More Ghostbusters III Non-News; Ruben Fleischer in the Mix to Direct

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More Ghostbusters III Non-News; Ruben Fleischer in the Mix to DirectAnd the merry-go-round that is Sony’s Ghostbusters reboot/sequel continues spinning as some more non-news has hit the Net with regard to the long-gestating project’s director. The Wrap reports that a name familiar to the horror crowd is now in the mix…

While doing a story on the shake-up behind the scenes of Marvel’s Ant-Man, the site included this tidbit about Ghostbusters III:

Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer is also in the mix for the high-profile [Ant-Man] job, but he just had a baby with his wife, publicist Holly Shakoor Fleischer, and may be reluctant to take a demanding gig that will require such a big commitment. He’s also being considered to direct Ghostbusters III for Sony, for whom he directed Zombieland and 30 Minutes or Less, though that project isn’t heading into production nearly as soon.

So take that bit of info as you will, and as always, expect more soon.

Production could start as early as this fall, but it’s expected to begin early next year in New York. Etan Cohen penned the new script, which is cut from the same cloth as the original films. The original Ghostbusters will have a very small role in the sequel. Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson, who played Ray Stantz and Winston Zeddemore, respectively, are expected to return, though Bill Murray’s involvement is questionable. You may recall that Murray had a cameo in Zombieland so maybe Fleischer can get him to commit after all!

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