAR and of course, GHOSTBUSTERS 3. While Aykroyd does not go into great detail about the film he did divulge info about him currently working on a draft of the script as well as some info about his own character in the film. Here is an excerpt from the interview conducted by Vanity Fair:
“I’m working on the script now and those two—Stupnitsky and Eisenberg, [writer-producers of The Office]—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.”
It remains to be seen if and when GHOSTBUSTERS 3 will actually be made, but most of the returning cast is said to be returning with the exception of Rick Moranis and will be helmed by Ivan Reitman. Should the film finally be put into production it will see release well over 20 years since the first two films. Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky are sharing writing credits with Aykroyd; with Harold Ramis, Ivan Reitman also listed as producers alongside Aykroyd.
I personally have always been a huge fan of the original films and as much as I’d love for their status to remain untarnished, I can’t help but get excited at the possibility of seeing Slimer and the gang all reunited on film once again. Bill Murray has been on record recently of not completely being on board with the idea of the third film, but with Aykroyd’s comments in this interview I feel like there is no doubt that Murray will dawn the Ghostbusters uniform for a third go around.