Ghostbusters: Jason Reitman's sequel to original 1984 film will hit cinemas on 10 July, 2020

FP Staff

Jan 27, 2019 16:05:43 IST

Upcoming Ghostbusters film, directed by Jason Reitman, will hit the screens on 10 July next year. The announcement by Sony Pictures comes 10 days after the studio revealed Reitman's name to direct the sequel.

Recently, the film faced a lot of flak for ignoring the female reboot after it was disclosed that Reitman will continue the story that began with his father, Ivan Reitman's 1984 original and its 1989 sequel.

Ghostbusters: Jason Reitmans sequel to original 1984 film will hit cinemas on 10 July, 2020

A still from the upcoming Ghostbusters film. Screenshot from YouTube

The 2016 film starred Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Chris Hemsworth. Jones blasted the decision, terming it "insulting".

Reitman is writing the screenplay for his film in collaboration with Gil Kenan. He plans to start filming this summer and has begun the casting process for young names.

 

As per reports, Reitman weighed in on the subject sating he has always considered himself the first Ghostbusters fan when the six-year-old him would visit the sets of the film. “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,” added the director.

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

Updated Date: Jan 27, 2019 16:07:06 IST