Crazy Rumor of the Day: Bill Murray Shredded 'Ghostbusters 3' Script; Sent It to Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis in a Box

Crazy Rumor of the Day: Bill Murray Shredded 'Ghostbusters 3' Script; Sent It to Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis in a Box

Dec 19, 2011

The Ghostbusters 3 saga has turned and twisted itself down an obnoxiously absurd path for months now that this latest piece of ridiculousness wouldn't surprise us if true. Last we heard everyone was waiting for Bill Murray to read the latest script for Ghostbusters 3, anxiously hoping he'd sign on so that everyone could finally get to work making another sequel. Murray, meanwhile, has been taking his sweet time with the thing, delaying the project for reasons that probably only amuse him. Now, according to the never-to-be-trusted National Enquirer, Murray has drilled several nails into the coffin of Ghostbusters 3 by taking the latest script, shredding it into hundreds of pieces and sending it in a box back to Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis with a note that read, "No one wants to pay money to see fat, old men chasing ghosts!"

Ouch. The source goes on to claim that Aykroyd and Ramis are understandably upset, saying they'll proceed without Murray's involvement, even though everything we've heard up until this point is that no one -- including the studio -- is willing to make the sequel without Murray. So have folks changed their minds? And will we be able to bid on that shredded script on eBay at some point? C'mon, these are things we need to know!

Honestly, part of us is happy Murray chose this film as one he'd severely protest, because it shows that at least one actor won't return to a franchise decades later just for a paycheck. That said, Murray has done a lot worse for a paycheck (like two Garfield movies and the awful Passion Play), so we're not exactly sure what's up here. Either way, we look forward to the next installment in the Making of Ghostbusters 3 saga, hoping it involves an internet meme that shows Bill Murray using the Ghostbusters 3 script for other things, like toilet paper, or a napkin, or a footrest, or a funny hat. The possibilities are endless!

[via io9]

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