Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) (also known as Ghostbusters: Answer The Call)  is a movie directed and co-written by Paul Feig that restarts the franchise with an origin story featuring a team of female Ghostbusters. It released on July 15, 2016.
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Title Unknown - 2014 (Paul Feig and Katie Dippold collaboration)
On August 2, 2014, it was reported Paul Feig was Sony Pictures' first choice for the director. Allegedly, the film will be a reboot focusing on female Ghostbusters. The script would be reportedly written from scratch. No formal negotiations have took place yet.
On September 2, 2014, Ivan Reitman confirmed he met with Feig. Reitman said he would still be producing the new movie.
On October 8, 2014, Paul Feig tweeted he was officially the director and would co-write with Katie Dippold. Sony confirmed through Twitter as well.
Feig tweeted it was official and he would be the director and co-write with past collaborator Katie Dippold. He reiterated female Ghostbusters would be involved. In an interview later in the day, Feig revealed he was contacted by Sony and Ivan Reitman a number of months ago (from March 31 to May 31, 2014) when he was in Budapest shooting his new movie "Spy". When he returned to the States, Feig had lunch with Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal. Over the next few days, he thought of an all female cast and setting the story in the present where the existence of ghosts aren't credible. The movie would be a restart and an origin story. When asked on the connection to the two movies, Feig said there will be nods and cameos in some part but currently 'everything is up for grabs'. At San Diego Comic Con, in July, Feig and his producing partner Jessie Henderson met with Katie Dippold and talked Ghostbusters. Currently, there is a rough rough outline - 'what the basic characters to do', 'the world' and 'what the rules of the world are'.
On December 10, 2014, Rebel Wilson confirmed she had a meeting with Feig but would consider a role after seeing the finished script.
On December 11, 2014, Jennifer Lawrence admitted she had dinner with Feig but it is unclear if it was a social engagement, general meeting, or for Ghostbusters specifically. Lawrence seemed to imply she wasn't up for a role, "I had dinner with him... I will never cross streams." 
On December 12, 2014, in light of the Sony hacking incident, some alleged discussions about Ghostbusters were revealed. David Steinberg, the head of the Sony's legal department, allegedly discussed "aggressive litigation" strategy against Bill Murray and alternatives, such as seeking someone else, with general counsel Leah Weil. In an October 8, 2013 email between Ivan Reitman and co-chair Amy Pascal, they are looking for a 'clever way to connect the movie to the original franchise so that we can use all the assets and everything that is great about the original franchise' and listed Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Melissa McCarthy, Amy Schumer, and Lizzy Caplan as actors who have already expressed interest in a role.
On January 9, 2015, Melissa McCarthy was said to be in early talks but her busy schedule could prevent her from taking on a role. Jillian Bell and Cecily Strong were also reported to be meeting with Paul Feig soon. Shooting for the movie is supposedly set for June 2015.
On January 15, 2015, Feig confirmed the story would take place in New York and there will be "fun nods to the old movie." 
On January 27, 2015, it was reported in Melissa McCarthy signed on and Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones are in negotiations with Sony. Sony Pictures released a tentative release date of July 22, 2016.
On February 17, 2015, Dan Aykroyd confirmed he was an Executive Producer on the film.
On February 18, 2015, Dan Aykroyd, while on Unmasked with Ron Bennington on Sirius XM, revealed he would be making contributions to the script.
On March 9, 2015, it was reported the movie would be part of a shared universe continuity that would lead up to a team up movie like "Marvel's The Avengers." 
On April 20, 2015, it was reported the budget under the Tom Rothman era was cut from Amy Pascal's original $169 million to $154 million. Allegedly, Paul Feig made adjustments to the script to cut costs, Melissa McCarthy is being paid $14 million, and Feig just north of $10 million.
On June 5, 2015, Dan Aykroyd, while at the American Film Institute's 43rd Life Achievement Award ceremony the previous night, revealed he read a script for the movie.
On June 10, 2015, it was reported Chris Hemsworth joined the cast as the receptionist. Paul Feig confirmed the casting on his Twitter account.
On June 29, 2015, Paul Feig posted a photo of the Ghostbusters' uniforms.
On June 30, 2015, Paul Feig posted a photo of a Proton Pack.
On July 4, 2015, Paul Feig provided photos and measurements of a Particle Thrower.
On July 5, 2015, Paul Feig provided a photo and measurements of a Proton Pack.
On July 6, 2015, it was reported Michael K. Williams was in talks to join the supporting cast. It was also reported Andy Garcia was cast as the Mayor of New York, Matt Walsh as Rourke, anchor Pat Kiernan as himself, and Williams' character was named Hawkins. Paul Feig posted a photo of a Proton Pack with parts labeled.
On July 7, 2015, it was reported Neil Casey was cast as a villain named Rowan. Paul Feig posted a photo of the Ecto-1. He followed up and posted the rear of the new Ecto-1.
On July 8, 2015, it was reported the Proton Pack was on display at the Mattel booth at San Diego Comic Con.
On July 10, 2015, Paul Feig tweeted the four Ghostbusters in their jumpsuits and wearing their Proton Packs in front of the new Ecto-1.
On July 14, 2015, it was rumored Dan Aykroyd will have a cameo in the movie as a taxi cab driver who says the iconic "I ain't afraid of no ghosts" credo to Kristen Wiig's character and she points out he said a double negative. The scene was allegedly filmed on the night of July 13. It was reported Dan Aykroyd confirmed as much on his Facebook account saying "ON SET OF GHOSTBUSTERS SHOOTING MY SCENE WITH THE FUNNY AND BEAUTIFUL KRISTEN WIIG. LADY GB'S are adorable, beautiful,..." but the post was since removed.
On July 29, 2015, in an interview, Paul Feig stated there will "eerie, pants-shitting ghosts as the anchor of the film" and little CGI as possible will be used. The tone of the movie will be a "realistic workplace-comedy vibe." An anecdote reveals he "spent seven hours sampling colors with Popsicle sticks and hollering orders to a crew of slime day-laborers who firehosed batches out of custom nozzles, sprayers, and pumps—all in an effort to test out spectral "dispersal patterns." His top three slimes moved on to a screen test, where they were dumped on heads and flung against walls while he rolled tape. The result is one secret formula ("tapioca flour!" is all he'll offer) but a variety of thicknesses." 
On July 31, 2015, Luci Romberg confirmed she will be Melissa McCarthy's stunt double. It is her fourth time doubling for McCarthy.
On August 5, 2015, on a list of films planned through 2019, Sony revealed the release date for Ghostbusters was moved up one week to July 15.
On August 8, 2015, it was rumored Bill Murray arrived late this week in Boston to reportedly film a role.
On August 21, 2015, at 2:26 pm, Chris Hemsworth tweeted he finished filming his parts in the movie.
On August 31, 2015, Bill Murray admitted Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy's involvement in the film and Paul Feig had influence on him to appear in the movie. It was a decision that ate at him for years. He also wanted to make sure it was known he approved of the movie and appearing on it would cement that.
On September 20, 2015, it was rumored Annie Potts would cameo as a hotel clerk.
On September 25, 2015, Paul Feig confirmed Sigourney Weaver would make an appearance in the movie.
On October 7, 2015, in an interview, Rick Moranis confirmed he declined an offer to cameo in the movie citing he's 'very picky' and didn't see much sense in 'one day of shooting on something I did 30 years ago.' 
On November 5, 2015, it was reported some easter eggs and callbacks included Slimer, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, and P.K.E. Meters.
On November 12, 2015, a logline for the movie was reported. It read, "With paranormal activity on the rise, a Columbia University academic, her ghost-chasing friend, the friend’s business partner, and an MTA employee join forces to bust ghosts and save New York." 
On December 9, 2015, it was reported Charles Dance has a role in the movie.
On January 11, 2016, during an appearance on Hollywood Today Live, Annie Potts remained cryptic about a possible cameo in the movie. Potts only said, "That could be true."  Charles Dance commented his character is a straight man to the Ghostbusters and neither a hero nor villain - the character "just doesn't understand and appreciate the whole Ghostbusting thing. He is English as well." 
On January 15, 2016, equipment props from the movie were present at a Rocket Licensing event.
On February 23, 2016, Ernie Hudson confirmed he has a cameo in the movie as well as Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts. The cameos are in different points in the movie.
On February 25, 2016, Michael K. Williams confirmed he plays a FBI agent working for the Mayor of New York City. He is tasked with helping to cover up paranormal activity as a 'flash in the sky.' He confirmed doing a scene with Slimer.
On March 5, 2016, Andrew Shaffer confirmed the Higgins Science Institute will be explored in the movie.
