Jason Reitman’s New Ghostbusters Sequel Has Wrapped Filming
Social media posts from several figures working on the project celebrate this week's official completion of principal photography.
By Chris Morse
It looks like that’s a wrap for Jason Reitman’s new Ghostbusters film! Over the past few months, we have been hearing plenty about the project, especially as it pertains to the return of key actors from the original films, but this week brought about the official completion of filming as several crew members took to social media to mark the occasion.
We first caught wind of an Instagram post from supervising location manager Bruce Brownstein, who shared a document from the 68th and final day of shooting with the comment, “That’s a wrap! I feel so lucky to have had this adventure,” along with your expected Ghostbusters-related hashtags. We also came across an Instagram story (which is no longer available) from cinematographer Eric Steelberg about yesterday being the last day on set. They came, they saw, and they kicked its ass!
Finally, director Jason Reitman made things official with a cast photo of his own to commemorate the completion of principal photography after 68 days of hard work. Check out his post below!
All things considered, filming on the new Ghostbusters is now complete and the project is ready to head into post-production. It’s only a matter of time before we get our first glimpse at what Reitman has cooked up for this sequel, so we’ll be sure to pass along any previews and trailers for you as soon as we get our hands on them.
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The confirmed cast of the new Ghostbusters film so far includes Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things, Stephen King's It), Mckenna Grace (The Haunting of Hill House, Annabelle Comes Home, Captain Marvel), and Carrie Coon (The Leftovers, Fargo, Gone Girl). The trio make up the core family unit of the story, which is said to follow a single mother and her children with some kind of mysterious ties to the Ghostbusters of old. Exactly how they will come into play remains a mystery.
Early reports revealed that Sigourney Weaver will be returning to reprise her role of Dana Barrett, with a follow-up confirmation indicating that more of the original stars would also be back, including Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson. Annie Potts has even said that she is expecting to make a return of her own. The film also recently added Paul Rudd (Ant-Man, Avengers: Endgame), along with young newcomers Celeste O’Connor and Logan Kim.
It stands to reason that Grace and Wolfhard's characters might make up one half of the next generation of paranormal investigators, however they might stumble their way into the ghostbusting business. The main characters are said to be four teens: two boys and two girls. Considering this film will be a direct sequel to the original Ghostbusters, we will likely see a passing of the torch a way that directly connects to the story and characters we still love to this day.
The new Ghostbusters sequel is written by Gil Kenan and Jason Reitman, with the latter also directing, and will hit theaters next summer on July 10th, 2020. Stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for all the latest news and updates on this film.