As we all know, Ghostbusters celebrated it’s 30th anniversary this year, but plans for a third film are still desperately trying to claw their way out of development hell.
Speaking to ComingSoon.net, director of the first two films Ivan Reitman explained why he decided to not return for Ghostbusters 3 should it go into production.
“I am very involved. I’m a producer of the film,” he said. “I wasn’t giving it all up. I suddenly felt that Ghostbusters didn’t necessarily need me as a director, at least I didn’t need to direct Ghostbusters, let me put it that way. Having done the other two and with the passing of Harold and with Bill Murray seeming disinterested being in it, I thought it was better for me just to produce it and to make sure we’re going to have the quality and style of what is appropriate for another version of that film. But the franchise could benefit from somebody else’s point of view. I’ve done it twice before and it will be great to get somebody else to lend a hand as well.”
Which is a fair point, after all it has been 25 years since the boys in grey last appeared in cinemas. Is it time for a new Director with a new vision? Or should Reitman return as he’s been there from the beginning? Let us know in the comments!
The original Ghostbusters will be getting a 4K digital re-release on August 29 in select cinemas for its 30th Anniversary.