Dan Akroyd set fanboys' hearts aflutter earlier this week when he confirmed that a third Ghostbusters movie is, indeed, in the works, with a possible winter starting date for filming.
All the original cast members are set to return, but the story will apparently center on a "passing-of-the-torch" scenario, in which himself, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson hand over the proton packs to a younger generation of paranormal investigators.
Akroyd discussed wanting to assemble a new five-person Ghostbusters team, with two members being women. Specifically, he mentioned Eliza Dushku and Alyssa Milano as being two actresses he is particularly interested in getting to play parts.
No stranger to genre entertainment, Dushku (pictured here--thanks, BJ-C) is of course a Buffy alum who is currently on the new Joss Whedon series Dollhouse. Milano was a regular cast member of Charmed, and even lent her voice to the new Ghostbusters video game. With any luck, these two lovely ladies might be crossing the streams very, very soon.
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