On March 9, 2016, it was reported during the trailer screening, Paul Feig confirmed a scheduling conflict was the reason Jennifer Lawrence was briefly considered for the cast - the shooting schedule of the movie and the shooting schedule of X-Men: Apocalypse.
On April 11, 2016, Adam Ray announced he is the voice of Slimer.
On May 5, 2016, Paul Feig appeared on an episode of Yes Have Some Podcast. He confirmed Harold Ramis' daughter, son, and grandson will have cameos in the movie.
On July 9, 2016, it was reported from the live cast of the movie premiere that Robin Shelby provided the voice of Slimette.
The codename for the movie is Flapjack. Principal photography started on June 18, 2015 in Boston and ended on September 19, 2015 in New York City.
On January 15, 2015, Feig confirmed filming would take place in New York.
On February 13, 2015, it was reported pre-production was already underway and a good part of the movie would be filmed in Boston. Filming would start in the spring.
On March 5, 2015, it was reported some filming would take place in Boston and sets were already in the process of being constructed.
On March 17, 2015, in an interview, Fieg revealed interiors will be filmed in Boston and a number of exteriors will be filmed in New York.
On May 6, 2015, it was reported shooting was scheduled to start in the "coming days" and Paul Feig was already in Boston prepping to start.
On June 16, 2015, it was reported filming in Boston would start during the week. A section of the financial district will be closed for three nights while filming an "epic ghost invasion of Manhattan." Slimer will allegedly appear. Cameos by Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray are still in the air.
On June 17, 2015, Paul Feig posted a tweet and implied filming would start on Thursday June 18.
Filming started on June 18, 2015 and is set to end in mid-September 2015.
There will be filming at the former Everett High School at 538 to 548 Broadway from:
June 18 to 19
June 22 to 23
Part of the Broadway Plaza in Malden, Massachusetts will be used for talent and production trailers and staff parking from June 17 to June 23.
Prep and wrap days at Broadway from Maple Avenue to Pleasant Street 7 am to 7 pm on:
June 4 to 5
June 8 to 12
June 15 to 17
June 24 to 26
Shoot days will take place at:
Broadway from Maple Avenue to Pleasant Street 5 am to 9 pm on
June 18 to June 19
June 22 to June 23
Linden Street from Maple Avenue to Pleasant Street 5 am to 9 pm on
June 18 to June 19
June 22 to June 23
Pleasant Street from Broadway to Private Alley 5 am to 9 pm on
June 18 to June 19
June 22 to June 23
On the shoot days June 18 to 19 and June 22 to 23, Linden Street traffic becomes one way traffic towards Hancock Street. There is some traffic control on Broadway on June 18. Everett Police Department officers will be present on shoot days.
From about July 7 to July 10, a building at the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Essex Street, Boston, MA 02111 was dressed as a Chinese restaurant.
On July 11, filming moved to High Street, between Oliver Street and Franklin Street.
Leased in June to Columbia and as early as July 27, a crew built a set on a runway left over from SouthField's previous life as the South Weymouth Naval Air Station. An old 32,000-square-foot aircraft hangar will also be used. It will be used for a green-screen stage and special effects photography during Boston filming.
On August 14, 2015, The Castle at Boston University was dressed as the "Historic Aldridge Mansion Museum" for filming on August 17.
On August 26, 2015, filming took place at the Ames Mansion at Borderland State Park from Tuesday August 25 to Friday August 28.
On June 18, 2015, set photos from Boston began emerging of Kristen Wiig going to the former Everett High School dressed as Bronx Kuyper Middle School. The school's exterior was draped with banners that read "Higgs Science Institute." A taxicab dressed as a New York City taxi cab was seen. Wiig walked past two people brawling. Paul Feig was also seen. Melissa McCarthy and Kate McKinnon were also seen in filming in costume.
On June 20, 2015, amateur footage published on June 19 recorded exterior filming of Melissa McCarthy and Kate McKinnon's characters hailing a cab and Kristen Wiig's character sends them off with a short line.
On June 30, 2015, Melissa McCarthy was seen in a jumpsuit and Kristen Wiig was wearing a Proton Pack in civies.
On July 7, 2015, the new Ecto-1 was spotting at a building at the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Essex Street, Boston, MA 02111. It was dressed as a Chinese restaurant.
On July 8, 2015, filming continued at the Chinatown set. Leslie Jones was sighted filming. Along with Ghostbusters branded motorcycles. Amateur footage was taken of Kate McKinnon driving the Ecto-1. One of her punking Kristen Wiig and another picking up Melissa McCarthy and Leslie Jones. Also seen on set were Honda motorcycles with the license plate "Ecto-2" 
On July 9, 2015, all four actors were seen in jumpsuits.
On July 10, 2015, a blond stuntman in a jumpsuit appeared to be possessed by a ghost and drove off on the Ecto-2 bike. Kate McKinnon's stunt double was seen dangled out the window of headquarters and saved by Leslie Jones after Melissa McCarthy fails to hold on. Ecto-1 soon leaves headquarters. In another scene, Michael K Williams and Matt Walsh arrive in black suits from a black SUV and take the Ghostbusters with them after they finish talking to police officers.
On July 15, 2015, a set piece resembling New York's 50 Street subway stop with a green screen was spotted in Somerville's Union Square. Filming was scheduled at Batterymarch Street and Milk Street from 7 pm to 5 am.
On August 6, 2015, it was reported Ozzy Osburne was at Boston's Citi Wang Theatre, portraying the frontman of a metal band in the "Rock Revenge Fest featuring Ozzy Osbourne" as part of a "12 Hour Marathon of Metal." On July 27 to 31, the Citi Wang Theatre was dressed as the Stonebrook Theatre.
On August 17, 2015, photos of Chris Hemsworth in a jumpsuit riding an Ecto-2 was taken.
On August 26, 2015, filming took place at the Ames Mansion at Borderland State Park from Tuesday August 25 to Friday August 28. Location manager Charlie Harrington hinted it is a major location in the movie and the Ghostbusters go there on a call to bust a ghost. Sigourney Weaver was rumored to be involved in the scenes being filmed.
On September 15, 2015, filming started at the Stonehurst estate in Waltham.
On July 15, 2016, Luci Romberg posted a photo of her with McCarthy doing splits on the Times Square set surrounded by the actors portraying the ghosts.
On April 17, 2017, call sheets for Day 39 and Day 44 of filming were posted. Day 39 of 64 of principal photography took place on August 9, 2015. Crew call was at 8:30 am and shooting call was at 9:30 am. Scene 57 and 58 were filmed of when Kevin tells the Ghostbusters that Martin Heiss is there to see them to Erin lets Mayhem out of the Trap at the first headquarters. The cast present was McCarthy, Wiig, McKinnon, Jones, Casey, Hemsworth, Michael Kenneth Williams, Bill Murray, Karan Soni, and Pat Kiernan. Day 44 of 64 of principal photography took place on August 14, 2015. Crew call was at 9 am and shooting call was at 10 am. Scene 97, the Ghostbusters confront Rowan-possessed-Kevin in the Mercado lobby, was filmed at Norwood. The cast present was McCarthy, Wiig, McKinnon, Jones, Casey, Hemsworth, Michael Kenneth Williams, Karan Soni, and Brian Baumgartner.
On September 10, 2015, it was reported filming will take place in Tribeca at Church Street and Duane Street on Saturday, September 12.
On September 12, 2015, the Ecto-1 cars and Ecto-2 were seen on Chambers Street between Church and Broadway. Kristen Wiig was seen driving Ecto-1. Filming also took place in Midtown over the weekend. Ecto-1 was seen in front of the Surrogate's Court at 31 Chambers Street.
On September 13, 2015, before 9:30 am, the Ecto-1 was seen south of Central Park by P.J. Carney's on 7th Avenue between W 58th Street and W 57th Street. A few minutes later, it was seen on West 58th Street, passing the intersection with 8th Avenue.
On September 15, 2015, Ecto-1 was seen in Morningside Heights by Columbia University's Alfred Lerner Hall at 2920 Broadway.
On September 19, 2015, at 1:26 pm, Paul Feig tweeted principal photography had wrapped. He posted a photo by the firehouse used in the New York shoots of the original movies. It was reported Ernie Hudson appeared on set to shoot his cameo.
On September 9, 2015, Paul Feig hinted a teaser should be released by the end of the year.
On October 28, 2015, in an interview, it was noted Ivan Reitman was going to see a cut of the movie sometime within the next two weeks.
