Ivan Reitman Confirms He’ll Direct Ghostbusters 3

It seemed inevitable and…it was. Ivan Reitman, director of the original “Ghostbusters” will return to the helm whenever they get a script finished. At the moment, Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky from The Office and “Year One” are feverishly typing away on their second draft. After the script is done they’ll need a cast of course. Will Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Sigouney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts and Rick Moranis return to be slimed? Stay tuned. Here’s a choice bit from MTV, who had the scoop. Thanks Scifiwire for the tip.

A few weeks ago, “Ghostbusters” writer and star Harold Ramis revealed that the long-awaited third movie in the series is planned for a 2011 release. This news broke only a short time after “Avatar” star Sigourney Weaver speculated that Bill Murray’s character Pete Venkman might appear in the movie as a slimer ghost, and that Oscar, her character’s son from the second movie, would be a full-fledged Ghostbuster.

Ivan Reitman, director and producer of the first two movies, stopped to chat with MTV’s Josh Horowitz last night on the National Board of Review red carpet in New York City. He shied away from addressing Weaver’s spoiler-y speculation, but he did have some things to say about the general state of development for “Ghostbusters III.”

Reitman said that the script from “Year One” writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky is in and that a second draft is currently in the works.