Rick Moranis is Down for a Third Ghostbusters
Like it or not, Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd are putting together a third film in the popular Ghostbusters franchise. It’s been a rather dramatic process, mostly because of how vocal Bill Murray has been in his dislike for the project, It was even rumored that he shredded the script and sent it back. Needless to say, and it makes me quite sad, Bill Murray won’t be joining Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Harold Ramis.
A script has been in the works for a long time and not long ago, Aykoyd gave us teaser of what to expect in regards to a plot, saying “Basically, there’s research being done [and] 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.” It doesn’t sound horrible and if the the plan to bring on a younger cast to serve as trainees, as has been rumored, turns out to be true, it could actually turn out well.
One actor that has been flying under the radar for some time is Rick Moranis, who served as the Keymaster in the original 1984 film. Moranis stepped away from Hollywood to concentrate on his family, but according to a recent interview with Empire, he’d be willing to reprise his role in the third film.
“I haven’t talked to Danny (Aykroyd) about it,” he tells the UK magazine. “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.
“But I guess I’m interested in where that guy is now. I sort of see him as being Bernie Madoff’s cellmate in jail. Both of them being so orderly that they race to get up and make their beds.”
I would love to see Moranis return, especially if Murray won’t be and it pleases me that he won’t do the film just for the sake of doing it and that there has to be a good reason for him to come back. I think h sells himself a bit short as his role is one of the more memorable from the series and from comedy films in general. If this is going to happen, I’d prefer it be done right and making sure Moranis is involved is a must.
Source : Empire