Why Bill Murray shredded the Ghostbusters 3 script

Wondering how Ghostbusters 3 is doing? According to Bill Murray, not so good.

The National Enquirer (grain of salt!) is reporting that Murray, who was granted script approval, returned his latest copy of the Ghostbusters 3 script to Dan Aykroyd in tatters.

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Word has it that Murray refused to take the producers' calls after they had sent out rewrites. But they finally got an answer on their latest draft after Murray sent Aykroyd and Harold Ramis the papers back shredded, with the note "No one wants to pay money to see fat, old men chasing ghosts!"

The paper also implies that this was the last straw and the two may just forge on and make Ghostbusters 3 without him. Which would be a massive mistake — Murray is the heart of Ghostbusters. He may be difficult, but hasn't he earned that right? If the whole shredding story is true that's plenty overdramatic. But let's be real, no Peter Venkman, no Ghostbusters...even if just for a cameo.

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Here's what I fail to understand about the Ghostbusters sequels/reboots/whatevers... the Ghostbusters Extreme cartoon or whatever that first cartoon series was, *wasnt bad*. It transitioned the Ghostbusters from the old crew to something more modern and techy and darker and such... why not just do that? Why do we need the old folks (and dont get me wrong they are the gods of 80s comedy in many ways, I LOVE that crew) but maybe it's time to move on and do a Ghostbusters for today's audiences (no I'm not looking at you Michael Bay, go back to destroying my childhood franchises without my money and time).