The all-female Ghostsbusters reboot begins shooting on Thursday, and there really hasn’t been a whole lot of information revealed on it yet. Sure, we know the main cast, but plot info and character details have been really scarce. Well, on the eve of production starting, details have finally come out for the Paul Feig-directed take on the classic sci-fi comedy.
Some minor SPOILERS may be ahead so read on at your own risk.
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Here is the info that has spilled out to let us know a little more on what Ghostbusters is about. Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy’s characters are a pair of authors who write a book detailing their thoughts on ghosts being real. Move ahead a few years, and Wiig’s character ends up as a heralded professor at Columbia University.
Soon after she gets her big job, her old ghost book resurfaces and people her laugh her out of the teaching profession. She gets back together with McCarthy, who then pair with Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, and then form a team that has to save Manhattan from ghosts.
This honestly sounds a lot like the 1984 original Ghostbusters, but it’s going to be interesting to see how the other two join the team. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis were all together in the original and then Ernie Hudson classically joined the team.
Feig is ready to start filming, and it looks like the slime will indeed be back. On another note, word is that Slimer will also be back for the Ghostbusters reboot, but Boston Herald states that isn’t yet confirmed.
As for cameos from the original crew? Well, that’s still up in the air at this time, but Aykroyd has high hopes for the female reboot of Ghostbusters as he told Comic Book Resources.
“[It’s] going to be hot! The new one’s going to be big! The interplay, and with each of them, their individual voices are so well defined. They’re just such different characters, and there’s a friction. There’s a dynamic there. I’m not going to spoil it for people, but it’s going to be big, big! …This is all going to introduce [the franchise] to a whole new generation of girls that are going to want to be Ghostbusters. We always needed them.”
Not much else is known yet, but word is that production does have a number of areas in the financial district shutting down for a number of nights. This is going to be needed to film the “epic ghost invasion of Manhattan,” and that could be huge.
Fans are waiting and are rather impatient for more info on the female Ghostbusters reboot, and with shooting starting tomorrow, they may get their wish soon. The simple hope is that Paul Feig puts together a solid plot, makes some fantastic characters, and pays a lot of respect to the original movie.
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