Aykroyd: Ghostbusters 3 Has New Writers

Jul 2, 2012 5:07pm
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Dan Aykroyd with Ghostbusters Fans | Image credit: Getty Images

Somewhere, somebody is still getting paid to move “Ghostbusters 3″ forward. WIVB 4 caught up with Dan Aykroyd this weekend while he was signing bottles of his Crystal Head Vodka at a promotional event in Amherst, NY.

Aykroyd revealed that the new Ghostbusters script has a ”new writing staff working on it now,” telling the station that “it’s got to be perfect. That’s the whole thing. There’s no point in doing it unless it’s perfect.”  The words echo what Bill Murray told David Letterman last month after Murray was asked about his prospective “Ghostbusters 3″ involvement. Murray’s response?  ”You just have to have a really good script, you know, it’s hard” he told Letterman, ”I think, you know, we’ll try again.”

Earlier this year Aykroyd counted Bill Murray out of the third film saying Murray would “not do the movie”, while Murray played coy and avoided any decision on the project in interviews with both British newspaper The Times and WGNtv.com.

The task of writing the third script was previously assigned to Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky,  a duo that gained notoriety after writing for “The Office” but then found their brand tarnished after their screenplays for “Year One” and “Bad Teacher” received negative reviews.

Do you think there is a such thing as a perfect “Ghostbusters 3″ script?  Who do you think should write it?

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