Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Did Murray shred the script to Ghostbusters III? I hope so.

Did Murray shred the script toGhostbusters III? I hope so.
There is a story going aroundthat the huge hold out to GB3, Bill Murray, didn't like the script. The rumorgoes that he hated the script so much that he shredded it and sent back.
Fromthe National Enquirer, ((Then, after theysent him the latest reworked screenplay weeks ago, Murray fired back hisshocking answer – nailing the coffin shut forever – by sendingDan and Harold a box containing the new script SHREDDED into confetti, alongwith this nasty note: “No one wants to pay money to see fat, old men chasingghosts!” ))
I love the little note hesupposedly left on the box.  While thisaction does fit with Murray’s past reactions to the script and concept of GB3,I’m not sure he’d go that far with it. 
However, he did diss GB2before it was released.  Plus, Murray isin a different place in his career. He’s into quirky movies that fit his quirky humor.  GB3 wouldn’t fit in with that vibe now. 
He is right that a bunch ofout of shape guys running around isn’t as appealing anymore.  Plus, many of the younger moviegoers havenever seen Ghostbusters or even the cartoon show.   I don’t think there is anaudience for the movie anymore.  Plus,the creative team isn’t as creative anymore. 
Dan Ackroyd agreed to make BluesBrothers 2000, and that was a total mess. I think he needs to stick to selling Crystal Skull Vodka and talkingabout UFOs.  Harold Ramis wasresponsible for Year One.  Theless said about the movie the better. 
So, Murray has a point, butMurray did do two Garfield movies. 
Allegedly, Ackroyd and Ramiswere pissed about receiving the script. 
I think the 09 GB video game will be seen as a bettersequel than the third movie anyway.    

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