The last we heard of the long awaited third movie in the Ghostbusters franchise, Bill Murray, on The Late Show with David Letterman, admitted that he was dragging his feet on the project. Now while Dan Aykroyd was on the road selling his own brand of vodka, Crystal Skull Vodka, he teased out the possibilities of the new film and a new team of writers is currently trying to make this project a reality. At this point, the Ghostbusters 3 project is a phantom waiting for someone to catch it.
While signing autographs at the Premier Wine and Spirits in Amherst, New York, Aykroyd told WIVB, that the project is still a work-in-progress, a new group of writers are working on it and the script has to be perfect for it to happen. Aykroyd didn’t disclose who exactly were these new writers but they replaced Ghostbusters 3 old writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (The Office), who wrote a rejected script a few years ago.
At some point, this movie has to be made, but the general quality of the project itself will be questionable. It feels like this would-be Ghostbuster 3 may end up like Steven Spielberg’s 2007 film, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. That too was a movie that was two decades in-the-making, and while it did extremely well at the box office it failed to live up to the expectations of critics and fans alike.
I guess it’s fitting that Dan Aykroyd’s vodka is named Crystal Skull.