We all knew that the 2016 Ghostbusters remake was going to leave a bad taste in the mouths of certain mewling snowflakes, but we didn’t predict that it wouldn’t do much for anyone else either. Recently, we’ve seen the announcement that Hollywood is returning to the Ghostbusters universe, and we’re hoping that this time they manage to nail the tone of the Ghostbusters world, whether or not their casting decisions ‘ruin the childhoods’ of some people that need to sort their priorities out.
Director Jason Reitman refers to himself as “the first Ghostbusters fan”, and it’s a title that’s difficult to argue with. After all, his father Ivan Reitman directed the original and Jason has fond memories of his time on set. He was a Ghostbusters fanboy before it even hit cinemas.
In an interview with Entertainment weekly, Reitman was keen to distance his project from 2016’s misstep, saying:
“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.”
It is unclear whether any of the original cast will be putting in an appearance. Jason has made no mention of any of them being among the “wonderful surprises and new characters” that he’s teased.
Details are thin on the ground thus far, but with Reitman in the director’s chair and co-authoring the script, and with his repeated pledges to make a film that will live up to the expectations of the original’s fans, we’re feeling pretty positive about this.
The film is slated for release in Summer 2020.
A teaser just released shows that at least one fan favourite will be returning: