Dan Aykroyd Takes Over ‘Ghostbusters 3′ Scripting Duties

Thursday, October 7 by

Writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg have turned in their draft of Ghostbusters 3, and it’s in Dan Aykroyd‘s hands now. That’s either a good thing or a bad thing depending on whether or not you saw and enjoyed Year One or Blue Brothers 2000. Aykroyd’s jazzed about it though. He told Vanity Fair:

"I’m working on the script now and those two – Stupnitsky and Eisenberg – 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 and I will take back, and I’m very excited about working on it."

He then got into the changes we can expect to see with his character if this thing ever gets a greenlight:

"Now my character’s eyesight is shot, I got a bad knee, a gad 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."

Totally okay as long as this new regime doesn’t try to touch his script.