Thirty years ago, one of the most unforgettable comedies was released and everyone learned about “Stay-Puft Marshmallows.” Ghostbusters is a one of a kind gem, the likes of which no one has been able to replicate. Entertainment Weekly was able to get the ghost busting crew back together once again for an unforgettable reunion. Hit the jump for more details
It’s been thirty years since the release of the iconic paranormal-themed comedy and a lot has happened, recently. Many celebratory events and goings-on have been taking place with, quite possibly, the biggest news being director Paul Feig having announced to direct a Ghostbusters reboot.
The cast and crew member in attendance were Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Ackroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, and director Ivan Reitman. Yes, even the often elusive Bill Murray was present. However, Harold Ramis passed away earlier this year and Rick Moranis has been scarce in the entertainment industry since retiring from acting to live with his family, away from Hollywood, to focus on his music.
How was EW able to wrangle up all of the stars after such a long time apart?
“We called up the original Ghostbusters and convinced Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Ivan Reitman, Ernie Hudson, and Annie Potts to don the famous ghost logo once more as they shared stories about auditions, the Ghostbusters legacy, and the late Harold Ramis.”
Sounds simple enough.
Additionally, The Today Show teamed up with Entertainment Weekly and scored interviews with the guests featured in this special issue. Conducted by Al Roker, the Ghostbusters interview revealed a handful of scenes that were improvised, Bill Murray’s stance on the new Ghostbusters movie, and just what exactly Slimer’s slime was made from. After thirty years it seems like the popularity of Venkman, Spengler, Stanz, and Zeddmore has not waned.
Some of the other cast reunions in this issue included: The Fabulous Baker Boys, Mean Girls, and Sports Night.
The special issue of Entertainment Weekly will hit stands on Friday, November 14.
Source: Entertainment Weekly