Conventional ‘Ghostbusters’ Sequel Could Still Happen…

"There's three drafts of the old concept that exists. And we're going to be able to salvage some of it and use it," Aykroyd said.

Fans of the classic ‘Ghostbusters’ movies who are not happy about the prospect of an all female led reboot of the movie franchise may have cause to celebrate.

Apparently a more traditional ‘Ghostbusters’ sequel could still be on the cards.

During a recent interview about the reboot, which will star Melissa McCarthy. Dan Aykroyd who co-wrote the original movies told Sirius XM that he still plans to develop a film that is more in the mold of the original two ‘Ghostbusters’ movies.

“There’s three drafts of the old concept that exists. And we’re going to be able to salvage some of it and use it,” Aykroyd said.

“We’re going to be able to use it some day. Let’s get this one made and that will reinvigorate the franchise and then we’ll go on to maybe doing a more conventional third sequel as we were planning and another idea I have for it.”


The original ‘Ghostbusters’ cast

When asked about the forthcoming 2016 reboot Aykroyd was upbeat and revealed that as the creator of the originals he was happy with how Paul Feig has approached a reboot.

 “It’s very tasteful. And it needed a reworking. The thing needed a new engine. You know? It needed new exhaust. It needed new steering. And this is what we’re getting.”

“The real reality in fact of the third movie with this tremendous cast of women, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Kristen Wiig – I’ve got three daughters, so I’m all for female empowerment… [Feig] establishes the voices beautifully in these characters.”Now of course, he’s got masters playing the roles for him, so this is going to really work in our favour for the third movie.”

Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at:
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