Ghostbusters 3 Looking Pretty Dead - "It’s A Surety That Bill Murray Will Not Do The Movie"

Consider this a funeral for some friends.

It looks like Dan Aykroyd‘s dreams of a Ghostbusters 3 really have been fed through the paper shredder by Bill Murray. The actor has told The Telegraph that, despite studio interest and an awful lot of cheerleading on his part, that the proposed threequel is now “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. He’s got six kids, houses all over America. He golfs in these tournaments where they pay him to turn up and have a laugh. He’s into this life and living it. I know we’d have a lot of fun.. I can’t be mad at him. He’s a friend first, a colleague second. We have a deep personal relationship that transcends business and he doesn’t want to know.

The journalist suggests the various fairly obvious ideas that would allow the series to continue without Bill Murray, from recasting the role to killing the character off and using a CG ghost in his stead. Aykroyd has already considered these, of course, but doesn’t seem too optimistic in any case, saying:

It’s a surety that Bill Murray will not do the movie.

The implication is that Ghostbusters 3 has been all but exorcised. The chances of seeing Ray, Egon or Winston back on our screens seems increasingly slim and as for Peter Venkman, we might as well forget about it.

Now, unless there’s a pretty major reversal of fortune, I’m going to consider this the end of the story. The next you hear from me on the matter will be when there’s some actual, tangible progress on the film.

I guess I’m more likely to report on Aykroyd’s other spirits, the kind that come in bottles – and the thing he seems most able to successfully bring to market these days. And bear in mind that I’m teetotal.

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