Sony’s still trying to win the fans over, and you can’t blame them for dumping the time and money into a production as epically massive as Ghostbusters. It’s a big film.
Early fan response to the idea in general, let alone the actual film, have been nothing less than gruesome. Fans hate the idea of an all-female cast, and to make things worse, when the trailer initially arrived it arrived to silence as opposed to laughter. It just wasn’t a very funny trailer, and even Melissa McCarthy agreed with that assessment. Aaaaannnnndddd – that was before it went on to become the most dis-liked film trailer in youtube history!
The cards are stacked against the film. Sony had better be trying hard to get us to theaters.
The new TV spot might do it for you and it might not. We’re going to have to wait a month to see just how many Haterade drinking, keyboard warriors snuck into the local cinema thinking they went there unseen.
Check out the newest teaser below.
Paul Feig directs from a script he co-wrote with Katie Dippold.
Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids), Melissa McCarthy (The Heat), Kate McKinnon (Life Partners), and Saturday Night Live veteran Leslie Jones star as our new ghost hunters while Chris Hemsworth will take on a new kind of character as he mans the headquarter phones. Neil Casey (Kroll Show), Andy Garcia (The Untouchables), Cecily Strong (Saturday Night Live), and Michael Kenneth Williams (RoboCop) fill out the focal cast. Matt Walsh (The Hangover), Pat Kiernan (Iron Man 3) and Charles Dance (Alien 3) also star. Cameos will include the original film’s stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts. Oh, and Ozzy Osbourne will pop up for a little fun, as well.
Ghostbusters haunts theaters on July 15, 2016.
Synopsis: Dead criminals from all eras of New York’s underbelly past have returned to roost among the living. Pilgrims, old-timey sailors, Revolutionary War spirits, and even a couple of zoot-suited gangsters are ready to take on four formidable female busters looking to rid the city of its phantasmic filth.