Any “Ghostbusters” fan will know that Dan Aykroyd has been trying to make a “Ghostbusters 3” movie happen for years. It’s gone through many iterations, including reportedly being cast with unknown stars, but it finally seemed like Aykroyd had gotten the movie together recently and that it would start filming soon. Sure, it wouldn’t star Bill Murray, but with Aykroyd and Ivan Reitman on board, it seemed like the film could still be great.
Well, it seemed like that until the movie was delayed once again in October. Now Aykroyd is putting his foot down, and saying if Sony can’t get its act together and commit to the flick then he is fine letting “Ghostbusters 3” never happen.
“[‘Ghostbusters 3’] would add quite a bump to Sony’s bottom line, quite a bump. If they make this movie, in its current shape, they would be looking at a pretty hefty, nine-figure return. And so I’m hoping they get on to move it, but if they don’t, I have multiple trains,” he tells Esquire. “I’ve got tracks six, seven, and nine, and that’s four. I’ll be moving on to other things, as will Ivan, by the way. We can’t wait forever.”
He adds, “Now’s the time to tell the picture company, and I’d say this quite publically, it’s time now to sit down and make this movie, or you will lose your main principals, and you won’t be able to make it without us, because we have rights, and now is time to make the movie … You don’t take advantage of that in the next three or four months, I’ll see you in Australia, where we’ll be selling Crystal Head [Vodka].”