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‘They'd Written A Whole Different Movie!!’ Bill Murray Talks About Why GHOSTBUSTERS III Never Happened, Though It May Still!!

I am – Hercules!! Apparently there was a much better “Ghostbusters II” idea that was nothing like the “Ghostbusters II” we saw in cinemas. And a bait-and-switch that apparently soured Bill Murray on the whole franchise for two decades. From a SciFiWire report:
"We did a sequel, and it was sort of rather unsatisfying for me, because the first one to me was the goods," Murray said. "It was the real thing. And the sequel, you know, was ... it was a few years later. There was an idea pitched. And it was like, well, they got us all together in a room. We just laughed for a couple of hours. And then they said, 'What if we did another one? Here's an idea.'" Murray added, "So they had this idea, but it didn't turn out to be the idea when I arrived on the set. They'd written a whole different movie than the one [initially discussed]. And the special-effects guys got it and got their hands on it. And it was just not the same movie. There were a few great scenes in it, but it wasn't the same movie. So there's never been an interest in a third Ghostbusters because the second one was kind of disappointing ... for me, anyway."
“The third one could happen,” Murray now says, but he also points out he has nothing to do with “III” so far, and has not seen any of the script currently being penned by Harold Ramis associates Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (NBC’s “The Office”). Just how did “Ghostbusters II” change and why? It’s a question someone might pose to Ramis when he starts promoting his new Jack Black comedy next summer. Find all of SciFi’s story on the matter here.

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