The film’s official Facebook page has announced that the 1984 comedy classic will be returning to theaters.
Alright, Ghostbusters fans. It’s time to get your cats and dogs together and prepare for mass hysteria: This October, for the first time in over 25 years, the original and unforgettable Ghostbusters makes its triumphant return to theaters!
While there’s no indication if this is going to be one of those one-night-only events or if this is for an actual week or two limited run, my money is on the former.
Of course, those special screenings of older films are usually done in conjunction with some promotion. The recent screening of Scarface was to promote the film’s blu-ray release and featured the premier of some special features that would be on the high-def disc.
But with Ghostbusters already out on a rather nice blu-ray edition, what would the screening be used to promote? Aint It Cool is hypothesizing that the studio may be using it to gauge interest in the eternally in development Ghostbusters 3. But what if, and I am just connecting some dots that may be entirely unrelated, they are using the screening to make a surprise announcement concerning the threequel?
(Remember that back when The Blues Brothers screened at Radio City Music Hall as part of an event in 1998, Dan Aykroyd and John Goodman appeared in a pre-taped introduction to the film that was to announce the just-starting-production of Blues Brothers 2000.)
A Ghostbusters 3 film has been in development for quite some time now, with the hold-up to getting started seeming to be star Bill Murray. But even as recently as last month, Dan Aykroyd has been insistent that the film will get made, with or without Murray’s participation.
To rev up your positron slider for next month’s screening, here’s the film’s original trailer-