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Bill Murray disappointed in "GHOSTBUSTERS 2"


As was later confirmed, "The Office" writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky have been hard at work on a script. Murray himself confirms "there's two fellows from 'The Office' that are writing a script, but I've yet to see it." Murray's not involved yet, "but it's posble," he says. "It's a great idea that they hired these two guys to do it, because I think… it could be a fresh look at it. And it could be funny." We've also already heard from Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis previously, which leaves Ernie Hudson and Ivan Reitman as the only guys misng. As for that story about Ghostbusters II, let's just let Murray tell it himself."We did a sequel, and it was sort of rather unsatisfying for me, because the first one to me was the goods," Murray said. "It was the real thing. And the sequel, you know, was … it was a few years later. There was an idea pitched. And it was like, well, they got us all together in a room. We just laughed for a couple of hours. And then they said, 'What if we did another one? Here's an idea.'"Murray added, "So they had this idea, but it didn't turn out to be the idea when I arrived on the set. They'd written a whole different movie than the one . And the special-effects guys got it and got their hands on it. And it was just not the same movie. There were a few great scenes in it, but it wasn't the same movie. So there's never been an interest in a third Ghostbusters because the second one was kind of disappointing … for me, anyway."

So I'm not surprised that Bill didn't like GB2, I'm honestly not a big fan.

I really only like it because I loved the characters from the original so much that I enjoyed seeing them together again on screen . .. despite over all story.However, "THE OFFICE" is in my mind the most brilliant and hilarious show on TV right now bar none.

So if anybody can pull off a GREAT and worthy GB3 screenplay it's those guys.
DaShape Tuesday 10/07/2008 at 05:00 PM | 20268