AceShowbiz - Jason Reitman has released the first teaser for "Ghostbusters 3", just a day after confirming that he's making the new installment of the supernatural comedy franchise. The video gives major nostalgic vibes as it brings back the original team's iconic car, Classic Ecto-1.
Not showing any characters or hinting at the plot line, the short clip hints at the return of the ghost-hunting team as the sound of an engine refusing to start is heard, before a gust of wind blows part of the tarp that covers the vehicle in a barn. The place is then lit up with what appears to be a broken proton pack as the machine is finally turned on.
Reitman, whose father Ivan Reitman directed the first two movies in the "Ghostbusters" film franchise, announced on Tuesday, January 15 that he's set to direct the new sequel, which will be a continuation to the 1984 movie and is not related to the all-female reboot "Ghostbusters (2016)".
"I've always thought of myself as the first 'Ghostbusters' fan, when I was a 6-year-old visiting the set. I wanted to make a movie for all the other fans," he told Entertainment Weekly. "This is the next chapter in the original franchise. It is not a reboot. What happened in the '80s happened in the '80s, and this is set in the present day."
Reitman co-writes the script along with "Monster House" and "Poltergeist" remake filmmaker Gil Kenan. The plot is still under wraps and it's currently unknown if there's any of the original cast members like Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson or Bill Murray will return for the upcoming movie. Harold Ramis, one of the original actors in the first two movies who also co-wrote the scripts with Aykroyd, passed away in 2014.
"This is very early, and I want the film to unwrap like a present. We have a lot of wonderful surprises and new characters for the audience to meet," Reitman teased. His father Ivan Reitman will produce the movie.
Though their involvement is not confirmed yet, Aykroyd and Hudson have shown their support for the new movie. "If you need a tune-up, you know who to call #GB20," Aykroyd tweeted in response to the news.
Hudson added on his own Twitter account, "Bigger than a 100-ft marshmallow man!"
"Ghostbusters 3" will start shooting in a few months and is slated for a summer 2020 release.