There’s been a lot of speculation regarding the long gestating Ghostbusters 3 sequel. All the key actors from the previous films seem to be on board including Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, and Dan Aykroyd but Bill Murray hasn’t been nailed down. There have been rumors that Murray has seen the script and wasn’t happy about it. Over at Coming Soon, they were able to talk to director Ivan Reitman who decided to clear the air about all the false reports that have surfaced online.
Regarding Murray’s dislike of the script:
Ivan Reitman: [laughs] 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.
On the rumored plot of Murray’s character being a ghost and Weaver’s son leading the next generation of Ghostbusters:
IR: Oh, no, yeah… I mean, Sigourney Weaver has a role in this movie. All the original characters have parts. As well as a whole bunch of new characters… it’s got a really good story, this one. Maybe the best of the whole series. I hope we get to do it.
Overall, Reitman didn’t give any sold details regarding the story but he did say that all of the things we’ve heard on the net have been wrong (Gasp! The internet didn’t get it right?). He stated, “There is almost nothing that is accurate online about that film.” Perhaps we should just wait until an official synopsis is released?
Do you feel relieved or worried about where the film’s story is going?