First of all, let’s all point and laugh and Ghostbusters 2016. A textbook example of how not to make a movie, how not to promote a movie, how not to try and control a developing negative narrative around a movie and, finally, how to react when that movie fails spectacularly. Honestly, they should teach Ghostbusters 2016 in film school just like they teach New Coke in marketing class.
So it is with a sense of hope that we report that Jason Reitman has taken to social media to confirm that filming on the new Ghostbusters has wrapped after 68 days.
This movie serves as a direct sequel to the first two and ignores Ghostbusters 2016 in a way we all wish we could.
Original stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts will return for the new film alongside some new cast members.
Post-production now starts ahead of a Summer 2020 release.
Paul Feig’s disaster grossed just $229 million worldwide from a $144 million budget and reviews weren’t kind. The Guardian recently spoke with Feig about it:
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.”
At least he’s sticking to his guns!