Talking with GQ Magazine during promotion for “Get Low”, a forthright Bill Murray gave refreshingly blunt honest answers to questions about his past work and upcoming projects.
Asked if a third “Ghostbusters” film was still in the works, Murray says “It’s all a bunch of crock” and went on to explain:
“Harold Ramis said, Oh, I’ve got these guys, they write on The Office, and they’re really funny. They’re going to write the next Ghostbusters. And they had just written this movie that he had directed. “Year One”. Well, I never went to see “Year One”, but people who did, including other Ghostbusters, said it was one of the worst things they had ever seen in their lives. So that dream just vaporized. That was gone. But it’s the studio that really wants this thing. It’s a franchise.”
He was also asked about doing the “Garfield” movies and said that he took the job for three reasons – the money, the challenge of doing voice work, and a script he thought was co-written by Joel Coen (of the Coen brothers) but was actually co-written by Joel Cohen. When it came time to record though, “the lines got worse and worse”.
It’s a fascinating read, check it out here.