It's bad enough that the original Ghostbusters headquarters, a real-life fire department in Tribeca, was threatened by budget cuts earlier this year. After a rally that drew Steve Buscemi and other NYC figures, the department was taken off the chopping block. But what about the long-rumored "Ghostbusters 3?"
Per Coming Soon, Aykroyd divulged some details to Dennis Miller on the pundit's radio show this week, and he is not taking no for an answer -- even if the no is from his former castmates or Zuul herself. And he's also hoping to hear a few "yes"es from some young guns.
"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," he said. "We need young blood and that's the promise. We're gonna hand it to a new generation."
As for Bill Murray, he might be too busy busting into strangers' karaoke parties to partake in this three-quel.
"Yes, we will be doing the movie and hopefully with Mr. Murray," Aykroyd said. (Mr. Murray? Ouch.) "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."
This sounds like the kind of limbo that "Arrested Development" is stuck in, where one cast member assures everyone that it's totally happening and the rest are like, "C'mon, dude!" And then reporters ask everyone involved about it for years. By the time we'd actually see either of these, we'll be as old as the Ghostbusters themselves.
Is this for real or not? Would you see a "Ghostbusters 3?"