There are some people who aren’t all that thrilled about the all-female Ghostbusters remake that’s in the works. I think it’ll be alright and I’ll totally watch it, but I wouldn’t say I’m jumping for joy about it. Bill Murray has even agreed to make a cameo in the updated movie, and as he revealed in a new interview with ComingSoon.net, it was a decision he didn’t take lightly.
“I thought about it for a very long time,” Murray said. “Like, many, many months. No, that’s not right. I was seriously thinking about this for years, really… It kept eating at me, and I really respect those girls. And then I started to feel like if I didn’t do this movie, maybe somebody would write a bad review or something, thinking there was some sort of disapproval [on my part].”
“You know, they were incredibly nice to ask me, and I really enjoyed being there,” Murray said. “They have such a jolly group, and they are going to have great success with this project. I didn’t want to overshadow [them] or anything, and I feel really good about it. I like those girls a lot. I mean, I really do. They are tough to say no to. And Paul is a real nice fellow.”
Fair enough – I don’t think it was a particularly bad decision or that it’ll be a disaster. I think it’ll do moderately well at the box office and make a nice profit, and having Murray around will give it a bit more legitimacy, as well. Will it ever be as classic as the original? Of course not, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun.