We must admit, when the link came through we assumed it was some fan-made bullshit. Even when the production values were clearly high, we still weren’t convinced.
Then the breeze lifted the tarp from Ecto-1, and we thought… that looks quite convincing. What is this? What the hell is happening?
It turns out, Ghostbusters 3 is happening. And it’ll be out next year.
“I’ve always thought of myself as the first Ghostbusters fan, when I was a six year old visiting the set. 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.” – Jason Reitman talking to Entertainment Weekly
Now, we’re fairly cynical when it comes to reboots and long-delayed sequels. But this is Ghostbusters. When we realised that the all-female reboot was going to ignore the previous movies, we weren’t impressed. Seemed like a total waste. And as it turned out, audiences weren’t really interested in a reboot.
Indeed, sequels are much more inviting (Creed, Jurassic World, Halloween, The Force Awakens) and have a nostalgia trip that reboots can’t take the older audiences on.
Still, Jason Reitman isn’t exactly enjoying a string of hits at the moment. Young Adult, Tully and The Front Runner were all fine movies, but audiences didn’t flock to them. We are, however, going to remain positive on this one.
There’s no news on casting or storyline yet. So fingers remain crossed that Murray and co. can be drawn by the son of Reitman.