Timmy’s Ghostbusters Movie Pitch!
With the new Ghostbusters Afterlife trailer dropping, and giving us a better look at what "Ghostbusters 3" is going to look like, and now the (spoiler) images of the Toys showing the returning members of the ghost bustin' gang, I am thrilled and super hyped for the release this Thanksgiving! I still think my original pitch for a ghostbusters movie could work, although, now it would just have to be the 4th installment (I'm not acknowledging the Ghostbusters: Answer The Call 2016 film, I'm sure many can understand why).
Why do I think I have the authority to pitch a Ghostbusters Film?
I don't, I just have mad love for the franchise! Ghostbusters was released on June 8, 1984 and becoming the second-highest-grossing movie of that year! I remember the thrill when my dad took my brother and I to the theater to see it. I've always loved the paranormal and love comedy and this movie had both. Yes, I was only 3 when we saw it, and a lot of jokes went over my head, and yes "the dogs" scared me, but making one of the big bad guys be a giant marshmallow man, was a great way to help me not have bad dreams later on that night. I remember getting in trouble for quoting Bill Murray's character Dr. Peter Venkman's line "yes, this man has no dick." whenever my mom would ask me the question "is this true?"
Timmy's Ghostbusters Pitch!
I first discussed the idea with my friends back in 2015, it (at the time, we knew the Answer The Call movie would be a reboot), could include the new film as well as set up a big cinematic universe with all sorts of different Ghostbuster teams all over the world! Dr. Ray Stantz (Dan Akroyd) is the main Ghostbuster left from the original ... Egon (Harold Ramis) has passed away, as has Dr. Peter Venkman (assuming Bill Murray doesn't want to be in the film -- or if he does he can be a ghost), Winston Zeddmore is now the head of a major prison (Ernie Hudson was in HBO's "Oz") or he's part of the Ghostbusters logistical division. Ray is now the head of the Ghostbusters ("GhostCorps") franchise, (which they did talk about in the first film back after Ray gets the loan for mortgaging his house).
Now there are all these solo "Ghostbuster" teams that do their own thing, but still check in with Dr. Stanz when needed. This can lead to an all-female team, as well as the new all-male cast, as well as whatever mix we need. Think of "CSI: Miami" with more Proton Packs. I have hopes that if I spread this idea enough it may happen, especially if Sony and Akroyd are teaming up to handle the franchise in real life. I don't want any credit, I just do not want my childhood to be rebooted AGAIN!
I think with the way Afterlife is going, this could possibly make for a 4th movie in the series. Judging by the new trailer, the kids along with original Ghostbusters save the day & the world, and renewed interest in the science allows for franchising! I know I was a little bummed that with the launch of Afterlife, ghostbusting have not been around in a while. I know I'm just tired of big franchises coming back and being on a "down" note when they're back... I.e. Star Wars with no more Jedi, even after Luke won in Return of the Jedi. Maybe I'm crazy for just wanting my heroes to keep doing well, even though we have not watched it!
No matter what, I'm pumped for the new film! Only a couple more months away until I can start jamming Ray Parker Jr. again! Look for the new film to be out in theaters only on November 11th, 2021!