Aykroyd Making Progress With Ghostbusters Script

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October 11, 2010 | 4:00am EST

The script for the Ghostbusters sequel is almost complete, according to star and screenwriter Dan Aykroyd – who is adamant the film will be a success.
All four of the original Ghostbusters – Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson – were said to have signed up to star in a third film, 21 years after the second installment hit cinemas in 1989.

Murray previously dismissed the speculation, insisting plans for a follow-up are “hogwash”.

But now Aykroyd has spoken out to insist the script is near completion – and he’s convinced even Murray will be pleased with it.

He tells Britain’s Daily Express, “I think Bill was concerned that the writing on Ghostbusters 3 would not be up to standard but I’m working on the script now and Bill has the comic role of a lifetime.”

But Aykroyd concedes this could be the last film in the franchise for the original line-up: “My character’s eyesight is shot, I’ve got a bad knee, a bad hip – I can’t lift the Psychotron Accelerator any more. We need young legs, new minds, new Ghostbusters”.