Dan Aykroyd has revealed a few details about the plot of Ghostbusters 3.
The new Ghostbusters flick has been in the works for well over a decade now but Aykroyd recently said he’s feeling “re-encouraged” by the script and predicted that filming could begin early next year (2014).
Now Aykroyd has discussed the film’s premise during an interview on web chatshow Larry King Now. The sequel will apparently introduce a new team of younger ghostbusters who begin the story as students at New York’s Columbia University.
“It’s based on new research that’s being done in particle physics by the young men and women at Columbia University,” Aykroyd explained. “Basically, there’s research being done [and] the world or the dimension that we live in – our four planes of existence: length, height, width and time – become threatened by some of the research that’s being done. Ghostbusters – new Ghostbusters – have to come and solve the problem.”
As things stand, Bill Murray has declined to reprise his popular role from the first two Ghostbusters films, but Aykroyd confirmed he is more than welcome to return if he changes his mind. “There will be a hole for him. If Billy wants to walk in the door and be in the movie, we will find a place,” he said.
Aykroyd and co-star Harold Ramis wrote the original 1984 Ghostbusters film and 1989’s Ghostbusters II. However, the pair have apparently struggled to come up with a decent concept for the third movie and now Men In Black 3 writer Etan Cohen is believed to be working on the script.