The chances of the comedy sequel getting made are starting to look less likely
Bill Murray has shredded his copy of the Ghostbusters 3 script, according to reports.
Murray is believed to be the one obstacle in the way of the supernatural comedy sequel getting made, with the rest of the original team being on board.
According to the National Enquirer, Murray has returned the destroyed script to former co-stars and co-writers Dan Ackroyd and Harold Ramis. A note apparently read: “No-one wants to pay money to see fat, old men chasing ghosts.”
Rumours have suggested that the script, penned by the writers of the US version of The Office, would see the original team hand over the ghostbusting business to a younger generation of comedy stars, while some have even claimed that Murray’s character Peter Venkman would himself appear as a ghost.
Sony Pictures is said to be uncomfortable about making Ghostbusters 3 unless Murray rejoins the cast, while Signourney Weaver has insisted that she will not return unless he does. Ackroyd, however, has claimed that the movie will get made with our without him.
The famously reclusive Murray did, however, join the original cast to offer voice work on the recent Ghostbusters console game.