Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters reboot starts filming in Boston this week, and The Boston Herald says it’s spoken to someone (unnamed) who has had eyes on the most recent script for the anticipated franchise revival. As such, the publication just revealed a few new details about the pic that are sure to get fans of the franchise even more pumped for its latest big screen outing, including some exciting news about one way in which Feig plans to tip his hat to the original.
This new take returns to New York City and reportedly finds Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy playing unsuccessful authors who write a book asserting their belief in paranormal entities. Years later, Wiig’s character lands a prestigious position teaching at Columbia University, but when her old book is unearthed, she becomes the laughing stock of academia and is told not to let the door hit her on the way out. Eventually, she reunites with McCarthy’s character and the two other proton-pack-carrying phantom catchers (Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon) and becomes responsible for leading the world’s only defense against an unexpected ghost invasion in Manhattan.
The Boston Herald states that the script is still getting tweaked as Feig heads into production, as everyone is determined to get the story completely right. It reports, however, that some things are for certain, including the return of beloved green-blob ghost Slimer.
According to the publication’s “spy” in the production, everyone wants to enlist original stars Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd for cameo appearances. “They are negotiating,” said the source. “But, of course, no one can get ahold of Murray.”
Boston will function as a stand-in for New York City as the production shoots an epic ghost invasion in a section of the Financial District (I’d guess around Post Office Square, which is the go-to shooting location for movies trying to replicate the Big Apple feel).
In addition to Wiig, McCarthy, McKinnon and Jones, Ghostbusters stars Chris Hemsworth as the group’s receptionist. The pic opens July 22, 2016.
Source: The Boston Herald