Rick Moranis is well known for being a very elusive human being, but recently UK movie magazine Empire managed to get an interview with Louis Tully himself for an extensive feature – which will be in the new issue of the magazine due for release this Thursday. And just like interviewing Dan Akroyd, Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson or Sigourney Weaver, its hard not to bring up Ghostbusters 3.
“I haven’t talked to Danny (Aykroyd) about it,” says Moranis. “Somebody he’s associated with called me and I said, ‘I wouldn’t not do it, but it’s got to be good.’ You know, I’m not interested in doing anything I’ve already done, and I thought the second one was a disappointment.”
“But I guess I’m interested in where that guy is now. I sort of see him as being Bernie Madoff’s cellmate in jail. Both of them being so orderly that they race to get up and make their beds.”
Its sounds very much like Moranis is using what is swiftly becoming known as the “Murray Defence”, as Bill Murray himself has similarly said that he was unhappy with the second one, the third movies script has to be good, and he’s not interested in repeating himself.
I do feel that Louis Tullys absence would be greatly felt in the third movie, should it ever be made. In the first his geeky mannerisms made for a great comic foil to the straight laced Dana Barrett, while in the second he was regrettably reduced to a slapstick sidekick but still managed to be highly entertaining as the GhostBusters lawyer. But with Akroyd talking about a version of the movie minus the antics of Bill Murrays Peter Venkman, perhaps he’s also willing to loose Tully as well.
Moranis has been off our screens for two decades now, filling his days with his kids, voiceover work and music. His latest album, My Mother’s Brisket & Other Love Songs, is out now.
The new issue ofEmpire is out on Thursday, June 27.