Teaser: Jason Reitman will direct the sequel of “Ghostbusters II”

Teaser: Jason Reitman will direct the sequel of "Ghostbusters II"

What the fans have been asking for a long time seems that is going to materialize soon. Yesterday it was announced that Jason Reitman, the son of Ivan Reitman, creator of the original movies, is co-writing and is going to direct a direct sequel of Ghostbusters II (1989), the so-far final title with the original Ghostbusters.

As you’ll know an attempt to reboot the saga with a new crew and new faces was done a few years ago with Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters (2016). The spirit of the original movies was there, with cameos of the original actors, good doses of action and comedy, and Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones as the supernantural hunters. Although the result was a fun and entertaining experience, the movie was a flop.

Jason Reitman has proven in many titles that he is a competent filmmaker and not only the son of one of the most acclaimed adventure and comedy directors of the 1980s and 1990s. He grew up with his father Ivan Reitman making essential titles like Twins (1988), Kindergarten Cop (1990) or Evolution (2001), besides the Ghostbusters classics, so who could be better than him to carry on with this project. After the delicious Thank You for Smoking (2005), Juno (2007), Young Adult (2011) and the recent Tully (2018) Jason Reitman will now face what probably is the most significative challenge of his career.

Together with Jason Reitman, Gil Kenan, director of Monster House (2006) and Poltergeist (2015) is also writing. It is not known yet if Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson or Sigourney Weaver will participate in this sequel. Plus it is quite improbable that the filmmakers will bring Rick Moranis back from retirement. Not much is known about the plot of the movie, although rumors point that the action will be centered in a group of teenagers experiencing the supernatural events. Still, there is always a place for the original characters, right?

With a title not confirmed yet, the sequel has plans to start shooting by later this year and expected to be released in the summer 2020. The film status is pre-production, which means the filmmakers are already deep working in the project and we might get confirmations of the cast soon. But as an appetizer, the first official teaser was released yesterday so all Ghostbusters fans can start to get excited.

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