On November 4, 2015, in an interview, Paul Feig confirmed he finished his first edit of the movie on Monday. From a prior interview conducted during filming in Boston, there were New York hotel lobby and subway sets. Much of the film was shot with practical effects but there will be some CGI. Chris Gethard shot at least scene but it might not make the final cut. Gethard's character was punched by a Ghostbuster. Feig confirms he shot in digital because he needed the long takes and during filming, he sent by "French hours" or 10 hour days with no lunch.
On March 7, 2016, Paul Feig revealed the movie is still in editing and post but he is just getting ready to test screen a version.
On May 2, 2016, it was reported a scheduled day-and-a-half of reshoots in downtown Los Angeles concluded in the morning.
On May 3, 2016, Melissa McCarthy was seen at the downtown LA set on May 1 sporting a protective vest, leg pads and pink elbow pads over a purple tunic and harem pants. McCarthy was seen on a rig with a Proton Pack and being flown through mid-air. Kristen Wiig was also sighted Monday.
On May 12, 2016, it was reported Sigourney Weaver's cameo was removed from a previous edit and was then put back in the final cut. She was initially cut due to the scene not being essential to the story. There allegedly have been a lot of recuts, editing, different edits, re-edits and story alterations in recent weeks. One scene involving a musical number was cut because it wasn't working out.
On May 22, 2016, Paul Feig tweeted two screenings of the movie were conducted for the day.
On May 24, 2016, Kristen Wiig did an ADR session.
On May 29, 2016, Dan Akyroyd saw a test screening of the movie.
On June 7, 2016, Dan Aykroyd saw the completed movie with Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson.
On June 23, 2016, Paul Feig mentioned he was involved in press screenings all week.
On July 5, 2016, Paul Feig, in an interview, noted the run time of the first cut was 4 hours and 15 minutes.
On July 6, 2016, Patton Oswalt confirmed he saw an early screening of the movie and there is a post-credits scene.
On June 4, 2017, Dan Aykroyd stated Paul Feig spent $30 to 40 million on reshoots but Sony refuted the number and claimed it was $3 to 4 million. Aykroyd also noted Feig didn't shoot scenes that were suggested to him that others felt were going to be needed because he didn't think they were needed, then test screenings proved they were needed, and he went back and did reshoots.
On February 2, 2016, Paul Feig announced the first full trailer will release at the end of the month.
On February 13, 2016, Sony Pictures released a 28-second teaser trailer reciting "Who Ya Gonna Call?" amid footage of police and national guard gathering in New York City. The full trailer was stated to be set for release on March 3.
On March 2, 2016, Paul Feig revealed the trailer will be posted at 6 am PST/9 am EST/1400 GMT.
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On July 13, 2016, it was reported Ghostbusters would not be screened in China because "it's not really that attractive to Chinese audiences" and "Most of the Chinese audience didn't see the first and second movies, so they don't think there's much market for it." It was speculated the reason was because of one of China's official censorship guidelines that technically prohibits movies that "promote cults or superstition." 
On July 15, 2016, it was reported the movie cost $144 million to make and $140 million was spent on marketing.
On July 20, 2016, it was reported a Sony representative denied the $144 million budget - claiming it was absolutely wrong and completely overinflated.
On November 2, 2016, it was reported that LSC Film Corp. pulled its financial backing, 25% of the budget, a month before the movie went into production.
On June 23, 2016, it was reported the movie was tracking to earn $40-$50 million on its debut weekend.
On July 15, 2016, it was reported the Thursday opening garnered $3.4 million.
On July 16, 2016, it was reported the movie would earn $46.5 million in the opening weekend. Friday earnings were $17.2 million. It was also reported Sony's recent estimates had been in the $38-40 million range while rivals estimated it would be between $45-50 million.
On July 20, 2016, it was reported on comments from Sony during box-office press calls on Sunday morning. Josh Greenstein, president of worldwide marketing and distribution, commented, "We have successfully restarted an important brand." It was also reported Sony insiders claim the break even amount is $300 million instead of the reported $375 million to $400 million figures. Ghostbusters garnered first place in the U.K. with $6.1 million and in Australia with $3.7 million.
On July 25, 2016, it was reported the movie earned $21.6 million in its second weekend and its total U.S. take was $86.8 million. Combined with overseas, the current total is reportedly $122 million.
On August 10, 2016, it was reported Sony was taking a $70 million loss with a total domestic gross of $117 million and total gross of $180 million, with foreign markets added, as of August 7. A Sony representative did dispute the loss calculation saying "multiple revenue streams, including consumer products, gaming, location-based entertainment, continued international rollout, and huge third-party promotional partnerships that mitigated costs, the bottom line, even before co-financing, is not remotely close to the number" being reported.
Mattel will offer blind bag figures, a board game, collectible figures, and an Ecto-1. In each blind bag figure pack there will be a piece of a particular character. If a consumer buys all four figures, they can assemble a separate ghost. The figures will be made to fit in the Ecto-1. LEGO is involved, Funko will do figures through their Pop! Vinyl line and Rubie's is making costumes.
On January 6, 2016, Paul Feig also confirmed Diamond Select in addition to Mattel and Funko and estimated over 20 figures in all styles and sizes. The action figures have been in production for months.
On January 7, 2016, Paul Feig posted a photo of Mattel's 6" prototype action figures of Abby, Erin, Jillian, and Patty.
On February 1, 2016, Retail Merchandiser magazine previewed some of the merchandise, including the Mattel action figures set for release in July, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing's book tie-ins, the Proton Pack and Wand kit, and the Ghosts from our Past book. New products mentioned are Hybrid and Fab NY adapting scenes from the movie into T-shirts and backpacks, high end replica Proton Packs for adult collectors, and NKOK making an RC car recreating a scene from the movie.
On February 5, 2016, the LEGO set was previewed. It will be available July 1 for $59.99.
On February 12, 2016, FUNKO figures of the four Ghostbusters, Kevin, the Icon Ghost, and an unnamed ghost were previewed at Toy Fair 2016. They are set for release in May.
On February 14, 2016, photos of Mattel's 6" inch figures were posted including the four Ghostbusters, Rowan's Ghost, and a red demonic entity.
On February 15, 2016, photos of Mattel's children's Proton Pack, the red demonic entity is named Mayhem, Slimer, and a look at Ecto Minis packs. "Pixel Dan" Eardley posted a 2-minute 10 second video of a Mattel representative talking about merchandise at the Toy Fair 2016. If you collect all 4 6" Ghostbusters, you can build Rowan, the new bad guy in the movie. The toy particle thrower has a compartment for the mini figures. It can project an image of the figure onto walls. The three pack of Ecto Minis comes with one exclusive figure. But they can also be bought in blind bags.
On April 7, 2016, it was reported the FUNKO press release released on April 6 indicated Rowan is "a convicted murderer who turns into a ghost after his execution is hit by a supercharged electrical storm. This gives him the power to raise an army of other ghosts." 
On May 16, 2016, it was reported a soundtrack would release on July 8, 2016.
On June 8, 2016, it was reported Ghostbusters Story Pack #71242 of the Lego Dimensions video game will star Abby Yates and the rest of the team in 6 levels reliving the movie. The LEGO Toy Pad can be customized with the Zhu's Chinese Restaurant gateway build and unlock a brand new Ghostbusters Adventure World and exclusive Battle Arena.
On June 21, 2016, Playmobil announced they will release a toy line based on the movie and posted a short teaser video that features an animated Ghostbuster capturing the Playmobil logo.
On July 22, 2016, Mattel reported strong early sales for its line of toys based on the movie from both boys and girls. The sales figures at the top retailers in the country have exceeded expectations. Action figures, character mini-figures, the Ecto-1, and the Proton Pack are all selling well.
On June 2, 2016, RCA released an announcement about the movie soundtrack. The "Ghostbusters: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" will be for sale on July 15 through RCA Records. Elle King's single "Good Girls" will be available on June 3 from all digital providers. "Good Girls" was written by Elle King and Dave Bassett and produced by Bassett. Other artists on the soundtrack include G-Eazy ft. Jeremih, 5 Seconds of Summer, Pentatonix, WALK THE MOON, Fall Out Boy ft. Missy Elliott, and Wolf Alice. The movie score will release on July 8.
On "Conan" season 5 episode 112, originally aired on July 8, 2015, there was a skit called "Wolverine Auditions" that centered on the search to find the next actor to portray Wolverine after Hugh Jackman retires from the role. At the 2:10 to 2:30 mark, actor-comedian Kristen Schaal shows up covered in green Ectoplasm and dressed in a homemade suit wearing a homemade Proton Pack to audition for Ghostbusters.
