While promoting his new movie, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Reitman was inevitably asked about GB3. His reply was not encouraging, but at least it shows that if the monumental hoops involved could be jumped through, he would look forward to the chance to work with the co-stars again.
[Dan Aykroyd] has written a draft of something, but I think there are some sort of technical problems that have basically frozen the rights. We’re trying to do something about it now, but who knows? What makes me nostalgic for ‘Ghostbusters’ is to work with Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis; that was the joy of working on ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Ghostbusters II. They’ve become old friends. That’s what you miss. It’s not staging a marshmallow man walking down Columbus Circle; that’s a pain in the ass. It’s much better getting [the actors] all in a room and doing something funny.”
Don’t get too excited – this is essentially a confirmation of common knowledge – that the rights to Ghostbusters are extremely complicated. And with Aykroyd and Ramis not currently interested in pushing to clear matters up, the movie remains a big “maybe.” Still, it’s nice to know that Reitman still has some fondness for the franchise.
We’ll assume he’d like to work with Ernie Hudson again as well.
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