`Ghostbusters 3` didn`t need me as director: Ivan Reitman

London: Ivan Reitman has revealed his reason for passing on the `Ghostbusters 3` director`s chair.

The filmmaker will serve as a producer on the sequel, claiming that the film `didn`t necessarily need him as a director`, suggest reports.

"I am very involved. I`m a producer of the film. I wasn`t giving it all up. I suddenly felt that `Ghostbusters` didn`t necessarily need me as a director, at least I didn`t need to direct `Ghostbusters`, let me put it that way," Reitman said.

"Having done the other two and with the passing of Harold Ramis and with Bill Murray seeming disinterested in being in it, I thought it was better for me just to produce it and to make sure we`re going to have the quality and style of what is appropriate for another version of that film.

"But the franchise could benefit from somebody else`s point of view. I`ve done it twice before and it will be great to get somebody else to lend a hand as well," he added.

The most recent rumours regarding the long-awaited sequel is that `Bridesmaids` director Paul Feig could be fronting a female-led `Ghostbusters 3`.

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