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Dan Aykroyd lays out some sobering news on Ghostbusters 3

Feb. 29, 2012by:

The never-ending cycle of GHOSTBUSTERS news and rumors continues, but this time Dan Aykroyd is setting it straight. In an interview with The Telegraph, Aykroyd discusses the on again/off again project, especially the challenge of getting Bill Murray back in the brown jump suit. 

When asked if GHOSTBUSTERS 3 would ever materialize:

“I honestly don’t know. At this point it’s in suspended animation. The studio, the director Ivan Reitman and Harold Ramis feel there must be a way to do it, but Bill Murray will not do the movie. He doesn’t want to be involved. He’s got six kids, houses all over America. He golfs in these tournaments where they pay him to turn up and have a laugh. He’s into this life and living it. I know we’d have a lot of fun [but] I can’t be mad at him. He’s a friend first, a colleague second. We have a deep personal relationship that transcends business and he doesn’t want to know.”

Aykroyd has tussled with the idea of recasting Murray's role of Dr. Peter Venkman and even toyed with the idea of bringing him back in a cameo as a ghost, but doubts Murray would approve:

“We’re not going to do a movie that exploits the franchise. The script has to be perfect. I’m the cheerleader, but I’m only one voice in the matter. It’s a surety that Bill Murray will not do the movie, however there is still interest from the studio.”

So, it looks like any hope of Murray returning to the franchise is gone.  Of course speculation will continue that exorbitant amounts of money or a "golden" script would lure him in, but none of the original cast are getting any younger.  At some point you just have to let it go.

However, Aykroyd seems exceptionally passionate about seeing it made, but the process in doing so may last longer than he does.  As usual, we'll wait and see.

Extra Tidbit: With Bill Murray's affinity for being in Wes Anderson movies, what about a Wes Anderson directed Ghostbusters? That would be weirdly awesome.
Source: The Telegraph

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7:04AM on 03/01/2012

aw darn!

I respect Bill Murray's choice. I would not want a rushed sequel with a bad story. I dont understand why they cant get the proper writers, etc to get GB3 off the ground.
I respect Bill Murray's choice. I would not want a rushed sequel with a bad story. I dont understand why they cant get the proper writers, etc to get GB3 off the ground.
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10:22PM on 02/29/2012
The only way I'd wanna see another movie without Bill Murray is if they first of all had a GREAT script and director. They could then kill him, and then make him a ghost. They would have to get a good voice actor to do his voice as well!
The only way I'd wanna see another movie without Bill Murray is if they first of all had a GREAT script and director. They could then kill him, and then make him a ghost. They would have to get a good voice actor to do his voice as well!
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10:06PM on 02/29/2012

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That would be AMAZING!
That would be AMAZING!
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8:48PM on 02/29/2012
No Murray, no Ghostbusters.
Time to give up the ghost.
No Murray, no Ghostbusters.
Time to give up the ghost.
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8:00PM on 02/29/2012
lets do the shitty reboot move and get Tatum/Rogen and Hill. Hell lets get Katherine Heigl to take over Sigourneys role while were at it. We all know its coming
lets do the shitty reboot move and get Tatum/Rogen and Hill. Hell lets get Katherine Heigl to take over Sigourneys role while were at it. We all know its coming
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7:28PM on 02/29/2012
I would only be interested in a reboot if they went in a completely different direction. The fact is that none of the idiot comedians out there today could mange to top the original team in both presence and comedy.

I don't think anyone wants to see Seth Rogen and some team of posers bust out the dick jokes and sophomore crap that passes for comedy today.

So go the opposite direction and take it dark. Go for the realism and let's see what it would really be like. I'm thinking Dark
I would only be interested in a reboot if they went in a completely different direction. The fact is that none of the idiot comedians out there today could mange to top the original team in both presence and comedy.

I don't think anyone wants to see Seth Rogen and some team of posers bust out the dick jokes and sophomore crap that passes for comedy today.

So go the opposite direction and take it dark. Go for the realism and let's see what it would really be like. I'm thinking Dark Knight meets Poltergeist.
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10:25PM on 02/29/2012
there is a director that is working on a film kinda like that. I believe it's called Spectral.
there is a director that is working on a film kinda like that. I believe it's called Spectral.
6:21PM on 02/29/2012

I already see where this is going...

