'Ghostbusters 3' has seesawed between dead and "in progress" for quite some time, but one of the original film's stars, Dan Aykroyd, recently stated that filming will kick off next year... so that means it's still coming? Well, yes. Now it looks like we will be seeing a third installment coming in the near future, and Aykroyd took to Larry King to tell us more about what it'll be about.
In an interview with King, shown above, the original Ghostbuster stated that 'Ghostbusters 3' is "based upon new research that’s being done in particle physics by the young men and women at Columbia University." Now, he already told us a while ago that this "new research" refers to the the Higgs boson particle and current particle theories. "Basically there’s research being done that…I can say that the world or our dimension that we live in, our four planes of existence, length, height, width and time, become threatened by some of the research that is being done. And Ghostbusters, new Ghostbusters have to come and solve the problem."
Specifically, he says, "We need four new Ghostbusters. We need four new Columbia students," 'cause clearly none of the busters from days past (much like the modern hipster) know anything about Higgs Boson.
What isn't known about 'Ghostbusters 3,' however, is whether or not Bill Murray will return. The actor is currently set to star in 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' for his pal Wes Anderson, with whom he more recently teamed for 'Moonrise Kingdom.' Much like the state of 'Ghostbusters 3,' so too has Murray's return continuously pingponged between yay and nay. And unfortunately, Aykroyd stated that Murray is not part of the film at this time.