Ghostbusters 3—in the annals of Hollywood’s ‘development hell,’ this proposed sequel continues to simultaneously serve as one of the most frustrating, and yet, entertaining entries. It’s frustrating because it’s likely impossible to top the stellar original (Ghostbusters 2, anyone?), and yet the infamous stories of infighting between Bill Murray (who has publically declared the idea of a Ghostbusters 3 as a horrible one) have been fairly entertaining thus far—Murray reportedly Fex Ex’d a shredded copy of the script to Dan Aykroyd when asked if he would return as Doc Venkman.
But now, Murray is teasing hints that a Ghostbusters 3 may still be happening. In an interview with WGN-TV sports anchor Pat Tomasulo, Murray asserted that “you can’t believe everything you read” (though I still hope the shredded script story is true) when pressed about the rumors of his cantankerous reaction to the still-developing sequel. Even further, when asked if the Ghostbusters sequel was thus still possibly happening, Murray responded: “Well, it’s a possibility.”
As far as confirmations go, that’s about as vague as it gets. As recently as February, Aykroyd had confirmed that Murray has passed on the project, stating that “Bill Murray will not do the movie. He doesn’t want to be involved. He’s got six kids, houses all over America. He golfs in these tournaments where they pay him to turn up and have a laugh. He’s into this life and living it.”
However, Murray’s statement may lend credence to rumors that he’s warming to the project; however, it could simply mean the famously mischievous actor was referring to the film being made without him. Here’s hoping, though, that Murray decides to avoid this one. As he is rumored to have told Aykroyd: “No one wants to pay money to see fat, old men chasing ghosts.”
What do you think of the Ghostbusters 3 news?
Source: The Huffington Post