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Ghostbusters filming in Turner Valley

Ghosts are the only part of the equation missing as the newest Ghostbusters sequel begins filming in the Calgary region this week, with production crews setting up in Turner Valley at the old gas plant.
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Filming of the direct-sequel Ghostbusters movie slated for release in 2020 began this week at the old Turner Valley Gas Plant. Brent Calver/Western Wheel

The direct-sequel to the 1980s Ghostbusters is filming in Turner Valley this week, with much excitement in the area.

Film crews have been seen in Calgary and the surrounding area, and are in the process of making the old Turner Valley Gas Plant part of the newest addition to the franchise.

Director Jason Reitman's upcoming project, with the working title of  Rust City, was confirmed to be the Ghostbusters' sequel on Monday, July 5.

Filming is expected to begin this week, with the film slated for a July 10, 2020 release.

Officials with the Town of Turner Valley say shooting will take place in the old Turner Valley Gas Plant, with film production crew beginning set up this week. From Monday to Thursday, July 18, the crews' equipment trailers and staff parking will be located at Riverside Park day use area, located along Decalta Road.

The upper level of the park is closed to the public during that time, though noise and traffic are expected to be minimal once set up for the film set is completed, according to a statement by the Town of Turner Valley.

However, the Town couldn't preclude the "occasional bang caused by small pyrotechnics."

The original 1984 Ghostbusters and its 1989 sequel were directed by Ivan Reitman, Jason’s father. The new film is reportedly a continuation of the 1980s originals, and is not connected to Paul Feig’s 2016 all-female reboot starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth.

Reitman himself added to the hype after posting to his Twitter a photo on July 12 of himself, his father, Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard, Captain Marvel's McKenna Grace, and Fargo's Carrie Coon, along with the caption "The Family's All Here #GB20."

Also shared to Reitman's Instagram was a picture of the beloved Ghostbusters car, the Ecto-1, which looks a little rough around the edges.

Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, and Sigourney Weaver will all be returning after having starred in the 1984 original. Variety reported last month that Paul Rudd will be joining the cast, playing a teacher.




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