Dan Aykroyd wants to crap or get off the pot
We received news from Aykroyd involving the the current life span of Ghostbusters 3.
In a recent interview with Esquire, the co-creator of the Ghostbusters franchise made it clear that if Sony doesn't green light the third installment in the series soon, he's out. Also included in the article, he made comments regarding co-star and long time friend Bill Murray.
"Well, let me say this: Had Billy chosen to do the Eisenberg/Stupnitsky script of two years ago, it would be out this summer, and it would be a massive hit,If Billy had said yes, it would have satisfied his performance and what he wanted in the movie, it would have satisfied his performing skill and how he wanted to be depicted in the movie, it would have satisfied the studio, the writers who wrote it, everybody… Ivan (Reitman, director), me, Harold (Ramis), we were all happy with it. Then when he said, 'Absolutely not, I'm not in this,' we had to go and really rethink things. He abrogated his say in the project, abrogated his rights to have any say in it by refusing the third offer from the picture company, which his lawyer put before him, and Billy said, 'No, I can't respond.' Now we have to move on, but we'll always leave a hole for him. He's always there. He can always come back at any time and be rebuilt into it, as far as I'm concerned. That's up to his lawyer and the picture company to work out, but creatively, he will always be a part of it."
Apparently, Aykroyd is becoming incredibly annoyed by Sony's lack to green light the third installment of the franchise. With the screenplay for "Ghostbusters 3" being complete; and plans are in place for other sequels as well, such as Ghostbusters 4,5 and 6.
"Now, this would add quite a bump to Sony's bottom line, quite a bump. If they make this movie, in its current shape, they would be looking at a pretty hefty, nine-figure return. So I'm hoping they get on to move it, but if they don't, I have multiple trains. I've got tracks six, seven, and nine, and that's four. I'll be moving on to other things, as will Ivan, by the way. We can't wait forever. And now's the time to tell the picture company, and I'd say this quite publicly, it's time now to sit down and make this movie, or you will lose your main principals, and you won't be able to make it without us, because we have rights, and now is the time to make the movie...You don't take advantage of that in the next three or four months, I'll see you in Australia, where we'll be selling Crystal Head. 've worked on every draft in the last three years, as Ivan has, and now we have a story and a draft that everybody seems to agree would make the third movie."
Will Ghostbusters 3 be green lit, or will Aykroyd place his baby back on the shelf permanently? Only time will tell.
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