Ivan Reitman Says He's Down to Direct Ghostbusters 3

January 13, 2010

After a lot of speculation about who is going to direct the third Ghostbusters film -- Harold Ramis was going to do it, then he wasn't -- Ivan Reitman, the director of the first two movies, has finally given a definite "Yes" when asked whether he was going to direct.

Reitman gave an interview to MTV News and talked a little bit about what's been said about the forthcoming Ghostbusters movie, but he's keeping his hand close to his chest. He said that a first draft had been handed in and that the writers, Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, were busy on a second. When asked whether he'd seen a draft of the script Reitman responded, "They have delivered a draft. We are working our way through another draft...good work is being done and all of us have our fingers crossed."

Remember back when Sigourney Weaver let slip that Bill Murray was going to be a ghost in the new movie? It was hard to tell whether or not she was being serious, but we're not going to be any the wiser after listening to Reitman. He simply said, "I'm not going to comment on what's in the script and on what Sigourney may or may not have said." And that's that.

But he did let slip one very important piece of information. After being asked whether he was going to direct, he said simply, "Yes." That's all we need to know. Sounds like this controversial sequel is going to be in good hands after all. And we might just get to see it before the end of this new decade. He said, "I hope to start shooting in this next year." Excellent!

Ghostbusters 3 is, for the first time in twenty one years, actually beginning to feel like something that might actually happen. We've been waiting for this sequel for a long, long time, and the man who brought us the first two has finally said he's going to bring us a third. Despite reservations some fans likely have about the concept for the third movie, you can't help but get excited about the fact that Reitman is onboard to steer the ship.

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