‘Ghostbusters: The Legacy’ is getting a sequel. Jason Reitman returns to direct this next film, the release date of which has just been announced by Sony.
Ghostbusters : quite a legacy
Ghostbusters has marked the minds of several generations since its release in 1984. Ivan Reitman’s film, and its sequel in 1989, are considered cult works anchored in the collective unconscious. Beyond the story (four scientists open a paranormal investigation company and hunt ghosts), it’s all the imagery around it that has had an impact in popular culture. We obviously think of the logo, of the car of the “Ghostbusters” and its ring tone, or to the music of Ray Parker Jr..
However, it will have been necessary wait 27 years before seeing the franchise universe return to the cinema with Ghostbusters, in 2016, which serves as a feminine reboot. The feature film was not very popular with the public. As a result, Sony has decided to offer a new film unrelated to the work of Paul Feig, but which acts as a sequel to the Ghostbusters 2 from 1989. This time, with Ghostbusters: The Legacythe studio was not mistaken. Directed by Jason Reitman (Ivan Reitman’s son), the film follows Callie as she moves in with her children in the old house of her father, Egon Spengler – the same one from the first films. Young Phoebe and Trevor then discover their grandfather’s ghost hunter equipment and will, in turn, have to face terrible dangers.
Following Ghostbusters is scheduled for soon
Feedback on Ghostbusters: Legacy were positive enough to motivate Sony to launch a sequel. This was confirmed last April. But Deadline now announces new material, starting with the release date of the next film. Still directed by Jason Reitman, the feature film is expected to on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 in the United States (and probably the same day in France). An astonishing date for the American market. Movies usually coming out on Fridays.
Regarding the plot of this sequel, this time we should return to new york in the fire station where the Ghostbusters originally established their premises. Sony did not give further details on the story. While waiting to know more, you can always (re) see Ghostbusters: The Legacy on DVD and Blu-ray (available since April 6).