It’s been a long and winding road for the proposed third Ghostbusters film—Bill Murray was in, then he was outthen he was back in, then he was back out, then it got a new writing team, then another, then director Ivan Reitman threw his hands up and just considered rebooting the entire franchise.  But somehow, amidst all that turmoil, Ghostbusters 3 is now set to begin filming next year.  Really.

Finally, after 20 years, Ghostbusters 3 seems to officially be happening—and no, it doesn’t appear that Bill Murray will be involved, and yes, it does appear to be a direct sequel rather than a reboot (that said, seeing as how the plot revolves around the original Ghostbusters hanging up their proton packs relatively early in the film and getting replaced with a much younger team, it may as well be a reboot).  And, with Reitman at the helm, the sequel is set to begin filming in summer of 2013, with a script by Etan Cohen (based on a draft by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky).

Coming Soon has Dan Aykroyd’s take on the film, with the actor stating that “my character, Ray, is now blind in one eye and can’t drive the Cadillac…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.”

Sigh.  Well, it can’t be as bad as Ghostbusters 2, right?

Source:  Coming Soon