If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, call Jason Reitman. The director has revealed that he is directing and co-writing a sequel to his father’s hit film Ghostbusters!
Reitman spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the project and confirms that this will be a direct sequel to Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2:
“I’ve always thought of myself as the first Ghostbusters fan, when I was a 6-year-old visiting the set. I wanted to make a movie for all the other fans. 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.”
Reitman wouldn’t reveal anything about the plot but promised some cool surprises:
“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.”
This sequel won’t have any connections to the 2016 all female Ghostbusters. The director had this to say:
“I have so much respect for what Paul created with those brilliant actresses, and would love to see more stories from them. However, this new movie will follow the trajectory of the original film.”
Reitman has always been a big Ghostbusters fan:
“I love everything about it. The iconography. The music. The tone. I remember being on set and seeing them try out the card catalog gag for the first time when the library ghost makes them come flying out. I remember the day they killed Stay Puft and I brought home a hardened piece of foam that just sat on a shelf for years. I was scared there was a terror dog underneath my bed before people knew what a terror dog was.”
Other details remain scarce, but word has it that Reitman is also looking to cast teenagers for the lead roles. Sony Pictures plans to start shooting in a few months.
The film is slated to hit theaters in the Summer of 2020.