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Murray says Ghostbusters III has another shot

Ghostbusters.jpgThe Ghostbusters III saga continues but the good news is that Bill Murray is watching out for the fans of the original film, and perhaps the sequel, as he has revealed he's not signed up to it so far because the script isn't any good, which frankly isn't a surprise considering the plot we've been hearing that they've been touting.

However he also reveals that there's still hope for a third film, and a third film with him starring.

Dan Akroyd has said that Ghostbusters III was going to happen with or without Bill Murray and that they had an excellent script.

That script from Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky told the story of the Ghostbusters handing over to a younger, hipper team who would then take the franchise forward.

However Bill Murray wasn't keen on the idea and kept saying it would never happen, for a long time he said that the project wasn't even moving and it was far from the rolling production that others were claiming. It seemed as though Murray was out and the film was dead.

Well not so, for Bill Murray appeared on David Letterman the other night and was asked about Ghostbusters III and he replied rather candidly. You can see the interview below through The Guardian, but here's the salient information.

"They just don't have a really good script...It's hard. You know, even the second Ghostbusters wasn't as much fun for me as the first one. It's hard to make a sequel...That first one was so darn funny. It's hard for me."

Now that doesn't sound like a Hollywood star thinking they're above the idea as some have previously claimed, sounds like he wants to do it right, and he does hint at that when he also says:

"I think we'll try again...I always drag my feet on it..."

See, he's not given up on it and he's keeping the door open, but it sounds like he wants to have a decent script before he commits, and quite rightly so don't you think?

You can see the interview here, although when I say interview it does bug me that he's not given a chance to talk about the key films in his career. I do find this style of interview incredibly annoying because it should be about interviewing the person for more than a few minutes and giving them the airtime. Oh Parkinson, where are you?

Anyway, it's all good news isn't it? Murray comes off well suggesting that he's not saying yes because the script doesn't live up to the original Ghostbusters, and we all know that anything less would be a huge disappointment.



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