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New Ghostbusters details emerge as the film prepares to shoot in Boston

06.17.2015

Within the week Paul Feig's GHOSTBUSTERS reboot will begin filming in Boston (the story will still take place in Manhattan) and we'll be introduced to a new team of Ghostbusters. Those wanting to know more about the film will be pleased to know that The Boston Herald has managed to sneak out a few new details of what we can expect. It's all fairly harmless but the spoiler-sensitive among you may want to avoid what follows.

Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy play a pair of unheralded authors who write a book positing that ghosts are real. Flash forward a few years and Wiig lands a prestigious teaching position at Columbia U. (Like the original, the story takes place in New York City, even though it’s being shot in Boston.) Which is pretty sweet, until her book resurfaces and she is laughed out of academia. Wiig reunites with McCarthy and the other two proton pack-packing phantom wranglers, and she gets some sweet revenge when ghosts invade Manhattan and she and her team have to save the world.

Based on the above it seems as though this re-imagining won't be treading too far from the original GHOSTBUSTERS; it also lines up with information we received earlier in the year. The Boston Herald also mentions that the production will be shutting down the financial district for three nights in order to film an epic ghost invasion of Manhattan. They also "reliably report" that Slimer will return but that cameo appearances by original Ghostbusters Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray are still up in the air. I'd be very surprised if Bill Murray does end up making an appearance but I suppose stranger things have happened.

As GHOSTBUSTERS begins shooting later this week for a July 22, 2016 release, I'd imagine that we'll be seeing set-photos of the foursome in costume before too long.

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Source: Boston Herald

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10:11AM on 06/19/2015
Just when you think this movie couldn't sound any worse, along comes a synopsis that makes it sound even worse.
Just when you think this movie couldn't sound any worse, along comes a synopsis that makes it sound even worse.
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12:10PM on 06/18/2015

FILMED IN BOSTON!?!!?

Wtf is up with that??? How can you have scenes taking place in glorious NYC but film them in beantown? New York is going to boycott this shit.
Wtf is up with that??? How can you have scenes taking place in glorious NYC but film them in beantown? New York is going to boycott this shit.
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5:05PM on 06/18/2015
Do you even think about what you say before you post? It ain't cheap to film in New York.
Do you even think about what you say before you post? It ain't cheap to film in New York.
11:40AM on 06/18/2015
BOYCOTT! Spread the word!
BOYCOTT! Spread the word!
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8:33AM on 06/18/2015
One could suggest that the only reason we're getting this version of Ghostbusters is because Murray didn't want to be involved in another film for so many years. With that in mind his making a cameo in Feig's movie seems horribly unlikely and would be kind of a kick in the balls if he did. Wouldn't put it past Aykroyd to crop up somewhere in this or the next one though.
One could suggest that the only reason we're getting this version of Ghostbusters is because Murray didn't want to be involved in another film for so many years. With that in mind his making a cameo in Feig's movie seems horribly unlikely and would be kind of a kick in the balls if he did. Wouldn't put it past Aykroyd to crop up somewhere in this or the next one though.
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12:11PM on 06/18/2015
It's a different universe so if Bill was in this as a cameo, it wouldn't be as Peter. It would be as himself or as a cab driver or something.

It's a different universe so if Bill was in this as a cameo, it wouldn't be as Peter. It would be as himself or as a cab driver or something.

7:59AM on 06/18/2015
Oh goodie, a movie no one has asked for is being filmed really soon.
Oh goodie, a movie no one has asked for is being filmed really soon.
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6:45AM on 06/18/2015
I can't wait till the PR campaign gets into full swing, and out of the blue we start seeing their dummy accounts flooding talkbacks and twitter with "This movie looks amazing!" "The original Ghostbusters is dated and needed a reboot" "Don't judge the film before seeing it, it looks great"
I can't wait till the PR campaign gets into full swing, and out of the blue we start seeing their dummy accounts flooding talkbacks and twitter with "This movie looks amazing!" "The original Ghostbusters is dated and needed a reboot" "Don't judge the film before seeing it, it looks great"
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12:16PM on 06/18/2015
Happens every time. Studios will pay people to say good things for "trailer quotes" or they put quotes around words and don't actually attribute them to anyone...

The movie trailer for The Gallows is a huge offender of the latter example. The trailer just says "Scariest movie of all time" but it doesn't say who said it... It does that a bunch of times and then the one quote attributed to like Cinemablend has so many annotations it's like "...is the best movie I have ever seen... scary... It
Happens every time. Studios will pay people to say good things for "trailer quotes" or they put quotes around words and don't actually attribute them to anyone...

The movie trailer for The Gallows is a huge offender of the latter example. The trailer just says "Scariest movie of all time" but it doesn't say who said it... It does that a bunch of times and then the one quote attributed to like Cinemablend has so many annotations it's like "...is the best movie I have ever seen... scary... It is frightening... tough"

When the real quote is something like "Jurassic Park is the best movie I have ever seen. It is scary how bad this shitty film is though. It is frightening how bad movies like this can be made. I was afraid to ask for my money back because the director looks tough."
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4:40AM on 06/18/2015

Pass

Absolutely zero interest. None.
Absolutely zero interest. None.
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4:39AM on 06/18/2015

Prepares to "Shot" in Boston

Correction: Prepares to "Shoot" in Boston.........the idea of this film is a joke like this title needs a proof reader for this article.
Correction: Prepares to "Shoot" in Boston.........the idea of this film is a joke like this title needs a proof reader for this article.
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1:52AM on 06/18/2015
Fuck this bullshit reboot.
Fuck this bullshit reboot.
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12:28AM on 06/18/2015
So far nothing about this movie pleases me, AND to see the originals doing cameos would be like a slap in the face to all the people that wanted a true GB3.
So far nothing about this movie pleases me, AND to see the originals doing cameos would be like a slap in the face to all the people that wanted a true GB3.
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11:23PM on 06/17/2015

