After decades of waiting and a number of false starts, Sony Pictures has confirmed that Ghostbusters 3 will begin shooting next year in New York.

Director Ivan Reitman decided to leave the project after Harold Ramis, who played mould-loving Egon Spengler, died last month. However, he has confirmed that he will help producer Amy Pascal find an alternative director.

The narrative, which was worked on by Dan Ackroyd and Harold Ramis at various stages, could feature the original characters – but only as minor roles.

Bill Murray, who played deadpanning Peter Venkmen, is yet to confirm that he’ll be working on the film.

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