The Movie Spew: Dan Aykroyd Will Make Ghostbusters 3 Whether Bill Murray Likes It Or Not

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Dan Aykroyd Doesn’t Need No Stinkin’ Bill Murray for Ghostbusters 3

The rumblings about Ghostbusters 3 refuse to stop on the ol’ Internets. The sequel that fans will think they want up until the moment they see it has been rumored for a few years now and the only reason it hasn’t been made is because Bill Murray has yet to commit to making an appearance.

In a way, he’s being the voice of reason, but other members of the Ghostbusters team aren’t willing to let the dream die. In particular, Dan Aykroyd is determined to see his ghost-busting series turned into a trilogy and now claims that he will make the move with or with out Billy-boy.

“Yes, we will be doing the movie and hopefully with Mr. Murray,” said the Blues Brother. “That is our hope. We have an excellent script. What we have to remember is that Ghostbusters is bigger than any one component, although Billy was absolutely the lead and contributive to it in a massive way, as was the director and Harold (Ramis), myself and Sigourney (Weaver).

"The concept is much larger than any individual role and the promise of Ghostbusters 3 is that we get to hand the equipment and the franchise down to new blood."

If Murray doesn’t sign on, that’s a very bad sign. Never forget that the last time Aykroyd decided to revive one of his film franchises ten years too late we were all treated to this:

See Johnny Depp Return To His Hunter S. Thompson Ways In The Rum Diary

One sad thing about Johnny Depp being the biggest movie star on the planet is that it kind of killed off his career as a character actor. Yes, he’s a good eccentric center for tentpole productions, but it’s not quite the same as when he was portraying oddball characters in quirky movies like Ed Wood or Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.


Fortunately we’ll all be treated to a bit of a return to that old form of Depp soon with the release of The Rum Diary, an adaptation of an early book by the great doctor of Gonzo journalism, Hunter S. Thompson.

As the title suggests, this will be a booze-fueled odyssey rather than a hallucinogenic nightmare. Fortunately, the trailer released this morning proves that it’ll be no less insane and outrageous. The film was written and directed by Bruce Robinson, the man responsible for the British cult classic Withnail And I (undeniably the greatest comedy about alcoholism ever made).

The combination of talent and subject matter is just too sweet for this flick to fail. Check out the trailer below and start getting excited. This is going to be a wild one.

Mark And Donnie Wahlberg to Open a Burger Joint... Get Ready for the Name

Finally, this last piece of news isn’t really movie-related, but it’s too sweet not to share with y’all. It appears that Mark and Donnie Wahlberg will be opening a Boston area burger joint together.

That’s surreal in and of itself, but the best part is the title. The brothers will be calling it Wahlburgers. No additional joke necessary. That’s more than enough of a punchline. Good job, boys.


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Phil Brown was born years ago. He then grew up, went to university, and now reviews movies, interviews people and writes comedy. He writes for a number of websites and publications including the one you are currently reading. Phil can be found haunting movie theatres around Toronto. He isn't dangerous,…

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