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Bill Murray (allegedly) puts his Ghostbusters 3 script through the paper shredder

3 years agoby:

A few months ago I issued a promise to you, the good JoBlo.com reader, that I'd stop with the GHOSTBUSTERS 3 nonsense as we had come to the mutual conclusion that it was driving us all crazy. So I present this story to you with the disclaimer that it's not really a story about GHOSTBUSTERS 3 but instead a tale of Bill Murray and his continued bad-assery. To wit:

As the story goes, a few weeks ago, Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd sent Murray the most recently revised GHOSTBUSTERS 3 script. And, as the story goes, Murray sent his former partners back his thoughts: a box filled with the shredded remains of the script with a note inside that read, "No one wants to pay money to see fat, old men chasing ghosts!"

Ramis? Aykroyd? YOU GOT SERVED.

The source on this story is the National Enquirer so, of course, caveat emptor and so on and so forth, but I choose to believe because I want this story to be true. For one, I really don't want another GHOSTBUSTERS movie and hopefully this will be the nail in the proverbial coffin and we'll all move on with our lives and ten years from now laugh and go, "Remember that time, they were actually going to make a third GHOSTBUSTERS movie?!"

For another, wow, it's just a great story. Putting the script through a paper shredder...genius. I just want to imagine the reaction of both Aykroyd and Ramis as they opened that FedEx package.

So yes, Bill Murray: (Alleged) Genius.

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7:05PM on 12/28/2011
what a prick! who the fuck cares.. cgi him in.. or leave him out! who cares... this is suppose to be the OG ghostbusters passing on the torch to a younger group of g busters anyway.. fuck bill murray if he doesnt wanna do one for the fans, and fuck him if he doesnt want a truck load of money sitting in his driveway, cuz weather this thing sucks or not its GOING TO MAKE A ASS LOAD OF FUCKING MONEY.. no matter what. so as i said before FUCK BILL MURRY'S OVER RATED ASS!
what a prick! who the fuck cares.. cgi him in.. or leave him out! who cares... this is suppose to be the OG ghostbusters passing on the torch to a younger group of g busters anyway.. fuck bill murray if he doesnt wanna do one for the fans, and fuck him if he doesnt want a truck load of money sitting in his driveway, cuz weather this thing sucks or not its GOING TO MAKE A ASS LOAD OF FUCKING MONEY.. no matter what. so as i said before FUCK BILL MURRY'S OVER RATED ASS!
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9:00AM on 12/22/2011
If he does that with every crap script it must've malfunctioned for a couple of movies eh Bill?
If he does that with every crap script it must've malfunctioned for a couple of movies eh Bill?
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2:09AM on 12/22/2011

just have PIXAR make it in CGI!!

