Two In The Box!
Jason Reitman announced he is directing a brand new Ghostbusters film, set in the original universe. The film is slated for a 2020 release and a teaser trailer found its way online.
The Ghostbusters Legacy
People love Ghostbusters. Most folks have a very fond memory of watching the first film on repeat during their upbringing and using their backpacks as a makeshift proton pack on the playground. Heck, even the sequel has a lot of fans. Throw in beloved cartoons and a successful merchandise line that boasts everything from a bunch of toys to a pinball machine, and there’s no doubt about its staying power. However, the ratio of Ghostbusters content to merchandise is skewed. In actuality, there have only been three movies and two cartoons in the franchise’s thirty-five years. But, director Jason Reitman is changing that.
Jason Reitman, son of the original film’s director Ivan Reitman, has been secretly working on a new Ghostbusters film set in the original universe. Reitman is playing coy about whether the original cast is reprising their roles. When pressed for information, he simply said that “the events of the 1980s happened.” The production further bolstered speculation by releasing a short teaser trailer and confirmed the film hits theaters in 2020. Take a look at the trailer below!
Obviously, the teaser isn’t much, but the score is the same from the original film’s iconic opening scene in the library. Other than that, there’s some ectoplasm hanging off of a fence while the ECTO-1 roars to life in the barn. Honestly, the trailer feels more like Stranger Things than Ghostbusters. It really seems like Sony is trying to wash out the taste of the 2016 female-led reboot of the franchise by giving the fans what they want. Also, they’re working on a Ghostbusters animated movie. On one hand, it seems like overkill. On the other hand, this aggressive outpouring of content worked for another Sony property, Spider-Man. Will lightning strike twice? Find out in 2020!