Bill Murray definitely not interested in sequel says Dan Aykroyd . . .
Here’s one 1980s nostalgia project we won’t be seeing anytime soon except maybe in an alternate universe in which Bill Murray needs more money for a new swimming pool: Dan Aykroyd has confirmed that Bill Murray isn’t interested at all in appearing in a Ghostbusters 3 movie at all and that the project won’t be going ahead without Murray.
Here’s what Aykroyd had to say in a recent interview:
“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 also revealed that at one point they considered doing a CGI ghost version of Murray’s character, but Aykroyd knew that Murray wouldn’t be interested in giving his approval or lending his voice talents to the effort.
“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 there you have it.