Jason Reitman is set to direct an upcoming Ghostbusters film that is said to be a sequel to the 1984 massive box office smash, and will completely disregard and ignore the recent version starring an all-female boot—well except for Chris Hemsworth.
As many know two of the original cast members have since past including Harold Ramis and fellow co-star Rick Moranis. At first, rumors were circulating that the remaining original cast would be reunited for the sequel, but it seems that it is not actually a sequel. Although it does take place right after the events of the 1984 original, and before the 1989 sequel, it is also somewhat of a reboot as it will have a totally new cast—one which is teenagers.
The original version starred Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, and Rick Moranis. The speculation that those members of the cast still living would be cast in the newest movie—it would seem that speculation was wrong. Even though the reboot will take place within the same era of the 1984 and 1989 versions, and will even put to use some very well known icons from the original two movies, that is about all that we know.
In a recently released teaser trailer, we get a brief glimpse of the Ecto-1, the original Ghostbusters vehicle, under a dingy tarp in an old dilapidated barn, with the world-famous music playing in the background. That is all—just a little reminder of the past before they show us any more of what they have in store for the next entry into the franchise.
Even though the movie is not expected to hit cinemas until around 2020, rumors abound as to the cast. It is now being said that the main characters will be around the ages of twelve and thirteen and will be a quartet—two boys and two girls. Another report states there will only be two kids, and they will bare a strikingly haunting appearance of both Ramis and Aykroyd's characters.
It is being reported that the movie is centered on “a family that moves back home to a small town and learns more about who they are and the secrets of the town itself.”
No word yet if moviegoers favorite Slimer, or the Sta-Puft marshmallow man will make an appearance. I for one feel like it just would not be a Ghostbusters movie without them.
Will a second reboot hit it off with the fans? Will it bring the franchise back to life?