Oh, Bill Murray… What are we going to do with you? Yes, Bill Murray has finally read the Ghostbusters 3 script… and hated it. The former ghostbuster hated the script so much, in fact, that he actually sent it back to Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis shredded with a note attached that read “No one wants to see fat, old men chasing ghosts!”
Well, excuuuuuse me, Mr. Murray… but I would pay good money to see fat, old men chasing ghosts. There are far few things more entertaining than seeing unsung heroes from my childhood rise up from their metaphorical graves, out of obscurity and becoming heroic once again. I mean, I know it’s Bill Murray and all, but come on, give the movie a chance to be great. The guy is just sitting idly by in his now-zombified mansion and thinks he can just pass judgment on any kind of commercial script he comes across. No, Bill Murray, this won’t be an indie flick about brothers who reconnect on a train ride. It’s broad comedic fair by nature, so let go of this pious idea that a Ghostbusters 3 script must be effing Shakespeare to be entertaining.
However, the note Murray left raises an interesting point about the Ghostbusters 3 script that seems to contradict most things we’ve heard about the proposed film. For one thing, if there’s supposed to be a new team of ghostbusters, why are these “fat, old men” running around chasing ghosts? Admittedly, Murray said he didn’t think the first 30 pages of the script sucked, but he saw plenty in the pages following them that would. Seriously? I’m starting to actually wonder if Bill Murray has imbued himself with his personality from Groundhog Day. It would explain a lot.
*Sigh* Prima Donnas.[Via ScreenRant]