“Ghostbusters II” got here out in 1989, 5 years after the unique went on to develop into a monster hit and an instantaneous basic. But then the franchise went dormant for years, although it wasn’t for an absence of making an attempt. Bill Murray was reluctant to signal on for a 3rd instalment following the comparatively lackluster response to the sequel, whereas Dan Aykroyd, who co-wrote each of the unique films, plugged away making an attempt to get one other “Ghostbusters” movie made. In half due to the success of “Ghostbusters: The Video Game,” a model of “Ghostbusters 3” written by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (“The Office”) got here very near taking place round 2010/2011. However, it was as soon as once more Murray’s creative integrity that received in the best way, with the actor explaining to GQ that he had script considerations and felt pressured to do the movie regardless that he did not really need to.
In the tip, Murray’s reluctance to signal on inspired Columbia Pictures to pursue a reboot. Several ideas have been floated, together with a remake of the unique, however issues modified following the passing of Harold Ramis. Ivan Reitman opted to not direct and that paved the best way for Paul Feig — coming sizzling off of “Bridesmaids” and “The Heat,” to not point out his work on “The Office” — to fill within the director’s chair. The large determination, nevertheless, got here when it was determined that this is able to be a full-on reboot, not happening throughout the continuity of the unique movies, and specializing in a female-led forged of Ghostbusters.
Ultimately, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones have been chosen because the 4 ladies who would cleared the path, with Aykroyd, Murray, and Ernie Hudson signing on for cameos. And allow us to not forget Chris Hemsworth, Thor himself, who was forged because the Ghostbusters’ trusty secretary. After years and years of growth, filming kicked off in the summertime of 2015, en path to a primetime summer time launch the next yr. Unfortunately, this spherical of bustin’ didn’t make the studio really feel good.