One of the stars discusses third installment and Bill Murray's involvement
Ghostbusters 3 looks set to go ahead, with or without the involvement of Bill Murray. The news is a turnaround from a few months back when Sony remarked they would not make the film without him.
Speaking on The Dennis Miller Show, Aykroyd said:
Yes, we will be doing the movie and hopefully with Mr. Murray. That is our hope. We have an excellent script. What we have to remember is that Ghostbusters is bigger than any one component, although Billy was absolutely the lead and contributed to it in a massive way.
As reported by ComingSoon.net, Ghostbusters 3 will indeed be coming soon, with the shoot set for Spring 2012.
In the interview, Aykroyd went on to divulge a little of the plot, describing how his character, [bRay Stantz[/b] and the character of Egon (played by Harold Ramis) are over the hill and in need of help.
He reiterated the idea behind the new film, which will see a new group inheriting the Ghostbusters mantle:
The promise of Ghostbusters 3 is that we get to hand the equipment and the franchise down to new blood. We’re going to need… three guys and a young woman.
Ghostbusters 3 has been in development hell for over a decade but with a script written and a tentative shooting date less than six months away, a follow-up to the 1989 sequel looks to be well on its way.