News

Ivan Reitman backs out of ‘Ghostbusters 3′

Ivan Reitman backs out of ‘Ghostbusters 3′

WHO YA GONNA CALL?: Not Ivan Reitman. Photo: Associated Press

Director Ivan Reitman has stepped down as the brains behind the latest “Ghostbusters” movie.

The 67-year-old, who directed the 1984 ghost-chasing film and its 1989 sequel, helped co-write the script for the latest film and had to tweak the storyline when Harold Ramis, who was set for a small role in the movie, died last month.

Reitman will stay on as a producer.

The film is finally expected to start shooting early next year.

Original Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd is slated to return, but his co-star Bill Murray is not.

Recent Headlines

in National, World

Allies join U.S. in fight against Islamic State

Fresh
syria1

Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar had participated in or supported the strikes against Islamic State targets.

in National, World

U.S., backed by Arabs, launches first strikes in Syria

Fresh
syria

The U.S. and Arab allies bombed Syria for the first time, killing dozens of Islamic State fighters and members of a separate al Qaeda-linked group.

in National

Lawmakers want to stop you from using your phone in flight

Fresh
plane

A bipartisan group of almost 80 U.S. lawmakers urged regulators not to end the ban on making calls on commercial airline flights.

in National

Now, more than ever, fewer Americans are saying ‘I Do’

Fresh
wedding

A record 20 percent of adult Americans, or 42 million people, have never married, marking a U.S. demographic and social shift.

in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: High school football player’s inspirational speech

Fresh
19-overlay2

This Austin, Texas high school football star has words everyone should live by and his post-game speech is going viral.