When the original Ghostbusters hit theaters in 1984, the PG-13 rating hadn’t been invented yet, and even though the film is somewhat family-friendly, it’s also legitimately scary as hell. Anyone hoping that the recently announced Ghostbusters 3 would up the horror vibe will likely be sorely disappointed. We’ve heard rumors that already had us nervous, but some recent character descriptions have us shaking our heads.
Character descriptions revealed exclusively by HN Network appear to confirm that the new batch of Ghostbusters will be tweens. Sounds to me like Sony and writer-director Jason Reitman plan on courting younger audiences. Here are some previously released character descriptions (via HN):
Sony and Jason Reitman are also currently casting two of the young leads which include the roles a 13-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl. The unnamed teenage boy character is described as a conspiracy theorist that is really into fantasy. The pre-teen girl certainly sounds like a Jason Reitman character, for sure, a science kid that has trouble connecting with others on an emotional level, understanding feelings and not be aware how hurtful her comments can be.
Here are the latest character descriptions:
UNNAMED (LEAD BOY 2) To play 12 years old. Slender, pale, dark hair, piercing blue eyes, aquiline features, high cheekbones, withdrawn. He’s prodigious — bright, witty, stubborn, and remains playful in spite of hardship. He is also a brilliantly quick thinker under pressure, is at ease with technology, and has a high facility for problem-solving.
UNNAMED (LEAD GIRL 2): To play 13 years old. Fun-loving, a bit of an airhead. Always curious, haunted, charmed, dazed.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I wasn’t looking forward to a kids’ flick when I first heard Ghostbusters 3 was in the works. What do you think about these character descriptions for Ghostbusters 3, eyeing a 2020 release? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!