Just 24 hours after Ivan Reitman left Ghostbusters 3, Nikki Finke has tweeted that she thinks she knows his replacement, saying ‘Hot duo to direct #Ghostbusters3? My sources say Phil Lord & Chris Miller (‘Lego Movie’, ’21 Jump St’) in talks to replace Ivan Reitman.’
Lord and Miller are just coming off a major hit The Lego Movie, and also previously had success with their live-action debut, 21 Jump Street. They’d seem a good team to take on the movie, although at the moment it’s more rumour than reality, partly because some are sceptical of Finke’s sources, as she’s had few scoops since her acrimonious split from the site she founded, Deadline.com – which is coincidentally (or not) the site Reitman chose to talk to about leaving Ghostbusters.
The latest suggestion about Ghostbusters 3 is that the likes of Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson, will have extended cameos, but it will largely be a new generation, who will hopefully relaunch the franchise. It’s not known if the recent death of Harold Ramis may lure Bill Murray back into the fold.
The plan is to shoot early next yeat.