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Bill Murray may have opted out of Ghostbusters 3 (for now), but that doesn't mean the project is dead by any stretch. In fact, his costar Dan Aykroyd told Esquire that he's thisclose to breathing life into the moribund supernatural comedy franchise without his fellow SNL alum reprising his hilarious role as Dr. Peter Venkman. The reason? Not only do Aykroyd and director Ivan Reitman have "a script that we like" thanks to the new draft handed in by Tropic Thunder scribe Etan Cohen from a script by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, but the funnyman said Murray doesn't necessarily hold veto power over the project anymore. "He abrogated his rights by sort of, by saying, two »

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