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Ghostbusters 3 no go without Bill Murray

Ghostbusters 3 no go without Bill Murray - Director Ivan Reitman is waiting on Bill Murray's approval to begin work on the new Ghostbusters sequel, because he has to win over the Hollywood actor before they can even think about filming.

The filmmaker is ready to step behind the camera once more to shoot the third installment of the spooky story, 21 years after directing the last film in the franchise in 1989.

All four of the original 1984 Ghostbusters - Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson - have signed on to reprise their characters in the forthcoming project - but Reitman has urged fans not to believe everything they hear, because a lot of the other casting details are pure speculation.

Ghostbusters 3 no go without Bill Murray

He tells ComingSoon.net, "There is almost nothing that is accurate online about that film. There is nothing ... I mean, all these stories ... there has been a ton of stuff about casting, about who's in... None of it is true (sic)."

And the director reveals pleasing the Lost In Translation star with Aykroyd's finished script is top of his to-do list - although he warns they my face a little wait before they hear back from the actor.

Reitman says, "We have a really good script, but Bill Murray has to read it. He hasn't read it. There has been all kinds of chatter online about him reading it and not liking it. He has not read a thing. He's never read anything. And I just sent it to him. So we'll see. God knows how long that will take. But we'll see."

And screenwriters have made room for another high-profile original castmember in the new story - they want Sigourney Weaver to return as Dana Barrett.

Ghostbusters 3 no go without Bill Murray

Comments

Greg said…
I thought these issues had already been ironed out. Apparently I was wrong. Although I do agree with the fact that if Bill Murray isn't in the film, it wouldn't be the same and shouldn't get made, I'm also disappointed with how much is riding on one person. What a diva.
Anonymous said…
It would be like doing a Back to the Future 4 movie without Michael J. Fox. Some movies aren't worth seeing if the people who helped made it successful aren't in it.
Anonymous said…
I would really love to see a third ghostbusters film with the original four. That being said the story should revolve around the original team but then i read reports that the script would be about introducing a new team. If thats the case then i dont care to see it, i dont care to see a new generation of ghostbusters or the passing of the torch kind of movie where the original ghostbusters make cameos that would be GOD AWFUL. If they do go that route they would just alienate and cheat the fans that are anxious to see another Ghostbusters movie. As old as the actors are i would hope they can make a story that centers the orginal ghostbusters cause even if it was a bad movie i would still enjoy it as long as they didnt do the obvious route of introducing a new team. Murray if you do read this do the movie with this in mind other wise dont! Everybody wants a third Ghostbusters movie but do we really want to see an introduction movie of a new team HELL NO!
Anonymous said…
Don't need Bill Murray. Didn't like him in the other Ghost Busters. I am sure it will be a great film without him.

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