'Ghostbusters 3': Ivan Reitman Out as Director; Shooting in 2015

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Sony has finally given Ghostbusters 3 the greenlight, and the studio is eyeing an early 2015 shoot. Ivan Reitman has decided to step aside as director and will produce the movie for Sony instead.

Reitman told Deadline that he made the decision not to direct the third Ghostbusters after Harold Ramis' funeral.

"When I came back from Harold's funeral, it was really moving and it made me think about a lot of things," Reitman told Deadline. "Working on a film [Draft Day] that is smaller and more dramatic was so much fun and satisfying. I just finally met with Amy and Doug Belgrad when I got back. I said I'd been thinking about it for weeks, that I'd rather just produce this Ghostbusters. I told them I thought I could help but let's find a really good director and make it with him."

Sony is now searching for that director(s). Phil Lord and Chris Miller are reportedly being eyed.

The latest version of the movie will be centered on a new generation of Ghostbusters, with the original members in cameos. And no, Bill Murray still has not committed to the movie, nor is he expected to.

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