For the first time in what seems like months, we finally have somewhat of a substantial 'Ghostbusters 3' update that does not include Bill Murray going off on how terrible of an idea it is. Out promoting his Crystal Head Vodka via his traveling RV (don't ask), Dan Aykroyd updated Vanity Fair on where the long-in-development 'Ghostbusters 3' is at this point in time. Last we heard from 'Ghostbusters 3', Bill Murray was out trashing the film's screenwriters, Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, claiming (in so many words) that their last big-screen venture, 'Year One', was ... well, one of the worst films ever made.
Murray said, "Year One.' Well, I never went to see 'Year One,' but people who did, including other Ghostbusters, said it was one of the worst things they had ever seen in their lives. So that dream just vaporized. That was gone. But it's the studio that really wants this thing. It's a franchise. It's a franchise, and they made a whole lot of money on 'Ghostbusters.'"
When asked about Murray's comments, Aykroyd admitted that he's now in charge of the 'Ghostbusters 3' script while also defending Stupitsky and Eisenberg's version, claiming they wrote Murray a classic role in it. Aykroyd noted, "I think he was concerned that the writing on Ghostbusters 3 by these guys would not be up to standard, but I can tell you firsthand, I'm working on the script now and those two-Stupnitsky and Eisenberg, [writer-producers of The Office]-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 [Ramis] and I will take back, and I'm very excited about working on it."