Dan Aykroyd may not be having a particularly easy time getting Ghostbusters 3 off the ground, but that doesn’t mean he’s giving up on something made. In fact, Aykroyd recently announced on his Facebook page that he’ll be teaming up with fellow Saturday Night Live alum Chevy Chase to pen a new comedy film.
Details on what the film will be are extremely light at the moment, but Aykroyd did at least say that he’s excited to work with Chase again.
“Cannot say too much about the concept, but the joy of working with him again is one that I am extremely excited about,” Aykroyd said. “Chevy is one of my favorite people, and one of the great anarchistic and physically committed comedians in the business.”
The last time Chase and Aykroyd teamed up for a movie was 1991’s Nothing But Trouble, which just so happened to be Aykroyd’s directorial debut. If you’ve never heard of the film before, that’s likely because Nothing But Trouble was a flop in just about every sense of the word. Hopefully their last movie project isn’t an indication of what we can expect with their new comedy film project.
Since then, the two actors have gone their separate ways, with Chase recently landing a gig in NBC’s comedy Community, while Aykroyd has been keeping a relatively lower profile, starring in 2010’s Yogi Bear. Aykroyd is also said to be starring in The Campaign, an upcoming political comedy from Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis.