‘Ghostbusters 3’ Will Be Ivan Reitman’s Next If Bill Murray Likes the Script

The director still doesn’t have a ‘Baywatch’ script, and he doesn’t anticipate that Howard Stern will be doing a follow-up to ‘Private Parts’ anytime soon.

Ghostbusters 3 will be Ivan Reitman's next project
Ghostbusters 3 will be Ivan Reitman's next project
By now, we all know that Bill Murray has the Ghostbusters 3 script sitting somewhere near his desk, yet he hasn't bothered to read it. Will that happen anytime soon? Who knows? But Ivan Reitman has revealed that it will be his next directorial assignment should Bill Murray ever pick it up, peruse it, and actually like it.

"There's a lot of talk about Ghostbusters 3. And there's a very good script that the other cast members have read and liked. We're just waiting for Bill Murray to read it."

Ivan Reitman also gave an update on the long-gestating big screen reboot of Baywatch.

"We still don't have a script that's makeable. I think it's a big opportunity. This is a comedy, and I think we have a very interesting take - a classical idea that will be fresh for the world audience. It's one of the best-known titles that's out there."

The director also spoke on the possibility that he will move forward on a sequel to Howard Stern's Private Parts.

"I spoke to Howard. He brings it up all the time. There is a great sequel story in it. But I doubt it will happen. If he's going to do another film, my guess is that it's probably not going to be the sequel to Private Parts."

Lastly, Ivan Reitman revealed that he does plan to someday co-direct a movie with his son, Up in the Air director Jason Reitman.

"He's just finished directing Young Adult for Paramount. Not for us. It was a small film he did on his own. I think he is establishing his own company, which is healthy for both of us. I'd like to direct with him somehow. I'm talking about a movie we would co-direct that has a kind of dual story perhaps that can be divided up."

Ghostbusters comes to theaters July 22nd, 2016 and stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon. The film is directed by Paul Feig.

Baywatch is in development and stars Dwayne Johnson. The film is directed by Sean Anders, John Morris.

Private Parts was released March 7th, 1997 and stars Howard Stern, Robin Quivers, Mary McCormack, Fred Norris, Paul Giamatti, Gary Dell'Abate, Jackie Martling, Carol Alt. The film is directed by Betty Thomas.

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  1. K.Guy

    have you read it yet?

    4 years agoby @kguyFlag

  2. -gameover-


    4 years agoby @gameover-58815612Flag

  3. L2O

    To everyone who has commented: I would like to think of myself as a person of class so when I know that I was wrong about something, I will stand up to say so. Yesterday, my troubles were quelled. Bill Murray was at the golf tournament he and his family host in Florida, and he looks great. I was genuinely concerned when posting 2 weeks ago. Not anymore.

    Now I will give due thanks to the big guy upstairs for the joy and relief of seeing I was wrong. I've never been so happy to be wrong before, but my family will have to forgive me if I am seen dancing down the hallway.

    4 years agoby @L2OFlag

  4. incmob

    @L2O JESUS, those must be some good drugs! Just kidding, but i think you lost me on your last comment.... anyhow if you want to discuss this further, just message me, for now i am just going to keep this forum on topic.

    4 years agoby @incmobFlag

  5. Mixlexic

    Bill read it, I want this movie now

    4 years agoby @mixlexicFlag

  6. TheMime

    Just take the script already.......

    4 years agoby @themimeFlag

  7. L2O

    @incmob I get your point, incmob. Still the same, I believe there is a line between business and humanity. In our society, we are really good at thinking about ourselves, but forget the people around us. Soften your heart. You've probably heard the old phrase: "Can't see the forest for the trees". Sometimes, it can be hard to keep check of our own "heart-health" to tell when the line between being assertive, and being proud has blurred. Once pride sets in, that's when our hearts become hard, selfish. Remember: it's the fresh bread people keep. There's not much anyone can do with it once it's gone stale. Be careful, my friend.

