With all the excitement that the rumours of a new Ghostbusters video game recently stirred up, our buddy Dan Aykroyd seems eager to capitalize on the situation. As we all know, he’s been trying to get a 3rd Ghostbusters movie off the ground for years, but unfortunately none of the other original cast members have been all that interested (read: desperate). Well now Aykroyd seems to have come up with a plan that even has Bill Murray on board: a computer-animated Ghostbusters movie. Wait… what???
I may be unfairly biased against CGI right now because there are so many damn generic talking animal movies out there, but I really don’t like the thought of this. I’m guessing Aykroyd saw some of the video game footage and thought it looked pretty damn impressive (which it did) and instantly saw a solution to his problem. Unfortunately, I don’t think a CGI Ghostbusters film will be anywhere near as good as a live action Ghostbusters movie. The Garfield movies are proof that you need more than Bill Murray’s voice to get across his humour, and you know that any studio that takes this on is going to expect the movie to be geared more towards kids than adults. (I’m guessing this film will no longer be based on Aykroyd’s Ghostbusters In Hell script.) The question is, is this better than nothing? Personally, I’d rather have nothing instead of a CG substitute for Ghostbusters 3. What do you think?» Related Link: Movieweb