Perhaps he’s just looking for something to fill his time until Ghostbusters 3 finally happens, but Dan Aykroyd announced yesterday on his Facebook page that he is starting to work with Chevy Chase on the script for a comedy film.
Chevy (Chase) and I are about to start work on a script concept for a comedy movie. Cannot say too much about the concept, but the joy of working with him again is one that I am extremely excited about. Chevy is one of my favourite people, and one of the great anarchistic and physically committed comedians in the business.
Of course the two of them rose to prominence together as part of the original cast on NBC’s now venerable Saturday Night Live. Both were able to launch successful, for a time, film careers from their work on SNL and they even starred together in the John Landis-directed spy comedy Spies Like Us. While I don’t think that film was either of their best work, it is far from their worst, though their second pairing, the 1991 Nothing But Trouble, is a little bit further down the scale. Neverheless, I would welcome seeing the two of them on screen together.
Ironically, it was Bill Murray who has been the key factor in Ghostbusters 3 not happening and supposedly Murray had punched Chase in the nose when the later came back to host an episode of SNL about two years after he left the show early in its second season. That probably has no bearing on this collaboration, but I thought I’d throw that fun coincidence in anyway, make of it what you will.