‘Ghostbusters’ Sequel to be Laden with Practical Effects Over CGI

by Mark McCurley

Dan Aykroyd dropped more hints regarding the upcoming Ghostbusters sequel that is sure to excite fans all over the world. During an interview with 660 News the comedy actor revealed the creators of the upcoming film are sticking to the use of practical effects instead of Computer-generated imagery, or CGI, as much as possible.

Aykroyd said, “I’m always urging to use puppets, 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.”

Cast members for the as-of-yet untitled Ghostbusters sequel include Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things, IT 2017), Mckenna Grace (Annabelle Comes Home, Captain Marvel) and Carrie Coon (Fargo, Avengers: Infinity War, Gone Girl).

Set to direct is Jason Reitman, who is following the footsteps of his father, Ivan Reitman, who helmed the original Ghostbusters from 1984 and its direct sequel Ghostbusters 2 (1989). Reitman will be co-writing the script with Gil Kenan (Monster House, Poltergeist), who is sure familiar with ghost stories in film.

The new Ghostbusters film will haunt theaters starting July 10, 2020.

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