Director Jason Reitman creating new ‘Saturday Night time Reside’ film

Jason Reitman is ready to direct a function movie primarily based on Saturday Night time Reside.

The filmmaker will reunite with Ghostbusters: Afterlife co-writer Gil Kenan to pen the script for the undertaking, which can inform the behind-the-scenes story of the present’s premiere episode on October 11, 1975.

In accordance with Deadline, the movie will likely be primarily based on real-life accounts of Saturday Night time Reside’s opening evening from an in depth collection of interviews performed by Reitman and Kenan with “all of the dwelling solid, writers and crew”.

That is the second movie Reitman is engaged on for Sony Photos. He’s additionally serving as a co-writer and producer on the sequel to Ghostbusters: Afterlife, directed by Kenan.

Paul Rudd in ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ (Credit score: Sony)

Apart from the 2021 reboot of Ghostbusters, Reitman is greatest recognized for steering movies Juno, Up In The Air and Younger Grownup. He additionally labored as a producer on Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash and 2009 horror comedy Jennifer’s Physique.

The sequel to Ghostbusters: Afterlife is scheduled to be launched in December this 12 months. Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Logan Kim, Celeste O’Connor, Carrie Coon, Paul Rudd and Ernie Hudson all reprise their roles, alongside new additions Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt, James Acaster and Emily Alyn Lind.

In a four-star evaluation of the primary movie, NME wrote: ““It will be a disgrace to offer something away concerning the movie’s emotionally satisfying climax, so let’s simply say this: if you happen to actually need to tug at followers’ heartstrings, who ya gonna name?

“The result’s a sequel that appears like an genuine Ghostbusters film with out fairly slipping into retread mode. Towards the percentages, this franchise is likely to be again from the lifeless.”