With Dan Aykroyd dropping his truth about last year’s “Ghostbusters” reboot, now it’s time for franchise co-founder Ivan Reitman to weigh in. Unlike his partner in all things comically supernatural, Reitman isn’t here to kick Paul Feig‘s movie, but is instead looking to the future. And because we live in a world where #branding is key for almost every major cinematic property, the idea being tossed around is to take “Ghostbusters” global.
In an interview with Super News Live, Reitman shared his vision for the franchise, and it’s not bad one, as he sees “Ghostbusters” teams in all corners of the globe, fighting spectres that are unique to their setting.
“What we’ve been doing a lot of is thinking about the franchise rights for ‘Ghostbusters.’ Because ‘Ghostbusters,’ that idea doesn’t have to just take place in New York, it can happen over the world. I think it would be really cool to see Korean ghosts or Chinese ghosts. All those great traditions in the world have all these tales and things those people are afraid of. To have a sort of local group of Ghostbusters that tie with the head office in New York would be fun,” he said.
Again, that’s an interesting concept both creatively and financially (global box office receipts are more important than ever), so it’ll be curious to see how that develops. As for the proton pack heroes of the current films, Reitman wants to see them actually come together (as you’ll recall, the original cast of “Ghostbusters” cameoed in the reboot, but as different characters).
“We’re doing a lot of work about where do we go next with ‘Ghostbusters.’ I think one thing that fans have clearly wanted, and so did I, that somehow we tie the worlds together. I think it was a little awkward that it wasn’t connected, and we certainly heard a lot from everybody out there. So I would definitely want to connect to all of that,” Reitman shared.
Thoughts? Let us know in the comments section. Check out the full interview below. [via Super News Live]