• Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman has pulled out of a planned remake, but will stay on as producer. (AAP)
Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman has pulled out of the planned remake, scheduled to start shooting in 2015, but will stay on as producer.
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AAP
20 Mar 2014 - 8:23 AM  UPDATED 20 Mar 2014 - 10:23 AM

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

The 67-year-old, who directed the 1984 spook-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 in February.

Reitman will stay on as a producer.

The film is finally expected to start shooting in early 2015. Original Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd is slated to return, but his co-star Bill Murray is not.