In a recent interview with 660 News, Dan Aykroyd has confirmed that the upcoming ‘Ghostbusters’ film will tend more towards practical effects than CGI.
“I’m always urging to use puppets,” Aykroyd said. “I’m always urging to go back to the mechanicals. But CGI is so efficient and easy to use but I think that all of us are on board with the idea of maybe doing mechanicals and puppets where we can.”
He went on to estimate that the film’s budget would clock in between 50 and 100 million dollars, and state that the story would involve a family moving to a small town. This meshes with the casting decisions thus far, with Carrie Coon (‘Fargo’, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, ‘Gone Girl’) as a single mother, Finn Wolfhard (‘Stranger Things’, ‘IT’) as her son, and Mckenna Grace (‘Annabelle Comes Home’, ‘Captain Marvel’) as her daughter. This film appears to have no connection, story-wise, to the previous ‘Ghostbusters’ film released in 2016. Although it received mixed reviews, CGMagazine’s Phil Brown saw the film as “funny and exciting and amusing and it works.”
Jason Reitman, son of ‘Ghostbusters’ 1 and 2’s Ivan Reitman, will be directing and will be co-writing the script with Gil Kenan (‘Monster House’, ‘Poltergeist’). Bill Murray has mentioned that he’s willing to return for a role, but only if the director asks.
The new ‘Ghostbusters’ is scheduled to come out on July 10th, 2020. We’ll keep you posted on any further paranormal activity.