"Ghostbusters" will hit the theaters this summer while Dan Aykroyd signs checks.
Entertainment Weekly's Jeff Labrecque exclusively reports in "'Ghostbusters' gets the call for theatrical re-release" that August will see "Ghostbusters" on the big screen for the first time since its release 30 years ago this week.
The film starred Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson and the late Harold Ramis as paranormal scientists slash exterminator battling the ghosts of New York City. Fans of the movie can't wait to see the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man lumbering around the city.
On Aug. 29, "Ghostbusters" will open in 700 theatres across the nation while Sony releases a 30th anniversary Blu-ray edition. Additionally, "Ghostbusters II" will put out a 25th anniversary edition Blu-ray. Bonus? Special features, like conversations between director Ivan Reitman and Akyroyd and deleted scenes, will be released on the first time on Blu-ray for the 1989 film.
Sony's promising a variety of collectable merchandise and special events for the anniversaries as well.
President of Sony's worldwide distribution Rory Bruer is thrilled with the release. “Ghostbusters is still one of our studio’s most beloved franchises." Both films play on television constantly and keep finding new audiences.
And since Bruer feels "lucky enough to work on the release of the film on its first run," the executive finds the latest news to be "a real thrill for me to see that it’s still connecting with audiences everywhere."
But that’s not all for “Ghostbuster” actor Dan Aykroyd.
During a stay in Mississippi while filming the James Brown bio-pic “Get On Up,” the Saturday Night Live alum became a reserve deputy for Hinds County.
And since being inducted, the star has put his money and fame to good use. Thursday, June 5, saw the county gain one more reserve unit needed to run the area successfully. The 2014 Dodge Charger’s purchase lays squarely at the Conehead actor’s hands when he signed the papers on the back of an officer.
He’s definitely taking the job seriously.
"If the police and the community do not work together ... there's no point in having a police force.” Going on, he describes his love for the region. “So it's my pleasure to come up here to this beautiful city of Jackson — architecturally beautiful, beautiful hearts in the people — and to help to defend its reputation and its safety."
Last night, Aykroyd raised money for the Medgar Ever Foundation and will continue throughout the week. On Saturday night, he’ll be jamming with Bobby Rush and considers the event the “highlight of my life.” Tickets are available at the coliseum or on www.ticketmaster.com.
The House of Blues is a love affair for the actor as it promotes the beauty of blues music and artists, saying “their records sold and concerts attended.”
Looks like Akyroyd’s not just chasing ghosts and saving New York City, anymore.
So, who you gonna call?