Someone pass me a box of Dan Aykroyd wine, Ray Stanz wants to write a movie and this time he doesn’t have to be afraid of Bill Murray’s paper shredder. According to Geek Tyrant, Aykroyd and his Spies Like Us and Nothing But Trouble co-star Chevy Chase are preparing to get to work on a script for a comedy that can, I think, accurately be hyped as the 8th most anticipated direct to DVD comedy of February 2014. Seriously, unless we’re all about to drunkely stumble into a hot tub time machine, this feels like it might be a really bad idea. Comics can loose their fastball and Aykroyd hasn’t written anything good since the late 80s, preferring to instead recycle past projects like Coneheads, The Blues Brothers, and of course, Ghostbusters.
Here’s Aykroyd gushing about the thrill of working with Chase again…
Chevy (Chase) and I are about to start work on a script concept for a comedy movie. Cannot say too much about the concept, but the joy of working with him again is one that I am extremely excited about. Chevy is one of my favourite people, and one of the great anarchistic and physically committed comedians in the business.
As for Chase, well, people have only just started liking him again thanks to his work on Community, so this is an odd way to spend that capital. Still, there could possibly be some nostalgic value squeezed out of this thing if they surround themselves with the right people — though that doesn’t always pan out, just look at Aykroyd’s former writing partner Harold Ramis and the train wreck that was Year One.