Speaking for the second time about the potential GHOSTBUSTERS 3 on Oct 3rd, Bill Murray told reporters at a New York Press Conference that the movie "could happen" but more interestingly he also reveals why it hasn't happened in the near two decades since the last film. It's all because he was "disappointed" with how GHOSTBUSTERS 2 was developed and how the final cut ended up on screen.
"We did a sequel, and it was sort of rather unsatisfying for me, because the first one to me was the goods," Murray said. "It was the real thing. And the sequel, you know, was ... it was a few years later. There was an idea pitched. And it was like, well, they got us all together in a room. We just laughed for a couple of hours. And then they said, 'What if we did another one? Here's an idea.'" "So they had this idea, but it didn't turn out to be the idea when I arrived on the set. They'd written a whole different movie than the one . And the special-effects guys got it and got their hands on it. And it was just not the same movie. There were a few great scenes in it, but it wasn't the same movie. So there's never been an interest in a third Ghostbusters because the second one was kind of disappointing ... for me, anyway."
Which has partly played in Murray's rejection of any GHOSTBUSTERS 3 movie in the two decades since the last film. Though as he said a few weeks ago, the wounds have healed and he hasn't ruled out returning for this new script being written right now under the guidance of Harold Ramis.
"There's two fellows from The Office that are writing a script, but I've yet to see it," Murray said while promoting his upcoming family fantasy movie, City of Ember. "And I'm more involved with, you know, trying to get the dessert we ordered at lunch than I am with the new Ghostbusters sequel. But it's possible. It's a great idea that they hired these two guys to do it, because I think it'll be a ... it could be a fresh look at it. And it could be funny."
Again, it's encouraging. Murray, it seems, is a fan of The Office. And those guys might just be the guy to getting him back into this series. source - sci-fi wire