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Aykroyd: Ghostbusters 3 Will Shoot Next Year, Maybe Without Murray

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There was once a time when I was overwhelmingly excited by any and all news relating to Ghostbusters 3. Then, a series of events occurred that effectively made my opinions do an about-face. The movie, if it ever does happen, is very likely doomed to fail.

So it is with mild trepidation then that I bring word from Dan Aykroyd on the status of the long-in-development sequel. The actor and writer discussed the subject in an appearance on The Dennis Miller Show, revealing that Bill Murray isn’t set to return but that the plan is to start shooting early next year.

Aykroyd says the script is “excellent,” and that the plan is still to tell a story about the aging original Ghostbusters passing on the torch to a younger generation. The only thing that doesn’t add up here is the Murray absence; approval the original starring foursome, plus director Ivan Reitman, is needed to make the new movie happen. Will Murrray still sign off if he isn’t involved?

Excuse me while I go cry in a corner.