I swear that Dan Aykroyd is one step away from taking out infomercials to flog the potentially upcoming Ghostbusters 3. The guy loves talking about this movie (and he would have loved to have made 7 more of them, he tells the Guardian).
While chatting about the upcoming Ghostbusters Atari game (note: A lot of sites are doing bad reporting on this. Aykroyd says that Bill Murray agreed to do the game only if Ernie Hudson’s Winston was better written. It has nothing to do with the new movie), Aykroyd dropped some hints about what to expect in the new movie that he says could start shooting this winter:
[A]fter coming together for the game, all the players have stated their
intentions to go back, and a script is being written by Gene Stupnitsky
and Lee Eisenberg, writers on the US Office. According to reports the
original cast will act as mentors, handing the company over to a new
generation, likely to be from the Seth Rogen and Steve Carell class of
actors who are filling up just the same space in Hollywood as Aykroyd
and Murray once did. “There’ll be a whole new generation that has to be
trained and a leader that you’ll all love when you meet her,” says
Aykroyd. “There’ll be lots of cadets, boys and girls who’ll be learning
how to use the neuron splitter and the inter-planet interceptor – new
tools to enable them to slip from dimension to dimension.”
These are concepts that actually sounds really similar to Aykroyd’s trashed original screenplay for Ghostbusters, one that was written with John Belushi in mind and that had a bunch of dimension-hopping adventure.
And by the way, notice the gender of the leader of the new Ghostbusters in that quote? Hmmm….