In addition to a re-release of the original 1984 classic, Latino Review has details on how Jimmy Kimmel Live is bringing together the paranormal experts of new and old together for a Ghostbusters event for the ages. This is the one big chance for the world to see Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Annie Potts representing the original film, while at the same time seeing Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon plug the Paul Feig remake set to open this July. It’s a big event, for an undeniably big film.
Not only is the Ghostbusters reboot a big deal for fans of both Paul Feig and observers of classic film property reboots, it’s also a source of a sort of movie geek civil war. While some fans of the original are dead set against this new version of the spirit hunting classic, others are more encouraging about how Feig and his crew are busting the gender mold and bringing an all-female cast to the world of the famed franchise. In fact, the debate has gotten to such a fever pitch, that you can’t mention the subject without drawing some sort of fire.
However, controversy or not, the opportunity to see the old and new teams of Ghostbusters history is something that is pretty impressive. In fact, it could be the moment that fans from both contingents unify under one flag. Whether it’s a flag of approval or disapproval is left to be seen, but with both casts under one roof, the conversation could lead to a sort of handing of the torch between the factions. Under the best case scenario, this could be the moment where the tide turns in the favor of Paul Feig’s reboot; while under the worst, business at usual will reign.
We’ll see which side wins out when Ghostbusters opens in theaters on July 16th.