Rumor of the day: Will the new Ghostbusters be a reboot?

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Dec 17, 2012, 3:27 PM EST

The plot thickens (and thickens again) for Ghostbusters 3, and the latest bit of intel indicates that the long-awaited sequel might actually be a reboot.

In an interview over at Collider, original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman chimed in on how development is going on the third installment, and he used some interesting phraseology to describe the project:

"Well, I'd like to go forward and make new things. I think Ghostbusters probably should be remade, if we can get it all right. We're working on it, so we'll see."
Hmm, "remade"? Intriguing choice of words, Mr. Reitman. Now, it could just mean that Reitman is calling it a remake because it will introduce a new set of Ghostbusters to join the old gang (a plot point we've been hearing for a while now), with hopes to relaunch the franchise.

But it could also mean that new writer Etan Cohen (Men in Black 3) is taking a more dramatic approach to the sequel, which wouldn't be too much of a shock, considering how many versions this script has gone through over the years.

What do you think? Reboot, or real-time sequel?

(Bleeding Cool via Collider)