OT: New 'old' Ghostbusters movie in 2020

You'll have to excuse me for a second, as Ghostbusters is probably my all-time favorite movie.

And there's already a teaser trailer

Ummmmm... first things first, the music from the original with the original Ecto-1... Yup, I'm already massively intrigued

So, rumor has it this is a continuation of the original story that left off after Ghostbusters II. Pretty much just going to ignore the one that happened a couple years ago, probably for the best.

Calling himself "the first Ghostbusters fan" and recalling his visits to the set as a little kid, Reitman told EW that "I wanted to make a movie for all the other fans," and clarifies further: "This is the next chapter in the original franchise. It is not a reboot. What happened in the '80s happened in the '80s, and this is set in the present day."

And, Jason Reitman has picked up his father's reigns to continue that story, so it should be more true to the original. They are casting now, with filming set to begin later this year.

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So you beat me to this, but I was trying to wait until I got home to do it.

This is legit, yall. That other movie was like the buzzing of flies to this!

Now, Cole, when you shift the gear and that little needle on the tach goes into the red and reads 9000 RPMs, that's bad!

The franchise rights alone will make them rich beyond their wildest dreams

"I regret nothing. The end." - Ron Swanson

Now, Cole, when you shift the gear and that little needle on the tach goes into the red and reads 9000 RPMs, that's bad!

Obligatory:

Edit: lol at people downvoting one of the great vines of all time. hits a little too close to home?

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Man, that was such a lazy criticism of that movie. I didn't mind the cast at all. The writing was so bad there was nothing that could be done. Those ladies made the best of a bad situation, but that movie was set up to fail from the start.

"I regret nothing. The end." - Ron Swanson

If we are being honest, the writing in the first two wasn't all that great either.

"with all due respect, and remember I’m sayin’ it with all due respect, that idea ain’t worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin’ it on" - Ricky Bobby

Now, Cole, when you shift the gear and that little needle on the tach goes into the red and reads 9000 RPMs, that's bad!

This man has no dick.

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

The writing didn't need to be all that good. That cast was some of the best comedians and ad lib artists of the generation, and Sigourney Weaver was perfect for her role.
The dickless man was perfectly cast and the secretary was even perfectly cast.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

The secretary was Annie Potts - she was awesome in that role.

The reboot lacked a script, which is a shame. A waste of some top-tier comedic talent.

Annie Potts is one of my favorites. I watch Young Sheldon just for her and her character. I used to willingly watch Designing Women with my grandmother just to laugh at her character on that.

True story about the guy who played Walter Peck... The scene at the end of the movie when the Marshmallow Man dies, they literally just told him to go stand next to the car, and turned the camera on. He had no idea what was about to happen, and his reaction was genuine.

"I regret nothing. The end." - Ron Swanson

He is by far the biggest slimeball guy you love to hate in basically whatever he plays in. Between Die Hard and Ghostbuster's he really nailed the scumbag.

Runners up are Eric from Billy Maddison and Jonah from Twister.

Now, Cole, when you shift the gear and that little needle on the tach goes into the red and reads 9000 RPMs, that's bad!

Thing is, he's apparently a really nice guy, he just plays the role so incredibly well that he's effectively been typecast since Ghostbusters.

"I regret nothing. The end." - Ron Swanson

Don't forget Real Genius! He really was a master at playing a dick.

Virginia Tech would walk right up to you and punch you in the neck. They're just tougher. Cowherd 3:16

Yeah, he was the supreme dick in Real Genius.

Deborah Foreman was a babe. Also liked her in Valley Girl.

Whatchu talking bout Willis? Jonas from Twister is Wesley from the Princess Bride and Sir Robin of Locksley in Robin Hood: Men in Tights!

Come to Blacksburg and see what the Hokie Pokie is really all about

Counterpoint: Sigourney Weaver is perfect in every role.

She is brilliant always.

"I regret nothing. The end." - Ron Swanson

I liked them all. Like most 80's movies, they are loved for nostalgia more than quality. You could show the plot summary for the original and the reboot to somebody that never saw either, and they would have a hard time differentiating between the all time classic and the failed reboot.

"with all due respect, and remember I’m sayin’ it with all due respect, that idea ain’t worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin’ it on" - Ricky Bobby

Like most 80's movies, they are loved for nostalgia more than quality.

