Is Ghostbusters 3 inching its way towards existence? Perhaps, if only through sheer force of will on co-writer and co-star Dan Aykroyd’s part. While on Larry King Now this weekend, Aykroyd sounded just as enthused as he has always in talking about the project, so much so that he even spilled a few more details about the film’s plot that he had not previously divulged.
It’s based on new research that’s being done in particle physics by the young men and women at Columbia University… Basically, there’s research being done that I can say that the world or the dimension that we live in, our four planes of existence, length, height, width and time, become threatened by some of the research that’s being done. Ghostbusters — new Ghostbusters — have to come and solve the problem.
Akyroyd also stated that although co-star Bill Murray has expressed no interest in returning for the threequel, the door is still open.
There will be a hole for him. If Billy wants to walk in the door and be in the movie, we will find a place.
Another actor Aykroyd promised would return from a previous Ghostbusters adventure was King himself.
Of course, we’re going to be doing you in your new format as you comment on what’s happening in Manhattan up there at Morningside Heights. It’s going to be quite a spectacular scene once the stuff starts to break.
Will Aykroyd get the film into production in order to make the original’s 30th anniversary in 2014? We’ll see.