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So, this is happening:
And we already have a teaser trailer:
I like the backstory for the director for this, since he was on the set of the first movie. I'm cautiously optimistic about this one.
I'm sure discussion about this film will be handled with quiet dignity and grace.
This came out of the blue!
It has a ghost of a chance
Well, given that this is what people wanted given the circumstances (son of the original director, etc) Iíll be cautiously optimistic.
Well this is John Carpenter-level savagery right here.
Edited by Soble on Jan 16th 2019 at 12:18:38 PM
Yeah that's... a completely nonsensical post. Care to elaborate?
Maybe it's referencing how the franchise went back to a direct sequel after a failed reboot? Like, how it went from the original Halloween (1978), to the reboot Halloween (2007), then to the direct sequel to the original Halloween (2018).
I'm guessing after two reboot movies by Rob Zombie, Halloween made a comeback nine years afterwards as a sequel to the original film that ignores all previous sequels and takes place 40 years after the original and everyone pretty much loved it? note (Incidentally, does anyone else think it would've been better calling that one Halloween: 40 Years Later?)
Ergo, it probably only makes sense that after Ghostbusters had a reboot that ended up going pretty much nowhere, THIS seems to take place in the same universe as the original two Ghostbusters movies. Or maybe even just the first one since the initial sequel's reception was a little...contested...if I'm not mistaken. (And Halloween (2018) ignored even the original Halloween II)
It feels pretty significant that the creepy music the teaser uses is the same one from the first movie's first few seconds...
TL;DR: What said. (You do some research and someone beats you to the punch like a . Or a ghost . Sigh. )
Edited by TargetmasterJoe on Jan 16th 2019 at 5:34:57 AM
I was never that big a fan of the Ghostbusters movies. Not that I dislike them - they were just before my time. I can't say I'm particularly looking forward to this sequel considering the Internet backlash from the 2016 reboot. Which is a shame. I'd like to get into it, but all the entitled, sexist, middle aged fans leave a bad taste in my mouth
I would only be interested if Kate Mc Kinnon was in it somehow.
I have a bad feeling about this. That it's happening so soon after the failed reboot makes me worried they're just making it to give the misogynistic gargoyles what they want.
Hmm...this has my curiosity. The actual trailer will decide if this will have my attention.
I wonder if the Real Ghostbusters cartoon is canon to this "universe".
Edited by J79 on Jan 16th 2019 at 4:14:11 AM
An interesting point that it's being directed by Jason Reitman the son of the director of the original Ghost Busters who will also be producing it.
Does that change anyone's idea's on it. I'm going to watch cautiously from the sidelines until more news comes out.
Edited by Jester_Punslinger on Jan 16th 2019 at 12:18:05 PM
> I wonder if the Real Ghostbusters cartoon is canon to this "universe".
Why would it be?
Ghostbusters 2 didn't seem to acknowledge it.
Didn't The Real Ghostbusters do an episode that explicitly said the original film was just an adaptation based on their exploits?
Yeah but film acknowledging a cartoon based off almost never happens
Came outta nowhere.
I don't remember if it did, but the Men in Black cartoon series did something like that.
Halloween went on for several films when the original creator, John Carpenter, came back torched the old continuity to pick up where the original left off despite there already being a reboot. This situation is almost hilariously similar.
This makes the second time I've heard of a reboot being ignored in favor of just continuing the originals. Either Reitman got lucky and felt passionate about continuing his father's work, or they really disliked the reboot.
Edited by Soble on Jan 17th 2019 at 6:19:21 AM
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