Have ghosts, will bust–one more time.
Sony Pictures announced at this week’s CinemaCon that a fifth movie in the ever-popular Ghostbusters film franchise is in the works. At this early stage, there is no word on cast, crew or release date, according to a report on Deadline.
The most recent film in the series–last year’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife–was another cash cow, raking in $129 million domestically and $197 million worldwide. That haul brings the total for the franchise to a very tidy $938 million–and counting.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife–directed by Jason Reitman from a screenplay he wrote with Gil Kenan–follows single mom Callie (Carrie Coon) and her two children, Trevor (Finn Wolfhard) and Phoebe (Mckenna Grace), who “move into a beaten-down farmhouse in Oklahoma only to discover there’s something strange in the neighborhood.”
The original 1984 Ghostbusters–directed by Ivan Reitman from a screenplay by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis–became something of a cultural phenomenon and wound up being the second-highest grossing film domestically that year. In fact, the original movie was the No. 1 film in theaters for seven consecutive weeks.
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