Audiences remain divided on the 2016 reboot of Ghostbusters – directed by Paul Feig, and starring an entirely female team. Those divisions do not seem to have dampened enthusiasm for the property – for either fans or the studio – however, as producer Ivan Reitman recently detailed plans for the future of the franchise.
Addressing an assembled crowd at the IDW comic panel at San Diego Comic-Con over the summer, the man behind the original Ghostbusters movies provided some details on an animated film that’s currently in development.
“I think we have wonderful plans, both for an animated feature that we’re deep in design on already and a really great story. That’s going to surprise everybody, I think, when it comes out. And we’re dealing with Ghost World quite a lot. We’re looking at the film from a ghost point-of-view, and the Ghostbusters from a ghost point-of-view. I think that would be something very interesting for you.”
Now, thanks to a new report from That Hashtag Show, we can confirm that the upcoming film will indeed be telling the story in a very different way than we’re used to, as it’ll present it from the ghost’s perspective.
The hook for the audience is that instead of following the Ghostbusters on their adventures, it is set to be told from the point of view of a ghost!
The outlet doesn’t go into much more detail than that, but if nothing else, this indicates that the titular heroes themselves may be secondary characters in the film, which is quite interesting. Not to mention that modern animation techniques mean the possibilities for such a tale are essentially endless.
As we know, there are currently two new movies in the franchise brewing in development, with the other one being live-action. Details on both are still scarce, but we have been told to expect one in 2019, to tie in with the 35th anniversary of the original. Whether that release turns out to be the animated Ghostbusters project, or the live-action installment, remains to be seen, but if one thing’s abundantly clear, it’s that busting still makes us feel good.