If there’s something strange in you neighborhood, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! If there’s something weird, and it don’t look good. Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!
A tune we all know and love, and might possibly be hearing for a third time, and with the original cast to boot.
That’s right, Dan Aykroyd has essentially confirmed another Ghostbusters is in the works.
On an episode of The Big Interview with Dan Rather, he revealed he was currently working on a screenplay that allegedly could end up including Bill Murray.
He said, as per ComicBook:
There is a possibility of a reunion with the three remaining Ghostbusters… It’s being written right now. I think Billy will come. The story’s so good. Even if he plays a ghost.
It was previously rumoured that a third Ghostbusters would focus on the lovechild of Dana (Sigourney Weaver) and Peter Venkman (Murray), Oscar, a graduate who has to take over the business after his dad dies in the opening scene.
That could explain why Aykroyd hinted at Murray potentially playing a ghost.
The film has reportedly been green-lit up until the illness and eventual death of Harold Ramis, who played Egon Spengler in the first two Ghostbuster films.
The film follows three parapsychologists, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler and Peter Venkman, who lose their jobs at Columbia University after accidentally bringing the university into disrepute.
In need of an income, they take their research into ghosts and the paranormal, and start a New York-based ghost extermination business called the Ghostbusters.
Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd scripted the film and it was based on Dan’s original idea of ‘Ghostmashers’ which would have seen him and John Belushi jumping through different dimensions to fight ghosts.
Director Ivan Reitman saw the script had potential but was concerned about the budget, so convinced Aykroyd to work with Ramis to scale things back.
Fantastic idea or disaster? I think we live in no holds barred times and should embrace as much folly as possible. Bring it on, Dan.
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