The son of the original film’s director is set to bring the Ghostbusters back again next year
It has been announced that the Ghostbusters are set to return next year under the direction of Jason Reitman.
All the specific details are still under wraps. Jason Reitman, son of the director of the original 1984 film, Ivan, has become a successful independent director in his own right,
“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 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 has received Oscar nominations for his films Juno and Up In The Air. His most recent film is The Front Runner. In the film, Hugh Jackman stars as an American Senator whose presidential campaign in 1988 is derailed when he’s caught in a scandalous love affair.
Jason has been asked about directing a Ghostbusters film over the years, to which he used to reply,
“There’d be no busting”
“My dad says you guys are full of crap.” – Jason as he appeared in Ghostbusters 2 and now
But in recent years, he came up with his own idea for a film, as his father, Ivan, who is also producing the new movie, said,
“It was a decision he had to come to himself. He worked really hard to be independent and developed a wonderful career on his own. So I was quite surprised when he came to me with Gil and said, ‘I know I’ve been saying for 10 years I’m the last person who should make a Ghostbusters movie, but…I have this idea.’ Literally, I was crying by the end of it, it was so emotional and funny.”
As mentioned earlier, unfortunately, there are no further details at this time. However, to start shooting in a couple of months and have a teaser trailer been produced, this is obviously a project that has been in pre-production for some time.
I expect the cast has already signed up but as to who they are, I’m sure further announcements will be forthcoming.
A new as yet untitled Ghostbusters film will be released in 2020.