The Oscar-nominated filmmaker would be at the helm of the latest film in a franchise his father helped to create.
After laying dormant for a few decades, the world of “Ghostbusters” is looking at its second major entry in a five-year span. To help bring the latest installment to life, a new sequel in the franchise is turning to a familiar name. Variety reports that Jason Reitman is planning to direct another “Ghostbusters” film that could arrive in theaters as soon as next summer.
Reitman would be the third director to take the reins of a live-action “Ghostbusters” film, following his father Ivan, who direct the first two, and Paul Feig, who oversaw the 2016 gender-swapped reboot. This new Reitman project would not be a continuation of the Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy-led storyline, but the 1984 original.
The younger Reitman would also serve as a co-writer on this latest film, along with Gil Kenan, who previously brought a story of the supernatural to life with the Oscar-nominated animated feature “Monster House.”