Here’s some depressing news. Picture a new Ghostbusters film, which we know could be awesome based on 2009’s Ghostbusters: The Video Game, since it was basically a sequel. Now, replace Bill Murray with someone else. Just doesn’t feel right, does it?
It may happen if Bill Murray doesn’t want to go through with Ghostbusters 3. Empire spoke with Dan Aykroyd about how the film was coming along, and as they put it: “Even more intriguingly, Aykroyd hinted that Bill Murray may not return as Peter Venkman, and that the character could be played by a different actor, a la Jack Ryan.” i would rather see the character written out than see someone else try to take over the role. Whether they tried to imitate Murray or tried to do their own thing, it just wouldn’t be the same.
Hell, if you can’t get Bill Murray on board, Aykroyd shouldn’t make the film, especially when he thinks that the “script must be perfect.” Aykroyd also thinks that they couldn’t make Ghostbusters 3 without Rick Moranis, who declined to return for Ghostbusters: The Video Game (or any project) because he’s set for life thanks to Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. So if you can’t get all these people that you consider essential, maybe the film isn’t a great idea?[Empire via Screened]