Is or is not "Ghostbusters II" going to materialize?
Columbia chief David Puttnam told Daily Variety last month that the film would go into production in November with the original cast and creators. Which apparently was a revelation to producer-director Ivan Reitman. (Said an associate: "The first we'd heard of it.")
The sequel is of unusual interest, since the original was the grossingest comedy in history--a reported $300 million.
Reitman's office confirmed that Dan Aykroyd and other writers had been working on a script for more than a year, but that's all they'd say.
We scared up Puttnam at the Cannes Festival in France: "Hopefully, it will happen in November but it might have to be delayed until January because of conflicting talent commitments. We want to explore all avenues to ensure that the people from the first film are involved. It's to everyone's best interests."