Ghostbusters: Afterlife pushed back to June 2021
Reitman, whose directorial credits includes movies such as Juno and Up in the Air, has directed and produced the latest instalment of the popular franchise
Sony and Columbia Pictures have decided to delay Jason Reitman's upcoming film, Ghostbusters: Afterlife. The new film is a direct sequel to Bill Murray's supernatural comedies Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989).
Afterlife was previously scheduled to open in July this year, but got postponed to March 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, the film has been further pushed back by three months and will hit the screens on June 11, 2021 in the US.
Reitman, whose directorial credits includes movies such as Juno and Up in the Air, has directed and produced the latest instalment of the popular franchise. He also co-wrote the screenplay with Gil Kenan.
The filmmaker's father, Ivan Reitman, had directed the original Ghostbusters films which featured Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis as parapsychology professors who hunt ghosts.
Murray and Aykroyd, along with Sigourney Weaver, are reprising their roles in the new film. Returning members also include Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson. Actors Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard and McKenna Grace are the new entrants.