Ghostbusters 3 rumors have been tossed around like a Tijuana hooker, everyone wants a piece. With the rumor mill spitting out lies and half truths faster than a proton stream, it has been building an expectation that some folks think a film can not deliver. While many of us have thrown in the white flag, simply no longer wanting a 3rd film after all this hogwash, there is news that can make us forget everything we know. How can we wash away all this dirty talk? Well, like a white knight riding coming in to save the day, Ivan Reitman (director of first 2 GB flicks) smacks some sense into all this gobbledygook.
Cinemablend spoke on Friday with Mr. Reitman who told the website, “Virtually everything you’ve read on the internet (about Ghostbusters 3) is not accurate.” Addressing reports that the movie was slated to begin production in May, Reitman revealed that a cast still had yet to be locked down, although he added that the production has “some actors who seem to be interested in doing it, a ton of interest in the film.” What actors? It all seems dependent on Bill Murray who has yet to read the script for the film.
Here’s what Reitman had to say about the script and Murray:
We have a really good script, but Bill (Murray) has to read it. He hasn’t read it. There has been all kinds of chatter online about him reading it and not liking it. He has not read a thing. He’s never read anything. And I just sent it to him. So we’ll see. God knows how long that will take. But we’ll see.
He goes on to say how the internet has not got one bit of news right.
There is almost nothing that is accurate online about that film… There is nothing… I mean, all these stories… there has been a ton of stuff about casting, about who’s in… none of it is true.
Whoa, you hear that. We can now officially wipe the sweat from our heads and start the slate clean. Reitman then explains that all the original characters have parts in the movie, along with a new set of characters. He then adds this,
it’s got a really good story, this one. Maybe the best of the whole series. I hope we get to do it.it’s got a really good story, this one.
Best of the series? Well, that’s strong promise. Fuck, just when I settle my expectation Reitman has to go and raises the bar again. Damn you Reitman! Now, who wants to take bets that one of the Ghostbusters -Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Bill Murray- will die just when this gets green lit? Why didn’t I include Ernie Hudson in the list of Ghostbusters for my death prediction? ‘Cause he’s Ernie Hudson. That guy will live for ever. He’s the tits!