Ashton Kutcher is afraid of the apocalypse, but he ain’t scared of no ghosts. Kutcher might be donning a proton pack in the upcoming “Ghostbusters 3,” currently in casting.

Director Ivan Reitman, who has helmed the series from the beginning, recently worked with Kutcher on the romantic comedy “No Strings Attached,” which explains why he is being considered for the role with no previous buzz. Reitman himself said that Kutcher is a “possible” star for the film.

Before the movie gets made, however, someone has to convince Bill Murray to come on board. Murray’s role as Peter Venkman is integral to the plot, as he has been the lead character in the first two films. Murray seems to be stalling a bit in committing to the film: in an interview with Howard Stern, he said, “There’s a script somewhere but I haven’t read it yet.”

“I’ll get to it, I gotta get to it. I feel bad,” said Murray. “It’s not the foremost thing in my mind, so I don’t think about it.” You’d better start thinking about it, Bill. We want our Ghostbusters back!

Kutcher has helped a number of charities and humanitarian efforts in the past, including creating a jewelry line with wife Demi Moore to end child sex trafficking. For his efforts, Kutcher was recognized as one of the most charitable celebrities of the year. Murray, meanwhile, has participated in the Chevy Chase Green Auction in the past.

So, nearly 30 years after the original “Ghostbusters,” we’re still tied up in pre-production for the third movie. Will it ever be made? Will we see Bill Murray and Ashton Kutcher crossing streams? Will we finally see Rick Moranis in a movie again? We can only hope.

  • LJRich

    This had better be a vicious, vicious lie. If not, GB3 is already a pile of steaming crap. Let’s face it, GB 3 is an omen in the making, anyway. I dread this.