Since the recent passing of Harold Ramis, the future of a third GHOSTBUSTERS film seemed very unclear. Many questions have been building for a long time now, all wondering what would be in store for the next installment. Plus, would the movie still be made? We then heard the news that GHOSTBUSTERS 3 would indeed still be moving forward. Now some more fresh news is finally here.
Ivan Reitman recently spoke with Deadline having this to say:
"There has been all kinds of stuff, unofficially written about Ghostbusters… I’ve been reading things online for about four years, speculation on who’s writing, what they’re writing, who’s in it, who we will use, and who’s directing. We’d decided not to comment up till now, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do, and it was never clear what Bill was going to do. A lot of things happened in the last few months, the most significant of which was the passing of Harold, who was a very good friend who was extraordinarily influential in my career. We did five movies together including both Ghostbusters.”
"When I came back from Harold’s funeral, it was really moving and it made me think about a lot of things. I’d just finished directing Draft Day, which I’m really happy with and proud of. Working on a film that is smaller and more dramatic was so much fun and satisfying. I just finally met with Amy and Doug Belgrad when I got back. I said I’d been thinking about it for weeks, that I’d rather just produce this Ghostbusters. I told them I thought I could help but let’s find a really good director and make it with him. So that’s what we’ve agreed will happen. I didn’t want all kinds of speculation about what happened with me, that is the real story.”
It will be interesting to find out who Ivan Reitman chooses as his replacement in the director's chair.
Shooting for GHOSTBUSTERS 3 will begin sometime early next year and will once again be returning to New York City.