AceShowbiz - Years after talks about a new installment died down, followed by the underwhelming all-female reboot, fans thought that "Ghostbusters 3" is dead. But Dan Aykroyd has apparently kept his hope alive for another sequel for the 1980s supernatural comedy hit film.
Appearing in a recent episode of "The Big Interview" with Dan Rather, the actor who also wrote the original film along with Harold Ramis said that the third film is in the works. "It's being written right now," he gave an update on the project.
Aykroyd additionally believes that Bill Murray, who has said that he's not interested to do another "Ghostbusters" movie, will return. "There is a possibility of a reunion with the three remaining Ghostbusters," he hopefully added. "I think Billy will come. The story's so good. Even if he plays a ghost."
Murray said several years ago that his character Peter Venkman should die in the first scene should a third movie be made. There was also rumor that the third film would center on a new generation of Ghostbusters, led by the lovechild of Dana (Sigourney Weaver) and Peter Venkman who has to take over the business after his dad dies.
Back in 2014, Murray read one of the treatments for a third film written by Aykroyd, but he said that it was "crazy bizarre and too crazy to comprehend." Ivan Reitman, who directed the first two films, commented on Murray's reaction, "It was clear he just didn't want to engage. His head was in a whole different place as an actor. He wanted to do smaller roles where he didn't have to take on the weight of the lead."
After Harold Ramis, who was one of the original actors in the first two movies and co-wrote the scripts with Aykroyd, passed away in 2014, it seemed that the chance is smaller for a third movie to come together.
Meanwhile, the all-female "Ghostbusters (2016)" received mixed reviews and was considered a box office bomb, despite becoming the highest-grossing live-action comedy domestically of the year. It only collected $128.3 million domestically against a production budget of $144 million.