This should come as no surprise to anyone who’s been following along, but Bill Murray thinks making another Ghostbusters movie is a horrible idea, hates every idea they’ve come up with for it, and will not be putting his proton pack back on any time soon.
We all knew this because, well, Murray has come right out and said it. But Dan Aykroyd and the people pushing for this mostly unnecessary resurrection of the great Ghostbusters franchise have tried to remain upbeat and hopeful throughout this… mostly because they aren’t likely to get they money they want to make their movie without Murray. But now, even Aykroyd has finally been forced to face reality.
Talking to the Telegraph he says…
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 [but] 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.
Aykroyd is trying to spin this like Murray is just too lazy to do a movie, but Murray’s slated to show up in three movies in 2012 alone. He’s still working but these days he’s only working on things that actually interest him and might, by the way, be really good. Odds are Murray does not think there’s much of a chance Ghostbusters 3 will actually be good… and with rumors that the whole thing will be one long excuse to replace the original Ghostbusters with the modern Hollywood equivalent of Channing Tatum… he’s probably right.