We all know the state of “development hell” that is Ghostbusters 3: over twenty years in development and its never gotten past the scripting stage. Fans of the film that was directed by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis have used any and all excuses for the delay, ranging from poor direction right down to the prima donna known as Bill Murray.
So what needs to be done now? Well, until they have a perfect script, Murray and the rest of the parapsychologists won’t be doing jack shit. So it’s time to try again, replacing Year One writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg with a new writing duo.
While in Amherst, New York promoting his Crystal Head Vodka (if you’re old enough, you must buy a bottle) Dan Aykroyd spoke with local news agency WIVB 4 in between signing autographs. And ever the sport, Aykroyd spoke up about the state of Ghostbusters 3.
Check out his answer below:
So according to Aykroyd, “There’s no point in doing it unless it’s perfect,” may possibly translate into, “If we can’t bend over backwards for Bill, there’s no way this will ever happen”. Bill has said that he’s open to another round as Peter Venkman but nothing has come close to being perfect as of yet. Aykroyd neglected to say much more than that a new team will be taking the reins of Gene and Lee, so we still don’t known who is writing this new draft.
Maybe we’ll finally see some progress in the near future – hopefully before some of us become ghosts ourselves.
Source: Comic Book Movie