With the success of Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, it looks like Hollywood’s trying to cash in on ’80s nostalgia again, this time with a new Ghostbusters movie. Variety is reporting Columbia Pictures has hired “The Office” co-executive producers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky to pen a script for the film designed to bring back together the original cast of Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson. No word yet as to whether original director Ivan Reitman will be involved, or if the cast has agreed to commit.
I don’t really know how I feel about this. On the one hand, it’s cool to see all the stuff I grew up with popular again. But it also feels like too much time has elapsed for some of these movies to be made, especially with the original cast. Harrison Ford still did a decent job in the latest Indy movie, but let’s face it, he (and a lot of the rest of these guys) are getting a little too old to play these action stars. I know that Ghostbusters isn’t exactly an action flick, but there’s still a good bit of chasing and such. And of course, I’m terrified to see what kind of CGI mess they’ll come up with for Slimer: