Billy Murray and the ‘Myth’ of ‘Ghostbusters 3’

Not that I find this in the least bit troubling, mind you, but I’m beginning to suspect Ghostbusters 3 will never materialize. Dan Aykroyd wrote a script in the 90’s, about a group of callow recruits who come in and replace the originals, but nothing ever came of it. Then Harold Ramis opened up a while ago and said the problem was really a lack of interest. Ivan Reitman looked, if only for a second, like maybe he could get it off the ground, but then Sony suddenly had reservations about a director who by Hollywood standards is 176 years old. So this just isn’t happening right? Bill Murray, for his part, wants to put the whole thing to rest. “It’s just a myth. It’s like the white alligator in the sewer, you know? Who’s seen it, really?”

Cinemablend caught Murray at the Tribeca Film Festival doing press for his new picture, Get Low, and when the conversation turned to Ghosbusters, Murray was pretty outspoken:

“It’s just really the movie studio. They love the franchise, they’d just like to re-create it again. All this talk is just talk. It drives me nuts, it’s just people talking. And now, it’s like, on the street people go ‘hey, hey, hey,’ you know, why don’t you go back to high school? Quit bothering me. Until someone actually creates a great script it’s just hogwash, it doesn’t mean anything. It’s interesting that people are interested in it, they’d like to see it. It was a great thing, it really was fun. Maybe it should. And if it’s such a good idea, then someone will write the screenplay.”

Quit bothering me? Okay fine, Bill, we will.

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