Dan Ackroyd has been kicking around a Ghostbusters 3 script for at least 10 years, and at this point it’s just too late. While the cast minus Murray is game, it’s just too late. I’m sorry Dan. Time took you guys out and I don’t want to see you in the GhostBusters Uniform right now.
That being said I really want to know what the movie would have been like, I am just curious. What would Ackroyd’s project have looked like? Then the answer hit me. Turn it into The Real Ghostbusters movie. Ackroyd in the late 90’s said he needed more money than he could secure, with animation that is a non-issue. If the animators used the same models from the Real Ghostbusters (but obviously improved the animation) it would still have that late 80’s early 90’s feel. Make it a period piece so to speak. Have a soundtrack similar to the Muppet Movie that was just released with Hipster bands covering the old songs and then keep the score the same.
Ackroyd got Murray to record voice over work for the very cool GhostBusters video game, I would bet he could secure Murray for a day or two of voice work. Remember when he showed up at the Spike TV Scream Awards in 2010 wearing his old greys? Murray is still down to feed a level of nostalgia, and my generation is most certainly prematurely nostalgic.
Release the Real Ghostbusters movie on VOD through services like Amazon and Vudu charge 10 bucks a pop like most pre-dvd releases and I would bet you could turn a profit before DVD Blu Ray sales even hit.
The best part of this is that if it sucks, it is easily dismissed. But if it kicks ass, it kicks ass and we get a new Ghost Busters.