The ‘Ghostbusters‘ reboot didn’t warm the hearts of moviegoers or critics and was a stumbling point in what was meant to relaunch the franchise but director Paul Feig had big ideas if things had worked out differently. Specifically, he wanted to take the ‘Ghostbusters’ international if the movie hadn’t been so poorly received.
There are a variety of reasons people have panned the movie from gender swapping the main characters, to not being a true sequel to ‘Ghostbusters 2’ that fans were hoping for, to not being funny to some, to falling apart in the third act and leaving a bad taste in the mouth of viewers at the very end of the film. For whatever reason the audiences didn’t like it, the box office performance ended up being abysmal for what the studio was expecting and a follow up is unlikely to happen.
Had it though, Feig shares his idea for the sequel:
“I definitely wanted us to go to another country. Because when we were doing the press tour, the international press tour, every country the reporters would come with these drawings or artist renderings of that country’s ghosts. And every country has these really wild ghost stories and ghost characters that they scare kids with or keep people in line with. I really loved the idea of the Ghostbusters going to like Asia. Yeah, so there’s a lot of fun stuff that we could have done.”
I think that the team heading outside of New York alone would have been a hit and traveling to a major city in another country would have lead to new kinds of ghosts and humorous situations.
Would you have loved to see the ‘Ghostbusters’ go international instead of just staying in New York if the film had done better with audiences and at the box office? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Happy Sad Confused podcast