As Ghostbusters 3 is looking less and less likely with each new non-update from Dan Aykroyd, the actor/screenwriter has announced that he’s now getting to work on a new comedy with fellow Saturday Night Live alum Chevy Chase. No plot details were given, but Aykroyd said that he’s beginning to start work on a script concept for a comedy movie with Chase. Aykroyd hasn’t had a script produced since 1998’s Blues Brothers 2000 (yeah, that movie actually happened) and Chase’s last writing credit was the short-lived The Chevy Chase Show in 1993, but apparently the two have an idea for a new comedy that they’d like to see come to fruition. Hit the jump for more.
Aykroyd made the announcement on his Facebook page:
“Chevy (Chase) and I are about to start work on a script concept for a comedy movie. Cannot say too much about the concept, but the joy of working with him again is one that I am extremely excited about. Chevy is one of my favourite people, and one of the great anarchistic and physically committed comedians in the business.”
This news might have been exciting 25 years ago, but Chase is consistently the weakest link on NBC’s Community. Furthermore, he recently revealed to Steve that he was working on his own Vacation script with co-star Beverly DeAngelo to counter the studio’s reboot of the franchise, and lets just say his plot idea for the Griswolds isn’t the sharpest. As for Aykroyd, I think he’s actually still quite funny, but his scripts generally leave something to be desired. There’s no guarantee that the script by Aykroyd and Chase will even get to a studio, let alone production, but at this point it appears they’re intent on working through the concept.