Rumor: Ivan Reitman May Be Back to Direct Ghostbusters 3?

October 9, 2009
Source: Bloody-Disgusting

Ivan Reitman

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?

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Now that's what I call good news! Hope it's true. It'd be awesome, if he were to direct the movie. Keep your fringers crossed, everybody 🙂

Jill on Oct 9, 2009


This is destined to suck a bowling ball through a straw anyway, but to prevent so much suckage that all the windows cave in, please keep Shia LaBeouf the hell away from Ghostbusters 3!

The Incredible Suit on Oct 9, 2009


I think that if Ghostbusters 3 will be made and Ivan is directing this one he should go back to the roots and try to make it feel as close to GB1. I'm not saying try to remake it but keep it as serious as possible but with the same humor. As okay as GB2 was looking back it just wasn't the same, the battle with Vigo was so short, nothing epic and the soundtrack was more current 90s pop artists than a memorable score. Yeah, NO SHIA LABEOUF. I'd rather see a bunch of no-name actors than him.

Christopher Sullivan on Oct 9, 2009


Is Shia Labeouf really that bad? This isn't going to suck. The game had an amazing ghostbuster script and it proved the guys still had the juice. I hope Ivan does this. If anything keep Joe Johnstone away from this.

Link1983 on Oct 9, 2009


I would love to see a new crew with: Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Michael Cera, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell.

Nils on Oct 9, 2009


"Okay... who brought the dog?"

VIGO on Oct 9, 2009


KEEP. SHIA. AWAY. Ivan - buddy - do it. If we're wrong then nothing happens. We go to jail. Peacefully. Quietly. We'll enjoy it. But if we're right, and we can do this movie... Ivan... you... will have saved the faith of millions of movie goers.

bozo on Oct 9, 2009


Of course this is good news.

Dan Geer on Oct 9, 2009


Maybe this is just a "bullshit rumor." Was the cameo and Ghostbusters skit in Zombieland a free teaser? JK, but it was cool to see now when all the GB3 stuff is floating around everywhere.

branden on Oct 9, 2009


Reitman directing would make me worry about this ALOT less. and I'm really excited to hear that Rick Moranis is confirmed to be back! WOO

-Peter- on Oct 9, 2009


give it to his son hahahaha

teyhtr on Oct 9, 2009



esophus on Oct 9, 2009


My only legit concern is that if Ivan comes back that it would be like Landis' Blues Brother's 2000 (or any other 90's and beyond movie after ALL of that great 80's success). Six Days, Seven Nights and my Super Ex-Girlfriend were HORRIBLE. Evolution was OKAY at best. Have him produce and/or consult. We need young new blood, with contemporary timing and material. Not saying Apatow, but someone who can make us laugh with a little bit of spook.

wHiskey Tango... on Oct 9, 2009


"While he's attached, the word is that he hasn't decided whether or not he really wants to direct, yet." ... if he has any sense he will stay way the hell away from this one and let it die on the vine...GB2 sucked ass and the proposed story line for GB3 sounds like a steaming pile ... I understand over the hill, has been actors need money to but really...I would prefer to retire with some dignity rather than a long list of BS failures...jmo...

moldybread on Oct 9, 2009


I don't know why Shya Leblows came up, but I swear if he's somehow attached I will start a murderous rampage in Hollywood. #5 - The only one out of your list I'd like to see is Paul Rudd. The rest are just not Ghostbuster material. Steve Carell might be a good Peck replacement though.

Syphous on Oct 9, 2009


no shia. Jason Segel would make a great ghostbuster. my line up could be any of the following: Jason Segel, Neil Patrick Harris, Kristen Bell, Romany Falco

Silver on Oct 9, 2009


Great news! Ivan will have to bring his A-game to this directorial feat! After his less than stellar recent flicks as well as the lackluster "Ghostbusters 2", he has to bring us an epic "Ghostbusters" flick! And please........bring back the original "Ghostbusters" theme by Ray Parker Jr!

Spider on Oct 9, 2009


I just saw zombieland, which was hands-down one of the funniest movies I'd seen in years. They should get THAT dude!

Mr j money on Oct 10, 2009


it will probably be a flop but it will be cool to see what happes in the story, every since I was a kid I wondered what would happen if they made a third movie

dfordaddy on Oct 10, 2009


Neil Patrick Harris would be great as well!

Nils on Oct 14, 2009

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