Ivan Reitman Not on ‘Ghostbusters 3′?

Thursday, March 18 by

No one is really sure what the deal is with Ghostbusters 3. If you listen to Ivan Reitman, Dan Aykroyd, or Harold Ramis, it’s moving ahead. If you listen to Bill Murray, it’s his nightmare and he wants nothing to do with it. The only thing we know for certain is Reitman is attached to direct. But now comes word that Columbia Pictures wants a younger director on the project (ie: somebody who didn’t direct My Super Ex-Girlfriend). From Vulture:

"Reitman’s old contract still gives him exceptional creative control over the series, including director approval. Therefore, while it’s true that Reitman can’t force Columbia to make Ghostbusters 3 with him, he can make it nearly impossible for the studio to make the film without him."

"In fact, a source tells" [Vulture] "that Reitman and all three original principals (Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, and Harold Ramis … sorry, Ernie Hudson!) have a deal that says that if any of the four of them don’t like any element of a new Ghostbusters, they can singlehandedly veto and kill the project; it has to be unanimously approved before going forward."

Personally, I think it’s unlikely we’ll ever see another Ghostbusters movie and I’m okay with that. The original two were a great film and an okay sequel that shouldn’t exist outside of the 1980′s, and the thought of a new generation of Ghostbusters sounds completely lame. The last thing we need to see is the cast of She’s Out of My League strapping on proton packs.

 

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