“Ghostbusters 3” might never make it to theaters, but the former actors are having a blast talking about rumors. The latest to open up about the on-and-off third installment is Ricky Moranis, the actor behind Louis Tully.
So what did Moranis have to say about the “Ghostbusters 3” movie? He pretty much knows as much as the rest of us.
“I haven’t talked to Danny [Aykroyd] about it,” the actor revealed to EmpireOnline.com. “Somebody he’s associated with called me, and I said, ‘I wouldn’t not do it, but it’s got to be good.’ You know, I’m not interested in doing anything I’ve already done, and I thought the second one was a disappointment.”
Moranis continued that he would enjoy seeing where Tully is today and has his own idea of where he ended up.
“I sort of see him as being Bernie Madoff’s cellmate in jail,” he said of his character. “Both of them being so orderly that they race to get up and make their beds.”
The last scoop on “Ghostbusters 3” was dropped in late May by Dan Akyroyd. The star and writer of the first two films sat down with Larry King to talk about the plot of the film if it were to become a reality.
“It’s based on new research that’s being done in particle physics by the young men and women at Columbia Research,” he said of the plot. “Basically, there’s research being done that I can say that 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 for whether Bill Murray would be reprising his role as Peter Venkman, Akryoyd told Britain’s Telegraph in February that his former co-star did not want to be involved in the new film at all.
The “Ghostbusters 3” script is being worked on by “The Office” writer Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, along with “Men in Black 3” writer Etan Cohen. ShockTillYouDrop.com reports that a 2014 release date is being rumored to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the original flick.