The big hold up on a Ghostbusters 3 film ever getting into production has always been Bill Murray. The comic actor’s attitude towards the idea has waffled back and forth over the last couple of years from “Why bother?” to “Well, maybe…” Recently, his attitude had seemed that he wasn’t much interested, even going as far as saying that he had not even read the latest iteration of the screenplay for the project written by The Office writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg.
Well, Murray’s pendulum has apparently swung back since then, as on an appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman he stated that he would like to do a third film but “It’s got to be really funny.”
I think we may be able parse his statement “I think we’ll try again,” as an admission that he has read the script but found it wanting.
But does Murray really want to do the movie? It is hard to say. Reportedly he and co-star Dan Aykroyd are still good friends and if so, I can understand that he wouldn’t want to disappoint him even if he is reluctant to strap on an unlicensed proton accelerator one more time. Sadly, I don’t see us getting a resolution to this anytime soon.