I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghostbusters Reboot

Wow. “Ghostbusters”. Remember that movie? About a couple of guys really into science who ropes their charming college professor buddy into opening a ghost catching business? And there was that green ghost called Slimer? Or was it Slimey? Or Slime? Well, his name had Slime in there somewhere, and he sort of became the Ghostbusters’ buddy. At least in the cartoons. I think. Look, it was the ’80s, okay? Weird things happened in the ’80s. Like a movie called “Ghostbusters”, for example, which if Sony gets their way, will go the way of the “reboot” that is so popular with the kids nowadays.

Now it looks as if said reboot is moving forward, with the studio shelling out some bucks for a couple of writers to tackle the script. Says THR:

Who’s Sony going to call to pen its reboot of “Ghostbusters”?

Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg.

The studio has recruited “The Office” writer-producers to work on a new installment of the 1980s franchise that starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Harold Ramis as bumbling ghost-hunting scientists.

The original filmmakers, including director Ivan Reitman, and cast are aware of the project and involved in its development. Some original cast members might be involved, but the focus will be on a new cast of Ghostbusters.

So the old guys are “aware” of the project? What does that mean? Studio speak for, “They know we’re doing it, they probably don’t like it, but tough cookies, old guys, cause we’re Sony and we can do whatever the hell we want!” Or maybe it’s something along the lines of, “Yeah, they know we’re doing it, but they need the money, so you know, what-ev, right?”


I could do with or without a “Ghostbusters” reboot. Definitely gotta keep the song, though. It was, as we like to say in the ’80s, groovy, man, real groovy.