Dan Aykroyd has been talking to the press about his dreams and hopes for Ghostbusters III for the past several years now, and he discussed the movie again in a new interview with ABC News. Aykroyd says he hopes to have filming take place in 2014, but that doesn't really mean anything really considering that the movie's been delayed so much. Filming was previously supposed to take place this summer but was delayed in October of last year. Here's Akyroyd today:
I feel re-encouraged, reinvigorated by the pages that I have seen. I know that we’re expecting half of the screenplay to be completed very [...]
Ghostbusters III, which has been in development since the late 90s, has been delayed again, according to The Hollywood Reporter. We reported two weeks ago that the movie was set to film this summer, but the latest news is that the Ghostbusters III won't be ready until "fall at the earliest." After nearly two decades of delays on this project and news that Bill Murray won't be involved, I think it's time to throw in the towel on rallying for a new Ghostbusters, everybody on the internet. When has picking up a franchise years later ever resulted in a good movie? Or even an okay movie? [...]
Good news: Dan Aykroyd is very confident that there will be a Ghostbusters 3 very soon. He told the Metro:
We've got a brilliant new writer on it and we'll be passing the torch on to a new generation. We're working on it to make it just right to satisfy our fans. I'm confident we'll be in production in the next year.
Bad news: Dan Aykroyd also told the Metro that Bill Murray "won't be involved." He explained:
It's sad but we're passing it on to a new generation. Ghostbusters 3 can be a successful movie without Bill. My preference would be to have him involved but at [...]
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