Following in the wake of Dan Aykroyd’s comments about the disappointment of last year’s “Ghostbusters,” franchise co-founder Ivan Reitman has now weighed in.
Instead of laying into the Paul Feig-directed 2016 feature though, Reitman is instead looking to the future and in an interview with Super News Live has shared an ambitious vision he has for the franchise:
“What we’ve been doing a lot of is thinking about the franchise rights for ‘Ghostbusters.’ Because ‘Ghostbusters,’ that idea doesn’t have to just take place in New York, it can happen over the world.
I think it would be really cool to see Korean ghosts or Chinese ghosts. All those great traditions in the world have all these tales and things those people are afraid of. To have a sort of local group of Ghostbusters that tie with the head office in New York would be fun.”
Reitman says the franchise is still very much alive, despite reports suggesting otherwise. He says:
“We’re doing a lot of work about where do we go next with ‘Ghostbusters.’ I think one thing that fans have clearly wanted, and so did I, that somehow we tie the worlds together. I think it was a little awkward that it wasn’t connected, and we certainly heard a lot from everybody out there. So I would definitely want to connect to all of that.”
Whether Sony Pictures will be willing to spend the money on pursuing such ideas – we’ll wait and see.