It seems like Bill Murray has never really been on board with the idea of a third Ghostbusters film. Personally I would love to see it happen as long as it's done right, but according to Murray in a recent interview with GQ it sounds like Ghostbuster 3 will never see the light of day. He calls it a "crock" and gives us a reason as to why it will never happen.
It's all a bunch of crock. It's a crock. There was a story—and I gotta be careful here, I don't want to hurt someone's feelings. When I hurt someone's feelings, I really want to hurt them. [laughs] Harold Ramis said, Oh, I've got these guys, they write onThe Office, and they're really funny. They're going to write the next Ghostbusters. And they had just written this movie that he had directed ... Year One. Well, I never went to see Year One, but people who did, including other Ghostbusters, said it was one of the worst things they had ever seen in their lives. So that dream just vaporized.
I don't know if you saw Year One or not but that movie really was a piece of crap and I highly recommend you never see that movie. So according to Murray, Ghostbuster 3 will never get made because Year One sucked ass. To be honest I am worried about the fact that the people that worked on Year One is also working on Ghostbusters 3.
Now there's a chance Muarry is just being funny and throwing us a distraction, but since it first broke that Ghostbusters 3 was in development, he's done nothing but bash the idea of doing it. Maybe he is desperately hoping it all just falls through so he doesn't have to obligate himself to do it. But he eventually went to to say the following,
Oh, Christ, I should just do this thing.
Which pretty much brings us right back to where we started doesn't it?
Murray then gives a very interesting story as to why he ended up making that crappy Garfield CGI movie.
I thought it would be kind of fun, because doing a voice is challenging, and I’d never done that. Plus, I looked at the script, and it said, “So-and-so and Joel Coen.” And I thought: Christ, well, I love those Coens! They’re funny. So I sorta read a few pages of it and thought, Yeah, I’d like to do that. I had these agents at the time, and I said, “What do they give you to do one of these things?” And they said, “Oh, they give you $50,000.” So I said, “Okay, well, I don’t even leave the fuckin’ driveway for that kind of money."
They obviously worked the money issue out because he ended up making the movie.
Finally, I went out to L.A. to record my lines. And usually when you’re looping a movie, if it takes two days, that’s a lot. I don’t know if I should even tell this story, because it’s kind of mean. [beat] What the hell? It’s interesting. So I worked all day and kept going, “That’s the line? Well, I can’t say that.” And you sit there and go, What can I say that will make this funny? And make it make sense? And I worked. I was exhausted, soaked with sweat, and the lines got worse and worse. And I said, “Okay, you better show me the whole rest of the movie, so we can see what we’re dealing with.” So I sat down and watched the whole thing, and I kept saying, “Who the hell cut this thing? Who did this? What the fuck was Coen thinking?” And then they explained it to me: It wasn’t written by that Joel Coen.
Regardless of whether this story is true or not it was still pretty entertaining! Gotta love Murray!
Make sure you head on over to QC to read the rest of this great interview!