If it's crap ... We'll tell you
If you're a fan of 80s comedies, or of laughing in general, then I don't need to explain to you the greatness of Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase. Separately, they gave us films like 'The Blues Brothers,' 'Fletch,' 'Ghostbusters,' and 'National Lampoon's Vacation.' And then together, they treated us to the espionage farce 'Spies Like Us.' The two have not worked together since 1991's 'Nothing But Trouble,' but that collaborative silence appears to be at an end. Aykroyd dropped this bombshell via 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.
So the question of course becomes, are they just writing a script or are they also planning to star in this supposed comedy? There is also the possibility, which needs to be addressed, that this is some sort of gag. Even two years ago, I would have been exceedingly dubious of any news that was relayed through celebrity social media. However anymore, it's proven more often than not to be a legitimate news source as more and more celebs use the medium to connect with fans and keep themselves in the public eye. There is also the fact to be considered that it makes complete sense that Aykroyd would be seeking out collaborations with other former comedy partners after what seems to be an increasingly unpleasant divide growing between he and Bill Murray during this whole 'Ghostbusters 3' debacle. With Chevy's resurgence on NBC's 'Community,' and with Aykroyd preparing to appear in the new Will Ferrell/Zach Galifianakis comedy 'The Campaign,' the time seems right for these two to reconnect. If it is true, color me ecstatic.
What do you guys think? Are excited about these two luminary funnymen joining forces again?