Gil Kenan during 2007 Cannes Film Festival - "Industry In Focus: Directors Panel" at the American Pavilion at American Pavilion in Cannes, France. (Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage)
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Ghostbusters: Afterlife Sequel To Be Directed By
Gil Kenan
After reviving the franchise his father Ivan Reitman began in the 80s, Jason Reitman is set to hand off the reigns to the next "Ghostbusters" sequel. He'll reportedly take on a writer-producer role in the follow-up to last year's "Ghostbusters: Afterlife," while Gil Kenan is headed for the director's seat in addition to co-penning the script with Reitman.
Kenan, whose directorial credits include 2015's "Poltergeist" and the family film "Monster House," is no stranger to the franchise. He co-wrote the script for "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" with Reitman and executive produced that film as well.
The core cast of "Ghostbusters: Afterlife," which included Paul Rudd and Carrie Coon, is also set to return for the new film. However, it is unclear if Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson will pop up again in the next sequel. A release date for the film has not yet been set.