Dan Aykroyd Still Wants to Make a “Conventional” ‘Ghostbusters’ Sequel

06-ghostbustersDan Aykroyd is absolutely determined to make his own Ghostbusters sequel. Aykroyd did a round of interviews this week on The Howard Stern Show and Unmasked with Ron Bennington, and during both interviews he addressed the in-the-works Ghostbusters reboot by Paul Feig as well as his intention to move forward with a more “conventional” sequel to the original films.

“I’ve got three daughters, so I’m all for female empowerment,” he said on Feig’s all-women reboot, admitting that the franchise needed “a new engine, new exhaust, new steering.” That won’t, however, stop Aykroyd from making his dream “Ghostbusters universe” become a reality, especially in the form of a sequel: “Let’s get this one made and that will reinvigorate the franchise and then we’ll go on to maybe doing a more conventional third sequel as we were planning and another idea I have for it.” Unfortunately for Aykroyd, Harold Ramis is gone and Aykroyd admitted that the chances of Murray participating are pretty much non-existent: “I don’t think we will ever work together again … I’ve written four scripts for him and it’s very tough to get him to read them, but I love him,” he told Stern, adding later: “I just think that he has moved on in his career to do work with people that he respects and he’s done the character twice — you can’t drag him back.”

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