Well, like it or loathe it, Ghostbusters – The Reboot is now filming in Boston, folks….
Writer and director Paul Feig posted the image below on his Twitter feed, letting everyone know that, like a hurricane, there’s no stopping it.
And now we know for sure (although it’s pretty much exactly as we reported back in January (here)) that the plot of the reboot starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon reads like this: “Wiig and 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.”
Word is that the script has had numerous revisions and is still being rewritten as I type. Sigh.
Well, it looks like we just have to get ready and wait for this to happen – expect leaked images and plot points over the coming weeks.
In other Ghostbusters news, Emma Stone has revealed why she turned down a part in the reboot to WSJ: “The script was really funny. It just didn’t feel like the right time for me. A franchise is a big commitment — it’s a whole thing. I think maybe I need a minute before I dive back into that water.”
We would love to have seen her in the movie but maybe she’ll consider the inevitable sequel.
Also speaking to the WSJ, original Ghostbusters writer/star Dan Aykroyd continues to sing the praises of the reboot: “[It’s] going to be hot! The new one’s going to be big! The interplay, and with each of them, their individual voices are so well defined. They’re just such different characters, and there’s a friction. There’s a dynamic there. I’m not going to spoil it for people, but it’s going to be big, big! …This is all going to introduce [the franchise] to a whole new generation of girls that are going to want to be Ghostbusters. We always needed them.”
What do you think? Could Aykroyd known something we don’t? Let us know your thoughts…
Source: Boston Herald
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) June 17, 2015