Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
New Kingsman Images Show Samuel L. Jackson
And Colin Firth deploys his umbrella for The Secret Service
Brian G. Hutton 1935 - 2014
The Where Eagles Dare director dies aged 79
David Yates Up For Fantastic Beasts
Harry Potter veteran director in talks for spin-off
White Bird In A Blizzard In A Trailer
Shailene Woodley loses Eva Green
Jeremy Lovering Prepares For The Bringing
In Fear director heads for Cecil Hotel
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
04 August 2014
Paul Feig Eyed For Ghostbusters 3
As Sony considers a female-led reboot
Bill Murray To Play Baloo For Jon Favreau
While Andy Serkis' competing Jungle Book pic has a title and a date
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Tammy (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Legends Of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Monuments Men (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Behind The Candelabra (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Hyde Park On Hudson (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Bill Murray Talks Ghostbusters Problems
It's not his fault!

29 April 2010  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Coming Soon

submit to reddit

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.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Scream 4 Teaser Poster Online
Get a taster of the horror sequel
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

RE: Bill Murray Talks Ghostbusters Problems
You've got to know when to resist the temptation of nostalgia.  Leave Ghostbusters alone.  It will only disappoint. More

Posted by mlavagna at 00:39 on 18 May 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Bill Murray Talks Ghostbusters Problems
Ghostbusters was about fun,like most things in that period of time. I'll bet Bill Murray hasn't enjoyed making a movie that much since. a bit like the Rocky thread,it's probably best well left alone. For all of our sakes. More

Posted by BOHEMIANBOB at 00:52 on 16 May 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Bill Murray Talks Ghostbusters Problems
Clue number one for someone having a knack for movie development: You want to kill off a favorite character, and think people will like it. 93banghead-thumb.gif] I can tell you this for sure, on't like it. As opposed to that idea, I'd just as soon Ghostbusters 3 doesn't materialize. More

Posted by Loves2Opine at 00:10 on 16 May 2010 | Report This Post

If they can't get all of the elements together properly it's better to just let this die. The last thing we need is another terrible sequel. More

Posted by deheor at 02:07 on 01 May 2010 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
Jesus Christ i was so happy when i heard about he potential for the third film but all this back and forth, do whatever i don't care anymore. More

Posted by TheSpleen at 17:56 on 30 April 2010 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
A good sequel should tell an original story.  It should put the characters in a new situation.  It should offer something truly fresh.  I really don't see what more can be done with Ghostbusters.   I think that another film would just feel like a retreading of old steps.  Predicable and unoriginal.  I love Ghostbusters and I understand the nostalgic appeal of wanting to make another one, but in all honesty, I don't think that they More

Posted by mlavagna at 21:23 on 29 April 2010 | Report This Post

RE:
Well it's been 20 years we're not expecting miracles - if it happens it happen, if it don't it don't - which would be a shame More

Posted by Sphinx at 18:27 on 29 April 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Ghostbusters Code 3
I think that Ghostbusters should have remained the stand alone film that it was originally intended to be.  They should never have made Ghostbusters II and they certainly shouldn't make a third.  More

Posted by mlavagna at 15:40 on 29 April 2010 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Exclusive: Luc Besson Talks Lucy
'There is no bullshit with Scarlett Johansson'

Video: Daniel Radcliffe Talks What If...
On Gordon Ramsay, swearing and date movies

The 24 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

Who Shot First? The Complete List Of Star Wars Changes
An exhaustive chronology of George Lucas' post-release tinkering

Gamescom 2014: The 10 Most Exciting Games
Zombies! Guns! Tombs! Sheep! Watch the trailers right here...

Who Is Mack Bolan? Your Guide To Cinema's New Action Man
As Bradley Cooper lines up to star as the hero, here's your handy guide to his story so far

Film Studies 101: A Film Buff's Guide To Movie Movements
Everything you need to know about cinema's key groups

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)