Home Entertainment Releases
On August 30, 2016, Sony announced the digital release is September 27 and the physical release of the 4K Blu-ray/3D Blu-ray and Blu-ray will be on October 11. Extended cut is 133 minutes and theatrical is 116. There will be "more than 60 minutes of additional extended and alternate scenes with the Ultraviolet download." Blu-ray and 4k front covers and special features listing also included. The first deleted scene was previewed, introducing Erin's sort-of-boyfriend Phil portrayed by Justin Kirk.
On January 28, 2017, the movie made its premium cable debut on the Starz channel. It was also available to stream and download on the companion Starz App on the same day. The movie was shown in 1.78:1 (16:9 fullscreen) but the end credits were in the 2.40:1 (16:9 letterbox) aspect ratio.
The FX channel bought the rights to broadcast Ghostbusters, as reported on August 9, 2016. It premiered on the channel on August 25, 2018.
The movie premiered on the Freeform cable channel on October 24, 2020 as part of Freeform's "31 Nights of Halloween" annual programming event.
On July 17, 2016, Sony's president of worldwide distribution Rory Bruer commented on a sequel saying, "While nothing has been officially announced yet, there's no doubt in my mind it will happen." 
On July 18, 2016, in an interview, Ivan Reitman confirmed all the repercussions of the movie have been discussed included the end credit teaser. In an interview, Feig confirmed he had a story in mind, he would be open to do a sequel, and hinted "I might go to some other places too."
On July 20, 2016, in an interview, Katie Dippold was asked if she talked about sequel yet. She answered, "I am being real careful. There are directions that I think would be really fun to go in, but I can't even allow myself to think like that… I just can't let myself think that far ahead. I just hope people can enjoy this. Just stop there and then see."
On October 11, 2016, in an interview posted, Feig confirmed a sequel was talked about during production and he has a lot of ideas for it but admits they're all still recovering from production on the first.
On September 5, 2018, on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Paul Feig revealed one idea for the sequel was to take the team to another country and credits the international press tour for influencing that.
On November 13, 2018, during The Big Interview with Dan Rather, Dan Aykroyd revealed the movie going over budget closed the door on prospects for a sequel.
On July 18, 2017, a five issue mini series titled "Ghostbusters: Answer The Call" was announced and expands on the world of the 2016 movie. The creative team consists of writer Kelly Thompson and artist Corin Howell. The first issue releases in October 2017, is titled "What Dreams May Come, Part 1!" and the story starts off as a routine call to get rid of a Class 3 ghost but the team stumbles upon a frightening Class 7 specter.
On February 22, 2018, to celebrate the upcoming eight issue maxi series titled "Ghostbusters: Crossing Over", Tom Waltz posted Virtual Trading Card #2 of 50, Jillian Holtzmann. It revealed the dimension occupied by the Answer The Call Ghostbusters was designated "80-C". Erin Gilbert's was #7 and released on March 13, 2018. Patty Tolan's was #14 and released on April 5, 2018. Abby Yates' was #18 on April 19, 2018.
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Paul Feig first met with Katie Dippold about the movie at San Diego Comic Con 2014 near the Guardians of the Galaxy space-pod in the Marvel section.
Feig and Dippold starting writing the script in October 2014. They disconnected from their Internet and also kept up the Halloween decorations after the holiday to enhance the mood.
Paul Feig wanted to do a reboot instead of a sequel in part because he didn't want the new team to be handed the technology and be taught how to use them. He wanted to see it developed from the start.
Feig came close to setting the movie in Boston instead of New York City but ultimately decided against it because he thought Ghostbusters was such a 'New York story.' 
The first cut of the movie, done by the editor, was 4 hours and 15 minutes. Feig's first cut was 3 hours and 30 minutes. The theatrical cut ended up being 1 hour and 56 minutes. The extended cut on the home entertainment release is 2 hours and 13 minutes.
There was about 1600 visual effects shots total.
Worked on: Ghosts of Times Square Past, Slimer, Possessed Parade Floats, and Proton Pack test in alley
Worked on: Mayhem, Stonebrook Theatre, Proton Pack test in alley, Barrier Breaker Machine activated, Gertrude, Mirror Ghouls, Ghosts of Times Square Past, and Subway Rat Ghosts
Worked on: Proton Pack alley test, Electrocuted Ghost, Proton Box, and Seward Street Subway Station
Worked on: Mercado Hotel exterior and interior, Slimer, Rowan Ghost, Lady Slimer, Ecto-1 joyride, the Vortex
The late Harold Ramis' wife, children, and grandchildren were on set for two "super-emotional" days.
The Aldridge Mansion Museum shares many similarities with the Merchant's House Museum at 29 East Fourth Street:
Built in the 19th century and preserved intact:
The Merchant's House Museum is the only 19th century family home in New York City preserved intact, both inside and out, and the only historic house museum in the Greenwich Village/Soho/NoHo neighborhoods.
The Aldridge Mansion Museum is New York's oldest private home and museum. It was built in the 19th century on the Upper West Side at 72nd Street.
The Tor novel has an alternate location and mentions the Aldridge was called the jewel of the West Village in Greenwich.
Sold by the original owner:
The Merchant's House Museum was sold to Seabury Tredwell.
The Aldridge Mansion Museum was sold to someone who discovered Gertrude Aldridge's corpse in the basement.
A daughter named Gertrude who died alone in the house and now her ghost haunts the museum.
Seabury Tredwell's eldest child was named Gertrude.
Sir Aldridge's eldest daughter was named Gertrude.
A giant rig was used for the scene when Gertrude throws the chair at the Tour Guide. It incorporated many things like a carbon fiber tube and bungee cords.
The part where the Tour Guide is thrown into the wall was filmed on a sound stage with a stunt double a month later after that whole scene was filmed.
The Tour Guide comes face to face with Gertrude Aldridge, off screen, at the end of the opening scene after he experiences some strange paranormal activity and runs. The camera zooms in on him as he screams, much like Alice encountering the Library Ghost in the first movie.
Kristen Wiig is close friends with Paul Feig's wife, Laurie, and contacted him through her about a role in the movie.
When Erin Gilbert stands in front of a lecture hall and practices speaking, it was going to be a speech about the challenges of reconciling quantum mechanics with Einstein's gravity. On the whiteboards, the series of equations involved conformal compensator superfields that were written by MIT consultant Lindley Winslow and later transcribed on set. They illustrated the failure of a once-promising physics theory called SU(5).
Lindley Winslow, a consultant on the movie and experimental physicist at MIT, spent a week writing out Erin's Grand Unified Theory for her lecture on the challenge of unifying quantum mechanics and gravity.
Erin was an associate professor and specialized in the study of a subatomic particle called a neutrino, nicknamed the "ghosts of the standard model." 
MIT consultant Janet Conrad created physics papers and grant applications to use as props on Holtzmann's desks and she wrote Erin's paper on neutrinos. The neutrino paper was formatted in the style of "Physical Review Letters." On the neutrinos article, Erin's coauthor is G.F. Siegal -- the name of Lindley Winslow's, another consultant, new baby.
After Dean Filmore leaves Erin's office, a bronze bust is visible in the hall. The bust is of the late-Harold Ramis.
Incidentally, in early drafts of Ghostbusters II, Egon was a professor teaching quantum physics at Columbia.
The bust was given to Erica Ramis, Harold's wife. She in turn gave it to the Ramis Film School at The Second City in Chicago. It resides in the bar.
The building used for filming the Kenneth P. Higgins Institute scenes was Everett Community Health and Wellness Center (formerly Everett High School) at 548 Broadway in Everett, Massachusetts.
Abby and Holtzmann's office is in the Kenneth P. Higgins Institute of Science is the Paranormal Studies Lab like Egon, Ray, and Peter at Columbia University in the first movie.
The sign on Abby and Holtzmann's door is "Do not write stupid things on door!"
Whereas, on Egon, Ray, and Peter's door, the note read, "Venkman, burn in hell"
Kate McKinnon designed Holtzmann's hair style herself. It was not influenced by Egon on The Real Ghostbusters.
Costume designer Jeffrey Kurland was inspired by Harpo Marx for Holtzmann's eclectic clothing choices.
Holtzmann has bits of McKinnon's traits: "From another planet," joyful, friendly, and wants to connect.
Kate McKinnon added Holtzmann's world's tiniest bowtie question in the Aldridge Mansion Museum.
Erin, Holtzmann, and Abby's encounter with Gertrude Aldridge resembles Peter, Egon, and Ray's encounter with the Library ghost in the first movie - lack of equipment other than a P.K.E. Meter, not Ghostbusters yet, one tries to talk to it, one gets Ectoplasm stuck on themselves, one records with a camcorder, and the ghost briefly transmogrifies.
