After successfully relaunching the franchise with 2021’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Sony Pictures is continuing the storyline with a brand new sequel, and Gil Kenan (Monster House, Poltergeist) is taking over the directorial reigns. The untitled Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel is being filmed under the working title Firehouse, and filming just kicked off this week!
Check out the first photo from the set down below…
Jason Reitman, who directed Ghostbusters: Afterlife, is producing the upcoming sequel. The film is scheduled to bring the ghosts back to theaters on December 20, 2023.
Ernie Hudson is said to be returning once again as Winston Zeddemore, with Mckenna Grace, Paul Rudd, and Carrie Coon also expected to return in the Afterlife sequel.
Last we heard, the upcoming movie will return to New York City and the iconic firehouse made famous in the original Ghostbusters films – thus the working title, Firehouse.
The first teaser for the sequel came in the form of an Afterlife post-credits scene.
“It’s an absolute honor to pick up the proton pack and step behind the camera for the next chapter of the Spengler family saga. I just wish I could go back to 1984 and tell the kid in the sixth row of the Mann Valley West that one day he was going to get to direct a Ghostbusters film,” said Kenan in a recent statement.
“A few years ago, my father handed me the keys to Ecto-1 and together we made Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” added Reitman at the time. “Words will never express how grateful I am to have made a film with my father by my side. It’s now time to hand those keys to my creative partner and fellow Ghostbuster Gil Kenan, a brilliant director who will keep the Spengler spirit alive. I can only hope to provide him the same producorial care and support that my father showed me.”
Back in the Firehouse. Day One!#Ghostbusters pic.twitter.com/VloRiAuCyR
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