This is incredibly dismissive of a whole lot of great cinema. I guess if your definition of "quality" is based on something like the sophistication of CGI it could arguably apply, although I think the special effects of many 80's movies hold up pretty well.

The first Ghostbusters movie was and continues to be remarkably well reviewed by critics and viewers. The 2016 version? Well, I think it is self evident that despite any similarity in "plot summary", it falls well short of the original in many ways.

Basing things on a plot summary is just a bad metric for the quality of the entire production. I mean, the plot summary is the same for lots of remakes/reboots. Sometimes the original is better (Ghostbusters), and sometimes the reboot is better (Ocean's 11). The production, the acting, the chemistry between the actors, the budget... the list of things that determine the quality of the movies goes way beyond just the plot summary.

"I regret nothing. The end." - Ron Swanson

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

The way these are timed, every 4th replay or so, the two are aligned, and its impressive

"I regret nothing. The end." - Ron Swanson

Well, there goes the rest of my day.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

Whooooa, they definitely are. That's wild.

Danny Coale Caught That Ball!!!

Get out of here with your nuance.

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

I think we are arguing the same thing in different ways. I'm talking about the writing (story) being similar. Frankly, all of it is quite silly and that is what makes the general idea so appealing. The original Ghostbusters movie wasn't great because of the story.

"with all due respect, and remember I’m sayin’ it with all due respect, that idea ain’t worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin’ it on" - Ricky Bobby

A lot of the jokes in that movie felt forced, like everyone was trying really hard to be funny. It made for a lot of awkward deliveries. I did think Hemsworth was hilarious. I generally like McCarthy and Wiig, but never did care much for McKinnon. It always feels like she is trying way too hard to be funny and over the top.

Anyway, excited for a new Ghostbusters. I wonder if they plan to replace Egon with a new character since Ramis is gone or if they will just roll as a trio.

Where's the beef?

#rumors

Reitman is casting 4 teenagers for the movie, 2 male 2 female. That said, Akroyd and Hudson were all over this announcement immediately on Twitter, so I would expect them to be involved in some way. I don't think Murray ever wants to be associated with the franchise again.

That said, given the salary disputes in the past, I hope they are paying Hudson a ton if he's involved. He never got a full share in the past, despite the other 3 pushing for it. They even had to fight Sony to make sure he got an even share for his cameo in 2016.

"I regret nothing. The end." - Ron Swanson

I didn't mind the casting it was the writing that bugged me, they tried to make it one big SNL skit instead of a movie. There is a good amount of lore in Ghostbusters but the new movie just has slapstick comedy with no lore.

"Oi! What's a Horkie"
"I am ya Grot!"

"Horkies were made for two fings foighten' and winnen'" - Horkie Warboss

"That Gritty git doesn't exactly look like a Horkie, but by Gork and Mork it acts like one!"-Random Horkie Boy

Now, Cole, when you shift the gear and that little needle on the tach goes into the red and reads 9000 RPMs, that's bad!

I don't get it. Why the B-4 gif?

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"I regret nothing. The end." - Ron Swanson

That's how I saw it. I really felt bad for the leads, all 4 of whom have been good in other stuff.

To your edit, the whole point of that vine is to make fun of people who hold that opinion.

So you're saying, "yes, it does hit too close to home" I guess. I don't think it violates any CGs, so I'm just gonna leave it and eat the downvotes if they're warranted. I don't think they are.

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

No no, apologies, what I am saying is that I think the DVs are unwarranted on the video. But I could be assuming incorrectly why the video is being DV'ed

Never saw the abomination they released a few years ago, whenever my kids ask me how many GB movies there are I say two. Hopefully now it will be 3 despite some of the former cast moving on, RIP Egon...

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
“I served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

How would you know it was an abomination if you didn't see it?

"Sooner or later, if man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill our heart with tolerance."
-Stan Lee

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing."
-Ron Swanson

"11-0, bro"
-Hunter Carpenter (probably)

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

As someone who didn't watch the abomination either, I can give my answer:

The trailers. The marketing in general. The weak excuses ahead of time from everyone involved after the previews bombed epically. The crappy "this is not a reboot" lie. The admission that there really wasn't a plot, so much as a dependence on good comedians hitting it out of the park with ad-libs. Then seeing out-takes where the ad-libs relied heavily on potty humor and the funniest out-takes were from the non-comedian.

