It’s not been a strategic drip feeding of information on the new Ghostbusters film, that’s for sure.
Plagued from the conclusion of Ghostbusters 2, it’s reboot has had every conceivable hurdle thrown at it in the past 25 years, so it makes sense that we hear about things very slowly as rumours are dismissed and confirmed and then hotly contested by fuckboys on message boards the world over.
But here are some things we now know for sure about the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot that have us almost totally convinced that the film will be every bit as good as we are imagining.
1. Paul Feig. First and foremost, he is the most exciting thing about this film. Many were disappointed when the films’ previous director Ivan Reitman forfeited directing duties but Feig is responsible for bringing us Bridesmaids and he’s also directed episodes of The Office, Arrested Development, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation and Mad Men and wrote for all-time greatest awkward teen drama Freaks and Geeks. It’s an impeccible CV. Watch him be really, really super charming in the video below.
2. Feig wants to make it as scary as possible and is actually aiming to make the ghosts legitimately terrifying. GQ reported last year that he’s aiming for “pants-shitting ghosts” in the film and is just as focused on the horror as the comedy. Brilliant.
3. Chris Hemsworth has a supporting role, but the best part is that he’s playing the group’s receptionist, a role almost exclusively occupied by female actresses in Hollywood blockbusters. My, what WILL the haters think?
4. Bill Murray agreed to cameo in the film after he worried all the speculation about his lack of involvement was going to completely derail what promises to be an excellent film. He told Vulture, “I really respect those girls. And then I started to feel like if I didn’t do this movie, maybe somebody would write a bad review or something, thinking there was some sort of disapproval [on my part]”. R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
Ghostbusters is scheduled for release on July 15, 2016 in the USA. No Australian release date has been set.