Ivan Reitman, who directed the first two “Ghostbuster” movies in the ’80s, has revealed to MTV that he will direct the long-awaited third installment in the series.
Sony’s Columbia Pictures has been developing a script by Lee Eisneberg and Gene Stupnitsky (The Office, Year One) that would relaunch the wildly popular franchise. Reitman has been involved in developing the script as a producer and, earlier this week, speaking with MTV’s Josh Horowitz at the National Board of Review Awards in New York, Reitman confirmed he would direct and said:
“They have delivered a draft…we are working our way through another draft… good work is being done and all of us have our fingers crossed. I’m not going to comment on what’s in the script and on what Sigourney may or may not have said,” he told us. “She’s been so busy on ‘Avatar,’ I’ve not been able to find her. There’s some very cool things in the new draft, let’s just put it that way.”
Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver are all rumored to be returning.