Oh. And a little thing called the box-office take.

All these things and more would give the general potential ticket buyer (and particularly those with a love of the originals) a good idea that the new movie is an abomination.

This is a movie that would have done well to get out of their own bubble, listen to the fans, accept criticism honestly after previews and test audiences, re-cut and generally pay better attention to what made the originals so popular.

In the end, it's obvious that the actors didn't make the 2016 version bomb -- the director and producers did.

Like Ishtar, most Madonna movies, most J-lo movies, the Ben-Hur remake, Green Lantern, Green Hornet, Mac and Me... I didn't need to see the movie to know it sucked -- the clues were hitting us all in the face.

based on the fact that every remake in the last few years where they tried to make it female leads was complete shit I felt safe in my assumption and everyone I know who saw this and general movie reviews were enough to confirm for me...

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
“I served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

"based on the fact that every remake in the last few years where they tried to make it female leads was complete shit"

Can you give me some examples of this particular genre that you are referring to? I'm genuinely not trying to be argumentative, just curious.

"Sooner or later, if man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill our heart with tolerance."
-Stan Lee

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing."
-Ron Swanson

"11-0, bro"
-Hunter Carpenter (probably)

A couple that I know got dinged publicly for it are 2016 Ghostbusters and Ocean's 8. (I didn't see Ocean's 8, but I heard it wasn't really good) And I don't think the problem with those movies lies in the fact that it was an all-female cast (I thought Bridesmaids was pretty good, to be honest). My personal opinion is that it seemed like those movies were made for the sake of advertising an all-female cast, with the studio thinking that alone would sell tickets, so they rushed half baked movies to production and the result was a cash grab mess with a messy story and a lazy script.

"I regret nothing. The end." - Ron Swanson

Ocean's 8 was better than Ghostbusters, there's at least that. It's not like the Ocean's movies were trending up anyhow. At the time, I saw it on the unsustainable MoviePass dime, and it was at least worth my time to go see given that it was more or less "free".

But I'm a sucker for anything with Cate Blanchett so, maybe there's some bias there.

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Ghostbusters and Ocean's 8 got a 74% and 69% (nice) from critics, respectively. So your movie review argument doesn't really hold up well. There might be some underlying issue that you're battling with here but that's neither here nor there.

Oceans 8 was fun to watch too. I'll watch anything with Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett. If you're too consumed with holding an original on a pedestal that you won't give a remake a shot than I pity you. There's this weird idea that you can't enjoy both. Don't go into them thinking you're going to get the same as original. You're not. Just enjoy it for what it is.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

I think part of the point, critic's appraisals notwithstanding, is that the box office sort of validates the idea these movies were pretty crappy.

You can't argue they didn't get the marketing push needed to make them successful.

I don't think anyone needs or particularly wants your pity, other than those that went to the movie and felt they were mislead by the critics.

Sure, but OP said he didn't see it because the reviews said it was bad, which wasn't the case. If he felt misled by the reviews that's another story but he made up an excuse.

And I don't think Ocean's 8 was considered a box office flop. It made $230 million compared to a $70 million budget.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

Well maybe OP reads and trusts different reviewers than you. Judging from his track record, he's going to be 100% right 50% of the time.

Q8 got meh reviews leading up to their open, and, like the GB '16 crew, attacked the critics and the fans for it. I don't think that's a repeatable marketing recipe for box-office success, its own take notwithstanding. Witnessed in context to the same claims by GB'16, one could be excused for thinking it may be hiding shortcomings with bluster and deciding not to risk the ticket price.

Umm... you do know that first GIF is from GB2, right?

Unless you meant the original Ghostbusters movies were collectively your all time favorites, which, duh!

Only the last one is the first movie. But the second movie is just as amazing.

Now, Cole, when you shift the gear and that little needle on the tach goes into the red and reads 9000 RPMs, that's bad!

Very aware.

True story my parents rented GB2 for me from Blockbuster when I was sick way back when. I held onto the tape long enough that it was cheaper to buy the movie from them than pay the overage fees...

"I regret nothing. The end." - Ron Swanson

I actually kinda liked the most recent one. Some of the writing was cheesy, and it certainly wasn't as good as the first, but it was enjoyable to me.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

Now, Cole, when you shift the gear and that little needle on the tach goes into the red and reads 9000 RPMs, that's bad!

