Dan Aykroyd Says He Would Be Interested In Doing A Live-Action GHOSTBUSTERS Netflix Series

Dan Aykroyd Says He Would Be Interested In Doing A Live-Action GHOSTBUSTERS Netflix Series

The fate of the Ghostbusters film franchise remains up in the air, but Dan Aykroyd (Ghostbusters, Blues Brothers) is interested in bringing the boys in grey to the small screen via a streaming service...

By mgeoff88 - Oct 26, 2017 04:10 PM EST
Filed Under: Ghostbusters
Source: ScreenRant.com
The Ghostbusters franchise has hit a slump after the rebooted movie in 2016 failed to meet expectations, leaving any chance for a sequel in the dust, and the future of any new live-action adventures uncertain. An animated film is said to be in the works with Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters, Stripes) involved, but will be from the POV of a ghost, which isn't exactly what fans were hoping for.

The original Ghostbusters (1984) movie was a massive hit, leading to a sequel, several animated shows and video games (one which served as a sequel to Ghostbusters II). Dan Aykroyd still believes in the franchise, and has an idea that involves bringing the Ghostbusters to a streaming platform.

While talking to Cinema Blend, Aykroyd references Stranger Things as an inspiration for his idea of a Ghostbusters series about the boys in grey during their younger days:

“Yes. Absolutely. Sure. Sure. 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.”
 
A possible prequel series of sorts sounds like an intriguing idea. With streaming and binge-watching now the norm for watching our favorite shows, offering a Ghostbusters series on a streaming service like Netflix as opposed to a cable network, would greatly benefit it.

Would you watch a Netflix series about the Ghostbusters gang during their high school days? Or do you feel that Ghostbusters is better suited for the big screen? Sound off in the comments section below!
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SKetCH
SKetCH - 10/26/2017, 4:13 PM
Yes, please.
sKeemAn
sKeemAn - 10/26/2017, 4:14 PM
Ghostbusters in High school????? yeah, I'm not feeling that.
sKeemAn
sKeemAn - 10/26/2017, 4:14 PM
But i would definitely watch a GB series.
AnthonyVonGeek
AnthonyVonGeek - 10/26/2017, 4:16 PM
Ghostbusters in high school? That makes me want to watch some Extreme Ghostbusters.
MUTO123
MUTO123 - 10/26/2017, 4:17 PM
MrMasculinity
MrMasculinity - 10/26/2017, 4:19 PM
As long as it's based on the originals, or a continuation and not a political statement. Yes. A million times yes.
rg7620
rg7620 - 10/26/2017, 4:21 PM
CurlyBill
CurlyBill - 10/26/2017, 4:20 PM
Dan Aykord the guy who can never say no. Just let it die already, they should have done Ghostbusters in hell, but instead we got "Ghostbusters women are funny too the movie" and that didn't go so well.
Waldurr
Waldurr - 10/26/2017, 4:24 PM
APPROVED


"who you gonna call? DAn Akroyd!"
grif
grif - 10/26/2017, 4:28 PM
wtf happened to this guy? get checked out for concussions bro.
knocturnalzen10
knocturnalzen10 - 10/27/2017, 6:18 AM
@grif - cat scans are important grif !
Spock0Clock
Spock0Clock - 10/26/2017, 4:29 PM
I can't tell you how much I wanted to see these three as a new generation of Ghostbusters a couple of years back.



But it's dead, Dan. You killed it when you let it become a Paul Feig faffabout.
BlackHulk
BlackHulk - 10/26/2017, 4:32 PM
No thanks. I am a fan of the first two movies, but that was 20+ years ago. Just let it die. There are enough recycled movies and tv shows out there.
ImmovableForce
ImmovableForce - 10/26/2017, 4:40 PM
YES! Make it happen! Here's how I think I'd do it. Get the original guys (rest in peace, Harold Ramis) back into action fighting some ghost that shows up after years of not much activity. And they realize just how over the hill they are. So, they bring in a younger crew. Could be a couple women, a couple guys, each of them weird or quirky in their own way. Would need great writers. And... do it with or without Bill Murray. Make it good so you can smear it in his face when it's raking in the money.
ATrueHero1987
ATrueHero1987 - 10/26/2017, 4:50 PM
A Netflix series of GB? COOL(idk how the special effects would be)! With that being said, make it about the original 4.
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