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