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Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Dan Aykroyd: Ghostbusters 3 Is Shooting Next Year With or Without Bill Murray

What's a worse idea than a new Ghostbusters movie? A new Ghostbusters movie without Bill Murray in it. But that's just what we may be getting, according to Dan Aykroyd:

Yes, we will be doing the movie and hopefully with Mr. Murray. That is our hope. We have an excellent script. What we have to remember is that Ghostbusters is bigger than any one component, although Billy was absolutely the lead and contributive to it in a massive way, as was the director and Harold [Ramis], myself and Sigourney [Weaver]. The concept is much larger than any individual role and the promise of Ghostbusters 3 is that we get to hand the equipment and the franchise down to new blood.

He claims that shooting will begin next spring, but as Collider points out, they've said in the past that shooting would be starting in 2009, 2010, and twice in 2011. Obviously that hasn't happened.

Maybe they should just come up with an original idea instead of forcing this one through? I know that flies in the face of modern Hollywood logic, but come on.

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  • Jason Farr@facebook

    Terrible idea to do it without Murray and they would be looked at worse than people look at George Lucas these days if they do it. At least Lucas knew he had to put Darth Vader in the prequels.
    I don't think the idea of a 3rd is so horrible, it's just really risky.

  • http://www.collegehumor.com/user:328495 Chase Mitchell

    Perfect chance for Ernie Hudson to grab the spotlight.

  • Bubblepaper@twitter

    It is amazing to me, how many airheads we have out there in this world. If anyone out there had been following Bill Murray online the past couple of years and had been paying attention, red flags would have been clearly seen. They have been waving everywhere! Do I know anything for sure by 100%? No, but what I do know is this: Bill Murray began suffering some kind of a health crisis last fall, carrying into winter past February, and I believe he has known for quite some time about something very serious that has happened with his health. Can anyone recognize literal sarchasm when they see it? Bill Murray said he’d only do 3 if were a ghost. Hey people, get a clue! He didn’t mean being cast as a ghost, he meant that by the time filming starts, he expects to be a ghost. That’s why he hasn’t committed to anything. Why would he, if he knew he wouldn’t be around long enough for filming to complete? In his mind, that'd knowingly break a commitment. I disagree with Bill Murray about a lot of things. Personally, I believe when it comes to judgement and decision making that all to often, he's had his head up his rear-end. I can honestly say though, that he is a professional and will not commit to a movie he doesn't plan on making.

    Also: Just for the record? Ghostbusters with no Bill Murray will equal a flop, a.k.a. a really bad idea.

    I mentioned this elswhere, but I want for what I said to be seen. Because of that, you may see my comments about this elswhere. That's because I am copying and pasting this anywhere I see Bill Murray and Ghostbusters 3 mentioned.