Aykroyd making progress with 'Ghostbusters' script
Oct. 11, 2010, 10:19 AM EST
The script for the "Ghostbusters" sequel is almost complete, according to star and screenwriter Dan Aykroyd.
All four of the original "Ghostbusters" -- Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson -- were said to have signed up to star in a third film, 21 years after the second installment hit cinemas in 1989.
Murray previously dismissed the speculation, insisting plans for a follow-up are "hogwash."
But now Aykroyd has spoken out to say the script is near completion -- and he's convinced even Murray will be pleased with it.
He tells Britain's Daily Express, "I think Bill was concerned that the writing on 'Ghostbusters 3' would not be up to standard but I'm working on the script now. And Bill has the comic role of a lifetime."
Aykroyd also said this could be the last film in the franchise for the original line-up: "My character's eyesight is shot, I've got a bad knee, a bad hip -- I can't lift the Psychotron Accelerator any more. We need young legs, new minds, new Ghostbusters."