Hollywood star BILL MURRAY is keen to reprise his role in a third GHOSTBUSTERS movie – if the script is funny enough.
Nineteen years after Murray put down his proton pack after playing spook catcher Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters 2 – a new screenplay is being written.
According to reports, studio bosses want to team original stars Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson with a new batch of Ghostbusters, to be played by Seth Rogen, Steve Carell and Paul Rudd.
Murray insists he hasn’t been approached – but he is open to the idea of playing Venkman again.
He tells OK! magazine, “There are two fellas writing a script, but I have yet to see it, but it’s possible. It’s a great idea.
“It’s all about the script. It’s not like I have any obligation to the franchise or anyone. If the script were good and I thought we could do it, it would be fun. It’s only now that this has ever been a prospect. No one’s talked about it for a long time.”
But the star admits he is warned off by his “unsatisfying” experience on Ghostbusters II. He adds, “The first one, to me, was the real thing. The sequel… there was an idea pitched. They got us all together and we laughed for a couple hours. When I arrived on the set, they had written a whole different movie than the one. The special effects guys got their hands on it, and it’s just not the same movie. There were a few great scenes in it, but it wasn’t the same movie.”