No official plot yet, but it's said that director Jason Reitman has begun "testing teenagers for four mystery roles."
Filming is aimed to begin sometime this Summer, with a theatrical release next Summer. (3/1/19)
Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things, IT) and Carrie Coon (The Leftovers, Fargo) are in talks to join the cast as Mother and Son.
In another interview director Jason Reitman was quoted saying: "This is going to be a love letter to Ghostbusters. I love this franchise. I grew up watching it. I consider myself the first Ghostbusters fan. I was seven years old when that movie came out and I love it. I want to make a movie for my fellow Ghostbusters fans."
On the topic of the project and the new storyline Jason Reitman was quoted saying: "This is the next chapter in the original franchise. It is not a reboot. What happened in the ‘80s happened in the ‘80s, and this is set in the present day. This is very early, and I want the film to unwrap like a present. We have a lot of wonderful surprises and new characters for the audience to meet, [and] this new movie will follow the trajectory of the original film." (1/16/19)
At the moment there's no word if any of the original cast members will return. (1/15/19)
Director Jason Reitman (Juno, Young Adult, Tully) is the son of original director Ivan Reitman.
Co-written by Gil Kenan (director of Monster House, Poltergeist).
The plot is currently under wraps, but it's said that director Jason Reitman has begun "testing teenagers for four mystery roles," which could mean that the veteran Ghostbusters could serve as mentors to a new younger team, which is an element of one of the earlier scripts.
This is said to be a sequel and third installment in the original series, ignoring the 2016 remake.