It seems like we've been waiting decades for a new Ghostbusters (because we have), and the prospects of a potential ending to the trilogy seemed pretty slim for a while there. But, according to long-time holdout Bill Murray, the project does still have a pulse—he's just waiting for one thing.
There'd been rumblings that a new writer would be taking a crack at the infamous, long-rumored Ghostbusters 3—and now we finally know who it is. Did you like Men In Black 3? If so, a new Ghostbusters might be right up your alley.
Good news: Ghostbusters 3 is finally happening, and should go into production within the next year. The bad news? Infamous holdout Bill Murray will, officially, not be involved. Folks, Dr. Peter Venkman has left the building.
The last thing we heard about Bill Murray's feelings toward a third Ghostbusters flick was a rumor that he hated the new script so much he ran it through a shredder. But don't count Peter Venkman out just yet. Despite all the times we've heard that he's done, Murray still calls strapping on the proton pack one more time "a possibility."
Oh, Ghostbusters 3. Has there been a proposed sequel that has been more of a lightning rod for rumor, speculation and straight-up enmity, especially amongst its creative players? Most recently, it slipped that Bill Murray out-and-out hated Dan Aykroyd's latest draft of the script. Well, the Blues Brother wants to clear that up.
When we told you that Ghostbusters 3 was finally getting written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, you responded with a mix of excitement and skepticism. After all, it's been talked about for years with nothing to show for it. Now original star Ernie Hudson says that if the film never happens, it'll be Bill Murray's fault.