Ivan Reitman discusses Ghostbusters 3

Ivan Reitman has been discussing the status of the long-awaited Ghostbusters 3 , and reveals he has met with Paul Feig to discuss the director’s female-centric vision for the franchise.

“On the drafts that I’ve been supervising, there’s always been a very important female presence,” says Reitman. “It’s nice to know that Paul is interested in the same thing. I met with him because I’ll be producing whatever the new Ghostbusters is.”

“The studio is very interested in it, and certainly Aykroyd and I, and the late Harold Ramis until he passed away. We’ll see. I don’t like talking about it because this thing has been in such flux for so long that people, particularly online, are annoyed about it, and that’s not anybody’s desire or hidden plan.”

As to that ongoing delay, Reitman suggests that the initial sticking point can be traced back to a curmudgeonly Bill Murray…

“I think we were initially slowed down by Bill Murray’s reluctance to be involved,” he continues. “Not that that’s all that surprising. He’s somewhat reluctant about most things. I think that affected the timing of things, to a great extent.”

“We all wanted him back, at the centre of it, as well. But I think there’s still a great story in Ghostbusters and a great conceit about it that has held true, for all these years. And I think there’s a great movie to be made, with a new cast, as well.”

Fingers crossed Feig is the man to deliver it, and that he receives that green light sooner rather than later…