Monday, February 13th, 2012

Run, Run From the Haunting Specter of a Ghostbusters 3 With No Bill Murray

The latest word in unnecessary threequels: Bill Murray's refusal to make Ghostbusters 3 will not stop Dan Aykroyd, who says he'll just re-cast the part of Peter Venkman. The weirdest thing about this is that Aykroyd assures audiences that Rick Moranis will be involved in the third movie, because “None of us would want to do the movie without having him as a participant." Why he doesn't feel that way about Bill Murray, whose role in the original film was about twelvety billion times more important than Moranis', is a mystery the likes of which no one has seen since the outbreak of unexplained paranormal activity in 1980s New York City.

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  • Agent M

    You have to give Dan his due…this was an unbelievably fertile and creative comic mind in the 70s and 80s. But this just seems desperate.

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

      @Agent M Dan Aykroyd is a great comedian but an even better insane person.

  • Connor Ratliff

    If Aykroyd would allow Wes Anderson to write & direct Ghostbusters 3, I'll bet Murray would agree to do it. Sure, it would be a different movie altogether, but preferable to an Aykroyd-penned, Murray-less Ghostbusters film.

    The more I think about this, the more the idea of a sad, slightly whimsical Ghostbusters film makes sense (Murray's supposed dismissal "no one wants to see a bunch of fat old men chasing ghosts" is less of a problem when one imagines Anderson applying his trademark melancholy to the task.)

    Plus, with Anderson at the helm, you know that we'd get a fairly meticulous look at all the new ghostbusting equipment they've developed since the late 1980s.

    • BonzoGal

      @Connor Ratliff Solar powered proton pack? Positron collider 4G? Hybrid Ectomobile?

      I agree with your pick of Wes Anderson, although a dark, violent Coen brothers version would be nice, too.

    • http://splitsider.com Adam Frucci

      @Connor Ratliff That's kind of a brilliant idea. Make it happen, Connor.

  • Connor Ratliff

    Perhaps if enough people "like" this, we can make this crazy idea a reality: