Dan Aykroyd is out promoting his new show Hotel Paranormal and recently talked about the new movie Ghostbusters: Afterlife. The new movie was supposed to be released this summer but due to the coronavirus the movie was moved to 2021. When it drops the movie will be missing a key piece….Harold Ramis. Ramis passed away in 2014 but will not be forgotten said Aykroyd as he talked about how it was filming without his longtime friend, co-writer, and costar. “To have that formation without that man standing right there on the line with us was a pretty serious adjustment,” Aykroyd said “He will be very well represented in the new film, I can tell you that. He’s very honorably represented.”
The Veteran actor who got his start on Saturday Night Live embraced the future of the franchise with it in the hands of Jason Reitman, the son of the first two Ghostbusters movies Ivan Reitman.
“He’s passing the DNA of the first two movies directly to the new generation,” he says of the younger Reitman. “It’s just a lot of fun to see these terrific young actors slinging the old Cadillac around and having the equipment in their hands. The story that develops from that is scary and funny and heartfelt and also funny. And it feeds into the possibility of more follow-ups with this group and with others who want to join.”
He said, “Everyone can be a Ghostbuster, just start out by studying science and physics. Every county in the United States has a paranormal society, and I don’t think before Ghostbusters that was true. No one back then knew what ectoplasm was, before Ghostbusters. We introduced that term to millions of people around the world where it was just a standard part of the vernacular in the research, which my family has been into for generations. We turned it into a joke [in the film], and I think that’s ok with everyone on the other side. [laughs]”