Bess Rous wore a LED light suit and was placed in a rig that took her up and down.
For one take, Rous unexpectedly screamed and scared Kristen Wiig and all the others.
Abby identifies Gertrude as a Class 4 apparition. One of the few things preserved from the prime continuity is the Classification System for paranormal entities.
It was scripted that Holtzmann keeps snacking throughout the investigation. Feig chose Pringles because it was easiest to haul around the can. Pringles wasn't interested in being an official sponsor but Feig kept it in anyway.
Gertrude's ectoprojecting on Erin appears to be a nod to Regan's projectile vomit in The Exorcist
Erin Gilbert is fired from Columbia University for conducting research into the paranormal much like Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler, and Peter Venkman in the first movie.
Paul Feig is the voice of the host of Ghost Jumpers. He voiced it as a tribute to Ernie Anderson, the voice over for ABC in the 1980s.
Dean Filmore's office was filmed in the dining room of the Stonehurst estate Waltham, Massachusetts. The ornate fireplace and door behind Erin is indicative of the dining room.
Erin's walk of shame scene was filmed in the Emmanuel College's Administration Building in Boston.
Abby and Holtzmann also end up getting fired for their research.
Dean Thomas Shanks is portrayed by Steve Higgins, the current announcer on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
It was just a coincidence that Steve Higgins was cast as the dean of the institute. It was not named after him.
The name of the institute existed since the first draft of the script.
The Dean's name is a nod to the late John Candy's character Tommy Shanks from SCTV.
Dean Shanks states their research into the paranormal has no place at the Institute much like what Dean Yeager states to Peter, Egon, and Ray in the first movie.
Dean Shanks flipping the bird was a bit borrowed from Steve Higgins' stand up set.
Paul Feig wanted to film the subway scenes in an old defunct subway tunnel found during scouting in Boston but the production crew refused because of the logistics. Production Designer Jefferson Sage recreated the look of the tunnel on a set with some green screen extensions.
The station set was built with real subway surplus parts, including the rails and fittings.
The design of Patty's MTA booth is based on one found during scouting in New York.
The role of Patty was originally written with McCarthy in mind.
Patty Tolan's name was a direct nod to McCarthy's Irish ethnicity.
According to Feig, he mentally cast Jones after seeing her on SNL's "Weekend Update" segment.
Leslie Jones lost 27 pounds filming the movie, took a lot of Epsom salt baths, got a lot of massages, and went to the chiropractor twice a week.
Rowan's last words to Patty before he jumps onto the tracks seems to echo a famous quote of Maximillian Robespierre from the French Revolution.
The Electrocuted Ghost bears a resemblance to the Scoleri Brothers from Ghostbusters II. They bear period prison clothes, were executed through electrocution, manifest with electricity present and are a similar shade of blue.
Zero VFX did visual effects on the Electrocuted Ghost.
The Zero VFX team nicknamed the Electrocuted Ghost "Fred". They were instructed to play with the notion that he was the first person to be executed by electric chair in New York.
Most filming for the Mercado Hotel was done on a Boston sound stage.
The Mercado Hotel is very loosely based on Paramount Building.
The front doors of the Mercado have an address of 1525 Broadway placing it between West 46th and West 47th on Seventh Avenue, two blocks North of One Astor Plaza, and replacing a cluster of small buildings East of Hotel W. But an overhead shot of the hotel when it is ravaged near the end of the movie, reveals it is a stand in for the Paramount Building at 1501 Broadway.
The Mercado Hotel shares some similarities to the Shandor Building in the first movie. It is where the principal villain is based, it is where a portal is opened and where the climax takes place.
At one point during scripting, Rowan's goal was to summon a dark god named Anduk.
At another point during scripting, Rowan was a real estate developer
Rowan walks past room 2206, another nod to Dana Barrett's apartment number in the first movie.
According to Rowan's framed accolades:
Rowan won The American Physical Society's J.J. Sakurai Prize on April 6, 2000 for his "work on M-Theory, its connection to eleven dimensional super gravity at low energies and the compactifying of its extradimensions."
In reality, the winner of the Sakurai Prize in 2000 was Curtis Callan "for his classic formulation of the renormalization group, his contributions to instanton physcis and to the theory of monopoles and strings."
Rowan was a physics teacher as implied by the America Association of Physics Teachers
Rowan won The Hughes Medal on November 29, 2013 for "pioneering development of inkjet printing processes for organic semiconductor devices and dramatic improvement of their functioning and efficiency."
In reality, the winner of The Hughes Medal in 2013 was Henning Sirringhaus for the same accomplishment.
Rowan did his undergraduate studies at Stanford University and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Physics.
Rowan did his graduate studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) and graduated with a Doctor of Science in Physics on June 6, 2007.
Also in Rowan's room, there are various drawing and photos of places and ghosts associated with the Ley Lines like a picture of Gertrude Aldridge and the Aldridge Mansion Museum.
MIT consultant Janet Conrad wrote string theory paper on Feynman ghost diagrams for Rowan North. It was also a bit of a jab at disciplines - one protagonist is a neutrino theorist and the antagonists is a string theorist. It can be seen posted up above his desk phone.
Paul Feig provided the voice of the man that radios Rowan about the clogged toilet.
Iloura did VFX for the mirror ghosts. They were envisioned as decomposing creatures recessed in a dark world. VFX artists gave them cooler shading and lighting tones and as they approached the surface of the mirror, they shifted to warmer tones.
The shot of Times Square at the start of the chapter is the only scene to be filmed at the actual Times Square in New York. The POV of the camera indicates it was filmed ion the pedestrian walkway right below West 43rd Street looking north.
The real estate agent is portrayed by Katie Dippold, the co-writer of this movie.
The first location that Erin, Abby, and Holtzmann look at is the Firehouse from the original movies.
Violet Ramis and her son, in her arms, make a cameo outside the Firehouse.
The Firehouse interior was a set designed to resemble (but not 100% replicate) the original L.A. firehouse interior. Set #1236 was build inside the warehouse at 625 University Avenue in Norwood, Massachusetts.
The set's blueprints were drawn up by art director Lorin Fleming and set designer AJR/A. Avery on August 13, 2015.
When told the Firehouse's rent is $21,000 a month, Erin exclaims "Burn in hell!" - another nod to the message left to Peter on his officer door in the first movie. In the extended edition, Erin's response is saying F U to the agent.
The Ghostbusters' headquarters being at a Chinese restaurant was inspired by a time when Paul Feig ate at Phoenix Garden Restaurant next to New York City Fire Department Engine 21 on 242 East 40th Street.
The exterior shot of Zhu's Authentic Hong Kong Food opens to the lyric "I'm a whole lotta, show stopper!" from Muddy Magnolias's cover of "American Woman".
Bennie claims to Abby that he has really bad knees.
Holtzmann dances and sings to DeBarge's 1985 song "Rhythm of the Night" but she mistook it for 70s rock band Devo.
Abby's flier lists the headquarters' phone number as (212) 120-2200.
As Erin notes, Abby's "If you see something, say something!" slogan is also the Anti-Terrorism slogan
Abby considers "If there's something strange..." as the new slogan for their flyers. It is a line from Ray Parker, Jr.'s "Ghostbusters" song.
Paul Feig and Chris Hemsworth have the same agent. Feig heard from him that Hemsworth was interested in a role in the movie.
Paul Feig told Chris Hemsworth if he accepted the role, Kevin would be Australian so he could essentially be himself.
Jeffrey Kurland and Chris Hemsworth went through several pairs of glasses to see which one suited Kevin.
The receptionist was always going to be male. During production Kristen Wiig improvised Erin having a crush on Kevin.
Initially, Kevin was going to be an apathetic character but Melissa McCarthy pointed out the team had to care about wanting to rescue him. Hemsworth began improvising.
During Kevin's interview, Holtzmann mentions the Radio Times, a British weekly magazine.
Holtzmann's nickname in middle school was allegedly "Ghost Tits."
The Mike Hat joke was improvised by Chris Hemsworth while filming the interview scene.
During his interview, Kevin is asked not to listen and he closes his eyes. As Abby, Erin, and Holtzmann discuss whether to hire him or not, he hits the gong and again closes his eyes instead of his ears.
When Kevin trips upon being hired and leaving, that is Chris Hemsworth actually tripping.
Patty reveals Zhu's was built at the site of the first Chinese gambling den in New York.
The Seward Street Subway Station is built under the site of a former prison, the first to use the electric chair as a method of execution.
The Graffiti Artist considers the Seward Street Subway Station to be his art gallery.
