Ghostbusters: New Animated Movie In The Works, Plus Details On The Afterlife Sequel

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

by James White |
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Though there was a lot of talk around the time of Paul Feig's Ghostbusters about building a cinematic universe around the concept of busting ghosts, it never quite materialized. In the wake of the success of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, however, things are certainly moving forward. Sony used Ghostbusters Day to confirm that a sequel to Afterlife is in the works and, in addition to that, a new animated movie.

Talking at a presentation panel about their plans, Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan announced that the codename for the new film is "Firehouse" and that it'll be set in New York, home of the original two movies. Which is not that much of a surprise given that Afterlife ended with Ecto-1 driving back into the city. Reitman and Kenan are at work on the new script, which, they say, features "the next chapter in the Spengler family saga", pointing to a return for the likes of McKenna Grace's Phoebe and Finn Wolfhard's Trevor.

On top of that, the pair is developing an animated take on the story, though details remain locked in a trap for now. Though the Afterlife duo won't be involved in writing or directing that one, having recruited Chris Prynoski and Jennifer Kluska to direct, with Brenda Hsueh working on the script.

Other announcements from the day included the unveiling of Ivan Reitman Way on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City, a virtual reality training simulator called Ghostbusters VR Academy and a comic series by Dark Horse that will bridge the gap between Afterlife and the upcoming sequel.

Oh, and as we reported previously, an animated series is also in the works. It's a Buster-palooza!

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