Apparently hoping fourth time's the charm when it comes to cashing in on an idea co-founded by a deceased man 40 years ago, Dan Aykroyd is once again trying to reboot The Blues Brothers. Deadline reports that Aykoyd and John Belushi's widow are teaming with Bob's Burgers makers Bento Box Entertainment for a new animated take on Jake and Elwood Blues.
Notably, Aykroyd and Judy Belushi already tried this in 1997, teaming with UPN for a Blues Brothers cartoon, but the critical and commercial failure of 1998's anachronistic Blues Brothers 2000 apparently put a stop to it; the two again pitched a primetime animated series to networks in 2011, but that too failed to get off the ground.
"The show will be the Blues Brothers living in America and utilizing all new technology to make and promote their own records, seek out and record new artists and avoid law enforcement - and all while fighting for truth, justice and a better breakfast sandwich," Aykroyd said in a statement. That is to say, christ, we're going to have to watch Jake and Elwood's mission from God to get on Spotify, aren't we?