Ivan Reitman Will Not Direct Ghostbusters 3


Director Ivan Reitman has stepped down as the director to the latest Ghostbusters movie.

The director has already directed the first two parts, a masterpiece in 1984 and 5-year younger sequel in 1989. Additionally, Ivan helped with the latest movie script, but was also forced to change storyline after death of Harold Ramis, last month.

The late actor was set for a small part.

A lot of things happened in the last few months, the most significant of which was the passing of Harold, who was a very good friend who was extraordinarily influential in my career,” Reitman said for Deadline.

We did five movies together including both Ghostbusters.” He also added, “When I came back from Harold’s funeral, it was really moving and it made me think about a lot of things. I’d just finished directing Draft Day, which I’m really happy with and proud of.”

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Bryan Bedder / Getty Images Entertainment

The third sequel of Ghostbusters is about to start filming early next year, and Ivan is supposed to stay as a producer.

Even though Bill Murray is not returning, the original Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd will appear again.


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