Oh, Bill. When I think I can’t love you any more, you go and say exactly what most of us have been thinking (And no, I don’t mean about Ghostbusters 2, though we have probably been thinking that for years as well).
Speaking with Britain’s Absolute Radio at the premiere for Fantastic Mr. Fox, Peter Venkman himself laid the skeptic’s gauntlet down on the rumors of a complete cast thumbs-up for the long-awaited third film in the Ghostbusters franchise. Though most of us have simultaneously felt elation and tentative fear over the announcement that this movie was seriously-really-for-sure-happenin’-I-swear-it, Mr. Murray comes right out and says it: There is no script. He isn’t completely onboard. And when there is a script, he will read it, and it must be good, or there will be none of his comedic mojo within.
Just days after Ivan Reitman confirmed his involvement in the film (though he says he doesn’t know if that will include directing or not), Bill drops this bomb on the production. I’m going to go out on a limb here and suspect the folks behind the scenes can’t be happy right now, since they have been attempting to crank up the hype machine for a few years now. But it is nice to get Bill’s opinion on it, because, let’s be honest, he is the one ghostbuster we all hoped would sign off and reprise his role. Don’t get me wrong, I want everyone to come back, but a movie without Bill Murray is a much harder sell to fans of the franchise, in my opinion.
Check out the full interview here:
So, there you have it. The script must rock or Dr. Peter Venkman ain’t bustin’. No matter how good it makes him feel.
What do you think?