Ivan Reitman Signs On To Direct ‘Ghostbusters 3′: Sigourney Weaver Reveals Plot Details, Says Bill Murray’s Character Is Returning As A Ghost
Ivan Reitman is officially onboard to direct Ghostbusters 3. He joins the rest of the principal cast that had already signed on. It’s a good sign that most of all the original players have decided to return. The only questionable decision so far seems to be the decision to hire Year One screenwriters Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupninsky to write the screenplay. However, Reitman says that he’s happy with their work so far. He told MTV:
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.
Fans of the original may be crossing their fingers as well, because Reitman’s own filmography since Ghostbusters isn’t exactly filled with gems. Since the 1984 mega hit, Reitman has mostly surfaced to direct middling, lowbrow comedies. His credits includes such cultural touchstones as Legal Eagles, Junior, Father’s Day, Six Days, Seven Nights, Evolution and last, but certainly not least, My Super Ex-Girlfriend.
It’s a list that reads like a who’s who of Hollywood movies that evaporate from memory once they leave theaters, until the contents of a bargain bin at retailers like Walmart serve as a reminder of their existence. In any case, it should be a nice return to the big screen for Bill Murray. In an interview with Cinematical in December, Sigourney Weaver discussed some the plot details, adding that Murrary will be playing a large role in the film:
I know that my little son Oscar, you know who was almost kidnapped from me. He was kidnapped from me, I think he’s grown up to be a ghostbuster. I don’t think I’ll have a big part in it. I think Bill Murray might have a little more to do with it. He’s coming back as a ghost.