“Ghostbusters 3” is Back in a Holding Pattern

Namtar here…

On again, off again rumors for a “Ghostbusters 3” film are back “on” with a caveat from actor/comedian Bill Murray.  As a recent guest on Thursday’s “LATE SHOW with David Letterman,” Murray was asked by Letterman about the future of the “Ghostbusters” franchise, and this is what he had to say.

“Well, that’s all that they wanted to know at Cannes, too. You know, you just gotta have a really good script. It’s hard. Even the second ‘Ghostbusters’ wasn’t as much fun for me as the first one. It’s hard to make a sequel. It’s gotta be really funny, and that first one was just so darn funny.”

When pressed by Letterman to see if someone is at least working on a script, Murray hedges his bets.

“Well, I think … we’ll try again. I always drag my feet on it.”

In February of this year, actor/writer/entrepreneur and fellow Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd discussed the film’s script in general terms, which mirror Murray’s sentiments. Aykroyd stated:

“The script must be perfect. We cannot release a film that is any less than that. We have more work to do.”

Let’s hope this gets done sooner than later!

“Ghostbusters 3” is still in limbo.  Barring any changes, the film will star Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Eliza Dushku, David Margulies, Bill Murray (?), Sigourney Weaver (rumored,) Annie Potts (rumored,) and Anna Faris (rumored.)  Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Lee Eisenberg, and Gene Stupnitsky wrote the screenplay.  Ivan Reitman (?) directs.

Sources: screencrush, IMDb