Today is a good day to be a Ghostbusters fan. After a year of speculation as to who might land the job of directing the upcoming third Ghostbusters film, we finally have solid confirmation that Ivan Reitman, director of the first two films, will indeed return to helm part 3.
In an interview with MTV, Reitman put an end to previous rumours about potential directors that included Harold Ramis, Judd Apatow, and even his son Jason. Reitman revealed that a second draft of the script is in the works, and that they hope to start shooting sometime this year. All in all, I’d say this is great news, even though Ivan Reitman’s most recent film, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, was pretty uninspired.
However, the one thing that might have more than a few people worried (especially in light of Sigourney Weaver’s comments about Bill Murray possibly returning as a ghost), is the fact that the script is being written by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, the same guys who wrote Year One. A year ago, when this was first announced, they seemed like good choice because of their work on The Office. Now that Year One has come and gone and was almost universally panned, does it change your outlook on Ghostbusters 3?