Dan Aykroyd: "Ghostbusters 3" Will Live — Without Bill Murray
(NEW YORK) -- Ghostbusters series co-writer/creator Dan Akyroyd says after myriad delays, a third film will be getting underway -- without Bill Murray.
Much of the hand-wringing on the project stemmed from Murray's hesitance to get aboard the threequel, and in a new interview with MetroUK, Aykroyd says the train has left the station.
"I can tell you he won't be involved," he tells the website.
"It's sad but we're passing it on to a new generation," Aykroyd explains. "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."
Will fans accept a Ghostbusters movie without Murray's wisecracking parapsychologist Dr. Peter Venkman? Aykroyd thinks so.
"[N]ow 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," he says.
Simply put, he says, "It's time to make the third one."
Aykroyd adds, "I'm confident we'll be in production in the next year."
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