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Ghostbusters: Afterlife to feature unique new version of Ray Parker Jnr’s original movie theme

February 27th, 2021 by Marc Comments

Look, I love Ghostbusters more than any other franchise, so any bit of news on Ghostbusters: Afterlife is a big deal to me and will likely get covered here, ok? Ok.

So, some cool news about the theme for the third Ghostbusters movie which reveals that yes, the original theme will be back… with a twist.

In a new interview Menahan Street Band, a Brooklyn-formed troupe’s founder Thomas Brenneck has revealed that they worked in 2020 on the new version of Ray Parker Jnr’s Ghostbusters theme in New York with writer/director Jason Reitman’s movie.

“They have a scene [in the movie] where the kids of the original Ghostbusters find their dads’ old [stuff] and a 45 [vinyl single] that’s, like a 60s version of the 80s Ghostbusters, as if Ray Parker Jr’s was a cover of a 60s song,” Brenneck says.

“It’s a really cool idea, so we cut a 60s-sounding version of Ghostbusters while we were in New York, and it’s pretty cool.”

So, presumably Brenneck is wrong about the ‘kids of the original Ghostbusters’ and meant to say Egon’s grandkids – or maybe it’s a massive spoiler, but I don’t think so.

But I do love the idea of this little flip of the Ghostbusters theme in the new movie – although, I would be very surprised if the new movie didn’t also feature a contemporary take on Parker Jnr’s song or the actual original song.

What say you all? Does this sound fun? Or are you sick of re-imagined songs in movies? Let me know all your thoughts, gang.

From director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman, comes the next chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe. In Ghostbusters: Afterlife, when a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.
The film is written by Jason Reitman & Gil Kenan.
Directed by: Jason Reitman
Written by: Gil Kenan & Jason Reitman
Cast: Carrie Coon Finn Wolfhard Mckenna Grace and Paul Rudd
The movie will be released on November 11th, 2021.

Source: The Morning Sun

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….