'Ghostbusters 3' Status Update
Writer Lee Eisenberg and producer Joe Medjuck give us some updates on the film, and talk about the biggest issue holding production back....Bill Murray.
Its starting to seem less likely each day that the anticipated spring start date for 'Ghostbusters 3', wont be happening, and now the films writer Lee Eisenberg and it's producer Joe Medjuck give us some insight on the films status.
So far Sony Pictures, Harold Ramis, Dan Ackroyd and Ivan Reitman have already signed-off on the much revised Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky screenplay, and as of right now, the only thing keeping production at a stand still, is Bill Murray. And it should be noted that Bill Murray is one of the five rights holders to the 'Ghostbusters' franchise, so without him, this film doesn't happen.
Here's what Eisenerg had to say:
“Right now, we have a script we haven’t worked on probably in a couple of months, and we’re waiting for Bill Murray to read it. People seem excited about it, and the studio seems high on it. … We’re very proud of it. We worked really hard on it, and I think it’d be a really fun movie.”
Joe Medjeck attended a screening recently for 'Ghostbusters' and took part in a Q&A, and obviously 'Ghostbusters 3' came up:
Sony says they’d like to make it, everyone thinks it’s a good script. Bill has heard it’s a good script, but he hasn’t read it. Bill’s like that – he just says he’s busy.
Harold tells a very funny story about the several months it took to get Bill to read the script for Groundhog Day. Every week or so, [Bill] would go up to Harold and say, “You know, I read 10 pages… they’re really good. Is it going to stay this good?”
He hasn’t even read 10 pages [of Ghostbusters 3] yet, to the best of our knowledge.
[Regarding the original Ghostbusters] Bill just committed to it… he just said yes. He went to India to make The Razor’s Edge. I don’t think he even read the script [for Ghostbusters] until he arrived back, [and] the day he came back, we shot with him.”
Bill Murray needs to get his act together and sign off on this film, even if he doesn't want to star in it, just do it for the fans, we've all been waiting long enough.
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