Irony

I find it ironic that movie goers complain about the lack of originality, and the amount of reboots/sequels hoarding the box office, but are hating on this. Granted, this is technically a reboot, though I think of it as more of a reimagining. Taking a popular series and going in a whole different direction with it, I'm on board, and enjoy most of the cast choices past work.
I find it ironic that movie goers complain about the lack of originality, and the amount of reboots/sequels hoarding the box office, but are hating on this. Granted, this is technically a reboot, though I think of it as more of a reimagining. Taking a popular series and going in a whole different direction with it, I'm on board, and enjoy most of the cast choices past work.
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11:16PM on 06/17/2015
If we can collectively get over that fact that the director is a dweeb and 1/2 of the cast is unfuckable then this will more than likely not be the cinematic antichrist people have been proclaiming. I saw Spy last week and was surprised how violent it was and found myself laughing throughout. Give it shot, you might be surprised. Also if your pissed they are not filming in new york bad news alot of the originals were shot in LA.
If we can collectively get over that fact that the director is a dweeb and 1/2 of the cast is unfuckable then this will more than likely not be the cinematic antichrist people have been proclaiming. I saw Spy last week and was surprised how violent it was and found myself laughing throughout. Give it shot, you might be surprised. Also if your pissed they are not filming in new york bad news alot of the originals were shot in LA.
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9:21PM on 06/17/2015
Spy was apparently funny, not sure why this won't be. I have a feel a lot more people will warm up to it than are expected
Spy was apparently funny, not sure why this won't be. I have a feel a lot more people will warm up to it than are expected
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8:14PM on 06/17/2015

Abomination.

Ghostbusters is a New York institution.
Ghostbusters is a New York institution.
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8:10PM on 06/17/2015
I'd rather eat broken glass.
I'd rather eat broken glass.
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7:47PM on 06/17/2015
They should have just renamed it something else than Ghostbusters. Perhaps even add Tracy the Gorilla to make it a Filmation version of Ghostbusters.
They should have just renamed it something else than Ghostbusters. Perhaps even add Tracy the Gorilla to make it a Filmation version of Ghostbusters.
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8:07PM on 06/17/2015
They have already cast Melissa McCarthy. Isn't that close enough to Tracy the gorilla?
They have already cast Melissa McCarthy. Isn't that close enough to Tracy the gorilla?
9:50PM on 06/17/2015
Hahaha, nice one.
Hahaha, nice one.
7:35PM on 06/17/2015
To quote Bill Murray from the original film, "this man (Paul Feig) indeed has no dick".

What I wouldn't have given to see the original four back on screen again in a Ghostbusters 3.
To quote Bill Murray from the original film, "this man (Paul Feig) indeed has no dick".

What I wouldn't have given to see the original four back on screen again in a Ghostbusters 3.
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7:33PM on 06/17/2015
Complain all you want, but I'm sure this will be a hit. Sometimes fans need to remember that they don't have ownership over a property.
Complain all you want, but I'm sure this will be a hit. Sometimes fans need to remember that they don't have ownership over a property.
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8:15PM on 06/17/2015
Actually, yes, yes they do own a property.
Actually, yes, yes they do own a property.
11:39AM on 06/18/2015
Just because a movie makes a lot of money and is deemed a hit doesn't mean it's actually good. The people that dump money on Melissa McCarthy garbage will go see this shit too and make it a ton of money. But the TRUE GB fans won't go see this. All us haters of this film need to boycott this film and stress to everyone we know to boycott this film. I have zero interest in this film. I like wiig but everyone else sucks. Maybe if the cast were different I'd give it more of the benefit of the
Just because a movie makes a lot of money and is deemed a hit doesn't mean it's actually good. The people that dump money on Melissa McCarthy garbage will go see this shit too and make it a ton of money. But the TRUE GB fans won't go see this. All us haters of this film need to boycott this film and stress to everyone we know to boycott this film. I have zero interest in this film. I like wiig but everyone else sucks. Maybe if the cast were different I'd give it more of the benefit of the doubt.
7:18PM on 06/17/2015
You probably could've saved this project by having the authors say they were inspired by the original Ghostbusters (maybe making a mention no one knows what happened to the original group.) but this does not sound too promising.
You probably could've saved this project by having the authors say they were inspired by the original Ghostbusters (maybe making a mention no one knows what happened to the original group.) but this does not sound too promising.
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6:53PM on 06/17/2015

Sigh...

Nothing to see here people. Move along. Anything Paul Feig does from now on will include crap actress Melissa McCarthy.
Nothing to see here people. Move along. Anything Paul Feig does from now on will include crap actress Melissa McCarthy.
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6:45PM on 06/17/2015
Can we at least get an Ernie Hudson cameo? Winston was always my favorite GB
Can we at least get an Ernie Hudson cameo? Winston was always my favorite GB
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6:35PM on 06/17/2015

Looking forward to this....

Ghostbusters is on many a fan boy top x list and some will begrudge Ghostbusters 2 as being OK. The thought of that tallent taking control of the franchise makes me feel good (quote, the franchise right alone will make us rich beyond our wildest dreams :))
Ghostbusters is on many a fan boy top x list and some will begrudge Ghostbusters 2 as being OK. The thought of that tallent taking control of the franchise makes me feel good (quote, the franchise right alone will make us rich beyond our wildest dreams :))
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