Ernie Hudson implies that the original Ghostbusters are back in new film

Ghostbusters Ivan Reitman Harold Ramis Dan Aykroyd Bill Murray Ernie Hudson

The announcement that Jason Reitman will be directing a new GHOSTBUSTERS film that follows the original GHOSTBUSTERS and GHOSTBUSTERS II (which were directed by his father Ivan Reitman) rather than the 2016 reboot has stirred up a lot of excitement, although it's still not clear what role, if any, the surviving original Ghostbusters (Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, and Ernie Hudson) will be playing in the movie.

There is some hope that all three OG GBs will be showing up in it, since this is presumably the same project Aykroyd was talking about last November, when he mentioned during an interview with Dan Rather that there was "a possibility of a reunion with the three remaining Ghostbusters" and a script was in the works. 

Now Hudson has raised hopes further. Asked about the new project by DailyMailTV, Hudson said that he misses late Ghostbuster Harold Ramis, 

but his spirit is there. But Ivan Reitman is there and everybody is in."

That definitely makes it sound like Aykroyd, Murray, and Hudson will all be appearing in the new movie. But it's not really clear when DailyMailTV actually spoke to Hudson - was it after the Reitman announcement, or around the time of the Dan Aykroyd interview? The uncertainty comes from this quote:

Now whether the studio will do it, I'm the guy who sits by the phone and waits for the call. So if they call, I'll answer. If not, I've got other stuff that I'm doing."

Obviously, at this point it's very clear that Sony does intend to make this movie. They're already announced a summer 2020 release and put a teaser trailer online (you can see that below). With the film expected to go into production this summer, Hudson should have receieved his phone call by now. If he hasn't yet, I suspect he will soon.

Jason Reitman has written the script for the new GHOSTBUSTERS with MONSTER HOUSE's Gil Kenan and is currently seeking to cast four teenagers (two boys and two girls) who play an important role in the story.

Source: DailyMail



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