Ghostbusters 3 appears to be moving full steam ahead after Ivan Reitman dished an update last night at the National Board of Review red carpet in New York City.
When the director and producer of the first two Ghostbusters films was asked whether he intended to direct the third installment, he answered with a simple “Yes.” He then went on to discuss where the film is currently at in development which meshes with comments made by Harold Ramis suggesting a 2011 release date.
“They have delivered a draft,” Reitman said of the film’s screenwriters Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (Year One). “We are working our way through another draft… good work is being done and all of us have our fingers crossed.”
Reitman promises “very cool things” in the second draft but would not directly address comments made by Sigourney Weaver suggesting Bill Murray would return as a Slimer Ghost and Oscar, Sigourney’s infant child from Ghostbusters 2, would be an adult Ghostbuster.
As far as when Ghostbusters 3 will begin filming, Reitman hopes to get the cameras rolling this year which could be in time to meet Ramis’ proclaimed 2011 release date. There could be big Ghostbusters 3 news spilling into Comic-Con this summer if the script is indeed in the second draft phase already. There’s no reason to doubt Mr. Reitman’s comments that it is.