The origin of the classic No Ghost logo comes courtesy of a graffiti artist at the Seward Street Subway Station.
Holtzmann's line "Do you see the eyes?" is from one of Katie Dippold's night terrors. One night, her boyfriend Drew Crevello woke up to her sitting up in bed staring at the closet and she asked him, "Do you see the eyes?"
Melissa McCarthy and Kristin Wiig admitted one of the freakier moments in filming was sequence set in a subway tunnel. Dave Gruber Allen, portraying the Electrocuted Ghost, was covered in heavy prosthesis and blue lights, and apparently they received a few good shoves.
During filming, the prop was used but in the final version of the movie, the gun and Proton Stream were all digital.
The YouTube comments were always in the script but modified slightly in reaction to the online backlash against the movie.
Just when the Electrocuted Ghost is hit by the subway car, up on the platform, a big yellow poster reads, "If You See Something, Say Something" - the anti-terrorism slogan that Abby accidentally copied.
Patty mentions Queens after the Electrocuted Ghost is hit.
Abby's speech includes a nod to the classic "Who Ya Gonna Call?" line
At the start of Chapter 7, the street signs are most visible and reveal Zhu's is located at the intersection of Mott and Bayard Street.
A bus coming down Bayard Street approaching the screen has "Elizabeth Street" on the its LED display.
Abby's YouTube account username is "ParanormalAbby".
The YouTube comments were always in the script but modified slightly in reaction to the online backlash against the movie.
The location used for filming the scenes for Stonebrook Theatre was the Wang Theatre at 270 Tremont Street in Boston.
Originally, the bust was going to take place at Comic Con then a theater then a ballet then in the middle of a movie. It was ultimately set in a heavy metal concert.
When Stonebrook Theatre first appears, its address 260 can be seen. Later in the movie, Stonebrook is stated to be in Downtown at Lafayette and East Houston when Erin marks up a map of the city.
The Rock Revenge Fest poster advertises Ozzy Osbourne as its feature, setting up his cameo.
The Rock Revenge Fest posters indicate it is in its 14th year, evidenced by "XIV".
Rowan wears an Anthrax State of Euphoria T-shirt.
Harold Ramis' son Daniel has a cameo as one of the metal heads at Stonebrook Theatre. He is the person who gives Rowan a high five.
The Metal Head wore a Mastodon t-shirt with a design called "20 Million BC." This is an homage to the 1966 film poster of the film "One Million Years BC".
Erin, Abby, Patty, and Holtzmann are eating delivery pizza from Papa John's. Para John's was one of the promotional tie-ins for the movie.
Abby reveals Karate Cats is the sports team nickname and mascot for her and Erin's high school, Hoover High.
The revised edition for Ghosts From Our Past expands parts of Abby and Erin's backstory that was mentioned in Chapter 8.
Pages 24 to 31 details the back story of Erin's "Ghost Girl" nickname and story about the ghost she saw when she was a child.
Page 43-44 mentions how Abby and Erin were met junior year and were outcasts in high school.
Page 45-46 provides the back story and lyrics for Erin and Abby's science fair rap song.
Part of Erin and Abby's song references the Barrier and World of the Dead which come into play with Rowan's plans later in the movie.
The NY1 Anchor is portrayed by Pat Kiernan, a real life journalist for NY1 News.
Pat Kiernan of NY1 News gives the team the name "Ghostbusters" which they stick to from this point on in the movie.
On August 8, 2015, it was reported that Bill Murray arrived late in the week in Boston to film his role.
Paul Feig simply wanted Heiss to be the kind of person to wear suits but Bill Murray pitched basing the character's look off English writer and storyteller Quentin Crisp.
Kiernan returned to Boston a month after filming his initial scene to film a scene with Bill Murray. They filmed for 40 minutes with scripted and ad lib lines.
Feig and co. pitched a character who didn't believe in ghosts to Bill Murray. They didn't know until about two days before shooting scenes if Murray was in.
While filming the scene with Pat Kiernan, Bill Murray recognized one of the technicians as someone he worked with on Saturday Night Live.
Kevin's glamor shots reveal his last name is Beckman.
When Erin, Abby, and Patty exit Zhu's, its 588 address can be seen at the 54:07 mark.
In real life, the 588 Mott Street address does not exist.
Patty's belt buckle references "cheah," slang for "yeah!"
Patty presents the team's uniforms, modified from her former job with the MTA.
The scenes between Erin and Phil were filmed outside the Zhu's set at Harrison Avenue and Essex Street in Boston. In the background is the century-old Verizon switching station at Chauncy and Essex Streets.
On July 8, 2015, amateur footage was taken of Kate McKinnon driving the Ecto-1. One of her punking Kristen Wiig and another picking up Melissa McCarthy and Leslie Jones.
"Ghostbusters (I'm Not Afraid)" performed by Fall-Out Boy featuring Missy Elliot plays as they drive to Stonebrook Theatre.
On the way to Stonebrook Theatre, Ecto-1 drives through:
When the camera has a close up on the hood ornament, they are on W 53rd going over Broadway past the Broadway Theatre at 1681 Broadway, as evidenced by the "Fiddler on the Roof" poster.
57 & 60 East Broadway, New York, NY 10002
The sign for "60" is seen on the right) facing back of Municipal Building while "57" is on the red and yellow awning on the left, for New Lou Cheng Market, Inc.
There's another Chinatown shot which clearly shows a green sign with a "212-226-8888" phone number. The number matches to Shing Tao Employment Agency on 5 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002. Visible is the white awning on left (with piece missing), green sign with phone numbers, green fire hydrant flanked by two small silver poles, and blue awning on right. Ecto-1 was on Eldridge St., turning on to Division St.
The exact spot of the FDR Drive location is by Exit 7, with the Con Edition parking lot in the background (that's their fleet of white vans with blue signage on the sides).
Exit 7 goes to the spot where the night driving shot in the first movie occurred.
The New York Public Library
The drive ends with Ecto-1 turning on Fifth Avenue and Library Way.
In a scene cut from the theatrical version, when the Ghostbusters first pull up to the Stonebrook, they encountered two angry nerds that insult them and tell them to clean a house with their 'vacuum cleaners.' One of the Ghostbusters retaliates by slapping their butts and lighting them on fire.
Michael McDonald portrays Jonathan the manager. McDonald is a comedian best known for his work on the TV show "MadTV" and has appeared in multiple films with Melissa McCarthy, including 2013's "The Heat", 2015's "Spy", and 2016's "The Boss". Both of the latter two movies were additionally directed by Paul Feig.
Fernando can be heard muttering "Diablo," Spanish for the Devil.
The keyboardist of Beasts of Mayhem is portrayed by Theodore Shapiro, the movie's composer.
The first song the Beasts of Mayhem perform "Low Then High" does not appear on the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
In the script, Holtzmann only put the wig on. During filming, McKinnon put the hat on, too.
As Patty searches on her own for Mayhem she mentions:
Music artist Stevie Nicks
Grady's daughters from "The Shining"
Effects house Iloura, in Melbourne, worked on visual effects for the Stonebrook scenes and specifically Mayhem.
Mayhem manifesting at a heavy metal concert was meant to be a comedic coincidence.
James Maxwell also noted one of his colleagues worked closely with production to make sure the equations that appear throughout the movie such as on blackboards and papers scattered around the laboratory scientifically accurate.
MIT consultant Janet Conrad created physics papers and grant applications to use as props on Holtzmann's desks 
For the new pack, a synchrotron was used. It can vary the magnetic field in a ring. For the synchrotron to work, it would then need superconducting magnets that are compact. To keep the magnets cold, there has to be a cryogen system and liquid helium.
By the time property master Kirk Corwin was brought on board, a lot of concept work on the Proton Packs was already done under the guidance of Jefferson Sage of the art department. The emphasis was to re-imagine the packs and construct lighter versions. They spoke with Proton Pack prop building fans and went to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and met with scientists to get their perspective. Corwin's team did rough mockups that showed how the characters would kluge objects together from the lab which also allowing the crew to see the inner workings of the Proton Packs. Feig and Sage liked that idea and building started. The first prototypes were too heavy. The first pack was 18 pounds. It was reduced down to 12.5 pounds. Inspired by behind the scenes of "Gone with the Wind," Corwin's team designed special seats for the Ghostbusters that had a ridge for the pack to take the strain off their backs. That way, they could rest between takes and wouldn't have to take off the pack then have it put back on.
The sound effect of the Proton Pack's activating from the original movies is included in the effect for the new packs.
Inspired by an anecdote from "Gone with the Wind," Kirk Corwin created special seats for the Ghostbusters. There is a ridge on the seat for the pack to take the strain off their backs between filming and save time from re-fitting packs on the actresses.