there... problem solved... no aging fat bald guys chasing ghosties!!!
as for the "this is a bad idea" thats NOT for what Murray Allegedly did to their script, it's for the assumption by JOBLO that any article from the Nat. Enquirer may in fact be noteworthy... I'd sooner say joeblo got pawned... Not Ramis and Aykroyd.
there... problem solved... no aging fat bald guys chasing ghosties!!!
as for the "this is a bad idea" thats NOT for what Murray Allegedly did to their script, it's for the assumption by JOBLO that any article from the Nat. Enquirer may in fact be noteworthy... I'd sooner say joeblo got pawned... Not Ramis and Aykroyd.
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7:29PM on 12/21/2011
That National Enquirer? What next? You going to tell us what the 14 year-old daughter of your neighbor said? I like how you would go and quote the Enquirer just to force your opinion on another Ghostbusters movie to us. Way to be objective. Anyhow, as for another Ghostbusters movie, I think it would be great if they gave it another shot. Why not? It's not like I bolted by seat and vomited when I saw Murray in the suit in Zombieland. As for whether Murray actually is against another Ghostbusters
That National Enquirer? What next? You going to tell us what the 14 year-old daughter of your neighbor said? I like how you would go and quote the Enquirer just to force your opinion on another Ghostbusters movie to us. Way to be objective. Anyhow, as for another Ghostbusters movie, I think it would be great if they gave it another shot. Why not? It's not like I bolted by seat and vomited when I saw Murray in the suit in Zombieland. As for whether Murray actually is against another Ghostbusters movie...I'll take it all with a grain of salt until he comes out himself and says seriously on national television or whatever that he wants no part of the movie. After all, didn't he lend his voice to the Ghostbusters game that came out a couple of years ago?
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8:00PM on 12/21/2011
Yea I would be interested in seeing another film too, but not if it's gonna suck. Ramis and Aykroyd would have to lose some weight though. Murray also had nothing to do with the videogame.
Yea I would be interested in seeing another film too, but not if it's gonna suck. Ramis and Aykroyd would have to lose some weight though. Murray also had nothing to do with the videogame.
10:31PM on 12/22/2011
No, you're right...Bill Murray DID voice his character in the Ghostbusters game.
No, you're right...Bill Murray DID voice his character in the Ghostbusters game.
7:12PM on 12/21/2011
As a fan of the animated series and BOTH movies, I have been waiting for Ghostbusters 3 pretty much since 1989 after I saw GB 2 when I was 7. I believe that this property is better than any one actor alone and the comics, video games and the cartoon have proven that. I don't see why all this has to hinge on Murray, pay him off and tell him to go eff himself were doing the third Ghostbusters. Also, unfinished trilogies are a blight on society, no franchise should only have two movies, that's
As a fan of the animated series and BOTH movies, I have been waiting for Ghostbusters 3 pretty much since 1989 after I saw GB 2 when I was 7. I believe that this property is better than any one actor alone and the comics, video games and the cartoon have proven that. I don't see why all this has to hinge on Murray, pay him off and tell him to go eff himself were doing the third Ghostbusters. Also, unfinished trilogies are a blight on society, no franchise should only have two movies, that's more ludicrous than "old fat men chasing ghosts". If Murray was so against them being old then why didn't he sign on for this in the mid 90's instead of doing mostly shit (Groundhog Day not included) before Wes Anderson found him?
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6:47PM on 12/21/2011
I don't just think if this true that Murray is just sending a big F YOU to the writers but to Hollywood as well. They have been debating this movie for almost 3 years now & well didn't Murray not even want the 2nd to be made also & the majority of his lines were ad libbed. As for wanting a Ghostbusters 3, I seriously have stopped caring. Don't get me wrong I am a huge fan of both movies but enough is enough.
I don't just think if this true that Murray is just sending a big F YOU to the writers but to Hollywood as well. They have been debating this movie for almost 3 years now & well didn't Murray not even want the 2nd to be made also & the majority of his lines were ad libbed. As for wanting a Ghostbusters 3, I seriously have stopped caring. Don't get me wrong I am a huge fan of both movies but enough is enough.
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6:09PM on 12/21/2011
I mean I guess thats kinda funny, but I'm confused, this is the first time people have heard that Bill Murray has a reputation for being a dick?
I mean I guess thats kinda funny, but I'm confused, this is the first time people have heard that Bill Murray has a reputation for being a dick?
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5:16PM on 12/21/2011

Seriously?

National Enquirer? What's next? Re-posting Bat Boy stories from Weekly World News?
National Enquirer? What's next? Re-posting Bat Boy stories from Weekly World News?
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6:14PM on 12/21/2011
Don't be dissing Bat Boy.
Don't be dissing Bat Boy.
3:58PM on 12/21/2011
Maybe we'll all be lucky and they'll just re-release the film in 3D.
Maybe we'll all be lucky and they'll just re-release the film in 3D.
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3:38PM on 12/21/2011
So no Ghostbusters 3 from him but he decided to lend his voice for Garfield (not sure about Garfield 2)?. Supposedly if there's a script for his camp couselor from Meatballs 2, he probably would have put it on a bed and then put it on a raft and let it floated down the lake.
So no Ghostbusters 3 from him but he decided to lend his voice for Garfield (not sure about Garfield 2)?. Supposedly if there's a script for his camp couselor from Meatballs 2, he probably would have put it on a bed and then put it on a raft and let it floated down the lake.
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3:00PM on 12/21/2011
What a (alleged) dick! Without Ramis and Ghostbusters everyone would say "Bill Who???"! And yes, I would pay to see old, fat men chasing ghosts!
What a (alleged) dick! Without Ramis and Ghostbusters everyone would say "Bill Who???"! And yes, I would pay to see old, fat men chasing ghosts!
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2:03PM on 12/21/2011

I would rather there be NO Ghostbusters 3

than a terrible one written by the Year One guys, or one without Bill Murray, or one made with the guise of "It's what the fans want" but really its for the money. Bill Murray owes nobody anything, he does what he does now.
than a terrible one written by the Year One guys, or one without Bill Murray, or one made with the guise of "It's what the fans want" but really its for the money. Bill Murray owes nobody anything, he does what he does now.
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1:50PM on 12/21/2011
Just rerelease the original into theaters.
Just rerelease the original into theaters.
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8:04PM on 12/21/2011
they already did this past Halloween.
they already did this past Halloween.
12:49PM on 12/21/2011
So did he read it before shredding it, or just assume it sucked? Honestly, if the writing and story are good then I'm all for another one.

