This past Saturday at the Toronto International Film Festival showing of Ghostbusters, Ivan Reitman debunked a few of the myths and rumors that surround Bill Murray & Ghostbusters 3.
Here’s what was said:
“Bill Murray has never actually read anything. He may have read ten pages at some point, but he’s never read a script, but he’s never been interested either, that part is true… it wasn’t Ghostbusters in particular, it’s just, he’s been carrying on his life in a different way, in terms of the kind of parts that he’s wanted to pursue.”
“I would love to work with him again and I hope that he could be in this film. He might be, he might not be, I really don’t know.”
“If we can find a way to make a film that’s somewhat as magical as this one (original Ghostbusters) finally turned out to be, then it’s worth making. If we can’t, we probably won’t do it.”
“We’ve had a couple of scripts that are quite good… that we just didn’t think quite had it… and one of them was particularly centric to Bill and we just couldn’t get him to read it. That one didn’t get made even though it was pretty damn good.”
“We’ve been thinking of alternatives and we’re actually making some real progress and we’ll see what happens. That’s the most honest answer I can give you.”
Ghostbusters News, the Ontario Ghostbusters and Cross the Streams Radio were all in attendance for both the screening of Ghostbusters and the Ivan Reitman Q&A. Be sure to check back for a video of the full Q&A and pictures from the event.