The seemingly eternal tease that is Ghostbusters 3 continues ever onward—despite Dan Aykroyd continually insisting that the film is happening, and Bill Murray continually rejecting that (and then saying he might do it after all), the fires of the film’s Development Hell continue to burn. The newest development? Bill Murray has dropped some hints during the Moonrise Kingdom press tour that Ghostbusters 3 is still being worked on, and is happening.
While making a recent appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman to promote Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, Murray was prompted by Dave about the status of the long-proposed and gestating sequel.
Murray, of course, seemed politely evasive at first, noting “that’s about all they want to know at Cannes, too,” before saying the problem lies with the fact that “they just don’t have a really good script.” And, as always, Murray seems as if he wants to both atone for the horrors of Ghostbusters 2, while not having to suffer through another waterlogged sequel, stating that “it’s hard. 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 really funny. It was just so darn funny, it’s hard for me…”
Letterman, though, persisted, and got Murray to admit the script is currently being rewritten, with the comic actor stating that “we’ll try again.”
So there you have it. Be sure to check back in at ScreenCrave in 2019, when we’ll have the newest update about the still-developing sequel.
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