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GhostbustersBustin' makes us feel good ...

In case your Internet has been on the fritz or you somehow simply failed to get the memo, Sony is officially making 'Ghostbusters 3.'

Sony distribution president Rory Bruer announced as much at the annual ShoWest Convention on March 31, finally confirming rumors that had been circulating since last year. But it's been a decade since Peter, Egon, Ray and Winston last busted some ghost behind, so the proclamation raised some obvious questions. Will the original stars return? Who will write the thing? And, once it's written, will Ivan Reitman or Harold Ramis step up to direct? Moviefone has the latest on who's in, who's out and who's on the fence for the long-awaited threequel. Here's what we know so far ...



GhostbustersIn case your Internet has been on the fritz or you somehow simply failed to get the memo, Sony is officially making 'Ghostbusters 3.'

Sony distribution president Rory Bruer announced as much at the annual ShoWest Convention on March 31, finally confirming rumors that had been circulating since last year. But it's been a decade since Peter, Egon, Ray and Winston last busted some ghost behind, so the proclamation raised some obvious questions. Will the original stars return? Who will write the thing? And, once it's written, will Ivan Reitman or Harold Ramis step up to direct? Moviefone has the latest on who's in, who's out and who's on the fence for the long-awaited threequel. Here's what we know so far ... -- By Tom DiChiara

1. The original Ghostbusters WILL ride again.
First off, Harold Ramis wants to assure fans that the original ghost-busting quartet isn't done with ghouls and giant Stay-Puft Marshamallow Men just yet. The once and future Egon Spangler told MTV.com that he, Dan Aykroyd, Erin Hudson and even the elusive Bill Murray will strap on their proton packs for the third flick.

2. But they won't be doing the grunt work by themselves.
Admittedly, our original heroes have gotten a little too long in the tooth and wide in the waistband to be running around New York in pursuit of all those purveyors of paranormal pandemonium -- and that's why Peter, Egon, Ray and Winston will be acting as mentors to a fresh young crop of Ghostbusters. Though the names of Judd Apatow regulars Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill have been bandied about to play the next generation, so far the roles have not been cast.

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3. The script is already in the works.
Sony hasn't revealed a potential release date for the film just yet, but the studio has confirmed that Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, who produce and write for TV's 'The Office,' are already working on the screenplay. This news bodes well for the film's pedigree and certainly keeps in line with the franchise's rep for smart comedy -- but it also means that it could be a while before the flick even goes before the lens. "They work full-time on 'The Office,' [so] the script process is slow," Ramis admits. "Even if there was a great script by the end of the summer, it would be a year before [we could go into production]."

4. No director is yet attached.
There's not much more to say than that. Ramis, who's latest directorial effort 'Year One' (which, it should be noted was also penned by Stupnitsky and Eisenberg) hits theaters June 19, says he doesn't intend to helm -- and it's unclear whether Ivan Reitman, who spearheaded the first two 'Ghostbusters' films and hasn't helmed a flick since 2006's 'My Super Ex-Girlfriend' might return.

5. 'Ghostbusters 3' will likely feature some other familiar faces.
In addition to the lead quartet, it is also looking like Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver will be back for a third go-around. Though Weaver recently declined to voice the character of Dana Barret for the upcoming 'Ghostbusters: The Video Game,' Dan Aykroyd has assured Chud.com that she'll be back to play Peter Venkman's (Murray) love interest. Moranis, meanwhile, seems a little more iffy. The man who played hapless loser/inadvertent "keymaster" Louis Tully in the first two movies hasn't acted in a live-action flick since 1997's straight-to-video 'Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves.' Regardless, Ramis hints that Moranis will indeed make a triumphant return to the big screen, telling EW.com, "Everyone said they'd do it." We certainly hope so.