Anyone who has followed any type of news on Ghostbusters 3 over the past few years, knows a few things:
The Office writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg (who also wrote/produced Bad Teacher) had a draft of the script that a lot of people liked, except Bill Murray.
Dan Akroyd is content to sell his Crystal Skull Vodka, but if everyone was on board, he would do a third film.
Bill Murray hates the idea, and refused to be in it, even after joking he would do it as a ghost. There were stories that he shredded the script and sent it back, but the point is, he simply will never be involved in anything Ghostbusters ever again.
So it’s not surprising that in a talk with Collider, Ivan Reitman said:
“I think Ghostbusters probably should be remade, if we can get it all right. We’re working on it, so we’ll see.”
Sounds like more an off-the-cuff remark than something that’s actually being worked on, although it was reported a while back that Tropic Thunder and Idiocracy co-writer Etan Cohen was working on a new draft of the script. Still, it sounds like even if a remake is being seriously considered, it’s a long way off, and a “something that might happen one day if we feel like it” project, rather than something everyone is actively pursuing.
It does, however, seem that they are ultimately giving up on trying to make another sequel.