Ghostbusters 3 movie scouts for new director

Posted on 19 March 2014
By Jack Pearson
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Ivan Reitman, producer and director of the previous Ghostbuster films has declared he will not take the helm on Ghostbusters 3.

The 80s movie legend will instead only take on producer’s duties and help Sony Pictures scout for a new director.

The decision is said to have been made after the recent passing of Harold Ramis, who Ivan described as: ‘very influential over my career.’

He added: “We did five movies together, including the two Ghostbusters.”

The new movie is set for filming early next year in New York.

Delays over the years have been partly blamed on the elusiveness of Bill Murray, who is infamous for not having an agent and taking job offers from an answer phone that he has set up as a contact number.

Due to this, as well as Bill’s rejection of scripts when he is eventually tracked down, Mr Murray’s character is thought to have been written out.

The original cast were said to have brief roles, but with Bill being written out and Harold Ramis having died, it appears that only Dan Aykroyd, of the original trio, will be appearing in Ghostbusters 3.

The script has reportedly been written by Etan Cohen with assistance from Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd.