According to a radio interview with Dan Aykroyd at CISN FM, not only is the third “Ghostbusters” movie, subtitled ‘Hellbent’, back on but it will be in the form of a CG animated feature.
The news came completely out of left field as months ago Aykroyd himself stated that plans for a sequel were essentially dead, a lot of that due to Bill Murray’s reluctance to be a part of the film.
Now it seems Murray has apparently given the CG version his blessing and agreed to reprise the voice of his character, Peter Venkman, from the original films in the new feature.
Of the new film’s story, Aykroyd says “We go to the hell side of Manhattan, downtown, Foley Square. It’s all where the cops are–they are all blue minotaurs. Central Park is this huge peat mine with green demons there, surrounded by black onyx thousand-foot high apartment buildings with classic red devils, very wealthy. We go and visit a Donald Trump-like character who is Mr. Sifler. Luke Sifler. Lu-cifer. So we meet the devil in it”.
Aykroyd also spoke a little about what happened since we last heard from him – “It won’t happen as a live-action, because Billy will not come on in the live-action stage anymore for it, but he will voice his part and we’re looking to do it as a CGI-animated project. It lives. It lives today. Last year it didn’t. This year it lives. With CGI animation and the way these cartoons are done, we can do everything I ever wrote in that script for much less money.”