The new ‘Ghostbusters’ movie, set in the universe of the 1980’s films, has an update. HN Entertainment reported that the film is now eyeing a production start in late spring or summer.
The film will involve a family moving back home to a small town. However, the characters from the Paul Feig reboot will not be returning, due to the film being outside of continuity. The screenplay is from Reitman and Gil Kenan (‘Monster House’).
Sony and Jason Reitman are also currently casting two of the young leads which include the roles of a 13-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl. The unnamed teenage boy character is a conspiracy theorist that is really into fantasy. The pre-teen girl is a science kid that has trouble connecting with others on an emotional level, understanding feelings and not be aware how hurtful her comments can be.
There are no known shooting locations right now. British Columbia was a location for Reitman’s films ‘Juno’ and ‘Tully.’ Also, Sony’s regular location Atlanta was used for his recent film ‘The Front Runner.’ Further, upstate New York and New England settings could be used for East Coast locales. ‘Young Adult’ was shot in New York, and ‘Labor Day’ was shot in Massachusetts.
Moreover, while not official, original actor Ernie Hudson has stated that the original actors may be returning.
Summer 2020 is the release window as announced by Sony Pictures.
Source: HN Entertainment