Comedian Bill Murray has confirmed that he will the cast of Ghostbusters 3 alongside Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Harold Ramis.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Murray revealed that killing off his character Peter Venkman was his own suggestion.
“I’ll come back in Ghostbusters 3 only if I get to be a ghost,”
“I said to them, ‘I’ll do it if you kill me off in the first reel’. So now they are going to have me as a ghost in the film.”
“The first 45 minutes of the original Ghostbusters is some of the funniest stuff ever made.” The second one was disappointing, because the special effects guys took over. I had something like two scenes – and they’re the only funny ones in the movie.”
Sony’s Columbia Pictures has recruited Lee Eisneberg and Gene Stupnitsky (The Office writer-producers) to work on a new installment.
Ghostbusters 3 is once again directed by Ivan Reitman and currently is scheduled for a 2012 release.