Another Ghostbusters star unsure of Ghostbusters III
We know that Bill Murray has been rather outspoken about Ghostbusters III and where it really is for him, and it stands as quite the contrast to the media courting that the production has been doing through Dan Aykroyd, a courting that sounds like someone talking about a production in the hope that it will stir up the frenzy in order to see it made.
Now another Ghostbusters star has been speaking about the production in a similar vein to Murray, and while he's not negative about it, it's very clear that he has no idea of anything happening on the production other than the media reports about Aykroyd and Murray.
That to me seems odd. If you are taking on the original crew you would be taking on Ernie Hudson, and for him to have heard nothing about the film seems to me that they are far from the point of Ghostbusters III happening, not as far as not having the lead of Bill Murray signed up, but this does say that the delays are more than an issue with Murray and Dan Aykroyd that's for sure.
The Hollywood Reporter has Hudson's comments when he says:
"I haven't seen anybody with any money, but I hear it's happening, and I've been reading all the press stuff, and the fans have been telling me that it's on."
So he's just heard what everyone's reporting that Dan Aykroyd is saying, and that's typical of a star manoeuvring the media to get exposure for an idea for a film in order to help their case when talking to production companies and financiers.
It also adds weight to what Bill Murray has been saying and it can no longer just be said that there's one man holding up the production for now two stars from the original films are saying that they haven't even heard about the production officially, never mind read the script.
”We have a really good script, but Bill (Murray) has to read it. He hasn't read it. There has been all kinds of chatter online about him reading it and not liking it. He has not read a thing. He's never read anything. And I just sent it to him. So we'll see. God knows how long that will take. But we'll see.”
Is that really where the film is? What about Ernie Hudson? Isn't he getting a look in the third film.
Ernie Hudson isn't putting his life on hold for it:
" I have no idea and I'm not waiting for it, but I'd love to see it happen."
Well I would too, but he missed out that word "right", I would love to see it happen too but it has to be right, and the idea of handing off to the young crew just doesn't sit well with me.
Questions remain though, what is the hold-up, is Hudson to be in the next film, and is the production really as far ahead as Aykroyd and Reitman say it is?