The New GHOSTBUSTERS Film Will Favor Practical Effects Over CGI
In a day and age where CGI is used for special effects in almost every movie, it’s nice when we get a film that opts to use practical effects instead. It looks like director Jason Reitman’s new Ghostbusters sequel will be one of those films.
During a recent interview with 660 News, Dan Aykroyd said that the creative team for the movie is looking to use practical effects over CGI whenever possible. This is something that he’s been pushing for:
“I’m always urging to use puppets. I’m always urging to go back to the mechanicals. But CGI is so efficient and easy to use but I think that all of us are on board with the idea of maybe doing mechanicals and puppets where we can.”
I always loved the way the ghost effects were done in the original Ghostbusters movies. It’s pretty cool to know that we can expect to see those same techniques being used in the next chapter of the story, which Reitman is co-writing with Gil Kenan (Monster House, Poltergeist).
The new Ghostbusters film stars Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon, and McKenna Grace. It’s also set in the same universe as the original Ghostbusters film and will serve as a sequel of sorts. If you want to read up on some of the character details and rumored plot of the film, you can click here. The original cast is also said to be coming back to reprise their roles.
Ghostbusters is slated to hit theaters on July 10th, 2020.