Murray talks sense on Ghostbusters 3
The last time Bill Murray spoke out about Ghostbusters 3 he was starting to say things that appealed to me, saying that he was holding out to see what the script for the film was really like and would only do the film if it was really good.
Before then he'd been holding out against a Ghostbusters return and most people, including myself, thought he was the bad guy in the process, stopping a sequel to a beloved film franchise.
Now though I'm really siding with the man and I'm starting to believe that he's the sane one in the whole process.
Once again Bill Murray is talking down the idea of Ghostbusters 3 and saying that we should all hold our converted hearses, including the team themselves.
Now he's saying that the people behind the film want the old team to return so that they can simply hand over to the new team and get kicked out of the film quick, sharpish in order to start a new franchise. Now that's interesting, because that's what I've been scared about with this film for some time, as soon as I heard that it would have new, younger faces involved.
”What they really want from us is just to open the movie and then get lost after introducing a new generation of Ghostbusters, who can start the franchise all over again. I've heard the script idea, and part of it is good but, you know, it's going to be tough to start again.”
What Murray says through The Times (currently the article isn't appearing, despite it being the correct link) and The Playlist is just what I've been concerned about and voicing online for some time now, and it seems that Bill Murray is too, I wonder how many of the others in the original line up are concerned about this and how many are just in it for the money?
Murray is turning out to be the hero of the piece, and if the film doesn't happen then he's saved us from a poor, formulaic, typically thin Hollywood sequel. If he does do it, then chances are he's found a good script and a good reason. Good to see he's not just in it for the cash.