Last month a trailer was released, and out of the blue, we became aware of the fact there was a new Ghostbusters movie in the works. It would seem this latest entry into the franchise will indeed take place in the original Ghostbusters universe and will be a bonafide sequel to the 1989 film.
What is even more exciting is that rumors coming out of Hollywood indicate that the director, Jason Reitman, is reportedly meeting with several possible candidates for the leads in the new film. As many may already know, Jason’s father, Ivan Reitman, was the director of the first two entries into the franchise, released in the 1980s, Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II.
In previous reports, it was stated that Reitman was on the search for teenagers to fill the shoes of the main characters, and that still indeed appears to be the case. With the rumored meeting with candidates, it could very well mean that the film may be one step closer to starting production after this weekend.
According to THR, Reitman is meeting with teenagers, between the ages of 12 and 17-years-old, to fill the four leading roles for the film. THR also reports that the individuals being considered are needing to be real-life brother and sister duos, as that is what is reportedly need for the roles involved.
Although the announcement of another Ghostbusters film is exciting enough in itself, the real question on every fans mind is—will any of the original cast be returning? As many know Harold Ramis passed, and it is being reported that Bill Murray isn’t really that big on reprising his role as Venkman.
Dan Aykroyd has reportedly stated he remained hopeful for a third installment, and Ernie Hudson has indeed reached out to the production team. With all that said, there is still no work on whether or not any of the beloved characters will be featured in the newest installment.