10 March, 2012
"Ghostbusters 3" update
Not only is this a blow to the people my age 21 or so who would have seen this film growing up, it is a blow to the older generation who were forced to watch it by their children an fell in love with it an the people younger than me who will never feel the happiness of a "Ghostbusters" film. Looks like they will have to stick to the first two.
"Last month Aykroyd admitted for the first time that the film was unlikely to happen with Murray as one of its stars and that a re-casting of the Peter Venkman role could even be required for the movie to happen…
I honestly don’t know. At this point it’s in suspended animation. The studio, the director Ivan Reitman and Harold Ramis feel there must be a way to do it, but Bill Murray will not do the movie. He doesn’t want to be involved. He’s got six kids, houses all over America. He golfs in these tournaments where they pay him to turn up and have a laugh. He’s into this life and living it. I know we’d have a lot of fun [but] I can’t be mad at him. He’s a friend first, a colleague second. We have a deep personal relationship that transcends business and he doesn’t want to know”
Then speaking about the possible Bill Murray re-casting, Aykroyd admitted that one possibility was another acting portraying Venkman but that he didn’t want to disrespect the original;
[We] are not going to do a movie that exploits the franchise. The script has to be perfect. I’m the cheerleader, but I’m only one voice in the matter. It’s a surety that Bill Murray will not do the movie, however there is still interest from the studio."