Following the death of friend and star Harold Ramis, Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman has recused himself from the helm of Ghostbusters III, remaining on as a producer. The film is set to start production in early 2015. “It was such an amazing time in my life 30 years ago, and I felt that way on the second film. With Harold no longer with us I couldn’t see it," Reitman told Deadline. The Draft Day director also offered some insight into his pursuit of Bill Murray, whose Peter Venkman was included in an early draft of the sequel by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky. “It was a really good script, but then it became clear that Bill really didn’t want to do another Ghostbusters and that it was literally impossible to find him to speak to for the year or two we tried to get it going," said Reitman. "When Bill finally … well, he never actually said no, but he never said yes, so there was no way to make that film." While no potential replacement directors have been rumored as of yet, Reitman plans to work with Sony exec Amy Pascal to figure out who they gonna call.
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