It remains to be seen how numerous original cast signs up, and who the new cast will include - but for now, watch that teaser above and get pondering.
It was revealed that the upcoming movie will be set in the same universe in which the original movie is set, and not the same as the world in the 2016 all-female reboot.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the sequel to the original Ghostbusters, but after three decades of waiting (and repeatedly throwing in the towel), we finally (no offense, ladies) have a slimy sequel to the original "Ghostbusters" source material, set for summer 2020 release.
The younger Mr Reitman shared the news on Twitter posting: "Finally got the keys to the auto. I wanted to make a movie for all the other fans", the younger Reitman said, according to EW.
The filmmaker went on to gush about how has always been a hug fan of the franchise, and expressed his excitement over getting to create the next chapter. It is not a reboot. "I remember the day they killed Stay Puft and I brought home a hardened piece of foam that just sat on a shelf for years", Reitman recalled. In this image released by Sony Pictures, from left, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones appear in a scene from Ghostbusters. I can't say their names. Not only that, but we also now know it's set to open in the summer of 2020.
While the new movie announcement does come as a surprise, it was already spoiled by Dan Aykroyd months ago. I have less affection for the sequel, but Ghostbusters remains one of those films that started me on this fanboy journey.
In addition to directing, Jason Reitman is also onboard as co-writer for the now untitled film along with Gil Kenan (Monster House). It will have all-new characters with a connection to the first film. Ivan Reitman will also produce this one, Entertainment Weekly reported Tuesday. Because of there being such an elaborate presentation, I'm guessing the Jason Reitman-directed threequel had been secretly gestating for some time. Then the tarp blows off, revealing the Ecto-1 vehicle from the classic '80s original movie.