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'Ghostbusters 3': Bill Murray won't be involved, confirms Dan Aykroyd

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Dan Aykroyd has confirmed that Bill Murray is not involved in Ghostbusters 3.

The actor told Metro that he hoped the long-awaited comedy sequel would go into production in 2013.

Ghostbusters (1984)

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"We've got a brilliant new writer [Etan Cohen] on it and we'll be passing the torch onto a [new] generation," he said.

"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."

He continued: "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."

Asked if Bill Murray was finally on board, Aykroyd replied: "No, I can tell you he won't be involved.

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"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."

Murray last month suggested he might reprise his role as Dr Peter Venkman in the sequel after saying that it was "a possibility".



The project was recently said to be in "suspended animation" after Murray's previous rejection, though Aykroyd denied claims his former co-star had shredded a script for the movie.

Aykroyd said last summer that the film would be made with or without Murray, though series star Sigourney Weaver had said that she would not sign up for the film without him.

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