“GHOSTBUSTERS” Reboot Adds Cast, Release DateMovies/TV,News Ken W. Hanley
Is there any franchise that’s taken such a long, strange road as GHOSTBUSTERS? One of the most celebrated genre titles of all time, the film was followed by a milquetoast sequel, a tons of successful merchandise, a theme park attraction, an animated series, an official video game (with saw all cast members returning), a languishing third entry and, now, a full-on property reboot with all-female leads from the director of BRIDESMAIDS. And while that last bit has been an unfortunate topic of controversy among horror fans, it seems that all the bitching and cynicism in the world isn’t going to keep the new GHOSTBUSTERS from coming out, with Paul Feig himself tweeting the cast and release date.
According to the writer-director, the new GHOSTBUSTERS will be comprised of BRIDESMAIDS co-stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy as well as SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE castmembers Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, and will hit theaters on July 22nd, 2016. The new GHOSTBUSTERS will also be produced by previous director Ivan Reitman, and Feig has stressed previously that he wants to make the reboot as genuinely scary as it is funny. Since this iteration of GHOSTBUSTERS is going to be entirely fresh, and thus ignoring the previous films in the franchise, there is no word on whether Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray or Ernie Hudson will be involved in any way, shape or form, but only time will tell on that.