Jason Reitman reveals his secret Ghostbuster project

The original Ghostbusters
It has been confirmed that Ivan Reitman is passing down the Ghostbusters baton to his award-winning son Jason Reitman.

The Canadian screenwriter, director and producer who brought us Juno, Up in the Air and Young Adult will be the director for the new Ghostbusters.

Tuesday night, the young director confirmed via Twitter that he would be the new director.

Entertainment Weekly spoke with the younger Reitman, who said, “I’ve always thought of myself as the first Ghostbusters fan, when I was a six-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.”

Jason has already confirmed that the new movie will be set in the same world depicted in the original, saying, “This is very early, and I want the film to unwrap like a present. We have a lot of wonderful surprises and new characters for the audience to meet.”

Filming is said to start soon, and the newly anticipated movie is set to hit the big screen in summer 2020. ~Emily Chavez

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  1. Val • January 17, 2019 @ 11:35 AM

    I loved the one with the women. It was better than the original. If women-hating men decided to boycott it, then f them. I won’t go see this one just on principle. You want to hate on women, then why should women go to movies starring men.

  2. neil • January 17, 2019 @ 12:20 PM

    Val wouldn’t this make you just like the “women-hating men” you mentioned. A better revenge would be to go see the new movie showing you are better than the women_hating men and instead of the same.

    I’ll of course reserve judgement on the new movie until I’ve seen it just like the 2016 version.

  3. B • January 17, 2019 @ 12:46 PM

    I am a woman. I found the 2016 version to not be funny at all. Really who cares if they are women are men? Welcome to 2019, and not seeing a movie on principle is really dumb.

  4. NotVal • January 17, 2019 @ 12:48 PM

    The female version was “OK” – not as terrible as some people say – but to say it was better than the original just makes you look like a feminazi troll.

  5. Val • January 17, 2019 @ 1:04 PM

    Oh wow, thanks for not allowing me to actually have an opinion. Call me what you want, I laughed way more while watching the female version. I didn’t think the original one was funny at all, I didn’t lol once, and watched it on TV exactly one week before the newest Ghostbusters so I would have an idea of what I was going to see. But I guess I’m not allowed to say I liked the newest version. Just like the female version shouldn’t have happened, according to men. Keep trying to shut me up misogynists, you’re just proving exactly what you are.

  6. CDubya • January 17, 2019 @ 1:41 PM

    Please don’t do this. Please think of original movie ideas, Hollywood.

  7. Phil • January 17, 2019 @ 2:53 PM

    In case you missed it, Dan Ackroyd made a statement a little while ago describing what happened with the last movie(https://youtu.be/ui5dM5lqIPM), and about the reality that this will not be a reboot, but a genuine sequel with the remaining Ghostbusters. It doesn’t sound like it had to do with whether the cast was female or not….
    I wish you all well…

  8. Snepts • January 17, 2019 @ 6:38 PM

    Enough already.

  9. Anni • January 18, 2019 @ 8:33 AM

    I’m glad they are continuing from the original. I didn’t like the female version at all. I don’t find any of the actresses that were it to be funny. The only highlight for me was Chris Hemsworth.

  10. Pat • January 18, 2019 @ 3:51 PM

    The remake was terrible. Too many trips to the well and it runs dry.

  11. David • January 24, 2019 @ 3:13 PM

    I considered the female version to be a parody movie. Like Scary Movie or Tropic Thunder. Not the kind of movies I like. I did see the trailer and didn’t like it at all. I greatly dislike Melissa McCarthy. I’d rather watch Rosanne Barr or Rosie O’Donnell. At least those two women are funny.

    It sounds like this time I’ll get what I wanted, a sequel to Ghostbusters 2.

    It was huge in the 80’s when I was a kid. I remember watching the cartoon The Real Ghostbusters on Saturday mornings.

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