Dan Aykroyd Helps Out with Scripting Duties on Ghostbusters 3

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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.

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at) beyondhollywood.com.
  • Brent

    I’d rather have Dan Akroyd writing a “Ghostbusters” movie, but I’m still wary.
    Also, I know a shocking number of people who are legitimately afraid of “Ghostbusters 2″, and I’m not sure why.