Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Revealed
The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Promotion: Destiny Awaits
Win a limited edition PS4 and a copy of Destiny
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Podcast #122: Chris Pratt, The Inbetweeners
Pod wankers
First Testament Of Youth Trailer Arrives
'Our youth has been stolen from us'
Latest Expendables 3 Trailer Wants To Punch Your Eyes
Bang and blame
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
15 June 2014
Latest Tammy Trailer Drives In
Melissa McCarthy hits the road
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Tammy (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Legends Of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Behind The Candelabra (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Bad Teacher (2011)
Empire Star Rating
No Strings Attached (2011)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Ivan Reitman Leaves Ghostbusters Reboot
But Sony wants the film to go ahead

19 March 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Ivan-Reitman-Leaves-Ghostbusters-Reboot

The spectre of the new Ghostbusters film shows no sign of vanishing. Just when we think it might have disappeared in a splat of ectoplasm, along comes another news story or rumour about the potential sequel/reboot/requel/whatever. Today brings word that Ivan Reitman – the man who directed both the original 1984 film and 1989’s Ghostbusters II – is no longer calling the shots for the new movie.

Sony, however, appears to be pushing on with the idea, unwilling to let a potential new franchise wither. Reitman is staying aboard as a producer, and will likely have some say in who ends up hoisting the megaphone. He’s also been overseeing the work by writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, which has needed some tweaking in the wake of Harold Ramis’s tragic death last month. No plot details about the movie have been officially confirmed, but it does still appear to see a passing of the torch from the original Ghostbusters to a new team. Looks like that will be happening around the director’s chair, too.

The studio is hoping that production can kick off next year for a 2016 release, but this is just the latest disappointment. Depending on whether or not Bill Murray actually agrees to appear, this new offspring is carrying less and less of the original movie’s DNA. Reitman’s latest film, American football drama Draft Day, hits US cinemas on April 11, but there is no UK date set yet.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Joe Cornish Directing Section 6
Sending Jack O'Connell into action
First Look At TV's New Constantine
Update: It's going to series

Your Comments

It's pretty obvious why Reitman left. Harold Ramis. More

Posted by Darren47 at 19:59 on 22 March 2014 | Report This Post

So, no Murray, no Ramis and no Reitman.
Not Ghostbusters then, is it? More

Posted by Nicky C at 08:48 on 21 March 2014 | Report This Post

Get Wes Anderson to direct it. It's the only way to guarantee Bill Murray will be in it. More

Posted by CaleGiles at 08:57 on 20 March 2014 | Report This Post

Really?
So they haven't been able to nail the script for years. Bill Murray's been reluctant, Harold Ramis has died & now Ivan Reitman has left & yet they green light it now? More

Posted by IKnewTheTwist at 15:37 on 19 March 2014 | Report This Post

Guys, it's over.
Let it go. More

Posted by Mad Dog Tannen at 09:58 on 19 March 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Just leave it alone already...
If there was ever any remote chance of Murray showing up for this, I think it's gone now. Nobody wants this film anyway, and in the wake of Egon's death it now also seems distasteful. More

Posted by Osric at 08:07 on 19 March 2014 | Report This Post

Just leave it alone already...
this will fall short of anyone's positive expectations, be they artistic or financial. Blimey, I doubt even being involved in the production would be much fun given the black holes left by Ramis, Reitman and (probably) Murray. More

Posted by partybee at 07:45 on 19 March 2014 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Michel Gondry Talks Mood Indigo
Gondry on Bjork, erections and Mark Ruffalo in his pants

Everything You Need To Know About The Dragonriders Of Pern
The lowdown on Warner Bros. new fantasy sci-fi

A Pocket Guide To Game Of Thrones’ New Cast Members
Know your Doran Martell from your Nym Sand

Empire's The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Covers Are Here
Bard The Bowman or Smaug The Magnificent?

Directors Special: Peter Hyams Goes Film-By-Film
The veteran director on Timecop, Outland, 2010, Enemies Closer and more

The 10 Biggest Stories Of Comic-Con 2014
The shocks to emerge from this year's geek-fest. Avengers! Max! Mann!

Models Inc.: The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
How the likes of Batman, Superman and Luke Skywalker become collectible figures

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)