Latest ‘Ghostbusters’ Wraps Filming Despite Writers’ Strike

by Thomas Tuna

They have a ghost of a chance now.

The sequel to 2021’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife has finished filming just a few months after production started, working around the Writers Guild of America strike, according to a report on Screen Rant.

Ernie Hudson–who’s reprising his role of original Ghostbuster Winston Zeddemore in the new film–told Screen Rant “the movie is done–it’s wrapped. Right now, they’re editing and doing whatever else.”

The actor added that he’s heard rumors that “they’ll push for (release) for the end of the year, or maybe spring next year. I never know how the studios are gonna do whatever they do.” The Sony Pictures sequel had been expected to hit theaters Dec. 20, so stay tuned.

In any event, Hudson continued, “the filming is done, which was a little bit difficult with the writers’ strike and everything going on. I’m thankful that we at least got it in the can. Now I’m waiting to see what it looks like.”

The new film–directed by Gil Kenan from a screenplay by producer Jason Reitman–also features legacy stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd. Annie Potts and William Atherton–alongside Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon, Paul Rudd, Kumali Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt, Emily Alyn Lind and James Acaster.

The original 1984 Ghostbusters–directed by Ivan Reitman from a screenplay by Aykroyd and Harold Ramis–follows three parapsychologists who run a ghost-catching business in New York City. The film–nominated for two Academy Awards–pulled down nearly $300 million at the global box office.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on the new Ghostbusters entry.


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