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Dan Aykroyd says GHOSTBUSTERS 3 is “closer then ever” and discusses his disappointment with Bill Murray

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 11:55 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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Dan Aykroyd sat down with Esquire magazine, and the subject naturally shifted to Ghostbusters 3. It’s been over 20 years since the last Ghostbusters film, and rumors of another Ghostbusters film have been swirling around Hollywood for almost as long. Throughout all the rumors and disappointments though Dan Aykroyd has always been the franchises biggest supporter.

When asked about the current state of Ghostbusters 3 Aykroyd said;

“I’ve worked on every draft in the last three years, as Ivan [Reitman, the director] has, and now we have a story and a draft that everybody seems to agree would make the third movie. At this point, I think we’re closer than we ever have been. And because of the ever-shifting sands and nature of the motion-picture business, I will just say that hopefully, at some point, it will be morphing into what is known in the business as a [Aykroyd mimes air quotes] “production number XP39789.” Then I will begin to rent cars, get hotel rooms, and bill for writing. But that point hasn’t come.”

On delays, and Bill Murray’s decision to step away from the project;

“Had Billy chosen to do the Eisenberg/Stupnitsky script of two years ago, it would be out this summer, and it would be a massive hit. If Billy had said yes, it would have satisfied his performance and what he wanted in the movie, it would have satisfied his performing skill and how he wanted to be depicted in the movie, it would have satisfied the studio, the writers who wrote it, everybody — Ivan, me, Harold, we were all happy with it. Then when he said, “Absolutely not, I’m not in this,” we had to go and really rethink things.”

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    • Bill Murray changes his mind every other day. I really wish they would just stop with the Ghostbusters 3 production because of all the back-and-forth between Murray and the rest of the crew.

      That's now to say I won't be in line when G3 comes out, whenever.

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