Rumor: Ivan Reitman May Be Back to Direct Ghostbusters 3?
We stopped reporting on Ghostbusters 3 a while ago because every update was some bullshit rumor or a quote that wouldn't make any sense. However, our friends at Bloody-Disgusting (who always have reliable sources) have an interesting update on the project today that I just have to throw out. They say that Ivan Reitman, who directed the original two Ghostbusters movies, is attached to potentially direct Ghostbusters 3. "While he's attached, the word is that he hasn't decided whether or not he really wants to direct, yet." Not sure what that means exactly, probably that he's not 100% on-board, but this is still great to hear. Right?
They also say that Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver have all confirmed their involvement as well. And as for the storyline, here's what they've heard: "The sequel takes place when the paranormal researchers 'reopen' their ghost removal service after it has been closed for quite a few years." And I'm guessing this is where the new, young crew of 'busters comes in, too, if they decided to stick with the originally rumored plot that involved a bunch of young guys coming in to replace the original Ghostbusters. If this is all true, then I'm suddenly a lot more optimistic about this.
Ivan Reitman, father of the very talented Jason Reitman, last directed My Super Ex-Girlfriend in 2006 and Evolution in 2001, but has since stopped directing and is only producing nowadays. But then again, if Sony could convince Harold Ramis to come back to direct Year One, as he hadn't directed anything since The Ice Harvest in 2005, then maybe they can convince Reitman to come back to direct this as well. It's an early rumor coming from a solid source but the details still sound sketchy. That's why I usually don't write about Ghostbusters 3 news unless it's from Sony. Do you think bringing back Reitman is a good idea?