Dan Akroyd Waiting For Bill Murray to Read 'Ghostbusters 3'

June 1, 2011 By:
Dan Akroyd Waiting For Bill Murray to Read 'Ghostbusters 3'

Good news, Ghostbuster fans, a new movie might be here sooner than you think.

Hollyscoop got the details from Dan Aykroyd, who told us: "We are hoping to make the movie with Bill Murray, that's what we hope and that's where we stand. We'll see, we were expecting to make a final announcement in the next month for sure."

So, if Bill Murray isn't too busy crashing strangers' karaoke parties, we should have a third flick on the way. Aykroyd has been working with Harold Ramis on the script, and Eliza Dushku, Sigourney Weaver, and Anna Faris are set to star in the movie.

They've been teasing us with a third movie for a few years now, but Bill Murray claims he hasn't read the script. They should just write "Coen" on it and put it in front of him. Murray would be reprising his role as Doctor Peter Venkman.

The third movie has also been written by The American Office writers Gene Stupitsky and Lee Eisenberg. There have been rumors that current comedians could take on the roles of the new team—specifically, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Seth Rogan.

Aykroyd has said of the film, "There’s a great story to be told. The promise of the new movie is handing the torch over to the new young because, you know, (original Ghostbusters) Ray and Winston and Egon and Peter Venkman, we're a little taxed physically now. We can’t be frontline operators any more."

People love Bill Murray, so I think he could make it a hit on its own (if he ever gets around to reading the script). But the addition of a current generation of comic could certainly bring in a completely new audience.

Aykroyd might be in the press for Ghostbusters, but don't expect to see his face on any tabloids.

Aykroyd joked with Hollyscoop:

"WE JUST GOVERN our own behavior and try to treat everyone with dignity just live a good clean honest life and have fun with what were doing, my tabloid days are I hope over, I've been a good boy these days."

Damn, and I was hoping to find I was his love child.