Reitman On “Ghostbusters 3,” “Space Jam 2”

With filmmaker Ivan Reitman opting out of directing “Ghostbusters 3,” some have suggested that the proposed sequel/reboot has lost steam and won’t go into production – especially in the wake of Harold Ramis’ death. Reitman, currently doing promotional rounds for the Kevin Costner-film “Draft Day,” tells Moviefone though that things are still progressing:

“We have a great script that doesn’t really require much from any of the original Ghostbusters. The two that are still interested would be in it, and a few of the other characters. But it’s not really about that – it’s really about the Ghostbusters and all that it represents in the film.

I don’t want to say any more than that because I don’t want to talk too much about it and I think it’s quite wonderful what’s being created and it’s a great opportunity. Most of the cynicism about films like this comes from all the people that tend to write about it, which is the whole world on Twitter. But, finally, it has to be borne out and it either works or it doesn’t. My gut tells me that it could work in a very special way.”

He was also asked about the recently rumored “Space Jam” sequel being in the works, a rumor that was quickly shot down. Reitman agrees it’s not looking good at this point:

“Yeah, there had been some talk with Lebron James of doing another one, but so far that doesn’t seem to be going forward. But who knows. It may be.”