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Someone Please Stop Dan Aykroyd, He's Talking About Ghostbusters 3, 4, & 5 Now. Oh My

I want to be Dan Aykroyd for a day.  To live in a world where you’re desperately trying to make a movie most people don’t really want to see.  Whether it be for passion or to just trying to grab that one last huge payday, you have to hand it to the guy, he’s in it to win it.  And since it’s been a couple of weeks since Aykroyd’s talked Ghostbusters 3, well good news, he’s at it again.  But he’s not stopping there; he’s also talking Ghostbusters 4 and 5…yep.

Since every other celebrity was apparently busy, Esquire (read it here) magazine sat down to talk with Aykroyd about his new vodka he’s releasing into the world, but the conversation quickly went into Ghostbusters mode.  I will spare you the all the quotes from the interview, but here are a couple of quick bullet point highlights:

If Bill Murray had said yes to the Ghostbusters 3 script from a couple of years ago, that movie would be out by now and would be a massive hit, a 9 figure return hit along with satisfying Murray’s desired performing skill (Aykroyd’s words). 

Aykroyd stated a new Ghostbusters movie needs to be made in the next 3 to 4 months or that’s it, time to ride off into the sunset.  We can only hope that’s true (my words)

And last but not least, because the world cannot live on just one new Ghostbusters, Aykroyd spoke of not only doing Ghostbusters 3, but two additional sequels to not only introduce, organically (Aykroyd’s words)  the next generation of Ghostbusters but to send the Ghostbusters to hell, or have hell come to earth, turning Manhattan into Man-hell-tan. 

Oh, and he’ll totally let Bill Murray (even as a ghost) be in the movie if one day Murray wakes up, decides to really destroy his career and join in the fun. 

I think I can safely speak for most people when I say Aykroyd and crew really need to let sleeping dogs lie.  But give the man credit for keeping the idea alive and for keeping people like myself talking about it.  The world will be just fine without a new Ghostbusters and we as writers, will be just fine without it as well…unless of course there is nothing else to write about, then any Ghostbusters news is good news.

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I wouldn't assume the role as speaking for "most" people. There is a larger group wanting this to happen more so than not. I myself am somewhat excited about the possibility of a decent franchise coming back to the big screen.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMirthfulgothamite

Talk about being biased. You assume no one is interested in a Ghostbusters sequel. Just stay on topic and you have a right to your opinion. Don't underestimate the fan base, there's a reason why Ghostbusters is a comedy blockbuster. Just don't assume everyone shares you opinion. I know for this fan I want more Ghostbusters.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkadrik

Saying there's more interested in these sequels than not is highly debatable. Would you really want to see more Ghostbusters minus Bill Murray? I sure wouldn't. A remake wouldn't be the worst idea, but that's not what Dan Aykroyd is talking about.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | Registered CommenterGet The Big Picture

Fair enough I will grant you that it is debatable. However from various ghostbusters forums, other movie site comments, and other fan bases, it seems that the comments are more so good than bad.

Now as for the Bill Murray part; You kidding me? I was devestated when I first heard the news he was more than likely not going to be in it. Pete Venkman is my favorite! Yet he is not souly the reason I have been a fan of Ghostbusters fan since I was a kid. It was the idea of the film. Which, as we know, was developed by Dan Akryod. This has always been Dan's baby. He has been trying to get this going since the sequel. Let the man finish what he started. Let him enjoy making his saga. No one is forcing any one to see it, but by god Akroyd has a legion of fans who will always stand by his franchise, Murray or no Murray.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMirthfulGothamite

Dan said when Murray turned down the first draft, they rewrite and make a research out of it..They stick back to the comedy side and punch lines..So if its gonna be funny, why not? I'll say Murray will eventually join in if there is a 5 or 6 to at least cameo in it after he sees the GB franchise is a hit again (If it is a hit again)..But then I'm more curious as Murray answered lots of interviews regarding GB3, he said he'll do it IF there is a good script..He repeat this EVERYTIME even on late show with Letterman..He said 'we'll try again' and he also said the 'wound from GB2 has healed', he was like indicating he can do it but 'MAKE ME BELIEVE THIS IS AS GOOD OR BETTER THAN GB1'.

Since the last draft, he's still not responding to any Dan's calls..

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRyoma

If Ghostbusters 2 hadn't been such a huge letdown, I might be a little bit more excited about a 3rd movie. But they really dropped the ball on number 2 add to that Bill Murrray pretty much saying thanks but no thanks, there is no way a 3rd movie, if made, would end well.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | Registered CommenterCraig Dietz

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