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Who ya going to call?...Calgary

Last Updated Feb 21, 2019 at 11:10 am MDT

FILE - In an undated file photo, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, center, and Harold Ramis, right, appear in a scene from the 1984 movie "Ghostbusters". (AP Photo, File)

The long awaited sequel to the 80's hit 'Ghostbusters' is slated for a July 2020 release

the IATSE confirmed the news on Thursday

CALGARY – Calgarians may soon be noticing something strange in their neighbourhoods.

The president of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees union is confirming the next ‘Ghostbusters’ movie will be filmed in the city.

Damian Petti of IATSE Local 212 said Sony Pictures has let the union know the project is going to Calgary.

He said he can’t provide details of dates, budgets and how many jobs the production will bring.

Petti adds Alberta’s screen industry is one of the best opportunities for job growth in the province and welcomes new projects.

Four-time Oscar nominee Jason Reitman is to direct the new instalment in the ‘Ghostbusters’ series set to come out in the summer of 2020.

The film will be a sequel to the 1989 movie ‘Ghostbusters II’ and not the 2016 reboot film starring Kristen Wiig and Mellisa McCarthy.

Production is expected to begin on June 25 and will likely last for 15 weeks pushing into October.


With files from The Canadian Press