Ivan Reitman ain’t afraid of no ghosts. The veteran director is stepping up to helm the long-awaited third chapter in the Ghostbusters series. Writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky have completed and submitted a first draft of the script and are currently working with Reitman on a second.
Reitman told MTV today:
They have delivered a draft. We are working our way through another draft… good work is being done and all of us have our fingers crossed.
Details about the first draft were leaked in December by Ghostbusters alum Sigourney Weaver, who spilled the beans on Bill Murray returning as a ghost among other plot points.
To that, Reitman said:
I’m not going to comment on what’s in the script and on what Sigourney may or may not have said. There’s some very cool things in the new draft, let’s just put it that way. I hope to start shooting in this next year.
The original Ghostbusters was released in 1984 and grossed over $290 million worldwide. Ghostbusters 2 grossed over $215 million worldwide in 1989. Both films were directed by Ivan Reitman and starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis, and Sigourney Weaver.