Posted Wed Jan 16, 2019 at 10:05 AM PST by Steven Cohen
Something strange is coming to your neighborhood in 2020.
As reported by Entertainment Weekly, Jason Reitman (Up in the Air, Juno) has announced plans to direct a new Ghostbusters film. Though plot details have not been revealed yet, the project will be a sequel to the original two films from the 1980s, and is set to hit theaters in 2020.
“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. "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."
Check out the announcement teaser from EW below!
In addition to directing, Jason Reitman is also onboard as co-writer for the currently untitled film along with Gil Kenan (Monster House). Jason Reitman is the son of Ivan Reitman, the director of Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989). Ivan will also serve as a producer on the upcoming movie. This new project will be a sequel to the first two installments and not a reboot like director Paul Feig's Ghostbusters (2016). With that said, casting for the new movie has not been announced and it's not yet clear if Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, or Ernie Hudson will reprise their roles as the original Ghostbusters.
Beyond the new live-action Ghostbusters sequel, Sony is also developing an animated entry in the franchise from an entirely different creative team. The animated Ghostbusters movie is set to release sometime after Reitman's film.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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