Entertainment Weekly reported last night that Jason Reitman has been tapped to direct a new "Ghostbusters" movie that will take place in the original "Ghostbusters" universe. His dad, Ivan Reitman, directed the first two "Ghostbusters" movies in the '80s.
Jason confirmed the info on Twitter:
EW said there's no word yet on whether Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, or Ernie Hudson will reprise their roles (or be involved at all). Everyone's pretty sure Harold Ramis, who died back in 2014, won't be involved.
But the most important — and encouraging — news from EW is that the movie is going back to its roots and will completely ignore the 2016 all-girl abomination (emphasis added):
The all-female Ghostbusters movie that director Paul Feig made in 2016 with Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Kristen Wiig, and Melissa McCarthy started its story from scratch, unconnected to the earlier films, so it won't have ties to this new one. “I have so much respect for what Paul created with those brilliant actresses, and would love to see more stories from them. However, this new movie will follow the trajectory of the original film," Reitman says.
Sony seems to care about the "Ghostbusters" faithful who love what Ramis and Reitman did 30-plus years ago.
To them we say, "We're ready to believe you."