    4 years agoby @L2OFlag

  8. incmob

    @L2O if you are such a fan, which i do not doubt and if Bill Murray is ill at all, which i do doubt, then you will also know that Mr. Murray rarely does interviews, and rarely speaks about his private life... there are fans, but fans are just that... we may feel we have some connection to an actor or a musician, but they have no real connection to us, it is their job. i work in retail, it is my job, and i appreciate people that are positive about the job i do, but i dont tell them i have a cold that day, or my g/f broke up with me. I personally admire actors that seperate business from pleasure, and Mr. Murray is no exception. Most of the time too when actors are sick or diagnosed, that is ultimately what they became famous for... most people cant remember a the last really good dennis hopper film that he made, but remember he died from cancer. my point being is let them be. they have just as much right to privacy as you do, and we should respect that.

    4 years agoby @incmobFlag

  9. ejk1

    @L2O I wouldn't get my hopes up about a response, but perhaps a journalist will catch on and ask Murray how he is feeling in an interview.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  10. Gandoff

    Bill Murray is one of a very few actos of his time, who is well off for the rest of his life. As I did love his cameo's in movies like Zombieland, I personaly think he should concider Ghostbusters 3 as a project to do if nothing more then the fans. I know he has no real plans to be in a fourth, and from all thats been said, this will be a passing of the tourch film for the most part. Training new guys and such. So why does he have to demand in all so many words to be killed off? Why not play the role, as a living man, but in the end, decideds he is done? If as it has been said his health might be going down hill. So I would understand if he just wants to go easy. But if you watch the other films, he was the least motion active member of the movies. So he could walk around, do one or two major Ghost busting bits, and nothing major. But "if" his health is going down, he still could do the same amount of work, unless the pack is to heavey couse of his health to carry. I will watch it, no matter how he ends up being in it. But I would be more then happy to spend my money if he is realy being apart of the movie, then if he was in it for 15mins, then killed off to become a ghost. That would be just a cheesey cop out to doing the film. Couse he would do inside, in air conditioning, green screen work, alone.

    4 years agoby @gandoffFlag

  11. L2O

    Thanks, Ejk1. My quesitons are sincere, and I want an answer to them. That's why I am asking this question at every possible place I can find one, hoping Bill Murray sees and responds.

    On another site, somebody thought I am a bot spammer. That's not the case. It's a lot easier to copy and paste a bunch of paragraphs (I couldn't say what was on my mind in 1 or 2 sentences) than to type it all out over, over, over, and over again. I'm already close to carpel tunnel, as it is.

    4 years agoby @L2OFlag

  12. ejk1

    Whoa, that was deep, @L2O. Hopefully,your conjectures are off-base.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  13. L2O

    Back in January of this year, Amy Poehler expressed a desire for Bill Murray to guest-star on a tv show. What concerns me is, she said he can sit in a chair the whole time, and would only have to work for a couple of hours (Found at blog.sabdesi.net/tag/amy-poehler-bill-murray-parks-and-rec-can-sit/). Something else which concerns me is an article (here: montereyherald.com/prepsports/ci_17400735?nclick_check=1 ) which as I am reading it, questions whether Bill Murray will attend a function in July. Steve Worthy's comments seem to indicate this is due to question regarding Bill Murray's health.
    I started to worry about Bill Murray's health a long time ago. He has not been looking 100% for a while. After the end of the recent Howard Stern interview though, I really started to wonder what is going on with him.

    Being a Bill Murray fan, this scares me. It hurts my feelings too a little though (selfish and silly, perhaps) because while I don't know this man, I am among many of have had a high affection for him which stands for the reason of buying movie tickets, and thereby being among many (probably millions) who helped to further the successful career and life he has enjoyed from over the years of his hard work. I think Mr. Murray's response to that should be a little humble, maybe even unselfish and heaven forbid: grateful. If something has happened to Mr. Murray, it would be awfully thankless and just plain nasty for him to take these people for granted. If he is ill and has lied about the reasons for not doing Ghostbusters 3, then he must think nothing at all of these people who care about him; support him; and so, so, many people (mostly young people) on twitter who speak highly of him. Some of the kids out there almost worship him.

