Aykroyd Spills the Beans on Ghostbusters 3 Shooting Plans
So all those rumors about Ghostbusters 3 arriving in 2011 were all true? Dan Aykroyd recently talked with our friend Geoff Boucher at Hero Complex and really spilled the beans this time. "Aykroyd said Sigourney Weaver is on board now, as are the original squad of ectoplasmic specialists -- Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson." Sounds like it's really happening with everyone on board. And as for whether it'll shoot soon, Aykroyd is hopeful, very hopeful. "I think we're going to be in production fairly soon. We could be in production by winter." And that's not the only thing he reveals about Ghostbusters 3.
Aykroyd does confirm that they haven't chosen a director yet. He wants Ivan Reitman, who directed the original two Ghostbusters movies, to return, but he's "too busy as a mega-producer" these days. His second choice is Harold Ramis, who directed Year One this year - "he has a lot of things going on, but it would be wonderful to see him do it." No mention of Judd Apatow? Or would Apatow even be interested? Everything is still on the edge, and Aykroyd even admits that "at any second everything could blow up" and the whole project could go down the tubes again. But that's Hollywood for you, nothing is ever official these days.
Lastly, Aykroyd talked a bit about the concept and casting. Aykroyd said he's hoping for a five-member "new generation" team with several female members. "I'd like it to be a passing-of-the-torch movie. Let's revisit the old characters briefly and happily and have them there as family but let's pass it on to a new generation." Wait, female members? How about some names, right? Aykroyd specifically mentions two names - Alyssa Milano and Eliza Dushku. "I think they're amazing," he said. "And I'm excited about the whole idea of getting this done." So how about that? Ghostbusters 3 starring Milano and Dushku? You in?