And The Script Is With Jason Reitman
A new Ghostbusters sequel from director Jason Reitman, set in the same continuity as the original films, is set for release at theaters next summer.
Now, Dan Aykroyd has apparently written a treatment for a Ghostbusters concept which could apparently work as either a feature film or a television project.
When on tour promoting his range of bottled vodka, Aykroyd broke the news to Canadian media, explaining it would be set in the 60s and look at the teen years of parapsychologists Peter Venkman, Egon Spengler, and Ray. He’s given the script to Ivan Reitman, director of the original 1984 Ghostbusters.
“I’ve written Ghostbusters High, where they meet in New Jersey in 1969 and we’re looking to do that as probably a glorified feature or pilot within the next maybe five years…. And it would lead to a television project and I thought of him immediately for that.”
“It’s on [Reitman’s] desk but that’s years away from the current project. But it’s a neat idea for a prequel. Imagine casting the three characters as teenagers!”
“We have at least one or two other concepts for the Ghostbusters and then we’ll look at doing the prequel, which will be a perfect button on all we’ve done up to that point.”
Apparently, the project is something Aykroyd wants Reitman to tackle after he’s done with this Ghostbusters sequel.
Maybe somebody has had an original thought of waiting until the Stranger Things kids have gotten a bit older, and cast them as the Busters? Jeezo.
Regardless, whether Aykroyd’s Ghostbusters High projects (or any of the others) ends up being greenlit is likely going to depend on how well Reitman’s new Ghostbusters sequel does at the box-office when it drops July 10, 2020.