Bill Murray has not only confirmed his involvement in the latest “Ghostbusters” film, “Ghosbusters : Afterlife” but he swears it’s a goodie – on par with the 1984 original!
Speaking to Collider, Murray – who has appeared in every live-action incarnation of “Ghostbusters” but didn’t think much of the 1989 sequel- said Jason Reitman, director of the November release, twisted his arm into reprising Peter Venkman for the film.
“I remember [Jason Reitman] calling me and saying, ‘I’ve got an idea for another ‘Ghostbusters.’ I’ve had this idea for years. I thought, ‘What the heck could that possibly be?’ I remember him when he was a kid. I remember his Bar Mitzvah. I was like, ‘What the heck? What does this kid know?’
But he had a really, really wonderful idea that he wrote with another wonderful guy that I got to work with, Gil Kenan, who made ‘City of Ember.’ The two of them wrote a ‘Ghostbusters’ movie that really brings it back to life. It really has the feel of the first one, more than the second one or the girls’ one. It has a different feel than two out of four. I think he’s really got something.”
Murray, hinting that he suits up again in the film, says the actual filming “was hard. It was really hard…That’s why I think it’s gonna be good”.
As for how the film’s delay? Murray expects it’ll be well worth the wait, particularly if we all get to see it on the big screen.
“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” opens November 11th.