Jason Reitman revealed secret plans have been in the works for a ‘Ghostbusters’ sequel based on the original film while also dropping a teaser video…
Who you gonna call? How about a ‘Ghostbusters’ sequel based on the original films!
That’s right — Jason Reitman — son of original ‘Ghostbusters’ director Ivan Reitman — is writing and producing a sequel to the original ‘Ghostbusters’ franchise with plans to introduce a new cast of characters with plenty of connections to the original story.
“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,” Reitman told EW about the secret project he’s been working on. “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.”
Filming on the ‘Ghostbusters’ sequel is expected to start later this year with Sony planning to release the film in 2020.
What’s unknown at this time is how much the original cast may or may not be part of the planned sequel. There have been talks in the past of a ‘Ghostbusters’ sequel with Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson but nothing ever came to fruition. Sadly, Harold Ramis, who played super geek Ghostbuster Egon Spengler died in 2014.
Reitman says that plans for his ‘Ghostbusters’ sequel are still in the early stages so he hasn’t plotted out exactly how everybody may or may not come back together for this film but considering he was able to keep this project a secret for so long, it’s tough to imagine at least part of the original cast wouldn’t be returning for this sequel.
“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,” Reitman said.
In addition to the core group of Ghostbusters, the original film and sequel also featured a cast that included Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis, and Annie Potts. Moranis has retired from acting, although if there was one film that could bring him back to the big screen ‘Ghostbusters’ would seem like the perfect vehicle.
Following the initial announcement about the new ‘Ghostbusters’ sequel, Reitman also revealed a brief teaser video on Wednesday that showed the classic Ghostbusters vehicle hiding in a barn while some of the classic score plays in the background. Check it out and get ready for a new ‘Ghostbusters’ move in 2020!
— Jason Reitman (@JasonReitman) January 16, 2019