A 'goop system' was made for the throwers. It made hot magma sludge drips off the throwers. The effects team put it through Houdini. It comes out red hot then goes to a dark hue.
In addition to the Proton Streams, the effects team decided to threat its glow as an illuminated vapor coming from the beam. They generated a fluid simulation of gas coming off the beam and lit it according to the scene.
The Beasts of Mayhem performs "Want Some More". The song was included on the motion picture soundtrack.
The lead singer improvises and claims the band summoned Satan, thinking Mayhem was a special effect at first.
Jonathan reveals Stonebrook's auditorium is was done in the Art Deco style, like the Shandor Building in the first movie.
Jonathan's disturbing scream is revealed, he sounds like a high pitched little girl.
In the extended edition, after Mayhem flies off Patty's shoulders, Holtzmann warns Erin about crossing the streams.
The Ghostbusters' bust has different reactions from Ozzy after Mayhem is trapped based on which version is played:
In the theatrical edition, Ozzy yells for Sharon, his wife, exclaiming, "Sharon, I think I'm having another flashback!".
In the extended edition, Ozzy remarks his old band Black Sabbath already did it back 1974.
Incidentally, Black Sabbath performed at California Jam, a rock music festival, in Ontario, California on April 6, 1974.
Rowan draws a creepy rendition of the Icon Ghost, foreshadowing the form he takes based on it in the movie's climactic battle.
The Ghostbusters celebrate and dance to DMX's single "Party Up (Up In Here)".
The song was originally going to be one by Fatman Scoop but it couldn't be cleared due to the songs sampled in it.
Abby cites the astrophysics model that all the stars, planets and galaxies that can be seen today make up just 4 percent of the universe. The other 96 percent is made of what astronomers can't see, detect or even comprehend like dark energy or dark matter.
Erin reveals they captured Mayhem at 4:32 pm and reveals its classification as a Class 3 vapor.
Heiss reveals he inherited his walking stick and hat from his mother.
Heiss' walking stick is a nod to Paul Feig. He has a hobby of collecting antique walking sticks.
Martin refers to Mayhem as Casper the Friendly Ghost.
Martin Heiss was originally going to be killed off so much that in a deleted scene there were chalk outlines of him and his hat and cane but it was decided to keep it ambiguous.
Officer Stevenson's cap indicates his badge number is 80392. His collar pin indicates he is with the 27th precinct.
While speaking to Officer Stevenson, Abby and the others cite numerous Patrick Swayze movies like "Ghost", "Roadhouse", "Dirty Dancing", and "Point Break" Abby and Stevenson specifically mention the scene in "Ghost" where Sam and Molly make a vase together.
Stevenson and Abby talk about Sam Wheat, Swayze's character in "Ghost" and the iconic moment he and his girlfriend Molly, portrayed by Demi Moore, made a pot together.
Abby mentions the summer camp in the Catskills from "Dirty Dancing."
Erin, Abby, and Patty debate the ending of "Point Break" with Bodhi heading out to surf the once-in-a-lifetime wave.
Chapter 11 opens on a skyline shot of the Manhattan Municipal Building then the DHS SUV passes the Tweed Courthouse at 52 Chambers Street.
As in the two movies and The Video Game, the Ghostbusters end up explaining things to the Mayor.
Lynch was at one point, an old classmate of Erin Gilbert. The joke was Lynch was mean to Erin back then and still mean to her in the present. It never worked out and was taken out of the script.
Abby realizes Mayor Bradley and the agents don't want there to be mass hysteria. In the first movie, the Ghostbusters explained to Mayor Lenny they were on the verge of mass hysteria.
Agent Rorke mentions:
A classic scenario of a UFO sighting in New Mexico.
The Ghost Ship SS Ourang Medan. The incident took place in June 1947 when ship sent out a distress call from around the area of the Marshall Islands or the Solomon Islands. Two American ships picked up the call. The entire crew and a dog was found dead then a fire broke out then an explosion sank the ship. Theories have varied from poorly stored sulfuric acid, to carbon monoxide poisoning to, aliens, and to paranormal activity - amplified from reportedly horrified looks on the crew's faces and them pointing to something.
The disappearance of Langville is a nod to ghost towns in which whole populations suddenly vanish like New England's "Lost Colony" of Roanoake Island in the 16th-century, Audley's Town, Ireland in the mid-1800s, New City Village in New Jersey, or Ashley, Kansas in 1952.
Holtzmann refers to the Ken doll from the Barbie toy line in reference to Agent Rorke after they are returned to Zhu's.
Agents Hawkins and Rorke leaves Zhu's and passes the intersection of Canal Street and Mulberry Street.
During filming in Boston, the Harrison Avenue sign was changed to "Mulberry Street" and Beach to "Canal Street". However, the signage on the buildings weren't changed. The "Vietnamese Sandwich" shop on the right still has its Boston address of "66 Harrison Ave." The coffee shop's "Michelle for Boston" Michelle Wu political ad was digitally erased to only show "Michelle."
The scene introducing the new equipment was added to the script partly as a result of the development of the Times Square battle later in the movie. A pickup shot done in LA then SPI, Iloura and Zero VFX all worked in that sequence.
The Ghost Chipper originated from Walter Garcia's pre stunt viz video.
The Ghost Chipper was originally envisioned as a Proton Shield Gun/Emitter type device. The Ion Shield Pistol 's proton effect was later sort of retrofitted for the Ghost Chipper.
The Ghost Chipper went through several iterations in the concept phase. At one point, it was drawn as a sentry weapon that could unfold and stand on either legs or a tripod.
Abby mentions the Mardi Gras celebration.
The toy based on the Proton Sidearm Blaster takes its design cues from one of the early concept designs rather than the final look in the movie.
Hydrochloric acid is Holtzmann's favorite acid.
The Fraud! still borrows from the end of Chapter 9 when the Ghostbusters talk to the NY1 News reporters outside Stonebrooke Theatre.
The ghost polar bear was originally going to cameo in the movie and float by.
The locations of places visited in the movie are revealed in better detail as Erin draws on the map:
The Aldridge Mansion is located in the Upper West Side at 70 and 72nd.
The Seward Street Subway Station is located in the Upper East Side between 76 and 77th.
The Stonebrook Theatre is located in Downtown near Lafayette and East Houston.
The use of Ley Lines in the movie was attributed to a casual suggestion by Katie Dippold's boyfriend Drew Crevello while she was trying to figure out the movie's mythology.
The Mercado's 1525 Broadway address conflicts with when Erin stated it was between 7th and 8th Avenue.
Erin gets her Spanish wrong again. Mercado is actually Spanish for "market."
The Mercado Hotel website lists:
Its address as 1525 Broadway New York, New York 10036.
Its Phone number is (212) 168-9500.
Central Reservation is (866) 100-1525.
Mentions Times Square, the theatre district, Rockefeller Center, Broadway, Madison and Fifth.
Patty mentions the Lenape. Originally, their territory for just the New York area extended west from western Long Island and New York Bay, across the Lower Hudson Valley in New York into the lower Catskills and a sliver of the upper edge of the North Branch Susquehanna River. In the 17th century, primary European contact was fur trade with Dutch. They attempted to live peacefully with the Quakers and were the first tribe to make a treaty with the United States of America following the Revolutionary War.
When the Ghostbusters first drive to the Mercado, as Ecto-1 drives towards Times Square in Chapter 12 around the 1:10:23 mark, the camera POV faces towards 874 7th Avenue and West 54th Street. They head south, passing Cafe Metro on West 54th Street.
For a long time, the lobby of the Mercado Hotel was going to be filmed in the Wang Theatre but the crew found out they couldn't.
The Desk Clerk at the Mercado Hotel is portrayed by Annie Potts. The Ghostbusters approach her when she's on the phone. She addresses them with one of Janine's classic lines, "Whaddya want?"
The Desk Clerk's badge notes her first name is Vanessa.
Vanessa was named after Annie Potts' character Vanessa in the movie "Corvette Summer" which is a favorite of Paul Feig.
Rowan's line about the ghosts being "mostly dudes" was ad-libbed by Neil Casey.
When confronting Rowan, Abby can only think of soup - a nod to her orders from Zhu's.
The Mercado boiler room scene was filmed in the boiler room of a high school outside of Boston, Boston Latin School in Roxbury.
Patty refers to Captain Kirk from the Star Trek franchise.
Jennifer's last name "Lynch" is mentioned for the first time in the movie, by one of the reporters.
