Ghostbusters 3: Not As Real As You’d Hope
Rumored for a long time, the third installment of the Ghostbusters franchise may be farther off than you want. /Film has a good round-up of quotes from Bill Murray about the reality behind the idea, including this one from Coming Soon:
[S]ome wiseacre said, ‘Hey, we got a couple of new writers who are gonna write something.’ And I thought, ‘Oh, well, maybe there’ll be some writers’ and there was always this joke, sort of a half-true, half-joke thing like, ‘Well, I’ll do it if you kill me off in the first reel.’ That was my joke, you know? So supposedly someone was writing a script where I actually got killed in the first reel and became a ghost, which I thought, ‘Well, that’s kind of clever anyway.’ But then these guys that were supposedly the writers that were going to do it, they wrote a film that came out and people saw the film and went… ‘We’re not going to do it after all, are we?’ So it’s just a kind of a dreamy thing.
That said, Murray apparently added,
I actually thought the other day–it’s just become so irritating–but I actually heard people like, young people that really [heard] of the movie when they were kids and I thought, ‘You know, maybe I should just do it. Maybe it’d be fun to do.’
In a word: YES. Yes yes yes yes yes, please. Despite my increasing dislike of Dan Ackroyd, I am such a fan of the first movie that even the second can’t destroy my desire for a new installment. I would love to see a Ghostbusters 3. Someone needs to make it happen.