Sony Pictures is moving ahead with a present-day sequel to "Ghostbusters II," its director Jason Reitman being the son of orignal helmsman Ivan.
Jason Reitman, director of comedies "Up in the Air," "Tully," and "Juno," and 2018 political biography "The Front Runner," also happens to be the son of original "Ghostbusters" director Ivan.
He's the latest name attached to the "Ghostbusters" franchise -- specifically, a sequel to 1989 adventure "Ghostbusters II" -- currently expected in 2020.
Jason was six when "Ghostbusters" was being filmed and he was able to visit the set to see his father.
Since then, Reitman Jr. has earned three Academy Award nominations and a Golden Globe win with George Clooney romantic drama "Up in the Air" (2009,) having initially made an impression with youthful Ellen Page pregnancy comedy "Juno" (2007).
He "wanted to make a [Ghostbusters] movie for all the other fans," Jason told Entertainment Weekly.
"This is the next chapter in the original franchise... We have a lot of wonderful surprises and new characters for the audience to meet."
Additionally, The Hollywood Reporter expects two teen boys and two teen girls to headline what Sony describes as "a passing of the torch."
That implies that this untitled "Ghostbusters" project may also involve some of the franchise's original cast members.
Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson starred in the first movie as disgraced paranormal researchers Drs Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler, and civilian recruit Winston Zeddemore.
Using a combination of charm, wit, brains and bravery, together they somehow saved a 1980s New York City from malevolent supernatural forces.
Ramis, who doubled as the two movies' writer, passed away in 2014.
Sigourney Weaver (Dana), Annie Potts (Janine), Rick Moranis (Louis) and David Margulies (the Mayor) also appeared in both films, while there were also memorable turns from William Atherton as district inspector Walter Peck ("Ghostbusters") and Kurt Fuller as Mayoral assistant Jack Hardemeyer ("Ghostbusters II").
Jason co-wrote the new movie with Gil Kenan, who directed 2006 animated teen comedy "Monster House," 2008 family adventure movie "City of Ember," and the 2015 remake of "Poltergeist."