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

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

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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.


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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

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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

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