Remember awhile back when this story surfaced about whether or not there would even BE another Ghostbusters movie, due to all the controversies surrounding the main cast, especially the infamous Bill Murray who was actually called an “asshole” by Sigourney Weaver, and the on again off again news that there will be a third film? Well, all of that stuff did in fact happen, and Ghostbusters 3 is finally moving forward with even bigger news of a release date set for sometime during Christmas of 2012.
During a Vanity Fair interview, Dan Aykroyd speaks out on Bill Murray’s behalf by saying “I think Murray was concerned that the writing on ‘Ghostbusters 3’, by Eisenberg and Stupnitsky, who were the writers of Year One, would not be up to standard,” he explained. “But I can tell you firsthand, I’m working on the script now and those two 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. In ‘Ghostbusters 3’ my character’s eyesight is shot, I got a bad knee, a bad hip — I can’t drive that caddy anymore or lift that Psychotron Accelerator anymore, it’s too heavy. We need young legs, new minds — new Ghostbusters; so I’m in essence passing the torch to the new regime, and you know what? That’s totally okay with me.”