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Reitman and Hudson confirm Ghostbusters 3 is happening and directors are being considered

April 9th, 2014 by Marc Comments

After the news yesterday that The LEGO Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller had turned down the Ghostbusters III gig (here) we weren’t sure what that meant… but Ivan Reitman, director of the first two movies, has said that the game is still afoot…

At the premiere of his new movie Draft Day, Reitman confirmed to People Magazine that: “A lot of directors are throwing their hats in. We’re starting the meetings. We’re going to do it,”

Also present was Winston Zeddemore himself, Ernie Hudson, who said: “It’s about to happen. Unfortunately Harold [Ramis] is not with us anymore. But it’s going to happen. It’s going to be really, really good, which is why it’s taken so long.”

But what about casting? Is Murray and the crew back? “There will be many people from the original cast,” Reitman said.

“You’re really asking about Bill Murray, and I have no idea. All the other movies I made with Bill, he never told me he was doing it until … well, the longest was two weeks. Meatballs, he told me he was doing it the day before.”

Hmmmmmm… so Bill Murray isn’t out totally yet? Encouraging? Absolutely… it looks like we are all going to ask “who ya gonna call?” again after all…

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….