A New ‘Ghostbusters’ Film Will Shoot in 2015 Without Ivan Reitman

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bill-swift - March 20, 2014

A new Ghostbusters film will begin shooting in early 2015 without director Ivan Reitman, Deadline is reporting.

Reitman, who directed the first two installments of the franchise, spent years trying to bring a third film to the big screen. But with the death of his friend Harold Ramis, Reitman no longer feels up to the challenge.

"I'd been thinking about it for weeks, that I'd rather just produce this Ghostbusters," Reitman said. "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. We did five movies together including both Ghostbusters."

Reitman, who recently finished shooting his latest film Draft Day, is currently leading the search for a new director. The new film will act as more of a reboot than a sequel, focusing on a new generation of Ghostbusters, with possible appearances by Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson. However, based on previous attempts to bring him on board, an appearance by Bill Murray remains doubtful. Harold Ramis is more likely to show up. No, seriously. You just know they're going to CGI a ghost Egon into the film. It's not even a question.


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