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Bill Murray On ‘Ghostbusters 3′ Rumors: “It’s Just A Myth”

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In Hollywood there’s a blurry line between fact and fiction and projects that are categorized as “in development” as opposed to ones that have actually gotten a green light. The Ghostbusters sequel is the latest example of this. Reports claiming that Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman and the rest of the cast have signed on to film a third sequel, may not be accurate according to Bill Murray, who told Cinemablend:

It’s just a myth. It’s like the white alligator in the sewer, you know? Who’s seen it, really?

Murray says the media coverage is just an extension of the studios wish fulfillment and that there are no plans to film a sequel:

It’s just really the movie studio. They love the franchise, they’d just like to re-create it again. All this talk is just talk. It drives me nuts, it’s just people talking. And now, it’s like, on the street people go ‘hey, hey, hey,’ you know, why don’t you go back to high school? Quit bothering me. Until someone actually creates a great script it’s just hogwash, it doesn’t mean anything. It’s interesting that people are interested in it, they’d like to see it. It was a great thing, it really was fun. Maybe it should. And if it’s such a good idea, then someone will write the screenplay.

Murray is so fed up the answering questions about a followup to the 1980s sci-fi comedy, he recently told WENN, that he has contemplated writing the script himself. The iconic comic actor would certainly do a better job than Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupninsky, the screenwriters of Year One, one of the biggest bombs of last year, who were said to be drafting the first version of the script. Murray said:

It’s getting so annoying I might just write the damn thing because everyone is driving me nuts. But then they’ll want Ghostbusters IV and I won’t be in that.

Murray added that the task of living up to the first two would not be an easy feat. He said:

I don’t know who started this. It was an imaginary thing that there were gonna be some new writers that were gonna write it. Honestly it’s just the studio who wants the movie to be made. It’s a franchise; it’s like the new Barbie. We did a great one and then we did another one. A third would have to be pretty darn good.

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