For many, it is Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray synonymous with 'Ghostbusters', and therefore, there is now good news for fans of spøgelsesjægerne.
Earlier it emerged that working on a film with the working title 'Ghostbusters 2020', which is a direct sequel to the first two movies from 1984 and 1989. Names such as Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts was quickly confirmed in the cast, but one name was missing: Bill Murray.
The now 69-year-old actor has in the past categorically refused to jump in kedeldragten again, but now has changed his tune had a different sound: He is resuming his old role as Peter Venkman!
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It confirms Dan Aykroyd in an interview with The Greg Hill Show, where he adds.
- Jason Reitman has written a beautiful, heartfelt script, that takes the right DNA from the first two films and injects it directly into the third, into a new generation.
It is Jason Reitman, son of Ivan Reitman, who directed the first two films, who will be directing the new. He has previously talked with enthusiasm about the task.
I have always seen myself as the first Ghostbusters fan, when I visited the set at the age of six. I wanted to make a film for all the other fans. This is the next chapter in the original franchise. It is not a reboot. It happened in the'80s, it happened in the'80s, and this is set in the present, he has previously said to The Hollywood Reporter.
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It remains to be seen how big a role the 'old' stars in the new 'Ghostbusters 2020', as the meaning is, that the focus should be on a new, young team of heroes. New names in the cast are, for example, Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, and McKenna Grace.
A name that will be missing is Harold Ramis, who played the role as Egon Spengler. He died in 2014 at the age of 69 years.
In 2016, released a reboot of the original 'Ghostbusters'films with female leading roles. Actions in the film will be ignored in the new, which will take place in direct continuation of the old, original movie.
'Ghostbusters 2020' is expected to hit theaters in the summer of 2020.