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Dan Aykroyd talks possibility of extended Ghostbusters franchise

Dan Aykroyd has been discussing plans for the Ghostbusters franchise going forwards, and has suggested that there might be more mileage in the series than the long-awaited third instalment…

“It’s beyond just another sequel, a prequel, another TV show,” explains Aykroyd. “I’m thinking, what does the whole brand mean to Sony? What does Pixar and Star Wars mean to Disney? What does Marvel mean to Fox?”

Warming to his theme, Aykroyd goes on to suggest that the ongoing focus must be, “not just another movie or another TV show, but what’s the totality of it? The whole mythology from the beginning of their lives, the end of their lives. Ghostbusters at nine years old, Ghostbusters in high school.”

And as to the immediate steps that need to be taken to bring all of this to fruition, Aykroyd is convinced that the Marvel model is the way to go…

“It’s up on blocks, it needs new electronics, new everything,” he says of the series. “That’s what we have to do. The whole vehicle of Ghostbusters has to be rebuilt.”

“That’s the ambitious thinking that’s going on now. Taking on the model of Marvel where we take all of the elements that are in this movie and we put them out there as different ideas.” Watch this space…

George Wales
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