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Published On: Wed, Jul 4th, 2012

Ghostbusters 3 gets a writer says Dan Aykroyd

Dan Aykroyd continues to be the most vocal supporter of the struggling “Ghostbusters 3″ project.

Last summer, Aykroyd rekindled our hopes that the film would shoot in the spring of 2012 with or without Bill Murray’s involvement (which clearly never happened).

Then, Aykroyd floated the possibility of recasting Peter Venkman and admitted to needing more time to work on the screenplay by “Bad Teacher” scribes, Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky. 

Now it seems as if the writing duo of Eisenberg and Stupnitsky are out as well, as Aykroyd recently commented that a new team was in place.

Aykroyd was recently in Amherst, NY at an event for his award-winning Crystal Head Vodka.

The star signed autographs and took pictures with Ghostbusters fans and was generally in good spirits (pun!).   When asked about the status of “Ghostbusters 3”, Aykroyd had this to say:

“We’ve got a new writing staff working on it now. It’s got to be prefect. That’s the whole thing. There’s no point in doing it unless it’s perfect. So that’s what we’re up to now.”

The 60-year-old Aykroyd didn’t elaborate on who the new writing staff was, if the script was getting a page-one rewrite or a less destructive second draft or any other details. Source: WIVB)

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  1. BoothWilkesJohn says:

    Seriously. Bull Murray is Peter Venkman.

    No one else will do.

    If Ray Stantz is old with bad eyes bad knees and bad hips, now unable to be a Ghostbuster, why can’t Venkman be dead? Or living on the moon? Anything but recasting that iconic character.
    Just my $.02

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