From where I’m sitting, “Ghostbusters 3” still seems like a bad idea. A really bad idea. And while I was a pretty big fan of the much-maligned “Ghostbusters 2” when I was ten, the film has not aged well with me at all. However, a tiny bit of interesting news from the boys and girls over at Vanity Fair has definitely piqued my interest a bit. According to them, Dan Aykroyd is tackling some rewriting work on Stupnitsky and Eisenberg’s script, which is exceptional news considering how impossibly mediocre “Year One” was. Granted, I didn’t hate it as much as everybody else on the planet, but it’s certainly not a fantastic slice of mainstream cinema by any stretch of the imagination.
Here’s the quote in care you’re curious:
He was talking about the writers from Year One, and I think he was reacting to the box-office success and the general public view of the film, which in my view was a very serviceable comedy, and in the end I think they’ll make their money back. I think he was concerned that the writing on Ghostbusters 3 by these guys would not be up to standard, but I can tell you firsthand, I’m working on the script now and those two—Stupnitsky and Eisenberg, [writer-producers of The Office]—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.
With Aykroyd on-board, my reluctance to watch “Ghostbusters 3” has been somewhat alleviated. Somewhat. Only time will tell if this venture is worthy to carry the name.