Thursday, August 2, 2012
Who are you gonna call? Not Peter Venkman I'm afraid.
Without a shadow of a doubt, the Ghostbusters franchise remains one of the most beloved staples of the 80's sci-fi and popculture mythos. With two classic films spinning off into very successful tv series, video games, and toy lines, it's no wonder that fans have been patiently waiting for a new movie to be made. Unfortunately, much time and development changes have been made to see a third Ghostbusters film become a reality, and one of the main reasons is Bill Murray, who plays Peter Venkman in the films, hasn't agreed to any of the ideas pitched for a new sequel. With much time passing and none of the actors getting any younger, the time for making a new movie has to come sooner than later, and new updates tell the tale that Dr. Venkman won't be around to do some bustin'.
According to an interview with Metro and a post with Bleeding Cool, Dan Akroyd, who's overseen the films and plays fellow Ghostbuster Ray Stanz, says the film is still in the works. The biggest update, however, is that Billy Murray will NOT be in the film. How this will play out in the narrative still remains a mystery, but Murray is apparently ok with whatever his character's fate is going to be, or if they are going to use him at all. With Etan Cohen writing the draft for the movie's script, time will tell how "Ghostbusters 3" will play out without one of it's most prominent characters. For more on the story, visit the source post at Bleeding Cool.