Just reboot the damn thing and get it overwith. Get a good team, good writers, good talent and go ahead and do what seems like the only inevitable outcome of all this hand-wringing. Just don't make it SUCK!
Just reboot the damn thing and get it overwith. Get a good team, good writers, good talent and go ahead and do what seems like the only inevitable outcome of all this hand-wringing. Just don't make it SUCK!
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3:20PM on 02/29/2012
Honestly, I really have no desire to see these fat, old guys in the suits again. I say this as someone that watched the first movie when it came out in theaters originally. If Ackroyd is hellbent on making another one of these, reboot it. There's an easy way to do this, especially given that it's 2012. Make it that the Apocalypse has started and the Ghostbusters were the first ones taken out. It doesn't have to be shown on screen, but maybe on newspaper headlines as they flutter across the
Honestly, I really have no desire to see these fat, old guys in the suits again. I say this as someone that watched the first movie when it came out in theaters originally. If Ackroyd is hellbent on making another one of these, reboot it. There's an easy way to do this, especially given that it's 2012. Make it that the Apocalypse has started and the Ghostbusters were the first ones taken out. It doesn't have to be shown on screen, but maybe on newspaper headlines as they flutter across the street. Have a small group of people trying to survive find the Ghostbuster's equipment, and they fight back. It's not really that hard a concept to come up with, and it revitalizes the franchise with a bit of a new twist.
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1:15PM on 02/29/2012
My respect for Bill Murray has just grown exponentially. The Ghostbusters movies were made at the right time. The music, the f/x, the actors and the director all came together at the right moment. That moment has passed. People age, time goes by, just move on and let it go. The original is such a classic, it will never grow old.
My respect for Bill Murray has just grown exponentially. The Ghostbusters movies were made at the right time. The music, the f/x, the actors and the director all came together at the right moment. That moment has passed. People age, time goes by, just move on and let it go. The original is such a classic, it will never grow old.
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12:23PM on 02/29/2012
5 years later and Aykroyd is still talking about the script... That most likely means the script is crap and they are pulling at strings. Hopefully this is the last we hear of ghostbusters 3.
5 years later and Aykroyd is still talking about the script... That most likely means the script is crap and they are pulling at strings. Hopefully this is the last we hear of ghostbusters 3.
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12:21PM on 02/29/2012

I want GB3

Get Bill's approval to do it without him and his likeness rights. Kill Venkman, make Peter a ghost, do his character in CGI, and have Bill or someone else do the voice over. And just make GB3. Yes there are those vocal opponents who don't want to see it, but there are many of us that do. Make the movie Danny.
Get Bill's approval to do it without him and his likeness rights. Kill Venkman, make Peter a ghost, do his character in CGI, and have Bill or someone else do the voice over. And just make GB3. Yes there are those vocal opponents who don't want to see it, but there are many of us that do. Make the movie Danny.
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12:00PM on 02/29/2012

Start fresh

I'd rather see some kind of reboot. Similar story, different city, and some fresh faces. Robert Sheehan from Misfits has some of the energy and charm of young Bill Murray. Let's start from the ground up, but keep the tone of the classic.
I'd rather see some kind of reboot. Similar story, different city, and some fresh faces. Robert Sheehan from Misfits has some of the energy and charm of young Bill Murray. Let's start from the ground up, but keep the tone of the classic.
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11:17AM on 02/29/2012
I have a feeling because of all this negative crap the studio is just going to end up rebooting the franchise. Give it one more year or two.
I have a feeling because of all this negative crap the studio is just going to end up rebooting the franchise. Give it one more year or two.
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11:17AM on 02/29/2012
I'm kind of expecting this. It's too bad that Bill Murray doesn't want anything to do with this. And yes, you're right. Dan Akyroyd is very passionate about Ghostbusters. He has a firm believf in supernatural stuffs. And he has a thorough knowledge of Cadillacs that was used as Ecto-1. You should see the look of his face when he finally saw the restored Ecto-1. It's a special feature in Ghostbusters Blu-Ray.
I'm kind of expecting this. It's too bad that Bill Murray doesn't want anything to do with this. And yes, you're right. Dan Akyroyd is very passionate about Ghostbusters. He has a firm believf in supernatural stuffs. And he has a thorough knowledge of Cadillacs that was used as Ecto-1. You should see the look of his face when he finally saw the restored Ecto-1. It's a special feature in Ghostbusters Blu-Ray.
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11:16AM on 02/29/2012

Hmm.

While I am bummed we will never see Bill Murray put on the proton pack again, unless we're watching Zombieland... I am also relieved that Murray had the cooler head in all of this. He seems to understand that just rushing into a sequel decades later for a cash grab that would reboot the series and pass on the torch is a stupid idea. I have to respect him for that. Though Akyroyd's description of Murray having 6 kids, houses all over, and traveling around playing golf... makes me wish he would
While I am bummed we will never see Bill Murray put on the proton pack again, unless we're watching Zombieland... I am also relieved that Murray had the cooler head in all of this. He seems to understand that just rushing into a sequel decades later for a cash grab that would reboot the series and pass on the torch is a stupid idea. I have to respect him for that. Though Akyroyd's description of Murray having 6 kids, houses all over, and traveling around playing golf... makes me wish he would come back for something fantastic.

Perhaps Moonlight Kingdom?
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11:08AM on 02/29/2012
This is, in a way, what I've been wanting to hear. Not that they won't do it, but a full-on acceptance that they are at an impasse. I kind of hope Aykroyd could go and do something else worthwhile to help people remember that he's not just a has-been. Harold Ramis had a nice little run in Apatow productions a few years back.

As for the Wes Anderson idea, I can't imagine anything short of a reboot/re-envisioning of the franchise should he touch it.
This is, in a way, what I've been wanting to hear. Not that they won't do it, but a full-on acceptance that they are at an impasse. I kind of hope Aykroyd could go and do something else worthwhile to help people remember that he's not just a has-been. Harold Ramis had a nice little run in Apatow productions a few years back.

As for the Wes Anderson idea, I can't imagine anything short of a reboot/re-envisioning of the franchise should he touch it.
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11:07AM on 02/29/2012
Just let it die, already . . . I would say die PEACEFULLY and GRACEFULLY, but then the horrendous GB2 already happened . . .
Just let it die, already . . . I would say die PEACEFULLY and GRACEFULLY, but then the horrendous GB2 already happened . . .
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