LEGO Movie directors apparently say no to Ghostbusters 3
UPDATE: Chris Miller and Phil Lord have now apparently turned Ghostbusters 3 down...
UPDATE: According to The Wrap's Jeff Sneider, "Hearing LORD & MILLER ended up walking away from GHOSTBUSTERS 3 job. They were the studio's choice but wanted to keep their options open..." (source). The pair turned The LEGO Movie down originally, but if Sony is keen to get Ghostbusters 3 moving relatively quickly now, it may have to look elsewhere for a director. Our original story follows...
With Ivan Reitman deciding against returning to the Ghostbusters series to helm the third instalment, the director's chair on Ghostbusters 3 is currently vacant. If current rumours are true it looks as though they'll need two chairs rather than one, as directorial duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller appear to be the favourites to land the job.
It's little surprise really, and given their recent track record it's hard to think of a better choice. After showcasing their skills on the magnificent Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, they unleashed themselves as live action directors with 21 Jump Street and most recently The LEGO Movie has given them a three for three success ratio. As we noted in our review of the latter film, it's hard to think of better comedy directors working in Hollywood mainstream movies right now.
Miller and Lord haven't really put a foot wrong at this point in their careers and whilst many would question how necessary a Ghostbusters 3 is, it's worth remembering that 21 Jump Street faced a fair amount of scepticism ahead of it's release. Their next film, 22 Jump Street, is now one of the most eagerly awaited comedies of the year.
Obviously this particular story is purely a rumour at this point, but as far as rumours go it's a pretty damn exciting one. More on Ghostbusters 3 when it's available.
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