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Dan Aykroyd Says He’s Written a 1960s-Set Ghostbusters Prequel

May 21, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Dan Aykroyd has written a prequel to Ghostbusters that is set in the 1960s. Aykroyd told 660 News that the prospective film would feature young versions of the characters played by him, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis as teenagers.

“I’ve written Ghostbusters High where they meet in New Jersey in 1969 and we’re looking to do that as probably a glorified feature or pilot within the next maybe five years,” the actor said. “And it would lead to a television project and I thought of [Jason Reitman] immediately for that. It’s on his desk but that’s years away from the current project. But it’s a neat idea for a prequel. Imagine casting the three characters as teenagers!”

Aykroyd, who co-wrote the first two films with the late Ramis, added, “We have at least one or two other concepts for the Ghostbusters and then we’ll look at doing the prequel, which will be a perfect button on all we’ve done up to that point.”

Before that happens, Jason Reitman’s revival of the franchise is on the way. It stars Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace and Carrie Coon and is set to release on July 10th, 2020.