After a seemingly endless game of tease which has been played out between film websites for months, Bill Murray finally clears up rumours regarding the long-awaited Ghostbusters 3. Speaking in an interview for this month’s GQ, Murray (whose portrait here was created by celebrated comic book artist Daniel Clowes) has the following to say:

“It’s all a bunch of crock. It’s a crock. There was a story—and I gotta be careful here, I don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings. When I hurt someone’s feelings, I really want to hurt them. [laughs] Harold Ramis said, Oh, I’ve got these guys, they write on The Office, and they’re really funny. They’re going to write the next Ghostbusters. And they had just written this movie that he had directed.”

Year One was the movie in question, and I think we can all safely assume that if Ramis attempts to resurrect the franchise yet again, he won’t be tapping those guys to write it.

This news is a shame for those fans who are desperate to see some ghosts being busted again, but as this year in particular has proved, it’s a tricky endeavour to try and capture the same magic which existed in those cherished classics from the 80’s.