There’s no denying that we live in the age of nostalgia films. Now more than ever, Hollywood is tapping into our collective pasts and exploiting them for all they’re worth. This can bring amazing films like STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, and CREED, or not-so-amazing films like JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS (that’s right, I went there). While often times in today’s day, this results in yet another comic book movie hitting theaters, in this particular case, we have a reboot of one of the most beloved comedies of the 1980s: GHOSTBUSTERS.
Of course, you don’t need me to tell you that reaction to this reboot has been a mixed bag. Some are content to wait to see what the film has in store, while others are quick to write it off for a number of reasons, be it that it’s female-led, or that they just don’t want their beloved GHOSTBUSTERS to be tainted. Either way, the film is on its way later this year, and as a result, it’s been inevitable that marketing would kick it up a notch.
Sony has now kicked things off with the relaunch of GHOSBUSTERS.COM, a website that’s obviously all about GHOSTBUSTERS, old and new. This launch seems to be just in time for the Super Bowl, and all arrows seem to be pointing at them getting out either a teaser or a trailer of sorts.
GHOSTBUSTERS is directed by Paul Feig (who gave us the hilarious SPY), with the script written by Feig and Kate Dippold (who wrote THE HEAT as well as several PARKS AND RECREATION episodes. The film stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon as the titular Ghostbusters.
The synopsis for the GHOSTBUSTERS reboot is as follows:
“Thirty years after the original film took the world by storm, Ghostbusters is back and fully rebooted for a new generation. Director Paul Feig combines all the paranormal fighting elements that made the original franchise so beloved with a cast of new characters, played by the funniest actors working today. Get ready to watch them save the world this summer!”
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SOURCE: Sony Pictures