First Dan Aykroyd leaked news of a possible Ghostbusters 3 while promoting his Wine in Toronto. Then the trades announced that The Office scribes Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky were attached to write the screenplay. Now, Harold Ramis has come forward to confirm that the sequel is definitely moving ahead with Judd Apatow and Bill Murray possibly involved.
Ramis himself sent an email to Mark Caro's Pop Machine Blog at The Chicago Tribune explaining the matter at hand:
"Yes, Columbia Pictures is developing a script for Ghostbusters 3 with my year one writing partners, Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg. Judd Apatow is co-producing Year One and has made several other films for Sony, so of course the studio is hoping to tap into some of the same acting talent. Aykroyd, Ivan Reitman and I are consulting at this point, and according to Dan, Bill Murray is willing to be involved on some level. He did record his dialogue for the new Ghostbusters video game, as did Danny and I, and Ernie Hudson. The concept is that the old Ghostbusters would appear in the film in some mentor capacity. Not much else to say at this point. Everyone is confident a decent script can be written and i guess we'll take it from there. Best, Harold."
So, there you go folks. If all goes well, we can look forward to seeing Ghostbusters 3 in 2010.