Sony Wants To Spider-Man Ghostbusters 3 And Ivan Reitman Won't Let Them
Recently, all indications were that Ghostbusters 3 was go with original franchise producer and director Ivan Reitman in the directorís chair. Even Bill Murray seemed, finally, to be on board. Now though, NY Mag says thereís trouble.
The problem is Reitman himself who, along with Murray, Ramis, and Akyroyd all have a contract which gives them veto power over any sequel. Only, word is that Sony doesnít want Reitman involved. Instead the studio wants to take a Spider-Man approach to the franchise by hiring a hot young director (like Marc Webb) to take it over and reboot it with twentysomethings in the lead roles. Unlike Spider-Man they arenít starting the whole story over exactly, the old Busters would be involved, but it sounds like their goal is to launch a new franchise with a bunch of kidsÖ and they donít want those kids directed by the rapidly aging Reitman.
Reitman is directing a rom-com for Paramount called Friends with Benefits, so thereís some hope that he might get busy and let Sony go ahead on Ghostbusters 3 without him. Yet, word is that Reitman thinks he can do both movies and Vulture makes it sound as though he has no intention of getting out of the way. Sony doesnít want him, Reitman isnít going to let them do it without himÖ Ghostbusters 3 could be in trouble.
Though Iím not exactly eager to see Ghostbusters without Reitman at the helm, you can almost see Sonyís point of view here. The man hasnít had a hit since the early 90s. His last few movies have been flops at best and cinematic travesties at worst. Reitman is now the director of Evolution and My Super Ex-Girlfriend. Itís been a long time since he made anything worth watching. Are we sure we want him in charge of Ghostbusters 3? Maybe heís just not that guy anymore.
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