Yes, "Ghostbusters 3" is actually happening, with original Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd reportedly close to finishing the script. The details of the plot are pretty sparse, but last year Aykroyd name dropped Eliza Dushku as a star he'd like to see in the film.
When I had the opportunity to chat with Dushku while she was promoting the release of "Dollhouse" season two on DVD and Blu-Ray, she said that she hadn't been approached to join the film, but she would definitely be interested. "It would be an honor to be alongside Sigourney [Weaver]," she said with a laugh.
"The last I heard was Dan Aykroyd is writing the script, which I don't even know if that is truth or rumor because I got that off the Internet. But, I'll give him a call. He's an old friend," Dushku added. "I think that could be hilarious, so hopefully with our connection... I mean, that would be awesome. I love those movies. Sigourney, man, Sigourney Weaver was just so awesome in those movies."
When I suggested a possible role for her in the film -- Weaver's character Dana Barrett's daughter or maybe fiancée for Dana's son Oscar? -- Dushku laughed and was quick to shut those ideas down. "I'm not going to go there. I'm not going to start -- maybe her sister. That's all I need Sigourney to hear is: She wants to play my daughter? No, no, no," she said. "She's a fine wine, that one. I love her."
My fellow Movies Blog contributor Josh Wigler was able to chat with Weaver over the weekend, and the topic of conversation of course went to "Ghostbusters 3" as well. Weaver said that she still believed the project was underway and being written at the moment.
"I think everyone is game to give it a good try. We want the script to be as good as possible," Weaver said. "I'm delighted that 'Ghostbusters' is such a beloved two films, and I miss everyone who worked on it, so it would be fun to work with them again."
Would you like to see Eliza Dushku be a part of "Ghostbusters 3"? And are you psyched for the threequel? Tell us in the comments!