The reboot trend isn’t going away any time soon. Ghostbusters is expected to come back and bigger than ever on the big screen. Now, director Jason Reitman has confirmed that the script for the upcoming installment has been read by the original cast. Namely, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson.
The official Ghostbusters Twitter account posted a quote from Reitman during the Ghostbusters Fan Fest. The Tweet read:
“Sigourney has read the screenplay…Dan has read it…Ernie’s read the script…Bill Murray has read the script.”
— Ghostbusters (@Ghostbusters) June 9, 2019
The first Ghostbusters film premiered back in 1984 and went on to become a box office hit. With its massive following, the film was cemented into pop culture. Following its success, a sequel appeared in 1989. Fans demanded more of the franchise and they finally got it back in 2016 featuring an all-female cast. However, the reboot was largely rejected by the male-dominated fanbase of the franchise and did not live up to the hype.
Now, Jason Reitman is making his own Ghostbusters film featuring a team of teenagers with the original cast. There is no word as of yet regarding how lightly or heavily the original cast’s involvement will be.
Jason Reitman is the son of Ivan Reitman who directed the first two original Ghostbusters films. Fans are excited to see the original cast reprise their characters and bridge the gap between this generation’s Ghostbusters and the original movies. With the return of their beloved actors, the upcoming movie is expected to fare better than the 2016 gender-swapped reboot.