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The Ghostbusters 3 Script Is Finished

The last time the tumultuous Ghostbusters 3 project was heard from in any significant manner, it was the early part of last year, with the news being that Columbia was trying to figure out how to drop Ivan Reitman from the movie in favor of a younger director. The problem was that Reitman had a deal dating back to the originals giving him director approval and, along with Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, and Harold Ramis, veto power over the entire proceedings. And while Ramis and Aykroyd are seemingly on board, Murray has been famously cantankerous about the prospects for a third movie. Which just about brings us up to speed for the latest development: Ivan Reitman — who has, apparently, managed to maintain his involvement despite Columbia's wishes — says the script for the movie is done.

Reitman calls it "a very good script," one that's "good enough to do, to take the risk of doing again." (Also: "Nothing you've read on the Internet is accurate." Besides this, right now, of course.) So, basically, it's still up to Murray, who has not yet read the latest edition of the screenplay, which, one assumes, is still credited to Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky.

So is it time to get optimistic about the possibility of Ghostbusters 3 actually happening? While you're pondering that question — and just for the record — some other major motion pictures that Ivan Reitman at some point felt were "good enough to do" include: My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Father's Day, Junior, Six Days Seven Nights, and the upcoming Ashton Kutcher, Natalie Portman, and Ashton Kutcher's butt casual-sex comedy No Strings Attached. Okay, back to GB3: Excited?!

Ivan Reitman says 'Ghostbusters 3' script is ready and good enough to film [AP]

Photo: Photo-illustration: Mary-Louise Price. Photos: Kevin Winter/Getty Images, Columbia Pictures