Though he’s not saying who’s got the job, Dan Aykroyd has kept the Ghostbusters 3 dream alive by revealing the hiring of new writers. The idea remains the same: write something that Bill Murray will say yes to.
Because, to be honest, Murray is the only real hurdle between this film and box office success. To pull in tickets, all it will have to do is turn up. To be able to turn up, it will have to exist. To exist, it has to get the Murray stamp of approval.
Aykroyd was speaking to WVIB:
We’ve got a new writing staff working on it now. 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.
And if you want to hear those words come out of his mouth, here’s the video:
The best idea, surely, would be to have Murray appoint the writers. Wallace Wolodarsky and Roman Coppola maybe. I’m only two thirds joking. That could save an awful lot of screwing around.