Ghostbusters 3 isn't happening is it?
I've tackled this issue time and time again, Ghostbusters 3 is far from happening, despite what people will say the project never seemed to be out of the scripting stage and all the original stars hadn't signed up yet. So I've never been convinced that the film was going to happen.
We've already heard Bill Murray say it wasn't going to happen, but he's been talking about it again, and the suggestion is that not only are the studio manipulating the film but that there might not have been much of the film that was real.
”It’s just a myth. It’s like the white alligator in the sewer, you know? Who’s seen it, really?
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.”
Well you can clearly see he thinks it's rubbish, and Bill Murray says Ghostbusters 3 is crazy talk">the last time he spoke in March he was very clear what was happening. From that story I wrote:
”...he then he goes on to say that it's crazy talk and something about it being people who have way too much time on their hands who stay up all night and come up with these ideas.”
He's been clear for a while that it's not a great idea and that he doesn't want to do it, but the more the story got talked about the more it seemed he was pressurised into doing something with the film, and so it was no surprise that the story leaked out he would be killed off in the opening scenes and become a ghost for the rest of the film.
However even that didn't seem to last as the script writers seemed to fall by the wayside and even the man who seemed to be the driving force behind the film went quiet, Dan Akroyd.
”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.”
So the previous script from Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky wasn't good in Murray's eyes, but the news that Ivan Reitman was being pushed out of the director's role by the studio was a greater surprise. It seems that the studio had no care for the original actors in the film, hence why they were busy pushing a script that saw them hand off to a younger generation.
The studio had it all wrong, if indeed it really was the studio has Murray would have us believe, whoever was pulling the strings behind the production, they seriously miscalculated what the fans wanted, and it wasn't a teenage Ghostbusters, it was the original crew back for one more film.
It was surprising that as time went on the seemingly brutish and negative behaviour from Murray, the one who originally seemed to be holding the entire project up, was the one making most sense. Now he's the only one talking, I don't see anyone else, and much more I don't see a script or a film.
I think Ghostbusters 3 is dead, and I'm rather glad it is. I think Murray is too.