GHOSTBUSTERS 3 Shooting in 2015; Ivan Reitman out as Director

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After years of rumors, speculation, and various stages of development hell, to brake this non-news reputation Sony Pictures is now reportedly planning to shoot Ghostbusters 3 in early 2015.

The long-gestating franchise sequel will finally move into production in New York, but Ivan Reitman will no longer be directing. Instead, Reitman – who decided to step away after Harold Ramis‘ tragic death earlier this year – will help find a new director to carry the film forward.

The script for the third film in supernatural comedy series was reworked after the untimely loss of Ramis and Sony and Dan Aykroyd were pleased with the revised script.

There has been all kinds of stuff, unofficially written about Ghostbusters,

the director was saying.

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.

Reitman told the outlet what made him decide to stick with the project even after the passing of his friend:

It’s a version of ‘Ghostbusters’ that has the originals in a very minor role. 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.

Reitman and Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal already have a shortlist of directors in mind, though no names have been confirmed just yet. And the same goes for the cast. Cant wait to see what will happen with cast they put together this fall.

New Ghostbusters comes to theaters sometime in 2016.

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