The Ghostbusters movie franchise is making a comeback -- Jason Reitman is helming a sequel set in the original Ghostbusters universe, and Dan Aykroyd has plans to end it all with a 1960s prequel following the adventures of Peter Venkman, Egon Spengler and Ray Stantz in high school.
Aykroyd revealed he's discussed the project with Reitman within the last two years while promoting his Crystal Head Vodka and Mott’s Clamato for National Caesar Day in Toronto.
"Although 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…. And it would lead to a television project and I thought of him immediately for that," Aykroyd told the Canadian press. "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!"
Even though Aykroyd has already written a script, a prequel is farther down on the list of Ghostbusters projects currently in the pipeline. However, he does see it as a fitting end to this cast of characters.
"Way, way down, though we have other stuff after the Jason Reitman-helmed movie," he added. "We have at least one or two other concepts for the Ghostbusters and then we’ll look at doing the prequel, which will be a perfect button on all we’ve done up to that point."
Ghostbusters is directed by Jason Reitman (Up in the Air) who also co-wrote the film with Gil Kenan (Monster House). The film stars Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon and Mckenna Grace and is scheduled for release on July 20, 2020.
(via 660 City News)