After last year’s female-driven reboot of Ghostbusters failed to cover costs at the box office and left fans unhappy, we thought it would be awhile before we saw another sequel for the franchise. It turns out, we were only half right.
In a recent interview with io9, Ivan Reitman, who directed the original and still co-owns Ghost Corps, acknowledged the 2016 reboot’s failures, but left with fans with hope. Not only will we be getting a 2019 or 2020 animated film, there are more live-action instalments on the way.
We certainly would’ve loved to have a larger hit,” Reitman said. “But considering the last film was almost 30 years ago, it really did extremely well. I think the film cost too much, frankly, and that’s the real issue. I personally had other points of view in terms of where the film should go and it was kind of a continuous conversation with Paul [Feig] about that. But Paul was the filmmaker on this one and he’s a very talented director. I wanted to give him enough room to do the film he thought it should be.”
There is even mention about Virtual Reality.
I think Ghostbusters is this wonderful [intellectual property] because it has so many storytelling opportunities,” Reitman said. “And it’s a particularly good one for VR.”
We jumped into an animated film [after the last movie] and we are developing live-action films,” Reitman stated. “I want to bring all these stories together as a universe that makes sense within itself. Part of my job right now is to do that.”
The plan sounds good so far. So, how would you feel about another round of Ghostbuster films?