‘Ghostbusters 3′ To Officially Rule, Ivan Reitman Comes Aboard

I suppose you’ll want to ingest this news with a few grains of salt, but Bloody Disgusting has a good track record for getting this stuff right. The great news this morning is that “Ghostbusters 3” is that “Ghostbusters” and “Ghostbusters II” director Ivan Reitman is “straight up confirmed, 100%, without a shadow of a doubt” attached to the coming sequel. He apparently hasn’t decided if he’s going to direct just yet — Reitman has been relatively quiet since 2006’s “My Super Ex-Girlfriend” — but any “Ghostbusters”/Reitman pairing is certainly welcome.

To be fair, Reitman told MTV back in June that he’d been talking to Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd about “Ghostbusters 3″ , essentially confirming his involvement in the project. Wait though! There’s more! BD also unearthed the faint whiff of a plot detail. It’s not much, but it’s definitely enough to fill in a little more of that picture. And since there’s no start date for the production, no casting announcements, no tentative release date… we fans will take what we can get.

Okay, here’s the word. The sequel will be set some time after the events of the first two films. When the story opens, the Ghostbusters are actually a defunct outfit, their service shut down for unspecified reasons. The story will presumably get rolling after something happens, at which point the ’Busters will “reopen” their old digs.

Awesome news. Now let’s get this show on the road please.

What do you make of the news that Ivan Reitman is on board? Do you hope he directs?