It's been talked about a lot in the past 20 years, but a third Ghostbusters movie has always seemed like a pipe dream, given Bill Murray's lack of interest, and his co-stars' unwillingness to, well... deal with Bill Murray. But with a major video game release and a new line of toys tantalizing fans, original director Ivan Reitman has signed on to direct the third installment next year, for release in 2012. With a script that features new and old Ghostbusters, as well as Dana Barrett's son Oscar, this could be a fan's dream come true... or another disaster from the director of Evolution and My Super Ex-Girlfriend. We don't know exactly what's in the script, but here's what we need to see in order for the busting to make us feel good.
While debuting his latest film, Red State, at the Sundance Film Festival, director Kevin Smith announced that he would stop directing after his next film, the hockey comedy Hit Somebody. While it seems appropriate, considering that Smith seems to wear nothing but hockey jerseys, it nonetheless surprised some who were looking forward to Clerks 3. We can't say we're upset after the double disappointment that was Cop Out and Zack & Miri Make a Porno, but there are many more directors we'd like to see retire before Smith. And while they should feel free to follow Smith's lead and shift into producing and distribution, they're also welcome to just chill out and get a hobby.