Ghostbusters 3: Hellbent is an unused script written by Dan Aykroyd and Tom Davis. [1]

It is not to be confused with the cancelled Ghostbusters III, which was based on a script written by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky.


During the 1990s, Aykroyd wrote a script for a potential third film in the series. The concept reportedly would have the characters transported to an alternate version of Manhattan called Manhellton, where the people and places are hellish versions of their originals and they meet the devil.

On December 4, 2012, Aykroyd displayed interest in using the Manhellttan idea for a fifth or sixth Ghostbusters movie. [2]

On April 28, 2016, Aykroyd wrote in his "The Ghost Writer" piece in the June 2016 issue of Empire that he wanted Alec Baldwin to play the villain. [3]


Dan Aykroyd, as quoted by Hollywood Online on February 10, 1998:

"Hell is not some distant place, far away from this dimension or realm. Hell is right next door. It's like those old tintype photos where you turn them one way and they look positive, then you just flick them slightly and they look negative. That's our concept." [4]

Review comments from

"After all these years, Aykroyd has made Ghostbusters a full blown corporation, with dozens of employees, including mechanics to look after the fleet of converted ambulances; one scene echoes the shot of the Ecto-1 driving across the Brooklyn Bridge, only this time there's a whole line. They've also built themselves the Ecto-50, a converted truck with (if I understand correctly) its own Containment Unit. Winston is in fact a doctor, but it doesn't feel quite right, as if the normal guy we identified with was now indistinguishable from the rest of the team - having him working on his degrees would have been cool, while still keeping him a tad more down to earth than Egon and Ray. Venkman is noticeably absent for most of the movie, a concession I'm assuming to the fact that Murray didn't want to do another GB installment." [5]

Taken from

“We go to the hell side of Manhattan, downtown, Foley Square. It’s all where the cops are–they are all blue minotaurs. Central Park is this huge peat mine with green demons there, surrounded by black onyx thousand-foot high apartment buildings with classic red devils, very wealthy. We go and visit a Donald Trump-like character who is Mr. Sifler. Luke Sifler. Lu-cifer. So we meet the devil inside” [6]


Script WriterEdit


New GhostbustersEdit

  • Franky
    • a body-pierced, tough New Jersey punker [7]
  • Lovell
    • a dread-locked dude. [8]
  • Moira
    • a pretty but uptight gymnast and science grad. [9]
  • Carla
    • a Latino beauty. [10]
  • Nat
    • a prepubescent genius whose powerful brain has made his head abnormally large. Despite his youth, Nat serves as a supervisor for the new GBs. That's all we ever get to know about these characters. [11]

Returning GhostbustersEdit


  • Mr. Luke Sifler, the Lord of Hell. [17] [18]


  • On the Regular Cover of Ghostbusters International #11, there are several references to Hellbent:
    • In the bottom right, Luke Sifler is referenced.
    • In the bottom center, Manhellton is referenced.
    • The hellish landscape is an homage to the concept outlined in the Hellbent script.

External LinksEdit


  1. Esquire Dan Aykroyd Interview 12/4/12
  2. Esquire Dan Aykroyd Interview 12/4/12
  3. Aykroyd, Dan (2016). Empire Magazine, p. 69. Bauer Media Group, Harborough, Leicester, United Kingdom, ISBN 1234567890. Dan Aykroyd writes: "The villain was based on Donald Trump. I wanted Alec Baldwin to play him, the devil in a thousand-foot tall black onyx tower overlooking the hell-pit mine of Central Park."


Secondary CanonEdit