In April of this year, it was rumored Dan Aykroyd had called Bill Murray and said, "stop acting like a jerk" when it came to "Ghostbusters 3."
Murray asked to be killed off at the beginning of the movie, and appear as a ghost only, but he's been badmouthing the project pretty much anytime anyone's asked him about it.
Either way, if Aykroyd did make that call, Murray's not really heeded the plea to stop shitting all over the upcoming project.
Speaking to GQ in this month's issue, Murray was all over it again, even though he tried to "not hurt anyone's feelings."
"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 [Gene Stupnitsky,Lee Eisenberg], and they're really funny. They're going to write the next 'Ghostbusters.' And they had just written this movie that he had directed.We kinda feel bad for Ramis/Aykroyd and co. as they seem to be clinging to the project as some sort of last stab at respectability. And we hope people keep asking Murray about the film, if only to hear more of the quips he seems to have saved up in case he gets more questions about the project.
'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.'"