Exclusive: Ivan Reitman on Ghostbusters 3

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“When do we get to see ‘Ghostbusters 3′?” You know it’s the first thing you’d ask director Ivan Reitman. ComingSoon.net got a chance to sit down with the man who brought us Slimer to chat about his new film No Strings Attached. Sure, we talked about the film, (check back for our interview soon) but there was no way we were leaving the room without getting the scoop on whether we’d see the proton packs again. There has been plenty of news, from who’s read the script and who hated it to whether Venkman’s son would be taking over the business. Here’s what Reitman has to say.

ComingSoon.net: So, you know we have to ask you what’s going on with “Ghostbusters 3,” right?
Ivan Reitman:
[laughs] We have a really good script, but Bill (Murray) has to read it. He hasn’t read it. There has been all kinds of chatter online about him reading it and not liking it. He has not read a thing. He’s never read anything. And I just sent it to him. So we’ll see. God knows how long that will take. But we’ll see.

CS: There have been a ton of stories online. Lots of back and forth…
Reitman:
There is almost nothing that is accurate online about that film. Will you write that for me?

CS: I will!
Reitman:
There is nothing… I mean, all these stories… there has been a ton of stuff about casting, about who’s in… none of it is true.

CS: The whole Sigourney Weaver thing about her son taking over and Bill Murray coming back as a ghost…
Reitman:
Oh, no, yeah… I mean, Sigourney Weaver has a role in this movie. All the original characters have parts. As well as a whole bunch of new characters… it’s got a really good story, this one. Maybe the best of the whole series. I hope we get to do it.

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