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Ghostbusters 3 closer than ever before, says Ivan Reitman

Ivan Reitman (Getty Images)

Story by Jack Foley

IVAN Reitman has confirmed that a third Ghostbusters movie is closer than ever before.

Speaking at a press conference held during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival to promote his new film Chloe, which he produces, the filmmaker said that he was liasing with the writers, Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd on a regular basis with a view to getting something ready.

When asked about his involvement, Reitman said: “I think the real issue is: “Can we get a script that will honour particularly the first movie?” It’s somehow held on for over 25 years… people respond to it in a remarkable way.

“This game came out a year ago that turned out to be the second most popular game in the world and it sort of reminded us: “Wow, people really like these characters. There’s a story, there’s something about this that resonates.”

“Sony, on its own, was pretty desperate for another sequel and another “tent-pole” over the years, and really hired these writers on their own to start developing it. And slowly, Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd and I have been focusing on it and I’ve been meeting regularly with the writers to try to get a draft that I think everyone can sign off on. That’s where we are at the moment. But probably in the eight years or more since the last one, this is probably the best shot at it we’ve ever had.”

Chloe, starring Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson and Amanda Seyfried, received its UK premiere as part of the London Film Festival on Thursday night.

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