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It's Official: Bill Murray Won't Be In 'Ghostbusters 3,' But The Movie Will Go On Without Him

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 2, 2012 1:49 PM
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He was a good sport enough to spoof himself and the film in 2009's "Zombieland" (which you can see below) and at the 2010 Spike TV Scream Awards, but enough is apparently enough. It's official: Bill Murray won't reprise his role as Peter Venkman in "Ghostbusters 3," according to Dan Aykroyd himself. "No, I can tell you he won't be involved," Aykroyd said after being asked about Murray's participation for what has to be the umpteenth time.

'MIB3' Writer Etan Cohen Hired To Write New 'Ghostbusters 3' Script That Bill Murray Probably Won't Like Anyway

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 10, 2012 3:14 PM
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How much money do you have to spend before Bill Murray says "Yes"? That's the question Sony is hoping to eventually find an answer to as development on "Ghostbusters 3" improbably continues in the vain hope the studio can create a blockbuster 23 years after "Ghostbusters II" that will have audiences flocking to theaters. Hell, if they can make people care about "Men In Black 3" a decade after the second movie, anything is possible right?

Discuss: Does Anyone Care That Dan Aykroyd Hired New Writers For 'Ghostbusters 3'?

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 3, 2012 11:38 AM
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"We'll try again," Bill Murray said recently on David Letterman, alluding to the status of the long-gestating "Ghosbusters 3" at Columbia Pictures. And so what's happening with the proposed after-the-fact threequel? Well, while Murray didn't exactly spell it out, recent news seems to confirm all suspicions: the most recent drafts of "Ghostbusters 3" have been thrown in the trash and inveterate "Ghosbusters" champion and producer Dan Aykroyd is starting over.

Bill Murray Confirms What We Already Know, Says 'Ghostbusters 3' Doesn't Have A "Good Script"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 11, 2012 1:14 PM
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Has it been three years already since the increasingly tired and boring rumors and speculation about "Ghostbusters 3" have been kicking around? Well, despite the fact that no one except Dan Aykroyd seems interested in making this thing, Bill Murray is pretty much the lynchpin if this movie ever moves forward. But that won't happen until the script is brought up to par, which has pretty much been the story since day one.

5 Things You Might Not Know About 'Ghostbusters'

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • June 8, 2012 9:57 AM
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Remember 1984’s “GhostSmashers” aka “GhostStoppers”? Of course you do. With a star-studded cast featuring John Belushi (Peter Venkman), Dan Aykroyd (Ray Stantz), Jeff Goldblum (Egon Spengler), Eddie Murphy (Winston Zeddemore), John Candy (Louis), Sandra Bernhard (Janine) and Paul Reubens (Ivo Shandar/Gozer), the future-set supernatural comedy in which roving teams of ghost catchers protect humanity from the supernatural, directed by Ivan Reitman, cost a whopping $300 million to make, featured hundreds of monsters, including a giant marshmallow man, and spawned not one but two sequels; the second of which got smoothly underway recently with the full, gracious participation of all of the original cast.

Is Bill Murray Softening On 'Ghostbusters 3'? Or Is He Just Being Polite?

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 15, 2012 12:27 PM
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We probably don't need to give you the history of "Ghostbusters 3" and Bill Murray's possible involvement, but a quick recap is this: the original gang, director Ivan Reitman and writer/stars Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, have been trying to make a third installment of the "Ghostbusters" series for a few years now.

Dan Aykroyd Says Bill Murray Won't Do 'Ghostbusters 3,' Says Project Is In 'Suspended Animation,' Although Sony Still Interested

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 29, 2012 9:51 AM
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For over twenty years, Dan Aykroyd has had a dream. A dream of a third film in the "Ghostbusters" franchise. While the 1989 sequel was poorly received, there's been enough love for the seminal original that an interest has always been there, although Aykroyd's 1990s script for a third installment was deemed too expensive. In recent years, however, it looked like it might actually become a reality: a 2009 video game reunited the original cast, including Bill Murray, and Sony commissioned a new script from "Bad Teacher" writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, with original director Ivan Reitman set to return.

Dan Aykroyd Says He Might Recast Peter Venkman For 'Ghostbusters 3,' Denies Rumor That Bill Murray Trashed His Script

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 13, 2012 3:12 PM
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Dear Dan Aykroyd: For the the love of God, let it go.

Bill Murray Reportedly Sends Dan Aykroyd & Harold Ramis Shredded 'Ghostbusters 3' Script

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 20, 2011 3:37 PM
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Take this with a grain of salt (although, it must be said, they were right about John Edwards' love child), but the National Enquirer (via Slashfilm) is reporting that Bill Murray is really done talking about a potential "Ghostbusters 3." How did he get the message across? Well, the tabloid is reporting that Murray sent a shredded copy of the most recent draft of the "Ghostbusters 3" script to original ghostbusters Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis with a note that read, "No one wants to pay money to see fat, old men chasing ghosts!" Who cares if this is a true story or not, it's sort of amazing.

Marrakech Film Festival '11: Sigourney Weaver Talks 'Avatar,' 'Prometheus' & Forgetting The Pain of 'Alien 3'

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • December 15, 2011 2:53 PM
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It's said you should try to avoid meeting the people you admire, as they're bound to disappoint. Sigourney Weaver, however, put the lie on that entirely when we got to talk with her at the recent Marrakech International Film Festival, where she was serving as President of the short films jury. If her recent movie choices have been a bit mixed (for every "Rampart" there's an "Abduction") Weaver herself seems teflon-coated in that she can emerge from lesser films intact, and somehow any blame gets deflected onto the films themselves for not being able to capitalize properly on her particular brand of charisma. This erratic quality level has also, presumably, a lot to do with being an actress of a certain age who wants to work regularly, (and boy, does she work: 2011 saw her in 4 theatrical releases -- the aforementioned films plus "Paul" and "Cedar Rapids"); it's hardly controversial to suggest that Hollywood isn't exactly programmed for the sixtysomething actress, even someone as iconic as Weaver.

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