Dan Aykroyd was recently interviewed by Vanity Fair while on a promotional tour across Canada and the USA for Crystal Head Vodka. They chatted about vodka, Yogi Bear, Justin Timberlake (who voices BooBoo alongside Aykroyd’s Yogi in the upcoming film) and Ghostbusters 3.

Bill Murray had some fairly negative comments to make about a developing script for Ghostbusters 3 when he was interviewed last month by GQ and especially the involvement of the screenwriters from Year One:-

It’s all a bunch of crock. It’s a crock. There was a story—and I gotta be careful here, I don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings. When I hurt someone’s feelings, I really want to hurt them. [laughs]Harold Ramis said, Oh, I’ve got these guys, they write on The Office, and they’re really funny. They’re going to write the next Ghostbusters. And they had just written this movie that he had directed. Year One. Well, I never went to see Year One, but people who did, including other Ghostbusters, said it was one of the worst things they had ever seen in their lives. So that dream just vaporized. That was gone. But it’s the studio that really wants this thing. It’s a franchise. It’s a franchise, and they made a whole lot of money on Ghostbusters.

Aykroyd wanted to allay any concerns about the quality of any third Ghostbusters instalment and defended the work of Stupnitsky and Eisenberg on both Year One and the initial drafts of Ghostbusters 3:-

He was talking about the writers from Year One, and I think he was reacting to the box-office success and the general public view of the film, which in my view was a very serviceable comedy, and in the end I think they’ll make their money back. I think he was concerned that the writing on Ghostbusters 3 by these guys would not be up to standard, but I can tell you firsthand, I’m working on the script now and those two—Stupnitsky and Eisenberg, [writer-producers of The Office]—wrote Bill the comic role of a lifetime, and the new Ghostbusters and the old are all well represented in it…we have a strong first draft that Harold [Ramis] and I will take back, and I’m very excited about working on it.

So there you have it folks. The script has been drafted, it is being worked on by Aykroyd and Harold Ramis and Bill Murray isn’t sure how he feels about it. Surely there is room in the world for another Ghostbusters film? I mean, who else you gonna call?

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