The rumors of a third Ghostbusters film have fruitlessly swirled for years upon years, with franchise co-creator and star Dan Aykroyd dropping hints and teases of a potential movie for years. As the principal cast of the first two movies aged, it was generally accepted that a reboot would focus on a younger cast of ghostbusters, with the original team (with or without Bill Murray, depending on when you asked) handing the reins over. While any new film has to be treated with a huge dose of skepticism after all these years, any plans for a new entry were definitely hurt when Harold Ramis (who co-wrote and starred in the first two movies) died last month. Now, Ramis absence wont be the only thing missing from the next Ghostbusters movie — Deadline has just published an extensive interview with director Ivan Reitman, who confirms that he wont direct the next film after the passing of his friend. When I came back from Harolds funeral, it was really moving and it made me think about a lot of things, Reitman says.