The long rumored Ghostbusters 3 is slowly but surely moving along. As a guest on Larry King Now, Aykroyd discussed new story details for the sequel.
The movie revolves around new research that’s being done in particle physics by students at Columbia University. He tells King, “Our world, the dimension that we live in, our four planes of existence: length, height, width & time, become threatened by some of the research being done and the new Ghostbusters have to come and solve the problem.”
There will be four new Ghostbusters but no casting decisions have been made yet. While Aykroyd will be returning, Bill Murray is not interested. Aykroyd says, “I don’t blame him for that. He’s a good friend, I love him, but he doesn’t want to reprise the role. However, there will be a role for him. If Billy wants to walk through the door and be in the movie, we will find a place.”
Larry King appeared in the first Ghostbusters as himself while he was hosting Larry King Live and Aykroyd tells him that he will absolutely be in the third. “Of course we’re going to be doing you and your new format.”
Earlier in the interview Aykroyd claimed to have seen four UFO’s in his lifetime, leaving King to imply that he actually believes in all this stuff. Aykroyd didn’t flat out deny it. “Well, I believe in science. I believe in entertainment. I think to contemplate the idea of ghosts and the survival of the consciousness; it’s very, very entertaining.”
If all goes well, Ghostbusters 3 will be released sometime in 2014 which would mark the 30th anniversary of the first film.