As we’ve known for some time, the hold up in getting a third Ghostbusters film in front of cameras has been almost entirely dependent on whether or not star Bill Murray deigns to slide an unlicensed nuclear accelerator onto his back for one more go-round. Everybody else involved seem to like the screenplayt by Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg and they’re just waiting on Murray to give it the nod as well.
The problem is Murray hasn’t read the script yet.
In an interview with Howard Stern on his Sirius-XM, Murray admitted that he had been procrastinating on getting to the screenplay.
[Producer Ivan Reitman]’s puzzled that I haven’t gotten to this [script]. Well, I’ll get to it. I gotta get to it. I feel bad. I got a message and I think people — I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. It’s not the foremost thing in my mind, so I don’t think about it.
Murray again explained his reticence with a line he has used before in interviews – “I only made one sequel. It was Ghostbusters 2, and it didn’t end up the way it was presented.”
Although Murray was calling in to the Stern show to discuss the DVD release of his latest film Get Low, he wound up talking about a good portion of his career in a discussion that lasted almost an hour. You can hear all of it below. His thoughts about Ghostbusters 3 comes midway through the second part.