Who you gonna call? Not Bill Murray. Ghostbusters 3 is being actively pursued by writer / star Dan Aykroyd, but his co-star does not want any part of it apparently.
The Ghostbusters retired ages ago, after a 1984 hit film, 1989 sequel, and two animated TV shows. But talk of another film has been rekindled of late.
In a webcast with Empire magazine, Dan Aykroyd implied he and co-star Rick Moranis were actively working to bring Ghostbusters 3 to theaters.
"If we can get the script to 'Ghostbusters 3' right, then it would definitely have Moranis as a major component," said Aykroyd of the potential project.
"None of us would want to do the movie without having him as a participant.”
He also responded to questions that another star, Bill Murray, wasn’t into the idea, denying reports that Murray actually shredded a potential script.
Murray also allegedly said “No one wants to pay money to see fat, old men chasing ghosts.” Replied Dan, “Bill Murray is not capable of such behavior.""This is simply something that would not be in his nature. It's not true. We have a deep, private personal relationship that transcends business."
"We communicate frequently and his position on the involvement in Ghostbusters 3 has been made clear and I completely respect that.”
So no script shredding but no interest either. Tough to say what a Ghostbusters movie would be like without Murray. What do you think?