Bill Murray Upbeat About Ghostbusters Afterlife
Mike Sanders / 6 months ago
Given the fact that Ghostbusters 2016 was, generally speaking, pretty awful, when the announcement of Ghostbusters Afterlife was made, there was more than a little optimism from fans that, all going well, this would be the revival the franchise so desperately deserved. Well, with it originally set to be released last year, unfortunately, the COVID-19 situation saw it pushed back into 2021. In something of an exceptionally positive note, however, following a report via SlashFilm, series veteran Bill Murray is, perhaps somewhat surprisingly, optimistic that the new film is going to be great!
Speaking in an interview, Bill Murray said:
“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. It was hard. It was really hard. That’s why I think it’s gonna be good. We were just in it for a little while, but it was physically painful. Wearing those packs is extremely uncomfortable. We had batteries the size of batteries. They now have batteries the size of earrings. It’s still a really heavy thing to wear, all the time. The special effects in this one are a lot of wind and dirt in your face, and there was a lot of going down and getting back up. I was like, ‘What is this? What am I doing? These are like Bulgarian deadlifts, or a Russian kettlebell, getting up and down with this thing on my back.’ It was very uncomfortable. Usually, when something has a very high misery quotient, something comes of that and some quality is produced that, if you can capture it and project it, comes on the screen and affects you. I think it comes out sometime in the fall. They’ve delayed it for a year or a year and a half, but I’m glad they did. It will be worth seeing.”
What Do We Think?
Following the aforementioned delay, Ghostbusters Afterlife is set to be released on November 11th this year, and, based on his comments, it would appear that not only Bill Murray but many other members of the original cast are making an appearance. Therefore, if you do want to keep up with the latest news, you can check out the film’s official website via the link here!
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