Yesterday the geek community came alive with the news that the original Ghostbusters storyline is alive. Son of Ivan Reitman, Jason Reitman (a successful filmmaker in his own right) is helming the newest chapter of the original Ghostbusters storyline.
In an interview with EW, Jason Reitman shared about being a six-year-old on the set of the original film. He also shared about being such a big fan at such a young age.
“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 says. “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.”
While it is a continuation of the franchise, it isn’t known if any of the original cast members will be returning.
“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,” Reitman said to EW.
One of the first surprises was a teaser for the film that is arriving in theaters in 2020. While it doesn’t give a lot of details about the film, it definitely captures the right spirit. Utilizing the music of Elmer Bernstein and the iconic Ecto-1, this captures the feel of the original first two films. It also raises a lot of questions about where this next movie will go.
There aren’t many details known about this film. It is unknown if original cast members Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray or Sigourney Weaver will return. Harold Ramis passed away in 2014. However, it is known that it will take place 30 years after the original. Jason Reitman’s father, Ivan Reitman will be producing the film as well. He directed the original film. It is also known that this movie will not be connected to the 2016 Paul Feig Ghostbusters. “I have so much respect for what Paul created with those brilliant actresses, and would love to see more stories from them. However, this new movie will follow the trajectory of the original film,” Reitman says.
What do you think of this trailer for the new Ghostbusters movie? Are you excited for the continuation of this franchise and this storyline? Share your thoughts in the comments below!