The Ghostbusters: 25 Years Later
The Ghostbusters are celebrating their silver anniversary this year. The 1984 comedy cult classic starred an ensemble cast bringing the quirky paranormal experts/scientists to life including Bill Murray as the snarky womanizer, Peter Venkman; Dan Akroyd as the brainy yet naive Ray Stantz, Ernie Hudson as the no-nonsense hired gun Winston Zedmore; and Harold Ramis as the strictly scientific Egon Spengler.
2009 proposes to be the Year of the Ghostbuster with a 25th anniversary edition of the film being released on DVD and Blu Ray on June 16th and Atari’s Ghostbusters: The Video Game released on the same day. The premise of the video game is that New York is haunted once again and the Ghostbusters are taking on new recruits. The player gets to insert themself into the game as the newest member of the Ghostbusters’ team. A trailer for the game can be found here.
As a tie-in to the game, fans can send in their “video resumes” as to why they shoud be the new recruit for the Ghostbusters’ team. If you think you’ve got the stuff to wield a proton pack and collect gooey ectoplasm (“Great, Egon… Someone blows their nose and you want to keep it!) for paranormal studies, you can submit your video here: www.GhostbustersIsHiring.com
Additionally, a new film, Ghostbusters III has been proposed and is in the works. Dan Akroyd confirmed this and said the original cast will be reunited for the third installment. Although nothing is concrete yet, the Akroyd said he hopes that the film features an all-girl team of Ghostbusters for the older, male team to pass the torch to. Nothing is carved in stone yet, but we’ll keep you up to speed on developing details.
Til then, perfect your skills and get in uniform with a Ghostbusters costumes with officially licensed jumpsuits in shades of grey and tan, just like the ones worn by Venkman, Stanz, Spengler, and Zedmore. And even if the new crew of Ghostbusters are female, we’ve got you covered there, too with specially designed ladies’ Ghostbusters costumes with a sexy flair in a short jumpsuit style!
Whether or not Ray Parker, Jr. will be reviving his career with a new rendition of the classic theme song is still yet to be uncovered. Until then… “Who ya gonna cal!?”