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Ghostbusters 3 To Begin Filming In 2015

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The third installment of the Ghostbusters films appears to finally have found a date to begin production. Strangely, it comes shortly after the death of actor and the film’s co-writer Harold Ramis. Nevertheless, Ghostbusters 3 will begin filming in early 2015. With the announcement also comes one that the movie’s original director, Ivan Reitman, will not direct the film.

“There has been all kinds of stuff, unofficially written about Ghostbusters,” Reitman told Deadline. “I’ve been reading things online for about four years, speculation on who’s writing, what they’re writing, who’s in it, who we will use, and who’s directing. We’d decided not to comment up till now, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do, and it was never clear what Bill [Murray] was going to do. 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.”

Reitman also admitted that he was never fully onboard with the project, even before Ramis’ death. But he will help Sony find a new director to fill his shoes. It’s being said that the movie will be a reboot, rather than picking up where 1989′s Ghostbusters 2 left off. Reitman explained that the screenplay he wrote with screenwriter Etan Cohen and original co-writer Dan Akyroyd is the one that the studio liked, but won’t feature Bill Murray.

“It’s a version of Ghostbusters that has the originals in a very minor role,” said Reitman. “When I came back from Harold’s funeral, it was really moving and it made me think about a lot of things. I’d just finished directing Draft Day, which I’m really happy with and proud of. Working on a film 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.”

It’s been over two decades since the last Ghostbusters movie, are you interested in seeing part 3?

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