I thought the 2009 game was supposed to be essentially the sequel to Ghostbusters II?

It was. Ramis and Akroyd wrote it when they realized they would never get the crew back together for a film and had them go voice overs for it. Don't get me wrong, I like the game but Murray completely mailed it in. His line reading was atrocious.

"I regret nothing. The end." - Ron Swanson

It was, but when it comes to movie sequels and continuitt, games quickly get ignored.

If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

Also want to note that this is all a teaser trailer should ever be. A tease.

Now, Cole, when you shift the gear and that little needle on the tach goes into the red and reads 9000 RPMs, that's bad!

Igon will return in Ghost form. I'm calling that now. CGI has come to far for that not to happen.

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oh yay another original movie idea from hollywood

I used to lament the same thing. But, true originality is nigh on impossible.

Let's face it: The Human experience spans many tens of millenia. All the stories that could be told have been told, and the explosion and homogenization of shared media long ago closed the communication gaps be they spoken word, written media, different language, or different culture.

There are only so many ways to describe the human experience under a finite number of situations.

So the best we can hope for is that if it's a reboot or sequel, it doesn't go out of its way to take a dump on its source material and its fans.

There are plenty of good and successful theatrical reboots and sequels. A few examples for me might be Star Trek, Batman, Marvel U, Aliens, T2... the complete list is extensive and crosses all genres. All achieved success in a variety of ways, but importantly, all of them treated the fans and the canon with respect.

If the big hook is the star is the same character but a different gender/race/sexual orientation, well, you have a pretty high hurdle to say something that adds value to the canon of a work, and draws asses to seats in the theater. Your core audience has certain expectations that have far less to do with having their personal conventions challenged, and far more to do with setting aside their day-to-day burdens with a nice bit of escapism to a comfortable milieu.

This is part of why I was so frustrated by Mad Max, Fury Road. It is undeniably a good movie. But Mad Max wasn't the main character. So I'd have far preferred a title that reflected that, and I can't help but feel like it would have done better at the box office if the marketing had been a little more honest in that regard. I love that world and have loved just about every character the franchise has thrown at us. I would pay to see movies about just about any of them, and I think more MM movies would have been more likely if Fury Road had done better.

Still, it's not nearly as bad as the push to make the next James Bond a female. I mean, why? Why can't you just make a movie about a contemporaneous 008, or 003, or some other 00xer? There are successful examples of strong female characters in the action/spy genre, so there's obviously a public willing to watch them.

I think the answer does explain the lack of originality in Hollywood: At the end of the day, Hollywood is a business, and the writers and studios don't want originality nearly as much as they want to make a buck. And they figure the surest bet is far too often to hope that simply keeping a name will ensure a certain monetizable base to a production's box office.

Ultimately, Hollywood will correct itself. They can't force us to buy their tickets. It's a free-market, and studios eventually will have to recognize that treating their fans like they don't matter or worse in some cases, with complete contempt, is a quick way to insolvency. Or the current studios will go down, and new ones will fill the void.

I would pay to see movies about just about any of them, and I think more MM movies would have been more likely if Fury Road had done better.

for the record, everyone involved wants a new Mad Max, and to continue the story. The reason we haven't seen one, yet, is because George Miller and Warner Brothers are stuck in a major legal battle over what happened during the filming of Fury Road, and its obviously holding up any greenlighting of a sequel.

This Is Why We Haven't Gotten a Mad Max: Fury Road Sequel Yet

Per the Herald, Miller is stuck in a court battle with Warner Bros. after suing the studio over unpaid earnings. His production company, Kennedy Miller Mitchell, has filed a suit in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in Australia, alleging that the studio acted in a "high-handed, insulting, or reprehensible" manner. The company claims that after "destroying" its trust, Warner Bros. failed to pay a bonus for wrapping the movie under budget and also breached a co-financing agreement, the Herald notes. One of the main issues is that Warner Bros. and Kennedy Miller Mitchell apparently disagree on the film's final net cost ($185.1 million vs. $154.6 million, respectively), which could mean the difference between the production company earning a $9 million bonus or no bonus at all.

"I regret nothing. The end." - Ron Swanson

Yay for Hollywood accounting

Oldest story in the book.

