An Animated Ghostbusters Sequel in Development


We have a good news for Ghostbusters fans!

The franchise is working on an animated feature, and the sequel to Afterlife which will be set in New York City, as was the case in the first film.

Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan of Sony Pictures and Ghost Corps made many revelations on Ghostbusters Day, the yearly celebration of the release of the original film on June 8, 1984. The movie became a phenomenon around the world, specifically Ray Parker Jr.’s title song topping the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks.

The new animated picture is being produced by Jason Reitman and Kenan in collaboration with Sony Pictures Animation.

Who are they going to call to direct the movie? Jennifer Kluska and Chris Prynoski. Following the original, 1989’s Ghostbusters II, the female-led 2016 movie remake which featured Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones and was directed by Paul Feig, and last year’s Reitman-directed Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the studio revealed a fifth live-action feature in the franchise in a CimenaCon promo video in April.

The inauguration of Ivan Reitman Way on the Sony Pictures site in Culver City, a virtual reality training simulator called Ghostbusters VR Academy, and a comic book by Dark Horse that will make a connection between Afterlife and the planned sequel are among the other developments. Hasbro also announced two Ivan Reitman statues, one of which will be exhibited by Ghost Corp and the other of which will be auctioned off at a charity fundraiser to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.