Dan Aykroyd Talks Plot Details for Still Gestating 'Ghostbusters 3'

May 20, 2013
Source: Larry King Now

Ghostbusters 3

While fans wait for the long-gestating and frequently hyped Ghostbusters 3, a sequel that we're not necessarily excited about anymore, some vague story details have now surfaced from Dan Aykroyd himself. The co-writer and star of the film has been one of the few consistent parts of the hype machine for this developing sequel, and he recently appeared on "Larry King Now" (the TV personality has appeared in the franchise as himself) with some vague plot details that sounds relatively interesting. Aside from again confirming a new, young Ghostbusters, Aykroyd reveals info about the supernatural force they'll deal with.

When asked about the plot, Aykroyd said (via ComingSoon):

"It's based on new research that's being done in particle physics by the young men and women at Columbia University. Basically, there's research being done that I can say that the world or the dimension that we live in, our four planes of existence, length, height, width and time, become threatened by some of the research that's being done. Ghostbusters -- new Ghostbusters -- have to come and solve the problem."

These new Ghostbusters will actually be students from Columbia University, so they will definitely be young, maybe even younger than the original crew from the original 1984 film. As for the returning cast, the old Ghostbusters will pass the torch, as we've heard over and over again. Of course, Bill Murray is still the holdout, but Aykroyd says, "There will be a hole for him. If Billy wants to walk in the door and be in the movie, we will find a place." So it sounds like if Murray decides to show up for a cameo, they'll fit him in at the last minute. However, there's still no set release date or project production start, so we really don't know when this project will get off the ground. Again, we're not going to hold out breath.

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Wow that sounds terribly generic. Why can't they just let the franchise die already. It's not GhostBusters without the original crew. It seems like they want to scrape the bottom of the barrel now. Either that or completely reboot it with a different title.

Charlie Hard on May 20, 2013


I don't going to believe more of this kind of news until i'll be sitiing in a movie teather, watching Ghostbusters 3.

toonfed on May 20, 2013


So, the gestating, old farts pass the torch off to a newer, hip generation of ghost busters? Sounds like a rehash of other reboot attempts that haven't worked. Just don't have a scene of a beatnik dude swinging from jungle vines surrounded by monkeys after a sword fight and we'll be fine (what movie?).

Quanah on May 20, 2013


The movie we DO NOT SPEAK OF!!!

Cody W on May 20, 2013


Yes. It is the movie that shall not be named.

Quanah on May 20, 2013



BinaryChaos on May 20, 2013


Too long. There seems more chance of one of the actors dying of old age than this film happening.

Carpola on May 20, 2013


Avatar sucked.

snatch napkin on May 20, 2013


Still have zero interest in new/young Ghostbusters.

Chris on May 20, 2013


Whatever, I'll wait...patiently. If Aykroyd & Ramis are working on the script then it should be just as good as the originals. And bringing the Ghostbusters to a new generation with new scientific research is awesome. Take all the time u need fellas, this life long fan can wait so u can get it right. LONG LIVE GHOSTBUSTERS!

Shannon Simpson on May 21, 2013


Ghostbusters 2 sucked.

mistermysteryguest on May 22, 2013


They'll be ghosts by the time this thing gets made. Maybe appropriate.

mistermysteryguest on May 22, 2013

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