Following this week’s announcement regarding Jason Reitman’s involvement, Sony Pictures has dropped the first teaser trailer for the upcoming “Ghostbusters” sequel currently in the works.

This new chapter in the popular franchise will be a direct sequel to the 1984 original rather than a continuation to the 2016 reboot that starred an all-female group of protagonists: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones.

The clip doesn’t give away much, but does show the beloved station wagon Ecto-1 with the iconic logo featuring prominently on screen in what seems to be a mysterious setting. It’s just enough information to reassure fans that there is a new installment to get excited about, though the tentative release is summer 2020.

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Reitman appears to be an obvious choice for the job considering his father, Ivan Reitman, directed the 80s “Ghostbusters” about a group of fun parapsychologists freeing New York City of otherworldly entities. The original cast included Bill Murray as the leader of the pack, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Harold Ramis, and Rick Moranis.

Details regarding the plot of the new movie haven’t been revealed, but Variety reports Reitman will co-write the screenplay with Gil Kenan (“Monsters House”), and has started to cast young talent for four undisclosed roles. The 2016 reboot directed by Paul Feig didn’t perform as expected at the box-office and was at the center of online attacks against the decision of recasting the lead roles with women.

2018 was a busy year for Reitman who released two features. Early in the year the motherhood dramedy “Tully,” starring Charlize Theron, hit American screens; while his political drama “The Front Runner” was released in fall.

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The new ‘Ghostbusters’ sequel will be released in summer 2020  

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