Just two days ago a very open, and very honest and interesting interview landed on-line with Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman. He finally opened up to Deadline to tell them exactly what the state of play was on Ghostbusters 3, and he also confirmed that he will NOT be directing the third film.
You can read the interview here.
Now that we know Reitman will not be directing the long in development third film, but will instead just produce, speculation is building about who will be directing. Reitman even said that he would take an active role in the search for a worthy director for Ghostbusters 3, but a rumour has started that the director (s) for the third film may already have been found.
According to former Deadline writer Nikki Finke, The Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are currently in talks to direct. Here is her Tweet:
Hot duo to direct #Ghostbusters3? My sources say Phil Lord & Chris Miller (‘Lego Movie’, ’21 Jump St’) in talks to replace Ivan Reitman.
Now, this is just a rumour for now, and no one has either confirmed or denied this rumour, but if indeed the Lego Movie directors were to direct Ghostbusters 3, then it just might turn out really really good.
Sony have set a potential start of production on the third Ghostbusters film as early 2015, so to get things moving they will have to find a director sharpish.
However, Ghostbusters 3 has been on, then off, then on so many times its hard to know what exactly to believe anymore.