Sony Pictures has set Jason Reitman’s ‘Ghostbusters’ sequel for a July 10, 2020, release date. The studio made the announcement late Friday afternoon, 10 days after disclosing that it revealed that Reitman was on board to direct the untitled sequel.
Reitman’s father, Ivan, directed the original ‘Ghostbusters’, starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis, and Sigourney Weaver.
Murray’s character Peter Venkman headed a team of parapsychologists who start a ghost-catching business in New York City. The 1984 film grossed $242 million in the United States and over $295 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing comedy film of its time.
Jason Reitman co-wrote the screenplay with Gil Kenan for the sequel. He plans to shoot the film this summer and has started the casting process for young actors. This installment will not be connected to the 2016 ‘Ghostbusters’ movie, starring Melissa McCarthy.
Sony announced on Friday that it has set a July 31, 2020, release date for its Marvel ‘Morbius’ project. Additionally, Sony said its World War II action movie ‘Greyhound’, starring Tom Hanks, will be moved back more than a year from March 22, 2019, to May 8, 2020.
Sony also said it’s dated ‘Black and Blue’, a police thriller starring Naomie Harris, for September 20, and pushed back the Fred Rogers biopic ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’, also starring Hanks, back a month from October 18 to November 22.