Earlier this week, word started to spread that director Ivan Reitman was considering having Ashton Kutcher as one of his new breed of Ghostbusters, in the forthcoming Ghostbusters 3. It cropped up in an interview on Digital Spy, and immediately injected just a little extra fear into a project that’s already struggling to inspire confidence.
To be clear: we’d love nothing more than a great Ghostbusters 3. It’s just the chances of it being great seem really quite slim at the moment.
Still, there’s the Bill Murray factor. For Sony was reportedly going to pull the plug on the film if Murray didn’t sign up, and right now, there’s still no sign of him doing so. Talking to Howard Stern about the film, Murray ceded, “Yeah, I guess I’m the problem. Before I was an asset, [but] now I’m a problem. There’s a script somewhere [on my desk], but I haven’t read it yet.”
Asked if he’d moved on, and if he wasn’t keen on the idea, Murray added, “There’s a little bit of that. I only made one sequel and it was Ghostbusters 2 and it didn’t end up the way it was presented.”
So, does he have any interest at all, asked Robin Quivers on the show? “Well, I’ll get to it,” Murray replied. “I gotta get to it – I feel bad. I got a message and I think people – I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings – it’s not the foremost thing in my mind, so I don’t think about it.
“You know, the studio gets excited every 10 years or so. What they’d really like to do is recreate the franchise. I remember when the new ‘Ghostbusters’ was going to be Chris Rock, Chris Farley and Chris Crane – that had it together.”
In short, it seems that Bill Murray hasn’t ruled the project out, and we suspect he might just end up doing the film. Check out Screen Rant for more of the interview, here.
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