Over the years, one of the most consistent stories in entertainment news was that a third “Ghostbusters” film was unlikely due in part to Bill Murray who had no real desire to return to the franchise.
Then Jason Reitman, son of original film director Ivan Reitman, took to the helm of “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” – a movie that sees the original stars (bar the late Harold Ramis) return in small roles to tell a story that ties into the first film.
Murray agreed to appear and speaking to Collider recently, he explained the idea Reitman had sold him on the project:
“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