Dan Ackroyd: 'Ghostbusters 3 Will Start Shooting In 2014'
Star reveals fast progress is being made on comedy threequel...
Dan Ackroyd has suggested that the long-awaited Ghostbusters 3 could start shooting as early as next year.
The veteran comic actor told ABC News that work was progressing quickly on the sequel - on which he has been working with director Ivan Reitman for some years.
"I know that we're expecting half of the screenplay to be completed very soon," he said. "It should be into production by the fall and be shooting by the New Year.
"I won't say anything, it's very exciting. The Higgs boson and the particle theories, gluons and mesons, that really gives us a scientific base in terms of our fictional storytelling, to open up to another dimension and have something horrible come through."
And Ackroyd also revealed that efforts were still being made to secure the services of Bill Murray for the threequel.
"It's going to be very, very exciting. I've been more encouraged than I ever have been. It sounds real now," he said.
"We've got a sharp new writer on it, Ivan is on it, Harold [Ramis] is on it, I'm on it. And if I can put the catch-net on Billy [Murray] and bring him in, it will be wonderful, if he decides to do it. There will always be a hole for him."