And I love Bill Murray, but dude's a little full of himself. I'm assuming they worked hard on that script knowing his standards, so shredding it and mailing it back is a disrespectful dick move.
So did he read it before shredding it, or just assume it sucked? Honestly, if the writing and story are good then I'm all for another one.

And I love Bill Murray, but dude's a little full of himself. I'm assuming they worked hard on that script knowing his standards, so shredding it and mailing it back is a disrespectful dick move.
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12:28PM on 12/21/2011

If he really did this,

He's not a bad ass - he's just an ass. That's a prick thing to do to old friends who helped make you what you are. Just sayin'
He's not a bad ass - he's just an ass. That's a prick thing to do to old friends who helped make you what you are. Just sayin'
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12:01PM on 12/21/2011

LIKE A BOSS

(allegedly)
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11:36AM on 12/21/2011

You people are ridiculous.

Because making a sequel more than a decade after the last one with newer special effects and a passing of the torch premise worked out EXCEPTIONALLY WELL for Indiana Jones.

Murray takes pride in what he did, I think it's understandable not liking any new script because he just feels it won't be up to par. The same people that are ripping him for refusing to do the movie will be the same people blasting him if the movie gets made and sucks.

Ghostbusters was an 80s concept and that's where
Because making a sequel more than a decade after the last one with newer special effects and a passing of the torch premise worked out EXCEPTIONALLY WELL for Indiana Jones.

Murray takes pride in what he did, I think it's understandable not liking any new script because he just feels it won't be up to par. The same people that are ripping him for refusing to do the movie will be the same people blasting him if the movie gets made and sucks.

Ghostbusters was an 80s concept and that's where it should stay. Wait for the Evil Dead remake to come out and then you'll understand that.
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11:46AM on 12/21/2011
Couldn't have said it better myself.
Couldn't have said it better myself.
12:20PM on 12/21/2011
Actually GloFace - I liked Indy 4 and believe that if the other 4/5th of the Ghostbusters want to do it - then it will probably be worth my nine bucks at the theater. But I'm also one of those fans who not only wants an Evil Dead 4 - I'm hopeful for the remake too. Not all remakes are bad.
Actually GloFace - I liked Indy 4 and believe that if the other 4/5th of the Ghostbusters want to do it - then it will probably be worth my nine bucks at the theater. But I'm also one of those fans who not only wants an Evil Dead 4 - I'm hopeful for the remake too. Not all remakes are bad.
3:03PM on 12/21/2011
I´m not a fan of remakes, reboots and such but neither I´m a fan of stars turning assholes doing their very best to alienate their former friends and fanbase!
I´m not a fan of remakes, reboots and such but neither I´m a fan of stars turning assholes doing their very best to alienate their former friends and fanbase!
11:13AM on 12/21/2011
The symbolism of the shredder makes me want this to be true. The perceived friendship between Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis makes me want this to be the bullshit it really is. I don't care to see a third movie. When a sequel fails to live up to its preecessor by a large margin I tend to lose interest in the franchise. Especially with comedies. And ESPECIALLY this long after said sequel. If Murray wanted to do it, I'd probably go see it. But he doesn't. So let it die.
The symbolism of the shredder makes me want this to be true. The perceived friendship between Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis makes me want this to be the bullshit it really is. I don't care to see a third movie. When a sequel fails to live up to its preecessor by a large margin I tend to lose interest in the franchise. Especially with comedies. And ESPECIALLY this long after said sequel. If Murray wanted to do it, I'd probably go see it. But he doesn't. So let it die.
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11:03AM on 12/21/2011

Murray & the Shredder

"It's dead, Jim" Let sleeping dogs lie.
"It's dead, Jim" Let sleeping dogs lie.
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11:21AM on 12/21/2011
Your title makes me want Murray to be in a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie where he fights Shredder!!
Your title makes me want Murray to be in a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie where he fights Shredder!!
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10:40AM on 12/21/2011

Murray's right!

I don't want to see this shit. Leave GB alone.
I don't want to see this shit. Leave GB alone.
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10:37AM on 12/21/2011
i didn't like GB2 and was hoping to see the guys back in action. however, i don't need murray 'cos i think theorendil is right, the bill murray we knew is long dead....he has been replaced by an arthouse kook.
i didn't like GB2 and was hoping to see the guys back in action. however, i don't need murray 'cos i think theorendil is right, the bill murray we knew is long dead....he has been replaced by an arthouse kook.
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10:34AM on 12/21/2011

See, the thing is...

