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Monday, October 6, 2008

Bill Murray Ready for Ghostbusters 3

Happy Monday, Vault Dwellers! And a happy Monday it certainly is, especially for all you fans of everything ectoplasm out there. For months now, ever since the announcement of that new Ghostbusters video game with the voices of all the original actors, rumors of a new GB sequel have been swirling about like so many free-floating, full-torso vaporous apparitions.

And according to SciFiWire, on Friday, the one and only Dr. Peter Venkman himself, Bill Murray, stated in no uncertain terms during a press conference for his new movie City of Ember that he is completely open to donning the proton pack another time for the new flick, currently being scripted by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky of NBC's The Office.

"It's a great idea that they hired these two guys to do it," Murray said. "It could be a fresh look at it. And it could be funny."

Murray, like most fans, was let down by Ghostbusters 2 (1989), and it left a bad taste in his mouth as far as the franchise was concerned. I know I can remember walking out of the theater from it feeling like I had been mugged, and I know I'm not the only one:

They had this idea [for Ghostbusters 2], but it didn't turn out to be the [same] idea when I arrived on the set. They'd written a whole different movie than the one [initially discussed]. And the special effects guys... got their hands on it. And it was just not the same movie. There were a few great scenes in it, but it wasn't the same movie. So there's never been an interest in a third Ghostbusters because the second one was kind of disappointing... for me, anyway.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

RayRay - Hey, B-sol, great news. Glad to hear that the Ghostbusters will be back in action. Now this is a franchise that could have used some sprucing up.

Ryne said...

Ah man, looking forward to this.
I enjoy the Office and Ghostbusters, so this is just a great treat.

B-Sol said...

Ray, the next time somebody asks you if you're a god, you say YES!

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