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Rumours of a “Ghostbusters 3” flick have been around for a long time but when Ghostbusters writer/co-star Harold Ramis (who played Dr. Egon Spengler in the first 2 movies) passed away of complications from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis earlier this year, uncertainty surrounded the future of the “Ghostbusters” franchise.
Moreover, Ivan Reitman, who directed the first and second Ghostbusters instalments, has decided to pass on helming the movie, as Harold Ramis’ death has (understandably) taken the winds out of his sails, as far as Ivan Reitman’s enthusiasm for the project goes. However, not long after his passing, it was reported that Sony still intended to move forward with (the codenamed) “Ghostbusters 3”, a story has been slowly developing for 25 years now.
Also, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony is considering Paul Feig (of “Bridesmaids” fame) to direct the new Ghostbusters movie and that the film will be a “reboot focusing on female Ghostbusters”. While nothing serious has been worked out yet, Paul Feig is Sony’s first choice for the job.
Hmm, well, if everything that was reported is indeed true, then everyone would have loads to look forward to e.g. another “Ghostbusters” film, a new director, a female “Ghostbusters” cast! We’d love to see the spin he’s planning to put to the movie.
“Ghostbusters 3” is supposed to kick off production in 2015.