Despite the underwhelming box office of the latest reboot, Sony Pictures remains very keen on mining the franchise potential of Ghostbusters.
Jason Reitman is set to start shooting an as-yet-untitled sequel to the original films for release in 2020, while several other potential projects are apparently in the works including an animated feature.
One of the projects we are most excited about is a 1960s-set prequel exploring the teenage years of Peter Venkman, Egon Spengler and Ray Stantz, with original star and co-writer Dan Aykroyd revealing that he’s already written the script.
“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,” Akroyd says.
“And it would lead to a television project, and I thought of Reitman immediately for that. It’s on his 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!”
Our love for Ghostbusters has not waned over the years and we have fallen in love with sci-fi all over again with the likes of Stranger Things and other kooky television series and films taking over modern popular culture.
Although the prequel has not yet been set in stone, we are already getting psyched. Keep an eye out for more exciting news!