A new Ghostbusters film was announced recently and is set to be directed and co-written by Jason Reitman, son of the original director, Ivan Reitman. According to a report by We Got This Covered, the main characters will be children this time around.
The movie, which will reportedly be a sequel to the original two, will star a 13-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl as the leads, both of whom are a little bit weird. Classic. Overall, the story is said to centre around a family moving back to their small hometown where they’ll “learn more about who they are and the secrets of the town itself.”
According to the site’s “trusted source,” the boy is really into fantasies and conspiracy theories and narrates his life out loud. The girl he crosses paths with, however, is said to be incredibly intelligent but struggles emotionally. Apparently, her thing is to say what she’s thinking out loud in a flat tone which makes her “observations humorous”.
There’s no official word on any of this, so really, the only thing actually confirmed is that there’s a Ghostbusters 3 in the works. It sounds like something legit, though, given the huge success of other child-centred movies and TV like the most recent IT and, of course, Stranger Things.
According to the rumours, the film is expected to hit cinemas in Summer (our Winter) 2020.