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Dan Aykroyd Is STILL Delusional About Ghostbusters 3

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One of the original principal stars is dead. Another wants nothing to do with it. And a complete reboot has been officially announced and cast.

And yet Dan Aykroyd, speaking on Ron Bennington’s Sirius XM radio show, still thinks his version of a threequel will get made.

“Oh I’ve written… well, we have…I’ve written, well, there’s three drafts of the old concept that exists. And we’re going to be able to salvage some of it and use it. Yeah, we’re gonna be able to use it some day. Let’s get this one made and that will reinvigorate the franchise and then we’ll go on to maybe doing a more conventional third sequel as we were planning and another idea I have for it.”

I have had a theory ever since the reboot was announced that Paul Feig went for a complete makeover in order to avoid dealing with Aykroyd and his concepts in any way. This adds fuel to that fire, and it’s sad – he’s an entertaining screen presence with some dramatic chops who ought to be working on new things, yet he can’t let his youthful toys go even when reality says it’s time.

Let me ponder that as I play with the Star Wars Black Series Biker Scout on my desk.

via The Mary Sue

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