'Ghostbusters 3': It's Dead, Jim

Posted 10:01 PM February 28th, 2012 by Binh Ngo
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Dan Aykroyd has been trying to get Ghostbusters 3 made since who knows when. He even wrote the first draft of the script before handing the job over to The Office's Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky.

Eisenberg and Stupnitsky's take of the movie will supposedly have Peter, Ray, Egon, and Winston pass their proton packs to a new generation of ghostbusters.

Apparently everyone was happy with the script except Bill Murray. It was rumored that Murray shredded the script without even reading it and sent it back to Aykroyd and Harold Ramis with a note that read, "No one wants to pay money to see fat, old men chasing ghosts!"

Whether or not that's true is not important. What's important is that Murray's answer is no.

Truth be told, Murray wasn't impressed with the second movie in the first place. If you don't believe me, check out his reaction when the second movie was brought up during his appearance at the Letterman Show back in 2010.

Do you really think he wants to do a third one?

From the bits and pieces I've gathered about the movie, Murray is right. It can only be terrible.

It appears that Dan Aykroyd may have finally realized that Bill Murray is not going to change his mind, so Ghostbusters 3 is not going anywhere.

In his interview with The Telegraph, this is what Aykroyd had said:

"I honestly don't know. At this point it’s in suspended animation. The studio, the director Ivan Reitman and Harold Ramis feel there must be a way to do it, but Bill Murray will not do the movie. He doesn't want to be involved."

Why is it so important to have Bill Murray's blessing? It's because Murray, Aykroyd, Ramis and Ivan Reitman all have script approval. The movie can not move forward without all four of them on board.

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