Murray on GB3 Involvement: "It's a Possibility"
Join me as I over analyze a sentence...
Just when I think I'm out, they keep pulling me back in. Davide Passaia forwarded me an interesting interview from April 5th 2012, presumably after Murray's appearance at opening day for the Cubs. WGN sports anchor guy Pat Tomasulo talked Cubbies with Murray, having a very lively conversation while slowly working his way to the unavoidable Ghostbusters 3 question:
"I heard you mention some of the movies you were working on, I think some people out there were interested in Ghostbusters 3, if that is a possibility, and if you'll be involved with that?"
Off the cuff, Murray answered with a non-committal "Well, it's a possibility..." before immediately changing the subject, pointing out that he has a very funny movie with Wes Anderson on the way this Summer.
Listen for yourself here.
So here's what's bothering me...
Why didn't Murray just say "no"? Why didn't he shoot down the possibility, especially after throwing to his summer Wes Anderson flick so fast? Is he interested, might he be interested with a tweaked script? Is he unaware that the cat is out of the bag on his non-involvement and trying not to hurt Aykroyd's feelings? Maybe he just wasn't thinking? What does that mean for Aykroyd's assertion in the Telegraph interview from last month? Maybe Murray is being flakey and not giving anyone a straight answer, so Aykroyd just gave up? Seriously, why didn't Murray say no to GB3 in this conversation? He's called the project crock before. What's stopping him from doing just that once more? Does he want to force me to blog for an eternity? Doesn't he care that I announced a retirement from Ghostbusters 3 blogging!?!?!?!
As Murray puts it in another portion of the interview, unrelated to Ghostbusters, "Well you can't believe everything you read".
The blog goes on, as long as Murray goes on. Let's hope baseball season drives him out of the woodwork more often so we can get to the bottom of this and I can leave this blogger plane without unfinished business.