Bill Murray Craps on Ghostbusters 3 Once Again


Bill Murray has been so publicly dismissive about the mere possibility of Ghostbusters 3 -- remember when he called it his "nightmare?" -- that it's hard to believe he hasn't just burned his old costume in effigy at this point. In fact, based on his latest round of "let me cut this project off at the knees" quotes, it feels like the best way for Murray to get whatever revenge he's looking for would be to simply appear in the sequel, cash his big check and put in as much effort as he did on Charlie's Angels.

Speaking at a press junket for his new film Get Low, which is appearing at the Tribeca Film Festival this week, Murray said that the Ghostbusters sequel was "a myth ... It's like the white alligator in the sewer, you know? Who's seen it, really?"

And that wasn't all:

"It's just really the movie studio. They love the franchise, they'd just like to re-create it again. All this talk is just talk. It drives me nuts, it's just people talking ... Until someone actually creates a great script it's just hogwash, it doesn't mean anything. It's interesting that people are interested in it, they'd like to see it. It was a great thing, it really was fun. Maybe it should. And if it's such a good idea, then someone will write the screenplay."

But wait, didn't Year One writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupinsky already turn in a script? "These guys that were supposedly the writers that were going to do it," Murray added, "they wrote a film that came out and people saw the film and went, 'We're not going to do it after all, are we?' So it's just a kind of a dreamy thing."

Confusing. Also, is that reference to Year One negative or positive in connotation? Ever the prankster, Murray went on to say that Ghostbusters 3 would potentially be "fun to do," so basically everything is status quo. Expect Ghostbusters 3 to hit theaters with Moneyball and the Arrested Development movie sometime around never.

· Bill Murray Calls Ghostbusters 3 Hogwash and a Myth [Cinema Blend]

· Bill Murray on the Ghostbusters 3 "Nightmare" [Coming Soon]


  • casting couch says:

    I enjoyed the Charlie's Angels jab.

  • garth haver says:

    ok,this is one i agree with mr murray on.the big question is "WHY?" Umless you get ramis and akroyd to do the script its just not gonna work.lets put it this way..... how many of remember all the zingers an one liners from GB1 but cant seem to recall hardly any from the second film? its been to long since the second film,let sleeping dogs lie.the only way that you possibly make a hit out of thie would be to get the entire cast back.let ramis and akroyd write the script.then maybe,just maybe you might have something.

  • Randy Palmer says:

    I would think Murray would be "on" for this as his career would need the boost.

  • Ben says:

    In what way does Bill Murray, an actor who can do pretty much whatever he wants, need a career boost? The guy is basically royalty at this point.
    What were you thinking?

  • sp says:

    I don't really see this as crapping on GB3, he's just expressing skepticism because of all the rumors.

  • Lauren says:

    Agreed he seems to be the only one with ANY sense. But since Hollowood is hell bent on destroying themselves from within I wouldn't be surprised if this sure-to-be-a-crapfest goes ahead as planned.

  • Kevin says:

    What's the big mystery? Bill Murray doen't want to do it. He's rich, he only does things that turn him on. Being in the middle of a franchise doesn't interest him.