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Dan Aykroyd Confirms Bill Murray Will Not Do Ghostbusters 3

by Jordan Zakarin, The Hollywood Reporter

Ghostbusters 3 will remain just an elusive specter, for now.

After a number of false starts, re-assurances and rumors, Ghostbusters creator, co-writer and co-star Dan Aykroyd has told London’s Telegraph newspaper that a long-awaited third film in the famed sci-fi comedy franchise is on the backburner.

“At this point it’s in suspended animation. The studio, the director Ivan Reitman and Harold Ramis feel there must be a way to do it, but Bill Murray will not do the movie. He doesn’t want to be involved,” Aykroyd explained. “He’s got six kids, houses all over America. He golfs in these tournaments where they pay him to turn up and have a laugh. He’s into this life and living it. I know we’d have a lot of fun [but] I can’t be mad at him. He’s a friend first, a colleague second. We have a deep personal relationship that transcends business and he doesn’t want to know.”

Earlier in the month, Akroyd hinted in an interview with Empire Magazine that Murray, who played Dr. Peter Venkman in the first two films, was not eager to be involved, but had not shred the script, as had been rumored on the web.

“Bill Murray is not capable of such behavior. This is simply something that would not be in his nature.” he said. “Bill has too much positive estimation of my writing skills to shred the work.”

In late 2010, Aykroyd said that the script offered Murray “a comic role of a lifetime.”

Speaking of the script, Aykroyd told the Telegraph that anything they film would have to be respectful of the franchise’s past.

“We’re not going to do a movie that exploits the franchise,” he said. “The script has to be perfect. I’m the cheerleader, but I’m only one voice in the matter.”

In August, Aykroyd told The Hollywood Reporter that the film was written, and it could work without Murray.

“What we have to remember is that Ghostbusters is bigger than any one component, although Billy was absolutely the lead and contributive to it in a massive way, as was the director and Harold [Ramis], myself and Sigourney [Weaver],” he said. “The concept is much larger than any individual role and the promise of Ghostbusters 3 is that we get to hand the equipment and the franchise down to new blood.”

The new franchise members, he said, would require the casting of three young men and one woman.

Dan’s T-Shirt Goes on Sale Later Tonight: The Dukes of Hill Valley!

OK, time to show off the T-Shirt design to be featured and sold on http://www.TeeFury.com  The Dukes of Hill Valley will be available for sale for only 24 hours on Tuesday August 30th. In Arizona time, you can start buying Monday night at 9:00pm due to the time zone difference. The idea for the shirt was by Toy Anxiety’s Dan Summers and artwork by David Rabbitte.

‘Ghostbusters 3’: Dan Aykroyd Spills Details on Plot

‘Ghostbusters 3’: Dan Aykroyd Spills Details on Plot

          “We will be doing the movie and hopefully with” Bill Murray, the actor says.

 Source: The Hollywood Reporter

It looks like the Ghostbusters will be back in action.

After months of speculation, Dan Aykroyd, one of the original stars, hinted Thursday on The Dennis Miller Show that the film could start shooting in the spring.

He added that Bill Murray has not yet committed to the project, but he and the creatives behind the film are hoping Murray signs on to reprise his role from the first two films.

“Yes, we will be doing the movie and hopefully with Mr. Murray,” he said, as reported by ComingSoon.net. “That is our hope. We have an excellent script.”

In March, Ivan Reitman expressed that same sentiment to The Hollywood Reporter, saying: “There’s a very good script that the other cast members have read and liked. We’re just waiting for Bill Murray to read it.”

But on Thursday, Aykroyd argued that the movie could go forward without Murray should he decide not to return.

“What we have to remember is that Ghostbusters is bigger than any one component, although Billy was absolutely the lead and contributive to it in a massive way, as was the director and Harold [Ramis], myself and Sigourney [Weaver],” he said. “The concept is much larger than any individual role and the promise of Ghostbusters 3 is that we get to hand the equipment and the franchise down to new blood.”

The story line, according to Aykroyd, will center around the original Ghostbusters’ inability to effectively bust ghosts anymore, so they set out to find new recruits.

“My character, Ray, is now blind in one eye and can’t drive the Cadillac,” he says, “He’s got a bad knee and can’t carry the packs. … Egon [Ramis’ character] is too large to get into the harness. We need young blood and that’s the promise. We’re gonna hand it to a new generation.”

It’s unclear whether the fourth Ghostbuster, Ernie Hudson, would be part of the cast. In April, the actor said he had not been approached by anyone in the project.

“I haven’t seen anybody with any money, but I hear it’s happening, and I’ve been reading all the press stuff, and the fans have been telling me that it’s on,” he told TMZ.

Meanwhile, Aykroyd did say Thursday that there has been no casting decisions made, but one of his recommendations would be Criminal Minds actor Matthew Gray Gubler.

“There’s going to be a casting,” he added.”:We’re going to see everyone that wants to do it. We’re going to need … three guys and a young woman.”

Dan Visits Pawn Stars (Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas)

I watch this show.  Pawn Stars.  Got to visit the shop, but the familiar guys are not there on the weekends.

One of the items featured on the show and restored by Rick from Rick’s Restorations.

It’s very busy in there.  Takes 5-10 minutes to wait in line just to get in.

Couldn’t take pictures beyond that opening as that’s where the main guys would have been if they were there.

Another featured item I recognized.

This is where they usually shoot the pawning activity.

TeeFury – Tee today, gone tomorrow

Greetings Toy Anxiety Fans!

I am blogging today about TeeFury. Our own Dan has submitted an entry we are hoping to see soon, so watch our blog and Facebook sites for an announcement when it comes out.

TeeFury was started in 2008 by a bunch of artists who love limited edition t-shirts. At TeeFury you will find a new amazing tee every 24 hours for just $10.

All of their tees are super limited-edition, being sold for only 24 hours or until sold out, whichever happens first. After 24 hours the t-shirt is removed from teefury.com, never to be made available for sale again (at least through teefury.com – artists retain full rights to their artwork and may choose to make the piece available at a future date).

TeeFury Artists

TeeFury pays its artists $1 for every shirt sold within the 24 hour period and the artist retains full rights to their design after the 24 hours. Depending on the art and the subject matter of the design, artists have earned anywhere from $150 to over $2,500 in a single day. All artist payments are sent via Paypal in USD.  There are two ways to become a TeeFury artist:

1) TeeFury will find you on the internets and invite you to participate in the FURY or

2) Click on the Submit button at the top of their homepage and fill out the necessary information. In their submit section, you will be asked to upload your design you would like them to consider.

To find out more about TeeFury and to read some Frequently Asked Questions, go to their service section, or you can always drop them a line at service@teefury.com (give them a little time to get back to you; nice people always get answered first).

Dan and Mark Hamill at SDCC 2009

markhamill&me

Dan finally got his fanboy wish – he met Mark Hamill who otherwise is known as Luke Shywalker. Dan met him at San Diego Comic Con 2009 a few weeks back. The force is strong with you Dan!

Meet Dan (and Edward James Olmos from Battlestar Galactica)

Dan and Edward James Olmos

Well, I finally have a picture of Dan to share with you. Here is Dan (right) with Edward James Olmos from Battlestar Galactica at San Diego Comic Con 2009. Dan is the store manager of Toy Anxiety and the best person to ask questions of what we have in stock. Dan can be reached at customerservice@toyanxiety.com.