Dan Aykroyd Says Ghostbusters 3 Will Film in 2012

It looks like it really will be happening, soon, though still no official word on Bill Murray

In a radio interview on The Dennis Miller Show to discuss the Ghostbusters 3, Dan Aykroyd gave the most positive signs yet that shooting will begin next year, with or without Bill Murray.

“Yes, we will be doing the movie… and hopefully with Mr Murray,” he says optimistically. “That is our hope. We have an excellent script. What we have to remember is that Ghostbusters is bigger than any one component, although Billy was absolutely the lead and contributive to it in a massive way, as was the director and Harold [Ramis], myself and Sigourney [Weaver]. The concept is much larger than any individual role and the promise of Ghostbusters 3 is that we get to hand the equipment and the franchise down to new blood.”

So, sod him if he won’t come on board, seems to be the message, reading between the lines.

Matthew Gray Gubler

Aykroyd also confirmed reports that the plot will revolve around a new generation of Ghostbusters, because, it seems, the old guard is falling apart.

“My character, Ray, is now blind in one eye and can’t drive the Cadillac. He’s got a bad knee and can’t carry the packs… Egon is too large to get into the harness. We need young blood and that’s the promise. We’re gonna hand it to a new generation.”

Who might be cast as that “next generation”. Aykroyd’s not saying, does drop suggest he has one favourite:

“I like this guy Matthew Gray Gubler from the Criminal Minds show. But there’s going to be a casting. We’re going to see everyone that wants to do it. We’re going to need… three guys and a young woman.”