The ever-evolving saga of bringing Ghostbusters 3 to the big screen will surely turn out to be more interesting than the film itself could ever hope to be at this point. The drama continues this week, as co-creator and star of the franchise Dan Aykroyd reveals he has hired an all-new writing staff to rework the screenplay.
Bill Murray has been the real hold up on the project, but we may just have him to thank in the long run if Ghostbusters 3 turns out to be any good. He's long refused to commit to the sequel due to the quality of the script, but in /ghostbusters-3-screenplay-to-get-another-rewrite-says-bill-murray/early June, he admitted to David Letterman that he'd be game if they could just nail down a decent story. At that time, he confirmed a rewrite was being done.
Now, Dan Aykroyd is backing up that claim.
"[We have a] new writing staff working on it now. It's got to be perfect. That's the whole thing. There's no point in doing it unless it's perfect."
Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, who co-wrote the comedy misfires Year One and Bad Teacher, were behind the latest drafts that had Bill Murray reportedly force feeding his shredder. They are no longer with the project.
Will we ever see Ghostbusters 3? Not if the end of the world gets here first, as planned, in December of this year. We bet money that the end of the world is going to be more fun to watch.