Don't believe all you hear about a recalcitrant Bill Murray throwing spanners around left right and centre in the works of Ghostbusters 3. That at least is the message coming from Bill Murray himself, who's been talking to Coming Soon on the Get Low press junket.
According to Dr Venkman, it seems part of the recent trouble afflicting the on/off, stop/start, are they/aren't they second sequel, is the under-performance of Year One, Harold Ramis' 2009 comedy disappointment. Year One and The Office (US) writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky had been working on drafts of Ghostbusters 3 that seemed to be getting everyone's approval. But, says Murray, "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?'" Hollywood is harsh.
Murray concedes in the interview that he's actually finding the whole saga "irritating" (so that's actually a small spanner right there), but does ultimately still seem tempted from a nostalgic angle: "Maybe it'd be fun to do... the guys are funny and I miss Rick Moranis and Annie Potts and Danny Aykroyd. That's really a big part of it."
So we're no further ahead, and possibly moving backwards: still no official studio greenlight, and now, seemingly, a script in a state of turnaround. It looks like Ghostbusters 3 is still a very long way off.