At the time it looked like Ghostbusters 3 wasn’t even going to happen. Developmental problems continually stalled the project, and the franchise’s biggest and most important piece, Bill Murray, wasn’t even interested, in reprising his role.
But there was some news that lead us to believe that this project wasn’t completely dead. Earlier this year Etan Cohen was brought in to rewrite the script. That was followed by Dan Aykroyd saying that filming would begin early next year.
While those two news bits may be good news for Ghostbusters 3, the project almost stalled again, due to Ivan Reitman having to decide between this and a football drama.
But before you start to worry and say that this is just another delay, know that Reitman will indeed be directing Ghostbusters 3, and that it will start production next year.
Deadline reports that Paramount would be holding off on Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner, who recently signed on to the project. The film is a “fictional account of the events that take place on a draft day for the perennial also-ran Buffalo Bills. Costner would play the team’s GM.” While Reitman is signed on to direct the film, there wasn’t just enough time for him to work on it before he had to report on set to oversee Ghostbusters 3 for Sony. It’s probably safe to say that Reitman will start to work on Draft Day as soon as he completes his duties for Ghostbusters 3.
Anyone excited that Ghostbusters 3 is coming sans Bill Murray?