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Teaser Trailer: 'Ghostbusters' to return in 2020

This June marks the 35th anniversary of the original “Ghostbusters” movie, but Sony Pictures’ big surprise is not going to arrive until summer 2020. The studio has announced that Jason Reitman, four-time Academy Award nominee and son of original “Ghostbusters” helmer Ivan Reitman, is bringing his skills to an all-new film that is set in the original continuity. There’s even a teaser trailer that you can watch right here!

Details, including the film’s official title and cast, have still not been revealed, but the hope among “Ghostbusters” fans is certainly that the new adventure will offer roles for surviving “Ghostbusters” stars Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver. Sadly, Harold Ramis, who played Egon Spengler in “Ghostbusters” and “Ghostbusters II,” passed away in 2014.

“I’ve always thought of myself as the first ‘Ghostbusters’ fan, when I was a 6-year-old visiting the set,” Reitman tells EW, officially announcing the new project. “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.”

Following “Ghostbusters” in 1984 and “Ghostbusters II” in 1989, Paul Feig helmed a reboot of the franchise that was released in 2016. Starring Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig, that “Ghostbusters” movie (known internationally as “Ghostbusters: Answer the Call”) was set in its own continuity. The characters did crossover with the original team, however, in an IDW comic book miniseries, “Ghostbusters 101,” published in 2017.

Check back with Moviebill for updates on the new “Ghostbusters” movie as they become available.


Silas Lesnick is the Senior Editor of Moviebill. He has been covering entertainment news out of Los Angeles for more than a decade. You can reach him via e-mail or on Twitter.

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