With all the rumours floating around that Ghostbusters III is going to be a female led or all female movie (here), director of the first two movies and all-round legend, Ivan Reitman, has commented on it himself.
Talking to ContactMusic, Reitman said of the new movie: ”On the drafts that I’ve been supervising, there’s always been a very important female presence. It’s nice to know that Paul [Feig – currently attached director] 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.”
He also added that the main reason it hasn’t happened yet is, as we all sort of knew, because of Bill Murray: ”[Bill is] 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.”
So it is happening. It has a strong female influence – any fans of Erik Burnham’s fantastic comic at IDW (above) will know that female Ghostbusters can be great if written well – and Bill Murray has been holding everything up.
Cool, that’s that sorted, then.