In an interview with CinemaBlend, Aykroyd said he stills sees potential in bringing the Ghostbusters back to life, but along the lines of featuring the characters younger and in school, similar to the wildly popular Netflix series Stranger Things, which starts streaming its second season today.
“I can see several possibilities there. You know? Take a cue from these guys in Stranger Things and maybe have the Ghostbusters in high school or something,” Aykroyd said.
The last time fans saw the Ghostbusters concept brought to life was in the form of the 2016 all-female reboot, starring top-notch female talent such as Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, but it sadly didn’t fare well at the box office. So it’s not just a question of whether Aykroyd could do it, it’s also a question of whether fans are interested.
The original Ghostbusters concept was created by Aykroyd and Harold Ramis and the 1984 film co-starring Aykroyd, Ramis, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson is still a cherished classic. So if anyone is going to successfully bring it back in a new iteration, it’s Aykroyd.
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