I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it looks like Ghostbusters fan may have their work cut out for them for the long-debated Ghostbusters 3 to get off the ground.
Bill Murray, who played Dr. Venkman in the two movies, has long been the only hold-out of the original cast who has not read the script and committed to the project. In an interview on The Howard Stern Show, Murray went on record saying exactly why.
According to Murray himself, the main reason he is avoiding reading the script is because of the immense studio pressure, and the eventual crap fest that Ghostbusters 2 became.
I only made one sequel and it was Ghostbusters 2 and it didn’t end up the way it was presented …
About five years after we did the first one, the clever agents got us all together in a room and … we really are funny together, I mean they are funny people – Harold [Ramis] and Danny [Aykroyd] and myself, with Ivan [Reitman] and maybe one or two other people. We were just blindingly funny for about an hour or so and the agents, there was just foam coming off of them.They had this pitch and Danny and Harold had concocted some story ideas… and it was a story, it was good story. I think I had even read one or two [scripts for Ghostbusters 2] that Danny had rolled out beforehand, but this one was a good one. I said, “Ok, we can do that one.” (via Cinema Blend)
I have fond memories of that movie, but they are few and far between. I mean honestly, Viggo and mood slime?
Do think the movie will ever be made? Could it be made without Bill Murray?