Ghostbusters fans have had their heart strings tugged this way and that over the years as Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray have played their “on again of again” games with the possibility of a third movie in the Ghostbusters franchise.
One minute Aykroyd is telling fans about script ideas and the next Murray is saying that script sucks and he won’t do another Ghostbusters. Next thing you know Murray is back saying he might do another Ghostbusters, if they get the script right. It’s like watching someone in line ahead of you trying to decide which flavor ice cream to buy when you already know what flavors you want; decide already dammit!
When the news that Etan Coehn had been hired to get a new script together for, yet again, another attempt at Ghostbusters III, fans got excited, maybe this was the one. Murray shot that hope down like old Yeller in the backyard.
Recently Dan Aykroyd spoke to Metro about Ghostbusters III, and then confirmed that it will be moving ahead without Murray.
“We’ve got a brilliant new writer on it and we’ll be passing the torch onto a [new] generation. We’re working on it to make it just right to satisfy our fans. I’m confident we’ll be in production in the next year. We’ve got the studio on side. We’ve tried a few concepts which weren’t right but now we’ve got a good structure and will make it happen.”
When asked if Bill Murray was finally on board, Aykroyd replied..
“No, I can tell you he won’t be involved. It’s sad but we’re passing it on to a new generation. Ghostbusters 3 can be a successful movie without Bill. My preference would be to have him involved but at this point he doesn’t seem to be coming and we have to move on. It’s time to make the third one.”