Talk is going around that a Ghostbusters 3 will soon be in the making, but without Bill Murray. Ghostbusters stars Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis are both involved; Murray turned down the opportunity because in his eyes the script was not up to par.
The Guardian reported that Murray told David Letterman that he was worried a new Ghostbusters film would be a flop like the 1989 sequel and not as funny as the 1984 film.
“They just don’t have a really good script,” Murray said. “You know, 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 so darn funny.”
According to Huffington Post, Aykroyd stated that even though Murray does not want to be involved with the new film, there are no hard feelings and the comedians are still really great friends. However, Aykroyd believes it is time for a sequel and to pass Ghostbusters on to the younger generation.
“Ghostbusters 3 can be a successful movie without Bill,” Aykroyd said. “My preference would be to have him involved but at this point he doesn’t seem to be coming and we have to move on. It’s time to make a third one.”
After growing up on the classic Ghostbusters films, can a third sequel so many years later capture our attention? I guess we’ll have to wait and see for the final production.
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