Ghostbusters 3 – the threequel that stays undead

No-Ghostbusters_1316528563For a franchise built around guys dealing with things that won’t stay dead, this movie’s in no hurry to give up the ghost.

ZING! Sorry.

Ghostbusters 3 continues to groan towards production, with Sony Pictures looking at a production start date of early 2015; this is in spite of writer and star Harold Ramis tragically passing away recently, Bill Murray‘s continued lack of enthusiasm, commitment or comment on the project and, as another nail in the coffin (I can’t help it. I have a pun problem.), original director Ivan Reitman is now stepping back from the camera and into a producing role. Talking to Deadline.com, he said:

“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.”

As one of the few key team genuinely enthusiastic about the project, losing Reitman as director is another foot in the grave (!) in terms of quality for the long-rumoured second sequel. Poor Dan Aykroyd will be there front and centre of course, but this is probably as close as you’re gonna get to seeing King Murray suit up again:

bill-murray-ghostbusters-3

Source: http://www.deadline.com

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