All I Want For Christmas… Is Ghostbusters III
Okay, maybe not number one on my list. But after reading about the new movie, I couldn't help but think about back in the day when I was knee-high to a midget. Finding Ghostbusters gear underneath the Christmas tree, yeah, it sounds like a SUPER GEEK request. But, the promise of a new Ghostbusters movie takes me back to the days when I used to chase my buddies around the yard with a Nerf proton pack. One of my most memorable Christmas presents I got when I was just a lil guy, was a tonka truck version of the "ecto 1". You know? The ambulance the Ghostbusters mobbed around in.
I was always Peter Venkman (a.k.a Bill Murray) when I was busting ghost in the back yard. Now it turns out that Bill Murray, doesnt want to be in the 3rd movie. He will make cameos in Zombieland and do a sequel to Garfield, but not Ghostbusters?
According to movieplot.com:
"As it stands, the Ghostbusters III film will be gracing our screens a cool 30 years since the first one. 30 years is a long time, particularly when you're trying to get the original actors back on board. Dan Aykroyd spoke recently about how they hoped to get Bill Murray back into his ghost-busting boilersuit for the big occasion but it's now being reported that Murray was less than overjoyed with the new script.
Murray allegedly took the script, shredded it, and then returned it to one-time partners Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis with the note: 'No one wants to pay money to see fat, old men chasing ghosts!'
Yowza! Sure Ramis has gained a few pounds, but way to go for the jugular Bill! In any case, Bill is also the most successful of the three by far, Dan Aykroyd is now better known for his interest in UFOs and many of the Ramis results on Google refer to his more rotund figure.
But oh no Mr. Murray, you go ahead and shred these poor men's last shot at the good life. I'm sure they weren't that fussed anyway. Just trying to get the old gang back together again for one last hurrah and you had to go and shit all over it didn't you?
Apparently the movie will still go ahead without him anyway."
Hopefully He changes his mind, because it will be tough to make the movie work without him. Guess we will have to wait and see.