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Who you gonna call? New Ghostbusters animated film in the works

Ghostbusters fans start looking forward to something strange in your neighbour hood once more – this time in 2D. Celebrating Ghostbusters Day at Sony Pictures Studios on Jun 9 director Jason Reitman announced a slew of new projects including a sequel to 2021s Ghostbusters Afterlife and a yet untitled animated film.

Celebrating Ghostbusters Day at Sony Pictures Studios on Jun 9 director Jason Reitman announced a slew of new projects including a sequel to 2021s Ghostbusters Afterlife and a yet-untitled animated film. The older Reitman who directed for the first two Ghostbusters films and died earlier this year had expressed his interest in producing an animated feature back in 2015. While introducing new characters the plot will follow the perspective of a ghost. Although its unclear if said ghost will be the iconic green Slimer the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man or a brand new character fans should still consider keeping their ghost traps on standby.

The animated film will be co-directed by Jennifer Kluska Hotel Transylvania Transformania and Chris Prynoski Beavis And Butt-Head Do America while Brenda Hsueh who worked on How I Met Your Mother is set to write the screenplay. Conceived by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis the 1984 original quickly became a critical and commercial success raking in almost US$300 million $412.7 million at the box office against its US$30 million budget. The franchises most recent outing Ghostbusters Afterlife which followed the family of Egon Spengler played by Ramis in the original managed to gross US$204.6 million worldwide despite lukewarm reviews.

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