Moranis hasn't taken a live-action acting job in 16 years

Rick Moranis has discussed the possibility of reprising his role as Louis Tully in Ghostbusters 3.

The new Ghostbusters flick has been in the works for well over a decade now but writer/star Dan Aykroyd recently said he’s feeling “re-encouraged” by the script and predicted that filming could begin early next year (2014). He’s also revealed that the sequel will introduce a new team of younger Ghostbusters who begin the story as students at New York’s Columbia University.

As things stand, Bill Murray has declined to reprise his popular role as Dr Peter Venkman from the first two Ghostbusters films. In a new interview with Empire, co-star Moranis spoke cautiously, but revealed he hasn’t ruled out a return.

“I haven’t talked to Danny [Aykroyd] about it. Somebody he’s associated with called me and I said, ‘I wouldn’t not do it, but it’s got to be good’. You know, I’m not interested in doing anything I’ve already done, and I thought the second one was a disappointment,” Moranis explained.

“But I guess I’m interested in where that guy is now. I sort of see him as being Bernie Madoff’s cellmate in jail. Both of them being so orderly that they race to get up and make their beds.”

Aykroyd and another co-star, Harold Ramis, wrote the original 1984 Ghostbusters film and 1989’s Ghostbusters II. However, the pair have apparently struggled to come up with a decent concept for the third movie and now Men In Black 3 writer Etan Cohen is believed to be working on the script.

Meanwhile, Moranis has recently released a new musical comedy album called My Mother’s Brisket & Other Love Songs. He took his last live-action acting job 16 years ago, in 1997’s Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves.