Reitman to direct new Ghostbusters' movie | 2019-01-17

Reitman to direct new Ghostbusters' movie

17 January, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Jason Reitman is directing and co-writing a new Ghostbusters movie that will be set in the same universe as the original two films, reports PTI.

Sony Pictures has tentatively scheduled the film for a summer 2020 release. Reitman’s father, Ivan Reitman, who directed the original 1984 Ghostbusters and its 1989 sequel, will produce the film.

“I’ve always thought of myself as the first Ghostbusters fan, when I was a six-year-old visiting the set,” the younger Reitman told EW. “I wanted to make a movie for all the other fans. This is the next chapter in the original franchise. It is not a reboot. What happened in the Eighties happened in the Eighties, and this is set in the present day.” Reitman co-wrote the script with Gil Kenan, whose credits include a fitting mix of comedy and horror projects like Monster House and Poltergeist.