Fans of the series will no doubt be happy with the news that an animated Ghostbusters film is being worked on, and it’s apparently going to revolve around several new characters as well. This is a franchise that has grown tremendously ever since Ivan Reitman’s original 1984 film, even if none of the successors has matched it for enjoyment value.
It was only last year that Ghostbusters: Afterlife was released onto the big screen. A direct sequel to the original two films (let’s forget about the 2016 reboot), the movie was directed by Jason Reitman, son of Ivan. You could say that this recent film was a sort of reboot as well, introducing the next generation of ghost-hunters, with Egon Spengler’s granddaughter Phoebe (Mckenna Grace) starring.
The success of Afterlife has seen a new injection of life into the franchise, with news of several upcoming projects being shared, such as another live-action sequel as well as an animated series. On the official Ghostbusters Day (yes, that’s a thing) that took place on Wednesday, Reitman announced that a new animated Ghostbusters film is well underway and that Sony Animation will be handling things.
The film is set to focus on a brand-new group of characters that hope to breathe some fresh air into the popular franchise. The film will be directed by Jennifer Kluska and Chris Prynoski, while the script is being written by Brenda Hsueh.
When talking about the upcoming film at the event, Reitman commented. “This was a passion project of my father’s and it’s easy to understand why. The world of the unknown can only be properly explored through the limitless reach of animation,” he said.
This film is obviously still in its infancy stage, but it could be a promising addition. An animated film opens the door wide open to countless possibilities of what could come after, and whatever road the studio takes, we’re sure fans will be supporting it nonetheless.