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SNL Veterans Dan Aykroyd And Chevy Chase Teaming Up To Write Comedy Screenplay

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • March 20, 2012 11:40 AM
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Dan Aykroyd may be mostly busy these days talking up a “Ghostbusters” sequel that seems unlikely to ever happen (and do we even want it to without the involvement of the great Bill Murray?), while Chevy Chase is part of television’s best comedy ensemble on NBC’s “Community.” Their respective stars may not be as high as they once were, and likely never will be again, but let’s not forget how talented these two men have shown themselves to be, so it’s with a degree of excitement that we welcome news that the pair are planning to re-team for a new comedy.

Dan Aykroyd Says Bill Murray Won't Do 'Ghostbusters 3,' Says Project Is In 'Suspended Animation,' Although Sony Still Interested

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 29, 2012 9:51 AM
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For over twenty years, Dan Aykroyd has had a dream. A dream of a third film in the "Ghostbusters" franchise. While the 1989 sequel was poorly received, there's been enough love for the seminal original that an interest has always been there, although Aykroyd's 1990s script for a third installment was deemed too expensive. In recent years, however, it looked like it might actually become a reality: a 2009 video game reunited the original cast, including Bill Murray, and Sony commissioned a new script from "Bad Teacher" writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, with original director Ivan Reitman set to return.

Dan Aykroyd Was Nominated For An Academy Award? The Oscar Nominations That Time Forgot

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 22, 2012 2:47 PM
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You would think that an Oscar nomination would be a total career-changer once you get it. The top prize from your peers, even just a nomination can see you offered all kinds of new opportunities. But sometimes, that can be a short-term effect: looking over lists of past winners in the major categories, all but the most comprehensive film nerd or awards buffs will find more than a few films and performances that they never knew existed, let alone gone anywhere near the Academy Awards.

Dan Aykroyd Says He Might Recast Peter Venkman For 'Ghostbusters 3,' Denies Rumor That Bill Murray Trashed His Script

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 13, 2012 3:12 PM
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Dear Dan Aykroyd: For the the love of God, let it go.

Dan Aykroyd Joins Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis In Political Comedy 'Dog Fight'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 23, 2011 10:22 AM
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There's one major problem that Jay Roach's political comedy "Dog Fight" faces next year: if the Republican debates have been anything to go by, there's no way that the film, produced by Adam McKay and starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis as a pair of rival South Carolina politicians, can hope to live up to the absurdity and sheer hilarity of the primary season that kicks off in only a few weeks. Even the comic brains behind Ron Burgundy surely couldn't come up with a world in which Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich are genuine front-runners in a presidential race, right?

Bill Murray Reportedly Sends Dan Aykroyd & Harold Ramis Shredded 'Ghostbusters 3' Script

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 20, 2011 3:37 PM
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Take this with a grain of salt (although, it must be said, they were right about John Edwards' love child), but the National Enquirer (via Slashfilm) is reporting that Bill Murray is really done talking about a potential "Ghostbusters 3." How did he get the message across? Well, the tabloid is reporting that Murray sent a shredded copy of the most recent draft of the "Ghostbusters 3" script to original ghostbusters Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis with a note that read, "No one wants to pay money to see fat, old men chasing ghosts!" Who cares if this is a true story or not, it's sort of amazing.

Dan Aykroyd Decides To Milk Another Franchise, 'Blues Brothers' To Become 'Glee'-Esque TV Series

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 31, 2011 3:07 AM
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Well, since Bill Murray isn't returning his calls about "Ghostbusters 3," Dan Aykroyd is continuing to go all George Lucas in the second half of his career, and isn't content with shitting on the legacy of one just franchise. Nope, he's gonna now drag "The Blues Brothers" through the mud.

'Ghostbusters 3' Reportedly Budgeted At $150 Mil; Sony Won't Make Film Without Bill Murray

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 12, 2011 4:58 AM
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You need to hear that Bill Murray is the hold-out on the long-gestating "Ghostbusters 3" project like you need a hole in the head. While a script was just delivered to the elusive star -- who has no agent or PR person -- the actor has been badmouthing the idea of a third 'Ghostbusters' film for what feels like longer than a year now. He's got his reasons and the biggest question probably is: Why a "Ghostbusters" film now, twenty one years after the fairly mediocre "Ghostbusters II" (which did $126 million less in box-office receipts than the original)?

Exclusive: Bill Hader Says He Knows Nothing About His Alleged 'Ghostbusters 3' Role

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 15, 2010 2:05 AM
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Judd Apatow-Produced 'House Of Joel' Comedy Project Is Still Very Much Alive, Has A 'Human Giant' Writer OnboardAt the red carpet premiere for "True Grit," we took the opportunity to ask Bill Hader about a certain impending project, a certain big-time sequel that may reunite a certain beloved cast. Less than a month ago, word got out that Sony was eying Hader, Will Forte and Anna Faris as potential proton-pack wielders in "Ghostbusters 3." And then Dan Aykroyd himself confirmed that Hader was one of the "strong possibilities."

Dan Aykroyd Confirms Bill Hader & Anna Faris As "Strong Possibilities" For 'Ghostbusters 3'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 30, 2010 4:10 AM
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Aykroyd Mentions Eliza Dushku As A Hopeful As WellAin't afraid of ghosts? How about sequels way past their prime?

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