Bill Murray's Ghostbusters 3 script woes

Reveals problems to David Letterman...



Ghostbusters is pretty much everyone's favorite film. Ghostbusters 3, on the other hand, is probably Bill Murray's least favorite film. Seriously, we reckon he hates it more than Garfield 2: A Tail Of Two Kitties.

Because it seems Murray can't get through an interview without someone asking him to put on a proton pack, and his recent appearance on The David Letterman Show wasn't any different.

Still, Murray was game enough to answer Dave's GB3 question directly, and even give us an update on the project in the process.

"That's about all they want to know at Cannes, too...But, um...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. That first one was really funny. It was just so darn funny, it's hard for me..."

Letterman pressed Murray for more information, and that's where it got interesting. "We'll try again."

Those three words should give hope to all the fans currently praying to Gozer for Peter Venkman's return.

It sounds to us like a rewrite is taking place. And, more significantly, Murray hasn't closed the door to appearing if it's any good.

Which is great news, as the last we heard, he'd shredded the script and sent it back to Dan Aykroyd.

So, it sounds like a case of "Who you gonna call? Script doctors!"

We love Bill, we love Ghostbusters. Please, someone, make this work. 


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    • RaveyDaveyGravy

      Jun 11th 2012, 15:20

      I think he is right to wait until he thinks its good enough to justify. If only everyone in movieland had the same strict quality filter!

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    • MoodyMonkey

      Jun 11th 2012, 15:39

      Yeah, everyone seems to be slagging Bill off for not doing it but if he did he'd get it anyway for it being less than stellar. Guy cant win. Just kill the project, we dont want another Crystal Skull type situation...

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    • deedeedragons

      Jun 12th 2012, 1:37

      But we will have another Crystal Skull situation because some people set the bar way too high.

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    • alexr

      Jun 12th 2012, 7:37

      Let Joss Whedon have a go at the script...

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    • EddieFelson

      Jun 12th 2012, 9:44

      I really hope thats a joke Alex! lay down a premise and let the actors runaway with it,the same as the first film, then you will have a sequel worth watching.

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    • Ali1748

      Jun 12th 2012, 16:06

      Just leave the series alone.

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    • ChrisWootton

      Jun 12th 2012, 16:25

      I'm with Ali..

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    • Oddjob

      Jun 12th 2012, 22:10

      If people are having a go at Murray for not back GB3, then he had better not crack. GB2 gets loads of stick for not being as good as the first one and frankly it just isn't as good. Murray is being smart, if the people complaining were in his situation then they would realise that his whole reputation is on the line with this film. If it's bad then he could become the laughing stock of the entire film industry. He should totally wait for a decent script.

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    • FBSHarrigan

      Jun 12th 2012, 22:49

      Waiting can actually damage a film. A 3rd movie after so much time is just not a very good idea. We saw what happens when no one lets a good franchise die gracefully. Live Free or Die Hard, The latest Rambo, etc. The depths to which older actors will sink is sad. Bill Murray is just as fallible as Harrison Ford.

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