Ivan Reitman Confirms That He Will Direct Ghostbusters 3

*Cue Ray Parker Jr. music, synthesizer fades in* “If there’s something strange, in your neighborhood. Who you gonna call?” IVAN REITMAN! “If there’s something weird, and it don’t look good. Who you gonna call?” IVAN REITMAN! *fade to black as camera follows Ghostbusters dancing on Ecto-1 down the streets of Manhattan*

That’s right boys and ghouls (stop rolling your eyes, you know I had to say it), in a interview with MTV last night, Ivan Reitman was asked point-blank if he was returning to helm the third installment of Ghostbusters. His answer was an unequivocal “Yes.” This is fantastic news for fans of the franchise. Ghostbusters is one of the classic comedy films of the 80’s, and even though Ghostbusters 2 wasn’t quite up to the same standard, it did have its high points *cough Sigourney Weaver in her bra cough*

Right before the New Year rolled around, Harold Ramis threw out a tasty, meaty morsel to the blogger lion’s den that Ghostbusters 3 would indeed be shooting in 2010 for a 2011 release date.  Reitman said that writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (Year One) have turned in a rough draft and that the team is working their way through a second draft. Said Reitman:

"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."

When MTV asked Reitman to address the ridiculous Ghostbusters 3 plot points that Sigourney Weaver let out during a junket for Avatar last month, he pleaded the 5th and changed the subject (he could be a politician).

"I'm not going to comment on what's in the script and on what Sigourney may or may not have said. She's been so busy on Avatar, I've not been able to find her. There's some very cool things in the new draft, let's just put it that way."

Reitman also confirmed what Ramis said last year: that Ghostbusters 3 would aim for a 2011 release date, "I hope to start shooting in this next year.” Now all we need is for someone to confirm who will or will not be starring in the film. As long as they keep Slimer, I’m good with whomever (whomever being the code name for Alyssa Milano :-) ). Watch the entire video interview below:

Does hearing that Ivan Reitman is returning to direct Ghostbusters 3 excite you or leave you feeling blah?

Ghostbusters 3 has no official release date, but if you read the above article then you know it’s sometime 2011.

Source: MTV Movies Blog

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