You know, we tried and tried to resist writing this “news” story because it’s really not news. It’s just more lip service. But, after the seventh(!) tip about Murray talking Ghostbusters 3, we have finally caved in.
When last we visited this now tiresome story, Dan Aykroyd called Ghostbusters co-star Bill Murray and snarled, “Stop acting like a jerk”, citing Murray as the problem child in getting this third film made.
Murray finally retorted in an interview with Coming Soon:
“You know, it’s really the studio that starts this stuff,” he told the site. “They start saying ‘Ghostbusters.’ They want to do (it) and it’s really the world of sequels and bringing these things back again, and then some wiseacre said, ‘Hey, we got a couple of new writers who are gunna [sic] write something.’ And I thought, ‘Oh, well, maybe there’ll be some writers and there was always this joke, sort of a half-true, half-joke thing like, ‘Well, I’ll do it if you kill me off in the first reel.’ That was my joke, you know? So supposedly someone was writing a script where I actually got killed in the first reel and became a ghost, which I thought, ‘Well, that’s kind of clever anyway.’ But then these guys that were supposedly the writers that were going to do it, they wrote a film that came out and people saw the film* and went… ‘We’re not going to do it after all, are we?’ So it’s just a kind of a dreamy thing. They want to create a new generation of Ghostbusters, you know? They’d just like us to pass the torch.” (*Presumably that was Harold Ramis’ last movie Year One.)”
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