On The Dennis Miller Radio Show, actor and writer Dan Aykroyd appeared to confirm details of the upcoming Ghostbusters 3 plot and tentative shooting schedule.
“Ah yes, we will be doing the movie and hopefully with Mr. Murray. That is our hope,” commented Aykroyd. “We have an excellent script. What we have to remember is that Ghostbusters is bigger than any one component, although Billy was absolutely the lead and contributive to it in a massive way, as was the director and Harold, myself and Sigourney. The concept is much larger than any individual role and the promise of Ghostbusters 3 is that we get to hand the equipment and the franchise down to new blood.”
Aykroyd indicated that there would be some significant changes to the scenario. “My character, Ray, is now blind in one eye and can’t drive the cadillac. He’s got a bad knee and can’t carry the packs. Harold is too big, you know, Egon is too large to get into the harness. We need young blood and that’s the promise. We’re gonna hand it to a new generation.”
When asked about potential casting choices, Aykroyd has some specific people in mind. “I like this guy Matthew Gray Gubler from the Criminal Minds show. But there’s going to be a casting. We’re going to see everyone that wants to do it. We’re going to need… three guys and a young woman.”
Ghostbusters 3 would be, of course, the sequel to the classic Ghostbusters and its less-classic sequel Ghostbusters II. The original is a cultural touchstone that still feel spontaneous after almost two-decades worth of viewing. A recently third chapter was released in video game form starring all the original cast in voice form, so there is still love floating around for this franchise. We’ll believe this is happening when we are sitting in a cinema watching it, but the bigger question remains: should this happen?
The star indicated that production could begin in “the spring”.
(Thanks to ComingSoon.Net for the link to Dennis Miller Radio).