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.