"Ghostbusters 3" has been on and off again for I don't know how long, as it seemed everything was depending on Bill Murray's involvement.
Murray was once said to cameo as a ghost, and then said to not like the script etc. etc.
The latest comes from Dan Aykroyd (via the Metro) who now says Bill Murray will not be involved, and that they will be passing the torch to a "new generation."
Is Ghostbusters 3 finally happening?
DAN AYKROYD: Yes, we’ve got a brilliant new writer on it and we’ll be passing the torch on to a new generation. We’re working on it to make it just right to satisfy our fans. I’m confident we’ll be in production in the next year.
It’s been a long process, hasn’t it?
AYKROYD: Yes, but now we’ve got the studio on side. We’ve tried a few concepts which weren’t right but now we’ve got a good structure and will make it happen.
Is Bill Murray doing it?
AYKROYD: No, I can tell you he won’t be involved.
How do you feel about that?
AYKROYD: It’s sad but we’re passing it on to a new generation. Ghostbusters 3 can be a successful movie without Bill. My preference would be to have him involved but at this point he doesn’t seem to be coming and we have to move on. It’s time to make the third one.