It's the movie they said would never happen ("they" being every movie geek and Hollywood-watcher on the planet): Ghostbusters 3, the many-years-later revisit to New York's premiere spook-killers-for-hire. But now it looks like the sequel may – maaay – actually happen. At some point. Possibly this decade. Perhaps.
Famously, the movie's biggest stumbling block has long been Bill Murray, who's refused to reprise the role of Peter Venkman, despite co-stars Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson all being ready to pull on the Proton Packs and cross the beams one more time. And, obviously, you can't really make a Ghostbusters movie without Bill Murray – there'd be civil unrest in the streets.
(Despite this patently obvious fact, Aykroyd stated in a radio interview last August that, "Yes, we will be doing the movie, hopefully with Mr Murray. But Ghostbusters is bigger than any one component; the concept is much larger than any one role." Mmmyeah. But... no.)
There have been several prospective Ghostbusters 3 scripts, dating back to the mid-'90s, and Murray has knocked every single one of them back. And while his appearance on The Late Show didn't exactly give the impression that he's desperate to suit up as Venkman again, he certainly sounded like he was at least more open to the idea than he had been in years.
Here's the evidence. We'd recommend to skipping to 1:37, unless you enjoy US chat-show audiences whooping and cheering like brown-nosing celeb-o-philes.
So what d'you reckon? Is Bill up for it? And do we even want Ghostbusters 3, anyway - or should the franchise be left to rest back in its '80s heyday? Let us know over at FHM's Facebook page...