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Dust off your proton pack and down a liter of Ecto-Cooler. Actor Dan Akroyd recently announced that new writers have been hired for the long-awaited third installment of the “Ghostbusters” franchise.
Akroyd announced the newsSaturday during a stop at Premier Wine and Spirits in Amherst, NY to promote his Crystal Head Vodka. Speaking with local WIVB News, he revealed a new development in the writing process:
“We’ve got a new writing staff working on it now,” Akroyd said. “It’s got to be prefect. That’s the whole thing. There’s no point in doing it unless it’s perfect. So that’s what we’re up to now.”
Whether or not the film will see the light of day is still unclear. In case you haven’t been following geek news, the third “Ghostbusters” movie has been in development hell since the 1990s. Plans for the film have been derailed on countless occasions.
Bill Murray (who plays the series’ snarky star Peter Venkman) has expressed his disinterest in pursuing a third film for several years. Recently, however, the comedian-turned-indie-star seems to be changing his tune. In a June appearance on the “David Letterman Show,” Murray said “we’ll try again” in reference to the film.
With Murray seemingly on board, “Ghostbusters 3” just might have a shot. It’s been more than 22 years since the release of “Ghostbusters 2,” and the world could really use more wise-cracking and slime. At the very least, it’d be nice to see Murray in old form.