Ghostbusters 3 to start filming in 2015; Ivan Reitman steps down as director.

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Honestly it seems like Ghostbusters 3 can’t catch a break. With the unfortunate passing of Harold Ramis, production would of course be pushed back. Now it seems that we finally get a picture of when they will start shooting, 2015. We also got word that Ivan Reitman will drop down as the director. He had this to say with Deadline:

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

Still looks like Bill Murray will not be in it. I sure hope he does especially since the original stars are set to have minor roles anyways. Reitman had more to say:

“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. I didn’t want all kinds of speculation about what happened with me, that is the real story.”

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