Get ready for Ghostbusters 3!
That’s right, it’s official: a follow-up to 1989 sequel Ghostbusters II is on the way, and the first teaser trailer has arrived to kick off the hype. EW first broke the news that director Jason Reitman (Up in the Air, Juno), son of Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II director Ivan Reitman, had been secretly working on another entry in the franchise. Jason will be directing the film and has co-written the screenplay alongside Gil Kenan (Monster House, Poltergeist remake).
“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.”
As of now, it appears that there won’t be any connection to Paul Feig’s 2016 reboot with Melissa McCarthy and Kirsten Wiig. “This new movie will follow the trajectory of the original film,” says Reitman.
There’s no word as yet on what original cast members, if any, will make a return. The original two films starred Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis, the latter of whom died in 2014. Plot details are, of course, being kept firmly under wraps, although Reitman is promising “a lot of wonderful surprises and new characters for the audience to meet”.
This still-untitled Ghostbusters movie is scheduled for release in 2020. Filming is expected to begin in the next few months. Stay tuned.
Check out the teaser trailer below…