Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Dan Ackroyd tells the UK's Guardian that, should the rumored Ghostbusters 3 move forward, the characters from the original Ghostbusters would probably have smaller roles and the film would focus on a new group of Ghostbusters with a female leader.
"There'll be a whole new generation that has to be trained and a leader that you'll all love when you meet her," says Aykroyd. "There'll be lots of cadets, boys and girls who'll be learning how to use the neuron splitter and the inter-planet interceptor - new tools to enable them to slip from dimension to dimension."
The filmmakers are perhaps underestimating how attached audiences are to the original Ghostbusters team. I don't think we really want Bill Murray and the old gang to step aside so we can follow a new team of kids. After all, that was basically the premise of the Extreme Ghostbusters cartoon back in the '90s, and that died a speedy death.
It's an interesting interview, with Ackroyd touching on his belief in the supernatural and his plans for future sci-fi videogames. He wrote the script for the upcoming Ghostbusters game, and it seems he had a lot of fun with it.
"I have what I think are two great cool science fiction stories myself right now," he says, "and I think I'm gonna skip the movies altogether and find some gamers, maybe go with these guys again. I'll just give them the scripts and say, 'pretend this movie got made'."
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