Dan Aykroyd Talks ‘Ghostbuters 3’, Hints Bill Murray Could Be Re-Cast. Heretical Heresy.

Let’s just pack-in our hopes for a third Ghostbusters flick. Dan Aykroyd keeps flapping gums, but it doesn’t seem to be getting anyone anywhere. Even more dismal is him hinting that they could recast Bill fucking Murray. You know, the guy who made the goddamn flicks.


They eventually made a fourth  Indiana Jones. That’s what I tell myself each time  Dan Aykroyd  comes out and speaks, with the utmost confidence, that a third  Ghostbusterswill eventually be made. Like the  Jones  sequel,  Ghostbusters 3  is a movie that has been long rumored and discussed ad nauseum. So I figure if Spielberg, Lucas and Ford can find a common ground after years of conjecture, the same will probably happen for the  Ghostbusters  crew.

Of course, we all know  the main hold out has beenBill Murray  but in the latest twist, Aykroyd suggests they could “Jack Ryan” that role and just make it with someone else. I wonder  what Sony has to say about that. Read more after the jump.

The info came from a chat Aykroyd had with  Empire Online. They don’t list his exact quote on the hypothetical recasting but, if Murray refused to do it, that would be the only option. Unfortunately, we’ve heard in the past  the only way a studio would payfor the movie is if Murray was part of it. (I’m still unclear on this point though. Even without Murray,  Ghostbusters 3  would make plenty of money).

Aykroyd commented on many other things too, such as was his desire to have  Rick Moranis  in the film:

If we can get the script to  Ghostbusters 3  right, then it would definitely have Moranis as a major component. None of us would want to do the movie without having him as a participant.

That in itself is an issue as Moranis is famously reclusive and hasn’t appeared on screen in a film since 1996′s  Big Bully.

Aykroyd also denied the rumor that  Murray shredded the script  and sent it back to Aykroyd with the note: “”No one wants to pay money to see fat, old men chasing ghosts:”

Bill Murray is not capable of such behaviour. This is simply something that would not be in his nature. We have a deep, private personal relationship that transcends business. We communicate frequently and his position on the involvement in  Ghostbusters 3  has been made clear and I respect that. But Bill has too much positive estimation of my writing skills to shred the work.

The script in question, though, apparently still needs work even though he’s said it’s been done:

The script must be perfect. We cannot release a film that is any less than that. We have more work to do.

I think we can all just avert our attention elsewhere. Maybe for Episodes VII-IX? Ha! I make the jokes. Jokey joke time.