Ghostbusters will premiere with Bill Murray and a large cast of women on July 15, 2016. At first reluctant to participate in the film Murray decided to make an on screen appearance. It will be the 30th anniversary of this classic comedy. Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver will make a cameo appearance.
Murray suggested that the proton pack in the movie be handed to actresses. He listed his favorite actresses for the movie Melissa McCarthy, Emma Stone, Kristen Wiig, and Linda Cardellini. The producers cast McCarthy and Wigg and Kate McKinnon from Saturday Night Live and Leslie Jones. Another actress Chris Hemsworth was cast as the receptionist.
With the passing of Harold Ramis last year, Sony had to change the script. Harold was supposed to make a cameo appearance in the movie. He wrote the first two films with Dan Acroyd. The producers eliminated a baton passing scene the actor was scheduled to appear in.
Director Paul Feig and screenwriter Katie Dippold wanted to write the film without any of the original cast appearing in the movie. They wanted to recreate the movie and put it on a different path. This movie will have a team of women ghost busters taking up the fight to save the world.
The new Ghost Busters movie is already promoting the uniforms, proton packs, and cars. The car is called Ecto-1. The focus now is to keep the film between a homage and reboot with a new plot and characters. There is many similarities between the original props and newly designed ones.
The plot is very different and may help with the success of the movie. Wiig and McCarthy play authors that have written a book about real ghosts. Wiig gets a teaching job at Columbia University but when her book resurfaces she is laughed out of teaching. She unites with McCarthy and two other women when ghosts invade Manhattan and this new team must save the world.
The producers are constantly improving the script. Dan Ackroyd says this new movie will be a big box office success. The team has dynamic characters with plenty of friction. The film will stand on its own as a new brand of Ghost Busters.