When the script's messed up and the film's in trouble, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!
Okay, okay, we had to say it. But here's the good news: according to Dan Aykroyd, not only is work on the long-rumored "Ghostbusters 3" continuing, it's now going so well that Aykroyd believes his co-star Bill Murray is set to deliver "the comic role of a lifetime."
This according to Slash Film, which caught up to Aykroyd during a promotional stop for his new Crystal Head vodka (which, before you ask, is in fact vodka bottled inside a crystal skull; someone alert Indiana Jones). Aykroyd was responding to comments made by Murray earlier this year, when he spoke to GQ and lambasted both the idea of a "Ghostbusters 3" and the script turned in by "The Office" writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg. But despite Murray's cantankerous dismissal, Aykroyd insists that everything is hunky dory.
"I think [Bill Murray] was concerned that the writing on 'Ghostbusters 3' by these guys would not be up to standard," Aykroyd said, "but I can tell you first hand, I'm working on the script now and those two — Stupnitsky and Eisenberg — wrote Bill the comic role of a lifetime. And the new Ghostbusters and the old are all well represented in it... we have a strong first draft that Harold [Ramis] and I will take back, and I'm very excited about working on it."
Well, shoot. If Dan's excited about it then so are we. And as soon as we hear anything more about the development of "Ghostbusters 3," we'll be sure to tell you about it. In the meantime, though, we suggest you check out Dan's new website and learn the terrifying secrets of the crystal skulls.
Because, hey, if "Ghostbusters 3" doesn't end up happening, at least we can all drown our sorrow with vodka.