MTV’s awkward interview guy had a chance to accost Ivan Reitman at an event recently, where Reitman confirmed rumblings that he’d be directing Ghostbusters 3. Another rumor had Bill Murray coming back as a ghost, which Reitman declined to address. From MTV:
Reitman said that the script from “Year One” writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky is in and that a second draft is currently in the works. “We are working our way through another draft… good work is being done and all of us have our fingers crossed.”
Asked about Weaver’s recent comments [about the Bill Murray ghost], Reitman laughed and kept things light.
“There’s some very cool things in the new draft, let’s just put it that way,” he told us.
I like Bill Murray as much as the next guy, but Ghostbusters seems like the epitome of a movie that could only work in the 80s — Yeah, yeah, and then there’s like this ghost. But not like, like a human ghost, but like this big ball of slime that gets snot on everything… *snorts another line* — so I’m not sure why they’d choose to make a sequel now. Reitman of course directed the first two Ghostbusterses back in the 80s, but is perhaps best known for the 1997 classic, Father’s Day. Haha, a tie for a mustache, good one, Robin!