Thursday, April 29, 2010

Bill Murray Calls Ghostbusters 3 “Hogwash”

Sure, there has been a lot of news about Ghostbusters 3 over the last year or so, but it’s beginning to seem less and less likely the film will ever materialize. During an early March appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, series star Bill Murray dismissed the anticipated sequel as “crazy talk.” Later that month, Vulture reported that Columbia Pictures was trying to remove Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman from the project in favor of a younger director. So what’s the deal? Are we getting more Ecto Cooler or not?

In a recent interview with Cinema Blend, Murray once again trashed the idea of a third Ghostbusters flick, calling it a “myth.”

“All this talk is just talk,” he said. “Until someone actually creates a great script it’s just hogwash, it doesn’t mean anything.”

Reportedly, the writing team of Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg (The Office) has already turned in a script. Has Murray not yet read the script, or was he just unimpressed with it? As Cinema Blend points out, these guys wrote the script for the abysmal Year One, so it’s very likely that what they came up with just wasn’t that good.

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