The actor who played Darth Vader still has not received residuals from the 1983 film "Return of the Jedi" because the movie, which ranks 15th in U.S. box office history, still has no technical profits to distribute.

So much so, that Mel Brooks skewered it in "The Producers":

Max Bialystock: You were saying that, under the right
circumstances, a producer could make more money with a flop
than he could with a hit.
Leo Bloom: Yes. It's quite possible.
Max Bialystock: You keep saying that, but you don't say how!
Leo Bloom: Well, it's simply a matter of creative accounting. 1
Gould: I think conservatively, you and me, we build ourselves
in to split, ten percent. (Pause.)
Fox: Of the net.
Gould: Char. Charlie: Permit me to tell you: two things I've
learned, twenty-five years in the entertainment industry.
Fox: What?
Gould: The two things which are always true.
Fox: One:
Gould: The first one is: there is no net.
Fox: Yeah ... ? (Pause.)
Gould: And I forgot the second one. 2 .

Let's be honest, that kind of accounting is an old story at this point. The Hobbit got delayed for years because the Studio told Jackson the Lord of the Rings movies didn't make any profit and therefore he wasn't going to get his cut. Despite the fact that each of them grossed about a billion each.

A few examples for me might be Star Trek

Them's fightin' words. The new Star Trek are action movies with a brand slapped on them.

They're fine as standalone movies, but are trash as Star Trek.

That's a fair assessment, and I'll leg you for it. That said, as a reboot goes, they did make the effort to explain why they were departing from canon.

I enjoyed it because I thought it was a well made movie, it entertained me, and it was a far better "action" Star Trek than "The Undiscovered Country".

But I can accept that you don't like it, and I completely understand why.

Out of all the Star Trek Movies you pick The Undiscovered Country? Dang that one wasn't so bad. All the TNG movies except the first two were ass.

Now, Cole, when you shift the gear and that little needle on the tach goes into the red and reads 9000 RPMs, that's bad!

I saw none of those. They do not exist to me.

Oh, and I am prepared to be irrationally angry if Idris Elba isn't the next Bond.

And agreed about female Bond. If they want to make a female MI6, they are more than welcome, but do it as a spinoff with its own arc. I actually think that has a chance to be a solid move.

"I regret nothing. The end." - Ron Swanson

He'd make a great one, no doubt.

Without knowing anything about the search for a replacement as it is, I think Jude Law & Sean Bean would bring some interesting flavor to the role as well. I'd be tempted to see what Tom Middleston could do. Tom Hardy would probably be a good fit as well.

Sean Bean has already been a Bond villain and I feel like that's where Elba is headed as well, given his age.

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I've heard RIchard Madden (Game of Thrones, The Bodyguard) mentioned. I'd be pleased to see another Scot get the role.

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I was about to say prepare to be irrationally angry. I thought he was too old, but it turns out he's the same age as Roger Moore when he took on the role. I'd be on board with Idris Elba as Bond.

He's the same age NOW, but Craig is working on another film now, I think. Which means, what, a 2020 release? 3-5 years between each movie and now you're talking 2023 at best for the next Bond to take the reigns. That puts Elba at 52 ish. Seems like pretty late in the game for a role that they're probably looking to get several films out of.

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This is one of the most excellent posts ive ever read on this website. Wish i could give more legs.....

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

Still, it's not nearly as bad as the push to make the next James Bond a female.

They did, it was called Atomic Blonde and it rocked. Although you could almost say it was more of a female Jason Bourne, but still was a good movie and felt like Bond with a mean streak.

Come to Blacksburg and see what the Hokie Pokie is really all about

She was Atomic. Blonde, not James Bond.
True, she was a kind of Bond-like character. But therein lies the difference, Bond-like, not Bond.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

Nah, the difference is that Atomic Blonde was better than some Bond movies

I don't dispute that. We're not even talking about that.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was better than some Bond movies...

I watched the new Ghostbusters simply because the guy that plays Rowan North and I sat next to each other for 4 years in high school.

My last name is Brown and his is Casey, and every teacher seated alphabetically for the most part. He is legit one of the funniest people I have ever known in my entire life. He plays a great small role in The League in the mental institution with Rafi and Dirty Randy. He even has 2 Emmy nom. for writing I think.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tbU3M-pQCwA