Neglected to post a couple things. Anyway for reference.
Ivan Reitman says, "Ecto-Force is a futuristic animated show so they, um, it's based on the original film in terms of the science and technology of it but it's y'know about 20 years from now and it's -- and it's really Ghostbusters from all over the world."
https://www.circa.com/story/2017/07/21/ ... ostbusters
15:23 to 15:59 mark
EMPIRE podcast #272, 7/23/17
Reitman's full quote was "Yeah, we put it on hold. We got a lot of inquiries and interest from different, uh, television networks to put it on and then at the last second, we decided to hold on the deal and really focus on the new Ghostbusters animated feature and sort of have that kick off the world and I think it's because I knew the animated feature was going to bring--going to at least go a long way to bring back the classical story we originally started and, uh, I wanted that to come first."
http://www.empireonline.com/movies/news ... cott-buck/
Nerdy Show, 6/8/18
Tom Waltz says: "We actually had done some work on it early on to help out."
https://nerdyshow.com/2018/06/ghostbust ... -tom-waltz