With the tragic death of Harold Ramis, we learned that the Ghostbusters 3 script had to be reworked. Sure, the crux of the story will be on a new generation of Ghostbusters, but the original supernatural hunters would also make an appearance. Now, we have heard that the film’s director, Ivan Reitman, has backed out of the project.
However, Reitman will help in finding a replacement and will still help out with the project in general, which is good news, especially considering that the film has announced that shooting will begin in early 2015.
"We now have a draft that is very good that the studio is very excited about. It’s a version of Ghostbusters that has the originals in a very minor role,” Reitman told Deadline.
Turns out attending his dear friend’s memorial had an effect on him.
“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,” Reitman said.
“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."