Ok, let’s back up a little bit shall we? Ghostbusters is one of those franchises that is purely ingrained in society. Specifically geek/nerd society. It’s beloved by many (including a certain founder of FTN!), and MANY have wanted a third movie to the franchise. Sadly, we’re not getting it per se. We’re getting a reboot featuring an all female Ghostbuster team. But what may surprise many a fan is not only who may be on the team, but the actions Sony almost took to try and get the original team back together.
If you were to spell out the reasons that Ghostbusters 3 didn’t get made, Bill Murray would be one of the big ones. He has been vehement about not wanting, or needing, a third Ghostbusters movie. Sony…didn’t agree. To the extent that…and we know this to be true now…they wanted to sue him, and force him to return.
:An email dated October 31, 2013, from David Steinberg, head of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s legal department, to Leah Weil, SPE’s general counsel, touches on Bill Murray’s alleged reluctance to star in Paul Feig’s planned all-women Ghostbusters adaptation. If the email exchange is to be believed, Sony was planning “‘aggressive’ litigation counsel” to evaluate the situation, but wanted to keep it quiet so as not to harm the studio’s reputation by publicly going after a celebrated actor like Murray.”
Hmm…yeah, that almost happened. Emphasis on almost. Take whatever side you want on this issue, but to sue someone to try and get them into a role they don’t want? That’s cold.
So, now onto the news about the reboot. Since this is going to be an all-female team, the question becomes…who’s on the team? Well, the same source that noted the “issues” with Murray almost gave us this email detail thoughts of the movie, along with who would be up for coming in to play the parts…
“Agree that everyone is way too nervous about how this issue and how we. present it but it’s isn’t a sequel to the 80s movies and it is gonna be totally original with completely different characters and our job is to find a clever way to connect the movie to the original franchise so that we can use all the assets and everything that is great about the original franchise,” the email read. “Paul’s movie is gonna be the first one and from what I’m hearing jennifer lawrence and Emma stone and Melissa McCarthy and Amy schumer and liszzy [Lizzy] Kaplan just to name a few have already said thy wanted to be in….”
Wow, that’s some cast right? What do you think of all this? Are you good with this roster? Or did you have someone else in mind for the parts? Let us know!