There's been a lot of talk about Ghostbusters 3 for several years. The movie is very slowly inching towards development, and one day I'm sure it will happen. Dan Aykroyd has been the biggest advocate for the film, always sharing the newest and latest updates, but now director Ivan Reitman has a few updates of his own. He clears up rumors about Bill Murray's involvement, the film's timeline, and says that it is making steady progress.
This is what he had to say about it at a TIFF Bell Lightbox screening of Ghostbusters last week.
"Bill Murray has never actually read anything. He may have read ten pages at some point, but he’s never read a script. But he’s never been interested, either. That part is true. It wasn’t Ghostbusters in particular, it’s just, he’s been carrying on his life in a different way, in terms of the kind of parts that he’s wanted to pursue. I mean, he’s a really brilliant actor, comedian, personality. I’ve worked with him now five times, and I would love to work with him again. I’d hope that he could be in this film. He could be, he might not be, I really don’t know."
He goes on to talk about the project itself saying,
"[I]f we can find a way to make a film that’s somewhat as magical as [Ghostbusters] finally turned out to be, then it’s worth making. If we can’t, then we probably won’t do it. And I think that’s really what’s been taking so damn long. We had a couple of scripts that were quite good, that we just didn’t think quite had it. And one of them was particularly centric to Bill, and we just couldn’t get him to read it. And so that one didn’t get made, even though it was pretty damn good. So we’ve been thinking of alternatives, and we’re actually making some real progress, and we’ll see what happens. That’s the most honest answer I can think of."
So Murray is the biggest hold up on the whole thing. I just wish he'd read the script and do the movie! The fact that Reitman says the script is good should say something. It'd be great to at least get to read those scripts to see what we won't be seeing.
So now they've resigned to making a Ghostbusters movie without Murray, so they are still developing something. Hopefully they can come up with a great storyline. If not, then it doesn't sound like they'll do it. Click here to read the latest plot details.
What do you think about Reitman's comments?