The entire team is going to gang up together once more after a very long time and here is everything that you need to know about the paranormal romp!
In the summer of 2020, more than three and a half decades later, we are getting a new movie in the 'Ghostbuster' franchise. The news of the reboot first surfaced in early 2019, to everyone's surprise, and was revealed to be a family affair all around. Jason Reitman, son of original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman is going to direct the new installment, which will be a direct sequel to Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II and will feature a mother and two children at the heart of the story. Even now, very little is known about the project but the creative pedigree of the project, the cast that's been announced so far, and some intriguing early imagery have proven enough to get us very excited about what's next. Here is everything you need to know about the fourth live-action movie of the series.
Right from the very beginning, the movie gave us a lot of information to process at once, In reality, the film took shape behind the scenes as Reitman developed his script, so there was a lot happening under the surface that we didn't see. The release date has been fixed in July 10, 2020.
Reitman has revealed that his idea for the film began a 12-year-old girl carrying a proton pack, and that image ultimately expanded to include a whole family. The 12-year-old girl will be played by Mckenna Grace. Carrie Coon will play the role of her mother.
A new original cast is being set-up for the latest Ghostbuster movie but if the film is truly being set up as a sequel to Ghostbusters II 30 years later, what about the cast of the original film? In the 2016 movie, many original cast members appeared as cameos. Back in June, Sigourney Weaver seemed to confirm in an interview that she was indeed reprising her role as Dana Barrett. Reitman appeared at Ghostbusters Fan Fest and, rather than confirming that the old stars would be in the new movie, simply said that Weaver, Murray, Aykroyd, and fellow co-star Ernie Hudson had "read the script."
Jason Reitman's directorial career began in 2005 with the release of his debut movie 'Thank You for Smoking'. Since then, he has been popularly known for his particular taste that can be best described that often walks the line between comedy and drama, as seen in films like Juno, Up in the Air, Tully, Young Adult, and most recently The Front Runner. He prefers small-scaled movies and even though he undoubtedly formed his own directing style Reitman's interest in filmmaking has its roots in the family. He is the son of actress Genevieve Robert and writer/director Ivan Reitman, who's best known for his films Stripes, Kindergarten Cop, and yes, Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II.
Very few images related to the new movie has been released in public The first teaser, which arrived in January 2019, begins with a wide shot of a large metal building, like a barn or a garage, in the middle of a wooded area where strange noises can be heard coming from the building's partially open door, accompanied by flashing lights. The camera pushes in closer and closer to the door as the lights and sounds continue, and at one point a crackle of energy jumps from off-screen that looks similar to the light emitted by a proton pack. Apart from this teaser, all we have to go on right now are a pair of photos Reitman posted to his Instagram account from the set.
There was a lot of hype surrounding Jason Reitman's Ghostbusters 2020, we still know very little about the film's story. Only brief teasers of the movie have been released so far and nothing about that brief footage has offered any real hints about what's coming. With Reitman's latest take on the upcoming movie, it was reported that the film would be a continuation of the original series, which would make it a direct, years-later sequel to 1989's Ghostbusters II, ignoring the 2016 reboot which took place in a different continuity and featured an all-female Ghostbusters team. In an interview with Looper, he said, "And then this character came to me. She was a 12-year-old girl. I didn't know who she was or why she popped into my head, but I saw her with a proton pack in her hand. And I wrote this story. This story began to form over many years, actually. It started with a girl and all of a sudden it was a family. And eventually, I knew this movie that I needed to make, that I needed to write."
The 2016 movie revived the series after 36 long years. A lot of people have been trying to get the series back to the big screen for quite some time now and while the 2016 film didn't jumpstart a new series, it did open the door for things like Reitman's upcoming film. It has also been said that the future ideas in the upcoming movie will open doors for some future projects that are going to apparently include a prequel to the movie named 'Ghostbusters High'. The prequel is apparently written by Aykroyd as a potential feature film that could then a launch a TV series chronicling how original heroes Peter, Ray, and Egon first met as teenagers back in 1969 in New Jersey. People who are excited about the idea should keep in mind that Aykroyd also cautioned that Ghostbusters High is just one of a number of ideas he and the Reitmans are exploring right now.
The 2016 Ghostbusters reboot, which featured an all-female assemblage of new characters for the title team faced a lot of controversies as the fans felt the 2016 movie was somehow damaging what came before, and a wave of social media controversies followed the movie from its release to its production. Reitman, of course, had nothing to do with that film, but because his new Ghostbusters project is a direct sequel to the original two films, it will ignore the reboot.