Columbia Wants Ivan Reitman Off Ghostbusters III

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A couple weeks ago, we reported that Bill Murray thinks Ghostbusters 3 will be a nightmare.

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Today, Sony's Columbia Pictures reportedly wants to take Ivan Reitman off the franchise and replace him with a younger director. Although he already confirmed his intentions to helm the third part of the series, Columbia thinks otherwise.

But it's obvious, particularly with the new Spider Man replacement, Marc Webb, that Columbia is looking at younger directors to helm their pictures. However, because Reitman was so vital to the heart of the series, taking him off the project may potentially prevent the movie from getting made at all.

Back in the 1980's, the deal that was made allowed Ivan Reitman, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis the ability to veto any certain element of a new Ghostbusters movie and put a halt on the production. While Aykroyd and Ramis seem to be in, Murray seems to be hesitant about the idea.

Now because Ivan Reitman was so important to the Ghostbusters franchise, it's hard to seriously consider any other director at the helm. But considering some of the crap he's been making recently, maybe he has lost his touch some 20 years back. His son, Jason Reitman (Up in the Air) certainly seems to know what the hell he's doing. Maybe he should direct it.

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