While at a House of Blues engagement in California, the L.A. Times Hero Complex blog caught up Dan Aykroyd for an update on Ghostbusters 3 The report has the co-creator once again confirming that production could begin rolling this winter with the overall story revolving around passing the torch to a new generation of ectoplasmic fighters. He confirmed our report of Sigourney Weaver joining Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson.
The details of story are still in play, but Aykroyd said he's hoping for a five-member "new generation" team with several female members. "I'd like it to be a passing-of-the-torch movie. Let's revisit the old characters briefly and happily and have them there as family but let's pass it on to a new generation."
He also holds no ill-will towards Bill Murray for the frequent hold-outs these past few years.
"I don't put not making the third movie on Billy. We can't do that. I've been very busy. Harold's been busy, Ivan's been busy. And a third script really didn't coalesce properly. And Billy, you can't blame an artist for not wanting to do the same thing again. He did two of them, for God's sake. Although I'm the biggest cheerleader as the originator of the concept but I've never begrudged Billy not doing a third movie. I never said he held it up or that he refused. Hey, listen, he's an artist. You can't force somebody into it. I'm sorry he never read my third draft because I thought it was pretty good but, look, now we're at a point that there's a story that he can accept and that's going to work, and I think we're going to be in production fairly soon."
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