I actually DO want to see a movie about fat old guys chasing ghosts. And so do a lot of other people.
I actually DO want to see a movie about fat old guys chasing ghosts. And so do a lot of other people.
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11:20AM on 12/21/2011
Yup, I agree with whole heartedly!!
Yup, I agree with whole heartedly!!
12:22PM on 12/21/2011
count me among them!
count me among them!
8:09PM on 12/21/2011
I'd like to see the movie, but I'd be leery if it's written by the guys who wrote the horrible Year One movie. Aykroyd, and Ramis would have to lose some weight too.
I'd like to see the movie, but I'd be leery if it's written by the guys who wrote the horrible Year One movie. Aykroyd, and Ramis would have to lose some weight too.
10:20AM on 12/21/2011

Bill Murray is dead...

Well, not litteraly, but I think that the guy we knew and loved in movies like Ghostbusters, Scrooged and Groundhog Day is looong gone! In his place is a guy oh a high horse who decided that he's too good for this kind of drivel, that made people love him in the first place, and now only appears in indie movies, because that's true art, man! Seriously, the last time I ENJOYED seeing Murray on the screen was his cameo in Zombieland!

You know what, screw him! They should make Ghostbusters 3
Well, not litteraly, but I think that the guy we knew and loved in movies like Ghostbusters, Scrooged and Groundhog Day is looong gone! In his place is a guy oh a high horse who decided that he's too good for this kind of drivel, that made people love him in the first place, and now only appears in indie movies, because that's true art, man! Seriously, the last time I ENJOYED seeing Murray on the screen was his cameo in Zombieland!

You know what, screw him! They should make Ghostbusters 3 without him instead of begging him to do it! I guess he's waiting on a better movie, like a sequel to Passion Play perhaps...
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11:20AM on 12/21/2011
or Garfield.
or Garfield.
8:14PM on 12/21/2011
I do agree with you somewhat. I would like to see him in some more comedies like he used to do. Get Low was a good movie though!
I do agree with you somewhat. I would like to see him in some more comedies like he used to do. Get Low was a good movie though!
10:15AM on 12/21/2011
It's sad that the National Enquirer is getting all this attention for an obvious bullshit story...
It's sad that the National Enquirer is getting all this attention for an obvious bullshit story...
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10:06AM on 12/21/2011
I hope this isn't true, because it actually hurts to think of Bill Murray being not a "badass," but rather an assHOLE.

No, I'm sorry, good ideas or not (and on that note, I still think GB3 COULD be a great idea, but ONLY if done right!), I don't want to think that Bill Murray is being THAT much of a sourpuss about it.
I hope this isn't true, because it actually hurts to think of Bill Murray being not a "badass," but rather an assHOLE.

No, I'm sorry, good ideas or not (and on that note, I still think GB3 COULD be a great idea, but ONLY if done right!), I don't want to think that Bill Murray is being THAT much of a sourpuss about it.
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10:02AM on 12/21/2011
Doubt this is true, since by all accounts a new film wouldn't actually focus on "fat, old men chasing ghosts", but "fat, old men training younger recruits to chase said ghosts".

Don't understand why anyone would be against another Ghostbusters film. It's a GREAT concept and we've only got two! Why not try for another decent entry into the franchise instead of folding your arms stubbornly just because the second one wasn't as good as the first.

There's greatness to be mined from this
Doubt this is true, since by all accounts a new film wouldn't actually focus on "fat, old men chasing ghosts", but "fat, old men training younger recruits to chase said ghosts".

Don't understand why anyone would be against another Ghostbusters film. It's a GREAT concept and we've only got two! Why not try for another decent entry into the franchise instead of folding your arms stubbornly just because the second one wasn't as good as the first.

There's greatness to be mined from this material and I'm perfectly happy for them to try and recreate the magic of the first movie. If they fail... somehow we'll find the will to go on as a species.
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9:52AM on 12/21/2011

BILL!!!!!

Damn it Bill! I want GhostBusters 3! Get off your fat geriatic butt and stop making excuses!
Damn it Bill! I want GhostBusters 3! Get off your fat geriatic butt and stop making excuses!
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9:41AM on 12/21/2011
Hahahahaa
Hahahahaa
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9:36AM on 12/21/2011
"It came, I read, I shredded its ass!"
"It came, I read, I shredded its ass!"
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