When you’re Dan Akroyd you get used to the fact that no matter what you promote, you’ll eventually be asked questions about the impending future of Ghostbusters 3. Recently, while promoting the opening of The House of Blues in Boston, Akroyd did an interview with the Boston Globe and answered some questions from the online community.
So, of course, one of the first questions asked had to deal with the questionable future of Ghostbusters 3. Ain’t It Cool reported:
[Comment From Tom] Dan, I'm extremely excited for the HOB to be back in its birth-city!! I will be attending many shows. On a side note, and I'm sure you get these questions a lot, so I apologize in advance…Ghostbusters 3? I've heard that the writers of the Office are currently penning a script? How is this coming along, and should we look forward to this movie seeing the light of day? Thanks Dan!
Dan Aykroyd: Script is commenced early summer. Hope to be in production by late fall 2009
So the script has been completed and we're all just waiting to see if it gets the green light, which should happen around June. Taking into consideration how long people have been waiting for this and the potential it has for being huge, this could be awesome. Although depending on the script, this thing could end up like the Donnie Darko sequel and endure a quiet death - but let's hope not.
Ghostbusters was definitely the film that structured my sense of humor and comedic timing as a child. I have such great hopes the anticipated third addition to the Ghostbusters franchise that I feel like I am jinxing it by even being hopeful.
What do you think - would you like to see a new one or should they leave well enough alone?
Source: Ain’t It Cool