Dan Aykroyd just popped up on a country music radio station, declaring that in the last year, there's been movement in the never-ending saga of the third Ghostbusters film. Aykroyd says his script -- Hellbent: Ghostbusters Go To Hell -- will now be brought to life as some kind of CGI-animated project, with Bill Murray's blessing and even his involvement. Given the money thrown at CGI these days, this new angle doesn't automatically preclude it from being a big-budget film you'd actually want to see, but I'm guessing it won't be. It sounds like Murray finally agreed to lend his voice to this thing just to shut Danny up. Here is Aykroyd himself from the interview:
"We go to the hell side of Manhattan, downtown, Foley Square. It's all where the cops are -- they are all blue minotaurs. Central Park is this huge peat mine with green demons there, surrounded by black onyx thousand-foot high apartment buildings with classic red devils, very wealthy. We go and visit a Donald Trump-like character who is Mr. Sifler. Luke Sifler. Lu-cifer. So we meet the devil in it. Now, it won't happen as a live-action, because Billy will not come on in the live-action stage anymore for it, but he will voice his part and we're looking to do it as a CGI-animated project. It lives. It lives today. Last year it didn't. This year it lives. With CGI animation and the way these cartoons are done, we can do everything I ever wrote in that script for much less money."
Danny - we're ready to believe you. Just get it done already, and move on. Stop toying with our childhoods.