Janine, any calls? You'd better believe it: Not only is "Ghostbusters 3" a go, but multiple directors are ringing Ivan Reitman, hoping to direct the anticipated sequel.
Reitman, who helmed the first two films in the hit 1980s comedy franchise and also provided the voice of neon green ghost Slimer, is working as a producer of the third movie, which has been in development for about more than two years. He gave OTRC.com an update about it at the premiere of his newest movie, "Draft Day," on Monday.
"Script is really good and we've got a lot of interest from a lot of directors to do it," said Reitman, 67. "We're just literally starting the search right now. We got a lot of incoming calls so we're gonna go through it and see."
"The fans have been waiting very, very patiently," said Ernie Hudson, 68, who starred in the original "Ghostbusters" films and also attended the premiere.
The first "Ghostbusters" film was released in 1984 and focuses on four men who investigate reports of hauntings, They use Proton Packs to try to capture evil ghosts that wreak havoc on New York City. The movie and its 1989 sequel also starred Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts -- who played the Ghostbusters' secretary, Janine. Ramis, a legendary comedy actor, writer and director, died in February.
Reporting by Rachel Smith, host of KABC Television's entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).