Heeb Magazine chatted Rick Moranis and got to talk about Rick's potential involvement in a new Ghostbusters project. The answer... interesting!
Moranis: There’s the perennial talk of another Ghostbusters, but that’s all talk and speculation. I got a call three or four years ago from an associate of Aykroyd’s. Some sort of producer. And he said, “Listen, I gotta ask you something, because the Internet says you’re retired”—which is one of my favorites, by the way. I just love when the Internet is wrong. It’s the only thing that will save journalism. So he says, “I gotta ask, would you do it?” I said, “I don’t say no to anything until everything is presented to me.” What is it? Is it happening? Is there a script? What’s the part? Who else is in it? Where is it? How long is it gonna take? You know, I need a little bit more information. “But it’s something you would do?” he asks. Do I have to answer that? That’s called “producing.” I got this, and I got this. Gimme some money.
Our take: This puts Moranis squarely in the Murray camp. If it's good, and if it is real, then he would jump in. Until then, no decision need be made.
Also of note, this story may fit the timeline of casting for the Ghostbusters Video Game... perhaps that's what this call was about? Moranis was one of the only guys they couldn't wrangle to return, even Sigourney expressed interest in returning... but too late, they had already moved on with Alyssa Milano by the time Weaver had turned down the game and changed her mind.
And of note as well... Moranis is lookin good!
Moranis is out and out promoting his new comedy/music album "My Mother's Brisket"