‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ writer and executive producer, Gil Kenan, has stepped into the director’s chair for the Sony Pictures sequel.

Jason Reitman, who directed the previous movie, will move into the writer-producer role alongside co-scribe Kenan and Jason Blumenfeld. Paul Rudd and Carrie Coon are said to be on board to return.

“It’s an absolute honour to pick up the proton pack and step behind the camera for the next chapter of the Spengler family saga,” said Kenan. “I just wish I could go back to 1984 and tell the kid in the sixth row of the Mann Valley West that one day he was going to get to direct a Ghostbusters film.”

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“A few years ago, my father handed me the keys to Ecto-1, and together we made Ghostbusters: Afterlife” said Reitman. “Words will never express how grateful I am to have made a film with my father by my side. It’s now time to hand those keys to my creative partner and fellow Ghostbuster Gil Kenan, a brilliant director who will keep the Spengler spirit alive.

Details on the plot for the sequel are yet to be revealed but rumours have it the film will be set back in New York and that the infamous firehouse HQ will feature once again.

Kenan has directed such films as ‘Monster House,’ ‘City of Ember’ and last year’s ‘A Boy Called Christmas.’