Jason Reitman To Helm Ghostbusters Spiritual Sequel

by Erik Amaya

 

The Ghostbusters will ride again.
Variety reports Jason Reitman — son of original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman — will helm a “continuation” of the film series which began in 1984. The plot by Reitman and Gil Kenan is said to revolve a group of teenagers in a world well-after the Ghostbusters stopped Viggo the Carpathian in 1989’s Ghostbusters 2. The film will also ignore the 2016 Ghostbusters film directed by Paul Feig and has apparently been in development for months.
Of course, that leads to an obvious question: will the surviving Ghostbusters appear in the film? Actors Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson all made cameos in the 2016 film to varying degrees of success — Hudson’s was the best in our book — but Murray’s reticence to reprise his role as Dr. Peter Venkman kept a potential third film from ever happening. Then, sadly, Harold Ramis passed away in 2014, presumably ending all speculation about another film with the original team. Variety’s sources could not confirm if offers have been made the remaining three actors, but considering their willingness to cameo a few years ago, it is always possible we’ll see the Ghostbusters in retirement.
The new film is expected for release in 2020

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