If you grew up in the 80’s, you were most likely a Ghostbusters fan. Whether it was the two classic comedies from Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Harold Ramis, or the successful animated series, every kid wanted a proton pack and their own Slimer as a friend. You also never looked at marshmallows the same way again, thanks to a 100 ft Stay Puft MarshMallow monster! However, after the successful sequel in 1989, fans have been patiently awaiting a third film (and most fans definitely do not count the all female remake from 2016). Now, 30 years later, we may just be getting our wish!
First, Dan Aykroyd said that a script was being worked for a third film starring the original cast, sans Harold Ramis, who unfortunately passed away in 2014. Back in November 2018, during an interview on AXS TV’s ‘The Big Interview with Dan Rather’, Aykroyd said that a script was being written and he was sure that he, Hudson, and even Murray (who is extremely picky to what films he will do) would be back for what is a story that is “so good”.
And, now, thanks to a report from Variety, the film has an official director, and its a very fitting choice! Jason Reitman, director of Juno, Thank You for Smoking, and Tully, is set to helm the project. Not only is he a great director, but he is also one of the most qualified people to lead this film: He is the son of the original Ghostbusters director, Ivan Reitman! Not only is it in his blood, but he literally grew up on the set of these films.
“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. 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.”
This statement, and the news in general, should be very exciting for the die-hard fans of Ghostbusters. I, for one, am super hyped for this movie, and have the utmost confidence that it will be a successful film to wrap up the franchise.
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