Ghostbuster 3 seems to be finally moving forward and it appears without Bill Murray's involvement. Dan Aykroyd recently appeared on The Dennis Miller Show & opened up a little on the status of the project, dropping specific details about the sequel & hinting that production will begin Spring of 2012. Hit the jump for the details.
Dan Aykroyd: "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 contributive to it in a massive way, as was the director and Harold [Ramis], myself and Sigourney [Weaver]. The concept is much larger than any individual role and the promise of 'Ghostbusters 3' is that we get to hand the equipment and the franchise down to new blood."
On reports that the plot will revolve around a new generation of 'Ghostbusters'.
"My character, Ray, is now blind in one eye and can't drive the cadillac," he says, "He's got a bad knee and can't carry the packs... Egon is too large to get into the harness. We need young blood and that's the promise. We're gonna hand it to a new generation. I like this guy Matthew Gray Gubler from the 'Criminal Minds' show, he adds, But there's going to be a casting. We're going to see everyone that wants to do it. We're going to need... three guys and a young woman."