When Chris Sharp asked if he could play Ray Stantz played by Dan Ackroyd one of the original Ghostbusters about six weeks ago, I thought it should be reasonably straight forward to organise the shoot however Chris has a really busy work schedule so it took longer to meet up than expected however the resulting image shot on Millennium Bridge in Hull was well worth the wait.
Ghostbusters is a 1984 American supernatural comedy film directed and produced by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. The film stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd and Ramis as three eccentric parapsychologists who start a ghost-catching business in New York City. Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis co-star as a client and her neighbor, and Ernie Hudson as the Ghostbusters’ first recruit.
Georgina Garton got in touch with me about playing Melissa McCarthy (Abby Yates) in Ghostbusters: Answer the Call she suggested Ye Olde White Harte Hull’s most haunted and historically significant pub as a venue. Little did she realise that we would be dealing with real ghosts on the shoot!
Ghostbusters (alternatively known as Ghostbusters: Answer the Call and marketed as such on home release) is a 2016 American-Australian supernatural action comedy horror film directed by Paul Feig. Written by Feig and Katie Dippold, the film stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth. It is the third feature film in the Ghostbusters franchise and serves as a reboot to the previous films about four women who start a ghost-catching business in New York City.
A third Ghostbusters film had been in the various stages of development following the release of Ghostbusters II in 1989. As a result of original cast member Bill Murray’s refusal to commit to the project and the death of fellow cast member Harold Ramis in 2014, Sony decided to reboot the series. Much of the original film’s cast make cameo appearances in new roles. The announcement of the female-lead cast in 2015 drew a polarized response from the public and Internet backlash.