The long-awaited third Ghostbusters movie is set to start shooting early next year, possibly without Bill Murray.
The Lost in Translation star remains the last original castmember to sign on for the sequel and now former co-star Dan Aykroyd has revealed the project could be moving forward without him.
Appearing on radio host Dennis Miller's show recently, the Blues Brothers star said, "We will be doing the movie and hopefully with Mr. Murray. That is our hope. (But) the concept is much larger than each individual role."
The actor also confirmed reports suggesting the new film will set up a series of new Ghostbusters films: "The promise of Ghostbusters 3 is that we get to hand the equipment and the franchise down to new blood.
"My character, Ray, is now blind in one eye and can't drive the cadillac. He's got a bad knee and can't pick up the pack.
"Egon (Harold Ramis) is too large to get into the harness. We need young blood and that's the promise. We're gonna hand it to a new generation."