Dan Aykroyd gave this comment on a promotional event of his Crystal Head Vodka.
He has been a strong supporter of a third Ghost Busters film for a while now.
The reporter wanted to know how Aykroyd felt about the disparaging comments Bill Murray has made about the writing team currently trying to tempt him with a script for Ghost Busters 3.
He was talking about the writers from Year One, and I think he was reacting to the box-office success and the general public view of the film, which in my view was a very serviceable comedy, and in the end I think they’ll make their money back. I think he was concerned that the writing on Ghostbusters 3 by these guys would not be up to standard, but I can tell you firsthand, I’m working on the script now and those two—Stupnitsky and Eisenberg, [writer-producers of The Office]—wrote Bill the comic role of a lifetime, and the new Ghostbusters and the old are all well represented in it…we have a strong first draft that Harold [Ramis] and I will take back, and I’m very excited about working on it.
So Aykroyd is changing the script. Some sources are reporting that he is re-writing the whole thing.