Half of me thinks I should of seen this coming. About a month ago, Letterman had Bill Murray on his show, and the question of Ghostbusters 3 was (of course) approached. What did Bill Murray say? A staunch “No!” perhaps, or maybe even a simple “I passed on the project?” None of the above, I’m afraid. Instead, Murray told Letterman this:
“They just don’t have a really good script…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. I think, you know, WE’LL TRY AGAIN.”
Note, Bill Murray didn’t actually use caps lock when talking to Letterman…those are just for emphasis. But still, can you practically imagine Dan Akroyd’s sense of glee when he learned he still had a shot of signing on Bill Murray? The script was the problem…the script was what needed to be changed. And change it Dan Akroyd did. Well, not personally of course. That’s a ton of work. No, he’s instead hired some unnamed writers to rework Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky’s original script for Ghostbusters 3. Surely that will fix everything!
“We’ve got a new writing staff working on it now. It’s got to be perfect. That’s the whole thing. There’s no point in doing it unless it’s perfect. So that’s what we’re up to now.”
So the new goal is… absolute and utter perfection? Jesus, you can practically see the man’s eyes twitch and fingers shake erratically as he speaks those words. Seriously guys, I think we better watch out for Dan Akroyd. Before long, we might find him on the floor of his dressing room with a tutu on and a piece of glass going through his stomach.
Even then, Bill Murray still wouldn’t return his calls.
Source: ABC News