The Ghostbusters series has been an iconic franchise for decades, with Jason Reitman now confirmed to direct and co-write alongside Gil Kenan an all-new sequel set within the universe of the original films. Entertainment Weekly revealed the news, though there's no word on whether any of the series' original stars will return to the series. Reitman's father Ivan directed the original films.
“I’ve always thought of myself as the first Ghostbusters fan, when I was a six-year-old visiting the set. I wanted to make a movie for all the other fans,” Reitman shared. “This is the next chapter in the original franchise. It is not a reboot. What happened in the ‘80s happened in the ‘80s, and this is set in the present day.”
He added, “This is very early, and I want the film to unwrap like a present. We have a lot of wonderful surprises and new characters for the audience to meet."
The film is set for a Summer 2020 release.
The original Ghostbusters debuted in 1984 and starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson. The film was a smash success, earning itself a sequel in 1989 while also inspiring an animated series.
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