The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller have passed on taking over the directorial reigns of Sony’s Ghostbusters 3. The pair had been rumored last month to have been approached for the job.
The news comes from The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider who tweeted out the following earlier this afternoon-
Hearing LORD & MILLER ended up walking away from GHOSTBUSTERS 3 job. They were the studio's choice but wanted to keep their options open…
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) April 7, 2014
Given that Sony is keen to get the film into production quickly for a 2015 release, I assume that they are quickly moving through their shortlist of directorial candidates pretty quickly. But the question remains is there anyone out there who wants to take on the sequel to comedy classic?