It's Official - Ivan Reitman Will Be Directing Ghostbusters 3!
It's now confirmed. Ivan Reitman, father of Jason Reitman who directed the two original Ghostbusters movies as well as Kindergarten Cop and My Super Ex-Girlfriend most recently, will direct Ghostbusters 3 sometime this year. MTV caught up with Reitman on the National Board of Review red carpet last night and got word straight from him that he will indeed direct the sequel. The script from writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky is in and a second draft is in the works. "They have delivered a draft," Reitman said. "We are working our way through another draft… good work is being done and all of us have our fingers crossed."
Reitman doesn't reveal much else. "I'm not going to comment on what's in the script and on what Sigourney may or may not have said," he told them. "There's some very cool things in the new draft, let's just put it that way." He also said he "hope[s] to start shooting in this next year" and that they're still aiming for a 2011 release. Give or take the new screenwriters, it looks like the whole family is back again for Ghostbusters 3. We've known for a while Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, and even Rick Moranis, would be back, but now I think it's time to cast the newcomers. At least we know this will be in good hands!