Dan Aykroyd Spills the Beans on Ghostbusters 3

I imagine the “Ghostbusters” franchise as a guy dying in a hospital with doctors and nurses pounding violently on his chest in hopes of achieving some sort of resuscitation. Despite countless setbacks and some decidedly negative reactions from fans, Ivan Reitman and company are still attempting to move forward with “Ghostbusters 3″. During his visit to Dennis Miller’s radio program, Dan Aykroyd shared some inside information on the project, which, apparently, they hope to start filming next spring. Thanks to the boys and girls at Arrow in the Head, we have the best parts of their conversation transcribed. You can find them below.

Regarding the movie itself:

Yes, we will be doing the movie, and hopefully with Mr. Murray. That is our hope. We have an excellent script, but what we have to remember is that Ghostbusters is bigger than any one component. Although Billy was the lead and contributed to it in a massive way, along with myself, Harold (Ramis) and the director and Sigourney (Weaver), the concept is bigger than any one individual role.

Regarding the characters:

The promise of Ghostbusters 3 is that we get to hand the equipment and the franchise down to new blood. My character, Ray, is now blind in one eye and can’t drive the Cadillac. 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. We want to go into production in the spring, I hope.

Regarding the cast:

I like this Matthew Gray Gubler from the Criminal Minds show, but we’ll be casting,” said Aykroyd. “We’ll see everyone who wants to do it. It will be three guys and a young woman.

So there you have it. “Ghostbusters 3″ is happening, regardless of whether or not you want it to. So what do you think? Is this project a good idea or a really bad one?