Filmmaker Jason Reitman has taken to social media to confirm that filming on the new “Ghostbusters” feature, one which serves as a direct sequel to the first two films, has wrapped after 68 days.
The photo includes a set photo of himself along with producer Ivan Reitman and actors Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon, Mckenna Grace, and Logan Kim. Post-production will kick off shortly ahead of a Summer 2020 shoot.
Many cast members from the originals including Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts will return for the new film which also stars Celeste O’Connor and Bokeem Woodbine. Reitman co-wrote the screenplay along with Gil Kenan.
The new film follows in the wake of the 2016 Paul Feig-directed reboot which grossed a disappointing $229 million worldwide from a $144 million budget and mixed reviews. The Guardian recently spoke with Feig about it and Reitman’s new film and he says:
I would actually make another Ghostbusters, if anybody ever wanted it, because I loved that world. I was like a kid in a candy store… we’ll find out when Jason’s movie comes out. If that goes through the roof, I’ll go: ‘Sure, I guess I made a mistake doing a reboot.’ But I will never apologise for it because I’m very proud of the movie.”
Reitman’s new “Ghostbusters” is set to premiere in theaters on July 10th 2020.
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