'Ghostbusters' Headed Back Into Theaters


This fall, there are plenty of great movies to look forward to. Surprisingly, the announcement that Ghostbusters would return to theaters in October means the sci-fi comedy classic just got bumped to the top of our list. Many of the movie’s fans were too young to see it in the theater initially, but even after all these years it feels like the movie could be a decent attraction during the Halloween season. There are few details, save for a brief posting on the movie’s Facebook page, which reads: “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!”

As Ain’t It Cool News points out, the impetus is surely so the studio can assess public interest in the Ghostbusters franchise as they continue trying to put together a Ghostbusters 3. The threequel has been in development for ages and seems to hinge largely on Bill Murray’s casual indifference to star in another adventure. Fans of the movie win because they get to see it, unaltered and unchanged — the word 3D was nowhere to be found — on the big screen. But if it does well, it means they lose because they’ll have to watch Egon, Spangler and Venkman pass the torch to Seth Rogan, Paul Rudd or whomever is the flavor of the moment. [via slashfilm]