Ghostbusters III script is good says Reitman
Ivan Reitman, director of Meatballs, Stripes, Ghostbusters, Legal Eagles, Twins, Ghostbusters II, Kindergarten Cop, Dave, Junior, Six Days Seven Nights, Evolution, My Super Ex-Girlfriend and No Strings Attached, has come out in defence of Ghostbusters III and has joined the fight against the online rumours of Ghostbusters III as well as the outspoken Bill Murray.
Reitman is the man who is set to direct the third film, and he's saying that the script is great and the rumours online have all been rubbish, and he has something rather interesting to say about Murray's involvement so far.
So far we've seen plenty of stories of Bill Murray saying that he wouldn't return to the franchise, that it's a bad idea to make the film, and that the script isn't very good at all. We've also heard stories galore about the film and the back and forth commentary between stars involved, and yet we're still to actually see something concrete happening.
”We have a really good script, but Bill (Murray) has to read it. He hasn't read it. There has been all kinds of chatter online about him reading it and not liking it. He has not read a thing. He's never read anything. And I just sent it to him. So we'll see. God knows how long that will take. But we'll see.”
Well that doesn't sound entirely friendly towards Murray, but then he has stalled on the idea of a third film for a very long time, and if what Reitman is saying is true then Murray has been spreading some pretty negative stories about the film without any grounding.
He goes on to say that virtually nothing said online about the film is true, particularly casting, although he does say that the original cast are all in:
”Sigourney Weaver has a role in this movie. All the original characters have parts. As well as a whole bunch of new characters... it's got a really good story, this one. Maybe the best of the whole series. I hope we get to do it.”
So everyone's back to hand over to the new generation, it would seem that story is still going to be at the fore of the film, but we'll have to wait to see if all the actors sign on the dotted line before we get too excited. Also the film has to be picked up and made yet, there's still a long way to go.
Still, even with all the things Reitman is saying, I'm not sold on the film. I don't like the idea of bringing them back to hand over to a new group of young American comedian actors, but I think it's going to happen whatever I want.
Ivan Reitman seems positive though, are you? Will Bill Murray be? Let's see what he says after reading this script, since apparently he's never read a script for this film before now. So what has he been talking about?