    If Bill Murray is ill, this is a public request for him to please, please, please tell his fans what is happening. I think it would be a nice (and gracious) thing for him to do. Maybe it'll take some humility for him to do that. Mr. Murray that is certainly nothing you have to do, but it would surely be something nice for you to do.

    All of the above being said, it is important to note a possibility that Mr. Murray is not ill (reserving questions as to whatever "when healthy" meant in the Monterey Herald article) and may be fine. The comments posted are out of sincere concern. I hate the feeling of not knowing what has happend to someone who I care about. That's torture, and I'm sure I'm not the only person who feels that way. I do not have any desire to start rumors or anything of the like. For that reason, it is asked that those who do not have true information or do not have permission to share it, please not respond to my post with any information about Bill Murray's health. If Mr. Murray approves the solving of this mystery though (preferrably from his own mouth), his kind cooperation (and mercy to speak up) would be sincerely appreciated.

    That's all I have to say. Thank you.

    4 years agoby @L2OFlag

  14. Bane5000

    He seems to have no problem making cameo appearances in movies { Zombieland, Get Smart..}, but why take so long to read the script for this movie which he basically was the star of...or is that the reason why...?

    4 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  15. Corey W.


    4 years agoby @coreyFlag

  16. WongFu

    Bill should read it now, not later. Not next month, just pick it up and read. Besides he's too picky

    4 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  17. thedude-abides

    Ghostbusters 2 was one of the top 10 or 20 worst movies I've ever seen. The first one was much better.

    4 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  18. Diaigma

    I've been waiting for this since I was 9. BRING IT! :D

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  19. Shinjiikari1984

    Read it bill damn it

    4 years agoby @shinjiikari1984Flag

  20. Dan

    Actually it was his acting that people dug. His deadpan delivery is 2nd to none, and the way he breezes through every movie completely improv is why people love him. His face is a bit funny, too, but that isn't the only reason.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  21. Driver_jess

    Just like reed the script doode. Just go do it. You have a funny face which is why peeps dig you, it was never the LOLLOLLOLLLOLOOLLOLLOLOLOL, acting.

    4 years agoby @Driver-jessFlag

  22. ejk1

    By the time he decides to read this script, will it be worth it to start a film? Yeah, probably. SO what's the hold up? Bill's having too much fun on the golf course. Let's face it, he doesn't need to do this film to feel any validation of his career, unlike Akroyd, who really hasn't been a top tier star since, well, Ghostbusters. Bill may just not be willing to carry another Ghostbusters film just so Akroyd can get some time to shine.

    Also, screw Baywatch. No need for that. Don't even bother wasting money on that mindlessness. A fun TV show that will never warrant a movie.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  23. skywise

    I hope that the stars align for this altho i always feel that after so much time has passed...sometimes going back can be a bad thing. Anyway Reitman's son is a fantastic director and i hope they get to work together somehow.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  24. Messenger

    I LOVE Bill Murray and I want him to be apart of GB3 but it's silly that he hasn't read it yet. It's like he's pulling people strings just to watch them dance. Like he's playing the power card. I understand if he doesn;t want to do the movie because he doesn't like the script but at least read it first. It's kinda of a disservice to the fans of GB who are eagerly awaiting a 3rd film.

    4 years agoby @messengerFlag

  25. CUPID

    Ghostbusters 3 will be so awesome.

    4 years agoby @cupidFlag

  26. Daveactor7

    @dan1 AGREED

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  27. Dan

    I don't give a flying f*ck about those other projects. Somebody needs to literally drop that script in Murray's lap and say "READ IT, READ IT NOW, RIGHT NOW".

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

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