Why Ivan Reitman Won’t Direct Ghost Busters


For a couple of years now a Ghostbusters sequel/reboot of the franchise has been heavily rumored with nothing concise being released so far. Now, sadly, in an interview with Comingsoon.net, Ivan Reitman has revealed he has no interest at all in directing a ‘Ghostbusters’ movie. Reitman pulled out of directing the film after the passing of Harold Ramis and Sony is currently considering an all-female version Ghostbusters team directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids). Here is what Ivan mentioned in the interview:

“I am very involved. I’m a producer of the film.” “I wasn’t giving it all up. I suddenly felt that Ghostbusters didn’t necessarily need me as a director, at least I didn’t need to direct Ghostbusters, let me put it that way. Having done the other two and with the passing of Harold and with Bill Murray seeming disinterested being in it, I thought it was better for me just to produce it and to make sure we’re going to have the quality and style of what is appropriate for another version of that film. But the franchise could benefit from somebody else’s point of view. I’ve done it twice before and it will be great to get somebody else to lend a hand as well.”

How do you think a change in director would affect the film? Are you as horrified as us by a possible Paul Feig directed, all female version, of Ghostbusters?


  • veeru789

    I don’t know about the director but all female version would suck. I just love this franchise as it was. especially the cartoons. and wonder who would replace Bill Murphy.

  • Chaplain_Clancy

    You mean Bill Murray veeru. Ivan Reitman was a director for another era. What he did with the first two Ghostbusters movies was brilliant. His last few directorial appearances were meh!