If you’ve heard the decades of hilarious stories, it’s hard to think that Bill Murray isn’t enjoying all of this Ghostbusters 3 chatter. Every interview, every statement, every appearance changes directions worse than Tron. He’s obviously playing us — and loving every second of it. In a new interview with GQ he now points fingers at the writers of “The Office” (Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky), while also teasing that he’ll do it (thanks to a bunch of uber-fans). Read it below and take it for what its worth.
It’s all a bunch of crock. It’s a crock. There was a story–and I gotta be careful here, I don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings. When I hurt someone’s feelings, I really want to hurt them. [laughs] 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. It’s a franchise, and they made a whole lot of money on Ghostbusters.
Oh, sure, I remember. The soundtrack. The lunchboxes. The action figures.
Right. And it’s still one of the biggest movies of all time. And ever since that story broke, everywhere I go people are like, “So are you gonna make that movie?” I was down in Austin at South by Southwest, and you go at it hard down there–fun but, man, you need to sleep for days afterwards. Anyhow, I got into it one night with a bunch of younger people who were like, Oh, I love Peter Venkman! I grew up with Peter Venkman! We got to talking, and the more we talked about it, the more I thought, Oh Christ, I should just do this thing.“