In Los Angeles over the weekend, Ghostbusters had a fan event celebrating the 35th birthday of the classic supernatural comedy. Director Ivan Reitman, who helmed the first to films, Paul Feig, who directed 2016’s Ghostbusters: Answer the Call, as well as Reitman’s son, Jason, who’s directing an all-new take on the classic franchise were in attendance.
“This character came to me. She was a 12-year-old girl. I didn’t know who she was or why she popped into my head, but I saw her with a proton pack in her hand. And I wrote this story. This story began to form over many years actually. It started with a girl and all of a sudden it was a family. And eventually, I knew this movie that I needed to make, that I needed to write.” – Younger Reitman teased.
Also confirmed the 12-year-old would be played by Mckenna Grace (Captain Marvel), with Carrie Coon (The Leftovers) playing her mother. He also didn’t confirm the story that Sigourney Weaver and her co-stars from the original would be in the new film — but he didn’t deny it, either.
Reitman also thanked Feig,”For kicking down the door on what a Ghostbuster and who a Ghostbuster can be.”
While he didn’t give away any other specifics, he did confirm, “It’s a new movie. It’s really about a new set of characters. It takes place in a new place, a new location.”
The new Ghostbusters is slated to drop in theaters on July 10, 2020.