However, he can't promise you that all of the original stars will be back.
This morning, Dan Aykroyd called in to Dennis Miller's radio show to talk about the high-anticipated third installmenet of the Ghostbusters. Rumors have be swirling about it, teases from the actors have pulled at our heartstrings, but according to Dan, Ghostbusters 3 will go into production next year. Thing is, it might happen without Bill Murray, who hasn't shown that much enthusiasm for the project. Dan explained:
"Yes, we will be doing the movie and hopefully with Mr. Murray. That is our hope. We have an excellent script. What we have to remember is that 'Ghostbusters' is bigger than any one component, although Billy was absolutely the lead and contributive to it in a massive way, as was the director and Harold [Ramis], myself and Sigourney [Weaver]. The concept is much larger than any individual role and the promise of 'Ghostbusters 3' is that we get to hand the equipment and the franchise down to new blood."
Ah, yes. The next generation. The passing of the baton … or the Proton pack, if you will.
While we are looking forward to seeing who gets the estemed honor of being on call when there is something strange in your neighborhood, we're equally as interested to know what's been going on with the original fab four the last decade or so. Dan actually was kind enough to hint at what's to come, saying:
"My character, Ray, is now blind in one eye and can't drive the cadillac," he says, "He's got a bad knee and can't carry the packs… Egon is too large to get into the harness. We need young blood and that's the promise. We're gonna hand it to a new generation."
LOL! Ray's a pirate now? Is that what's happening?! HA!
Sounds like so far, so good, though we can't stand by that too much without know who will be a part of the next generation.
Got any ideas on who U'd like to see save the world from ghoulish ghosts?!
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