At this point, I feel like I’ve already seen Ghostbusters 3, we’ve been talking about it long enough.
Bill Murray was on Letterman last week to discuss his role in Moonrise Kingdom when the conversation transitioned into the man’s greater body of work. It’s actually a very charming look back on Murray’s career, which is why I’ve included the video below. Naturally the conversation gravitated towards Ghostbusters, and of course that ever-elusive third entry was brought up:
“That’s about all they [wanted] to know at Cannes, too. 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. It’s gotta be really funny. That first one was so darn funny. It’s hard for me. I think we’ll try again, I always drag my feet on it.”
How refreshing is it to hear an actor talk honestly about this franchise? Murray’s referring to the draft by Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg (writers on the US version of The Office). If they must make this film, at least someone is there to tighten the vice when they can sense it’s not working. No offense to Dan Aykroyd, but I feel like the only involved party who can look at this objectively is Peter Venkman.