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Ivan Reitman on How 'Ghostbusters III' Will Compare to the Original

"Generally, people are always cynical about these things because at their heart they start as financial desires by a studio. But there are really good creative people behind this that are trying their best. It doesn't mean it will be as great a movie as the first one. I hope strangely that it isn't. [laughs] And strangely I hope that it is."

- Ivan Reitman in a new interview with Ain't It Cool News, where he insists that the forthcoming Ghostbusters III film will be more like the original than Ghostbusters II.

Josh Gad Is Working on the 'Twins' Sequel 'Triplets,' Which Is Apparently Still Happening

Book of Mormon and Daily Show star Josh Gad has just been hired to co-write a script treatment for Triplets, a sequel to the 1988 Arnold Schwarzenegger/Danny DeVito comedy Twins that will also star Eddie Murphy. According to Deadline, Gad will write the script treatment (which is Hollywood talk for "long outline") with Ryan Dixon, an exec at the screenwriting website ScriptShark, and Dixon will write the screenplay solo if the project moves forward after the treatment is done. Twins director Ivan Reitman recently downplayed Triplets talk by implying the project was in the very early stages, commenting, "With Triplets, I’m quite nervous about it. I think it’s somebody’s commercial [...]

Is the New 'Ghostbusters' Movie a Remake, Not a Sequel?

Dan Aykroyd and Company have been working on a third Ghostbusters movie on and off for the past 15 years, but in an interview today with Collider, Ivan Reitman, director and producer of the original two movies and a producer on the third  one, referred to the new Ghosbusters specifically as a remake and not a sequel:

"I think Ghostbusters probably should be remade, if we can get it all right. We’re working on it, so we’ll see."

Maybe this is just Reitman misspeaking, as everything we’ve heard about the movie up until now indicates that it’ll be a sequel (albeit with the old Ghostbusters passing the torch to [...]

Who Are You People Who Are Interested in Ghostbusters 3?

Why is there still interest in a new Ghostbusters movie? A new rumor has Ivan Reitman directing a new movie that features baby Oscar, who was apparently Dana Barrett (Signorney Weaver) and Peter Venkman's (Bill Murray) kid, as a 21-year-old taking over the family business. What, you need them to cast Shia LeBouf as Oscar before you'll realize where this is going?

There is absolutely no good reason for this movie to exist, and that's why it probably never will. Yet the internet loves excitedly talking about it because the internet doesn't know what it wants. Let me make it clear: YOU DON'T WANT THIS.

Ivan Reitman Steps Down as 'Ghostbusters III' Director, Production Moving Forward

Yesterday evening, Deadline released a lengthy statement by Ghostbusters III director Ivan Reitman, who finally broke his silence on the status of the sequel after the death of Harold Ramis. Following Ramis's passing, Reitman has decided he no longer wants to direct the franchise reboot but will work with the production to help find the right person to helm it. Considering Reitman directed both of the original Ghostbusters movies and Ramis is now gone, the thought of a Ghostbusters III seems more and more like a bad idea now, though Sony is eager to breathe life back into the franchise. "It was such an amazing time in my [...]

Let's Face It, 'Ghostbusters III' Isn't Happening and It's Probably a Good Thing

Ghostbusters III, which has been in development since the late 90s, has been delayed again, according to The Hollywood Reporter. We reported two weeks ago that the movie was set to film this summer, but the latest news is that the Ghostbusters III won't be ready until "fall at the earliest." After nearly two decades of delays on this project and news that Bill Murray won't be involved, I think it's time to throw in the towel on rallying for a new Ghostbusters, everybody on the internet. When has picking up a franchise years later ever resulted in a good movie? Or even an okay movie? [...]

Ivan Reitman Is Considering Ruining Ghostbusters For Everyone by Casting Ashton Kutcher

Oh, dear. Apparently Ivan Reitman is considering casting Ashton Kutcher in Ghostbusters 3? Bill Murray! The fate of this movie is in your hands! Please do the right thing! People still have fond memories of a Ghostbusters franchise that doesn't involve Ashton Kutcher. Let's keep it that way.

Jason Reitman on Bill Murray: "He's Like a Jazz Musician"

“While almost all of the dialogue in original [Ghostbusters] screenplay is echoed on screen, the Venkman character is completely improvised. It's as if Bill Murray was given a mumblecore-style essay about each scene and then permitted to say whatever he wanted as long as he got the point across… He's like a jazz musician who knows, 'I have eight measures here and have to hit this note here and as long as I follow those rules everything else is up to me.'"

- Writer/director Jason Reitman to EW about the improvisation skills of Bill Murray in his dad Ivan's movie Ghostbusters.

Scary Halloween News: Studio Wants to Film Murray-less 'Ghostbusters' Reboot This Summer

Deadline reports that Sony Pictures is planning for original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman to film the new Ghostbusters reboot this summer (which they specifically refer to as a "reboot" and not a "sequel"). Sure, this is just the latest in a seemingly-endless string of updates on a project that's been in the works for 15 years, but the fact that the movie now has a shooting schedule is something new, and the looming destruction of the popular franchise should scare fans of the original shitless just in time for Halloween. Presumably, Reitman will be working from a script by Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder/Idiocracy/Men in Black 3), [...]

The Ghostbusters 3 Script Is Done and Has Been Sent to Bill Murray

Moment of truth time for Ghostbusters 3: after spending all this time writing a script and talking about it, will the guys trying to get this movie made be able to convince the unpredictable Bill Murray to get on board? Hell, it seems like they've made it this far without really talking to Bill or getting a real confirmation from him, and they can't do it without him. Says Entertainment Weekly: "Ivan Reitman, the man who directed and produced 1984′s box-office smash Ghostbusters and its 1989 sequel, says a 'very good script' for a third film in the knee-slapping ghost-hunting franchise has been sent to Bill Murray." Also, yes, [...]