New Ghostbusters Movie to Ignore All-Female Reboot and Be Sequel to Original Franchise

PEOPLE.com | 1/16/2019 | Staff
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The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in the Ghostbusters franchise.

Sony Pictures is calling on Jason Reitman, 41, to direct a planned sequel to the original franchise, Entertainment Weekly exclusively reported. Reitman would take over on directing duties from his dad Ivan Reitman, who directed the first two blockbuster hits in 1984 and 1989.

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“I’ve always thought of myself as the first Ghostbusters fan, when I was a 6-year-old visiting the set. I wanted to make a movie for all the other fans,” Reitman told EW. “This is the next chapter in the original franchise. It is not a reboot. What happened in the ‘80s happened in the ‘80s, and this is set in the present day.”

The new sequel comes after the 2016 spinoff which starred Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and...
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