Ghostbusters 3 is a Go, One Last Boo-Yah. Sadly No Murray.
I suppose I saw this coming.
Bill Murray is after all a ‘serious’ actor now. Ever since ‘Lost in Translation’, we lost Bill Murray. That sweet, sideways smile, dirty mouth, quippy one-lining kind of guy has set sail.
Thankfully, we still have Akroyd. Dan Akroyd had partied with Humpty AND Tupac in the 90s. He has written, produced and played some of the most amazing characters in cinema history, including Elwood Blues. The man is a genius;
When I heard they were doing a ‘Ghostbusters 3’, I admit to cringing REALLY HARD. I seem to be having my childhood bastardized. ‘Dukes of Hazard, ‘Love Boat’. What is next? Rigggggghtht ‘Beverly Hills Cop 20” with Eddie Murphy (desperate). Maybe they should do a ‘Kojak’ movie next. Ugh.
I think if anyone can save this, Akroyd can. After all he got Digital Underground to be in, ‘Nothing But Trouble’. He does have swagger.
Here is a small excerpt of an Interview with Akroyd from Metro.co.uk;
M: Is Ghostbusters 3 finally happening?
D: Yes, we’ve got a brilliant new writer on it and we’ll be passing the torch on to 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.
M:It’s been a long process, hasn’t it?
D: Yes, but now 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.
M: Is Bill Murray doing it?
D: No, I can tell you he won’t be involved.
M: How do you feel about that?
D: 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.