Ghostbusters III rumors are alive and well thanks to a few of Dan Aykroyd's incomplete utterances to a question at a promotion for the new House of Blues in Boston. As part of a live chat session with Boston Globe readers, Aykroyd said this about the project: "Script is commenced early Summer. Hope to be in production by late Fall 2009."
In 2005, Harold Ramis said that he was considering making a third Ghostbusters film written by Dan Akroyd and set to star Ben Stiller alongside the original line-up with the apparent omission of Bill Murray. (At that time, Murray was still on his post-Lost in Translation quest for an Oscar and, with the exception of some voice acting in Garfield, was avoiding comedies like the plague.)