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Dan Aykroyd Reveals Plot Details For 'Ghostbusters' Sequel That Is Never Actually Going To Happen

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by Drew Taylor
May 20, 2013 5:45 PM
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Earlier today, original "Ghostbusters" cast member (and co-writer) Dan Aykroyd revealed some details about the proposed "Ghostbusters 3." The project is a thing that, not unlike ghosts, ghouls, and specters, has yet to produce concrete evidence backing up the fact that it actually exists (or ever will). Aykroyd talked about story details, and confirmed that, yes, it is unlikely that Bill Murray will be a part of the new project. Still missing: cast details, a release date, and confirmation that this isn't an elaborate figment of Aykroyd's imagination brought on by drinking too much Crystal Head vodka

Aykroyd told Larry King, on his "Larry King Now" show (via Bloody Disgusting), that "it's based on new research that's being done in particle physics by the young men and women at Columbia University," Aykroyd told King, who is almost old enough to play a mummy in the new movie. "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." 

Um. Okay. It's nice they're keeping the academia aspect of the series in place, as this was one of the more original and relatable aspects of the first film. Plus we all know how surefire a blockbuster movie centered around knotty, hard-to-decipher physics is. Because the kids love physics.

Anyway, Aykroyd did confirm that Bill Murray will not be returning for another ghost-busting go-around. "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." In other words: don't hold your breath.

Supposedly the script for "Ghostbusters 3" has been worked on by Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg and Etan Cohen, and original director Ivan Reitman is still attached to helm, with a summer 2014 release date loosely bandied about to coincide with the original film's 30th anniversary, but honestly we're more likely to be slimed than to have this thing actually come out. 

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6 Comments

  • Dan | May 21, 2013 9:18 AMReply

    Good lord Aykroyd. Give. It. A. Rest. It isn't gonna happen. If we can go two months without listening to him talk about a movie that will never happen it'll be great.

  • Sean | May 20, 2013 11:36 PMReply

    Save it for the comic Dan.

  • Daniel | May 20, 2013 10:47 PMReply

    I approve of every word in this article. Good job guys.

  • Kip | May 20, 2013 10:15 PMReply

    Oh it's happening

  • Daniel | May 20, 2013 10:48 PM

    It isn't.

  • Paul | May 20, 2013 8:45 PMReply

    No one ever mentions Harold Ramis when they talk about this mythical remake...I always liked the guy, all the way back to the National Lampoon Radio Hour.

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