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Published On: Wed, Feb 23rd, 2011

Bill Murray talks ‘Ghostbusters 3,’ the new script on his desk

While the Howard Stern Show promoting the DVD release of Get Low, Bill Murray finally opening discussed the possibilities of a Ghostbusters 3 film, especially since Ivan Reitman confirmed the script has been written and the Murray was “sort of the holdup.”

“Yeah, I guess I’m the problem. Before I was an asset, [but] now I’m a problem. There’s a script somewhere [on my desk], but I haven’t read it yet.”

Stern threw out that “it’s a bullsh*t idea” and that “Ghostbusters has had its time and it’s time to move on.

ghostbusters_movie_image cast photo“There’s a little bit of that. I only made one sequel and it was Ghostbusters 2 and it didn’t end up the way it was presented….About five years after we did the first one, the clever agents got us all together in a room and… we really are funny together, I mean they are funny people – Harold [Ramis] and Danny [Aykroyd] and myself, with Ivan [Reitman] and maybe one or two other people. We were just blindingly funny for about an hour or so and the agents, there was just foam coming off of them.

They had this pitch and Danny and Harold had concocted some story ideas… and it was a story, it was good story. I think I had even read one or two [scripts for Ghostbusters 2] that Danny had rolled out beforehand, but this one was a good one. I said, ‘Ok, we can do that one.’

It was just kind of fun to have all of us together… I mean [Rick] Moranis, Annie [Potts] – these people are just sterling people to begin with.”

Murray continues, confirms Reitman’s desire to make another, saying that “…Ivan wants to make it and I… I owe him, ya know. He’s puzzled that I haven’t gotten to this one.”

Robin Quivers chimes in, asking it Murray will ever get to it…read this script.

 

“Well, I’ll get to it… I gotta get to it – I feel bad. I got a message and I think people – I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings – it’s not the foremost thing in my mind, so I don’t think about it.

You know, the studio gets excited every 10 years or so. What they’d really like to do is recreate the franchise. I remember when the new Ghostbusters was going to be Chris Rock, Chris Farley and Chris Crane… Kris Kringle… someone [laughs] – they had it together.”

 

Ivan Reitman on the set of "Ghostbusters" with Dan Akroyd and Bill Murray

Ivan Reitman on the set of “Ghostbusters” with Dan Akroyd and Bill Murray

 

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