WHO YA GONNA CALL DEPT.:
Hard to believe it’s nearly two years since I told you how frustrated DAN AYKROYD phoned old pal/“Ghostbusters” co-star BILL MURRAY – who kept blocking the long-awaited remake with snarky script complaints – and snapped: “Stop acting like a jerk!”
NEW SCOOP: Murray just made like a jerk encore…and now it’s OVER! To recap: Aykroyd, Murray, SIGOURNEY WEAVER and HAROLD RAMIS had all agreed to rebirth “Ghostbusters III” – but Murray, who’s got script approval, kept refusing to take producers’ phone calls after they’d send rewrites.
Then, after they sent him the latest reworked screenplay weeks ago, Murray fired back his shocking answer – nailing the coffin shut forever – by sending Dan and Harold a box containing the new script SHREDDED into confetti, along with this nasty note: “No one wants to pay money to see fat, old men chasing ghosts!”
Insiders say furious Dan and Harold vow that Bill’s off their “who ya gonna call” list forever – and they’ll make the movie WITHOUT him!