"Ghostbusters: Legacy 2" has a director. As "Deadline" reports, Gil Kenan (46) will direct the sequel to the 2021 cult film reboot. The Israeli-American director thus moves up from the second row. Kenan served as executive producer on Ghostbusters: Legacy. He also wrote the screenplay with director Jason Reitman (45).
Jason Reitman is coming second as a producer and co-writer alongside Gil Kenan. Reitman received the "Ghostbusters" baton from his father in 2021. Ivan Reitman (1946-2022) shot the first two parts of the cult horror comedy in the 80s. He produced the reboot, it was his last film. "There are no words that can express how grateful I am to have made a film with my father by my side," says Jason Reitman.
"Now is the time to hand over the keys to my creative partner Gil Kenan, a brilliant director who will keep the spirit of Spengler alive." The "Legacy" films focus on the grandchildren of ghost hunter Egon Spengler, who was played by Harold Ramis (1944-2014) in the original.
Kenan is excited about his promotion to director. "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," he says. "I just wish I could go back to 1984 and tell that kid on the sixth row of Mann Valley West that one day he'd be directing a 'Ghostbusters' movie."
Gil Kenan made his directorial debut in the 2006 animated teen horror film Monster House. "City of Ember" and the remake of the 80s horror hit "Poltergeist" followed.
Details about "Ghostbusters: Legacy 2" are not yet known. From the cast of the predecessor, only Mckenna Grace (16) has confirmed her participation so far. According to "Deadline" it can be assumed that Finn Wolfhard (19), Carrie Coon (41) and Paul Rudd (53) will also return. Instead of in the country like part one, the sequel should play like the 80s movies in New York.