s Sony continues its hunt for a director on the long-rumoured Ghostbusters III – with Bridesmaids helmer Paul Feig said to be first choice for an all-female reboot – SuperHeroHype caught up with Ivan Reitman for a promotional interview for his latest film Draft Day, during which they discussed his involvement with the third movie in the Ghostbusters franchise.
“I am very involved. I’m a producer of the film,” said Reitman, who directed the original, along with its 1989 sequel Ghostbusters II. “I wasn’t giving it all up. I suddenly felt that Ghostbusters didn’t necessarily need me as a director, at least I didn’t need to direct Ghostbusters, let me put it that way. Having done the other two and with the passing of Harold Ramis and with Bill Murray seeming disinterested being in it, I thought it was better for me just to produce it and to make sure we’re going to have the quality and style of what is appropriate for another version of that film. But the franchise could benefit from somebody else’s point of view. I’ve done it twice before and it will be great to get somebody else to lend a hand as well.”
Ghostbusters III is rumoured to be going into production in the Spring, with Dan Aykroyd (Ray Stanz), Ernie Hudson (Winston Zeddemore), Sigourney Weaver (Dana Barrett) and Rick Moranis (Louis Tully) all expected to return.