AYKROYD KEEN FOR GHOSTBUSTING
As every Ghosbusters fan knows, a third film is about as likely to happen as Jessica Simpson enrolling in post-grad marketing studies at UCLA. In other words : Not too likely.
Slime-shooting Dan Aykroyd is still keen to do it. He just has a board of suits to convince. And once they learn that Bill Murray would rather have his teeth extracted than do a ?Ghostbusters 3?, they?ll turn their attention to the pooping pigeon outside on the studio window still and away from the pitch.
Aykroyd tells Latino Review that Murray isn?t the only one who?s balked at the idea of doing a second sequel. Apparently ?most of the cast? have. Harold Ramis, Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson co-starred in the previous films.
A couple of years back, Aykroyd mentioned that he had an idea to bring in a new young cast of ?Ghosbtusters? ? Will Smith?s name was mentioned at one point, probably after the success of ?Independence Day? and ?ID4? ? and he says that?s still one idea he could consider ? if only the rights holders of ?Ghostbusters? would let him. At the moment, he says those that would make such a call ? and he?s not naming names ? won?t let him.
Funnily enough, just three short years ago, Harold Ramis mentioned something similar ? and sounded quite keen to do it ? in an online interview.
?I think Columbia would love to keep the franchise going with three new ghostbusters..you know.. using us as metors , cameos in the movie... I dunno, and we are developing ...there's a concept for a third script , the studio might do..right now there's a big negotiation ...going on the series..the movie consequently..if the deal can be made the movie can be made, we dunno if the deal can be made.?
This is apparently the storyline of the would-be sequel : Dr's Stantz (Aykroyd), Spengler (Harold Ramis) and Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson) cope with Venkman's (Bill Murray) departure. They recruit a group of young bucks and try to deal with a new wave of spooks, who are being ejected from an overcrowded hell by that looks exactly like Manhattan. Louis (Rick Moranis), Janine (Annie Potts) and Dana (Sigourney Weaver) all have cameos, while Venkman only appears near the end of the film.
It?s a sad state of affairs when Aykroyd can get a ?Blues Brothers 2000? made ? now that, I would feed to Toranga?s Gators ? and not a second sequel to one of the most profitable films of the 80?s.
The fans want it. Columbia. You listening?
Courtesy of MovieHole