Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman says the third film is coming, but he won't be directing it.
Rumors of a third Ghostbusters movie have been floating around pretty much ever since Ghostbusters II premiered all those years ago. Now, despite the news that Ghostbusters actor/writer Harold Ramis died earlier in the year, Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman says the third film is indeed coming, but that he won't be at the helm, due to Ramis' untimely death.
"When I came back from Harold's funeral, it was really moving and it made me think about a lot of things," Reitman told Deadline. "I just finally met with Amy [Pascal] and Doug Belgrad [from Sony Pictures] 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."
"It was such an amazing time in my life 30 years ago, and I felt that way on the second film," he added, reminiscing on his time spent working on the films with Ramis. "With Harold no longer with us I couldn't see it." Reitman says shooting for Ghostbusters III should begin in 2015 - even though there's still no official director or cast
Sony's Amy Pascal confirmed Reitman's plans to help find a new director and produce the future movie, and said that Sony was "eager to make this film."