Dan Aykroyd On 'Ghostbusters 3': 'The Script Must Be Perfect'
The last news involving "Ghostbusters 3," included Bill Murray allegedly shredding Dan Aykroyd's script and sending it back to him with a note stating, "No one wants to pay money to see fat, old men chasing ghosts."
However, in a recent webchat with Empire, Aykroyd told viewers that those Murray rumors are completely false, while at the same admitting Bill's reluctance to shoot another sequel.
"Bill Murray is not capable of such behavior. This is simply something that would not be in his nature. 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 respect that. But Bill has too much positive estimation of my writing skills to shred the work."
So does that mean there will be a "Ghostbusters 3" with a new Peter Venkman? Aykroyd doesn't say. However, he does surprisingly guarantee that the film won't be done without Rick Moranis' character, Louis Tully. "If we can get the script to 'Ghostbusters 3' right, then it would definitely have Moranis as a major component. None of us would want to do the movie without having him as a participant."
Yes to Moranis. No to Murray. (Is Chevy Chase available? Someone's got to take over smartass duty.)
The more news involving "Ghostbusters 3," the weirder it gets.