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Considering all the bullshit heaped at the reboot (regardless of it's actual quality), it's likely the second one.
I don't think this is a good idea. The reboot left a bad taste in alot of people's mouths, there's also the fact that one of the stars of the original is dead and two others said they won't do anymore.
According to the article at the start of the discussion, he does hope that the female Ghostbusters return some day. So I don't think they're going to have any problem.
I wish this one has Japanese ghosts, the kinds with white dress and long black hair, like the page image of Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl.
No particular reason, I just find them terrifying and seeing them getting busted would kinda get rid of one of my long seated fears. XD
Presumably they're going to hire some new folks to be the titular Ghostbusters. It's still a reboot, but this time they're doing a soft reboot instead of a hard one.
They made it sound like it would be a mixture of men and women. Almost like Extreme Ghostbusters, for those who remember that.
Edited by Beatman1 on Jan 16th 2019 at 1:06:21 PM
It was a good show...(nostalgia)
Good? It was excellent.
Not much to go on except "We're making another Ghostbusters" but Jason Reitman is definitely an interesting choice, not just for being the son of the original director but also because he's always been a fringe director, working with some great talent but (to my knowledge) has never expressed interest in a franchise film before. I think the principle failing of the female Ghostbusters movie was not the script or the talent, but a director who was far too niche for the material. I think Paul Feig cared mostly about the comedy and making his actors look good, which left cinematography and storytelling by the wayside in addition to some obvious late-game edits. While Ivan Reitman may have also been a comedy director before Ghostbusters, he had a Genre-Busting reputation and a bit more technical polish. Feig was mostly just known for female comedies starring most of the same women.
I predict the movie will be very tepid and expect a plot with some heavy-handed commentary on "modern" trends becoming intertwined with the supernatural. A Elon Musk-like baddie who's making haunted drones, Old One summoning phone apps, cursed web streams or something. Also perhaps a gag about Slimer in a wig in the White House.
Edited by CitizenH on Jan 17th 2019 at 6:15:55 AM
No it won’t, at least not in the way that 2016 would have done.
Most of the scripts surrounding a hypothetical Ghostbusters 3, including some of the concepts that were eventually folded into Ghostbusters: The Video Game involved the Ghostbusters franchising, and the ensuing issues with a threat that was on that level of scale (combined with the whole running a business thing). There’s a ton of potential in that, way moreso than some boring political commentary.
Edited by Beatman1 on Jan 17th 2019 at 9:47:55 AM
Extreme Ghostbusters was great for its diversity but had a problem with intersectionality. The characters were designed in such a way to give each one exactly 1 "Diversity Point", so to speak.
For its day, it was a valiant effort and definitely a step up from the original movies and their Token Black Man (the only character to not be a doctor, no less). But with each character only 1 stage removed from The Abled White Man, the White Male Default is still evident. I hope Reitman can do better.
Edited by TobiasDrake on Jan 17th 2019 at 8:17:38 AM
Assigning people points and reducing their value down to how well they serve someone's political ends is creepy and dehumanizing.
It probably wasn't the best way to phrase it, but the point is what it is: Extreme Ghostbusters was a cast of Tokens with zero intersectionality between them. It's fair for its day, but we can do better than that in 2019.
Also, diversity is only a "political end" if you think people who don't conform to the White Male Default shouldn't be represented in media. Diversity isn't politics, it's the physical reality of the world we live in.
Edited by TobiasDrake on Jan 17th 2019 at 8:43:29 AM
A mix of men and women makes perfect sense for a group of successors, and isn’t a political commentary piece. What Feig did...eh, that horse and film series are both dead.
An adaptation of the IDW Ghostbusters comic (which is quite diverse, had some great freaking stories, and features heavily the interesting concept of the Ghostbusters growing as a brand which I think the movies should pick up on) would be awesome.
OK I want to shout this but I'd settle for saying that I've been that a mixed team would be a good thing for AGES,but nobody was interested
As long as they don’t force a romantic plot arc between two leads of the opposite sex
I wonder if they can get Rick Moranis out of retirement for this film. Not like he'd be essential to the plot (and if anything, the louis tully character got him typecast as a nerd), but it would be interesting to see.
I guess it's gonna have a teen cast.
Let's see where it goes, I guess?
The edit says “teenagers.”
This IS an Extreme Ghostbusters adaptation, isn’t it?
Depends on what they mean by "teenagers". The only people in the article linked to give actual target ages for casting are saying the "teenagers" will be around 12-13 years old.
So probably not.
Edited by TobiasDrake on Jan 18th 2019 at 8:15:42 AM
And then there was an edit that said they’d be older. This is all muddled.
I mean I know it’s not going to be a direct adaptation, but...who really knows at this point?
Edited by Beatman1 on Jan 18th 2019 at 10:28:14 AM
I haven't seen the reboot myself but the fact that they seem to be ignoring it doesn't sit well with me.
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