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The fifth installment in the fan-favorite Ghostbusters franchise now has a working title, and one of its stars is on record as saying he’s very pleased with what he’s seen so far.
The as-yet-untitled Sony Pictures film–operating under the working title Firehouse (reflecting the movie returning to its New York City and firehouse roots)–is scheduled for a theatrical release Dec. 20, 2023. The feature–a sequel to last year’s successful Ghostbusters: Afterlife–is again directed by Jason Reitman and written by Gil Kenan.
And Ernie Hudson–reprising his Winston Zeddemore role–said during an interview with comicbook.com that he has “read a version” of the screenplay, and he’s “very happy with it. Jason has been incredible, and I really love and appreciate him. I’m so thankful to be able to work with him.”
Hudson added that he’s “happy to have Ghostbusters in my filmography. And I’m delighted when I see little kids singing the song and being happy about it.”
Little else is known about the film at this point, but it has been speculated that Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Paul Rudd and Carrie Coon will return for this go ’round.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife scared up a lot of cash from box offices everywhere–pulling in almost $130 million domestically and nearly $200 million worldwide–so a sequel was a foregone conclusion. The franchise began back in 1984 with the original Ghostbusters from director Ivan Reitman and screenwriters (and stars) Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.
Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on the next Ghostbusters film.