Jennifer mentions the 2010 movie "Eat, Pray, Love", a story about a newly divorced woman at a crossroads in her life who risks everything to change her life.
The blogger mentions going to Erin's hometown. In the revised edition of Ghosts from Our Past, she is revealed to have grown up in a small suburban enclave in Battle Creek, Michigan.
When Erin punches the blogger, the camera POV shifts to his phone. Behind Erin is 100 Federal Street in Boston's Financial District.
Kristen Wiig accidentally punched Chris Gethard in one take.
In headquarters, Patty reads a copy of Journal of Astrophysical Mechanics that features an article on "Quantum Energy Matter Creation".
In real life, it was the first issue printed in 2015 and came out in January. The article explores how stars use gravity to filter thermal energy and create matter.
In the New York Post, there is
A mention of YouTube and Twitter.
A Heinz ad.
Mentions Martain Heiss
Mentions the incident with Heiss was two days ago.
Confirms Heiss was hospitalized.
Alludes to Mayhem and the Trap.
Erin's apartment was filmed at a co-op built in the 1920s at 310 West 106th Street in the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Filming was done at the building in March 2016.
Rowan drew pictures of Gertrude and his devices in his copy of Ghosts from Our Past.
Abby pins her keys to her bra strap so she never loses them
When Erin tries to call the Ghostbusters' at Zhu's, she gets the answering machine. Kevin quotes Janine's "Whaddya want?" line from the first movie.
Possessed Abby in the rest room was in the theatrical cut for a long time before it was pulled for pacing at the last minute.
As in the two movies and Ghostbusters: The Video Game, someone gets possessed. In this case, Rowan possesses Abby then Kevin.
Rowan, when in possession of Abby, refers to Holtzmann and Patty by their formal first names, Jillian and Patricia, respectively.
Possessed Abby's neck turn is a nod to "The Exorcist".
On the July 14, 2016 episode of "Conan", McCarthy talked about the possessed Abby scene. She revealed they employed a practical approach to the head twisting stunt, a stuffed back bra.
Patty refers to the Devil after Rowan turns Abby's neck.
Patty's "The power of Patty compels you" line is a spin of "The power of Christ compels you" from The Exorcist
Kevin branded his motorcycle as Ecto-2.
In The Real Ghostbusters, Ecto-2 is an autogyro.
In the IDW comics, Ecto-2 is a recreational vehicle.
In the Beeline game, Ecto-2 is an upgraded Ecto-1.
When possessed Kevin drives away on Ecto-2, a head replacement of Chris Hemsworth's head over the stunt double's was done. The double didn't resemble Hemsworth and his hair was different in texture.
Possessed Kevin drives Ecto-2 past 45 Henry Street. Fung Choi Hair Salon at 45 Henry Street can be seen.
The Lotus Leaf scene was added late in the scripting process close to filming.
Lotus Leaf was filmed at The Gallery at the W Boston Hotel at 100 Stuart Street in Boston.
When Erin pounds on the glass, behind her is the Wang Theater, where the Stonebrook Theatre scenes were filmed. This placed Lotus on West 44th Street.
When Erin is outside, behind her is a poster for "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" on the Wilbur Theatre building across the street. "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" played at Broadway's Belasco Theatre from April 2014 to September 2015.
Belasco Theatre is also known for a ghost of "David Belasco." If he's seen on the opening night of a new show, that means he has given it his blessing.
Mayor Bradley has a code green in the case he gets food stuck in his teeth.
Erin initially pounds on the glass of Lotus Leaf from the outside, a similar act to when Louis runs to the Tavern on the Green in the first movie.
As Erin (and the sheet) are pulled off the table by Lotus Leaf employees, the center piece is still standing. This might be a nod to the first bust in the first movie, when Peter declares the flowers are still standing.
Mayor Bradley doesn't take well to being accused of being "worse than the Jaws mayor", a reference to the Mayor Larry Vaughn from the first Jaws movie, who denied Amity Island had a shark problem despite the an abundance of verifiable evidence.
Rowan/Kevin drives on 7th Avenue, starting at West 57th Street and then goes past the Park Central Hotel at 870 7th Avenue.
Tyson's badge number, seen on his cap, is 58203. The other officer's number is 92664.
Tyson's collar pin indicates he's with the 3rd Precinct, which in real life is out in Yonkers.
Officer Tyson jokes about Kevin looking like DC character Clark Kent.
The second police officer was going to be punched, too, but on the day of filming it was changed to being picked up and slammed.
Katie Dippold was behind the monitors when the scene of possessed Kevin accosting the police officers. She wasn't aware of the stunt and screamed "Oh my God!" thinking something had gone horribly wrong when Chris Hemsworth lifted a stuntman up in the air.
The part where possessed Kevin releases the ghosts was originally scored with "Peer Gynt".
When the ghosts breach the mirrors, the glass shattering was practical effects during filming then CG warping, reflective bows, and CG smashed glass were added by the Iloura team.
A bar nearby the Mercado Hotel advertises, "Serving Irish beer since 1984" - the year the first movie came out in theaters.
As the vortex forms, the Mercado is shown to have "replaced" the Paramount Building at 1501 Broadway in this continuity. This corroborates Erin's statement during the discovery of Ley Lines of it being between 7th and 8th Avenue.
The up shot of the Vortex above the Mercado appears to be a nod to a similar upshot to the Shandor building in the first movie.
As in the two movies and Ghostbusters: The Video Game, the weather is affected and the city is blanketed in darkness.
The vortex above the Mercado is inspired by "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and the 1984 version of "Ghostbusters." 
At the start of the chapter, Erin runs down Walker Street towards Broadway shouting.
When people start gasping, they are in front of the Episcopal Church at 48 Henry Street.
The next shot of Erin running past the people was filmed at 1 Oliver Street in Boston.
In the shot of Erin looking towards the Mercado, she is looking down Milk Street in Boston, while standing at the intersection of Oliver Street and Kilby Street.
In the right foreground, "Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates" was not edited out.
The scene of the ghosts running rampant - chasing police cars, the woman running from ghosts, and the Flasher Ghost - were filmed on or near Franklin Street in Boston's Financial District.
The police car and woman running was at Franklin and Pearl Street hinted by the blue signage.
The Flasher Ghost is on Oliver Street outside 265 Franklin Street in Boston, looking toward the intersection with Franklin.
The Subway rat ghosts were worked on by effects house Iloura.
The 50th Street subway entrance was a prop placed outside 125 High Street in Boston.
That spot would be used later for a crowd shot exclusive to the theatrical cut.
Artist Kyle Brown came up with several rough sketches of ghosts for Times Square. The less risque version of the Flasher Ghost was chosen.
There was push back from Sony executives about the Flasher Ghost being deemed offensive after they saw preliminary art depicting a demonic mouth and tongue replacing the private parts of the character. The preliminary art was never going to be used anyway.
Erin runs down an alley. This was filmed on Hawes Street in Boston then she runs up to Kilby Street. The cab is driving down toward Liberty Square.
In a rush to get back to Zhu's, Erin hails a taxi. The driver is portrayed by Dan Aykroyd.
He notes the ghosts he sees are just Class 5 vapors.
In the first movie, Ray classified Slimer as a Class 5 after the Ghostbusters trapped him.
He recites the classic line, "I ain't afraid of no ghost."
Initially, driver was going to be attacked by a ghost as he drove away but it was decided that was too terrible a thing to do to Aykroyd.
There were comebacks for Erin to say like "That's a double negative!" in the extended edition but they were deleted because it was deemed they extended the scene too much.
A discarded idea for Aykroyd was to play a spiritual adviser named Rick Gale but it was cut for pacing.
Dan Aykroyd filmed his cameo on the night of July 13, 2015.
Ecto-1 drives under an overpass around 66 to 68 Broadway. They pass a bank and garage on 1745 Broadway, looking down towards West 55th Street. It cuts to them driving near 572 8th Avenue, at the intersection with West 38th Street. Ecto-1 turns onto West 38th. Around the 1:25:08 mark, the blue Champion Parking sign in the upper right corner of the screen is seen.
A deleted scene of them stuck in traffic on the way to the Mercado was preserved in TV Spot #29: "Stop It" (released July 4, 2016), TV Spot #28: "Unleash The Dead" and the "Jokes A Plenty: The Patty Show" featurette from the Blu-ray. It was filmed at roughly 242 West 38th Street near the Ben's Deli sign.
The roadblock was filmed in front of 22 Batterymarch Street in Boston.
A sign hanging on a building on the right reads, "Dobins Square" in the movie whereas in real life it reads, "Liberty Square."
Holtzmann likens the mess of hot dog carts to her kitchen.
Slimer makes a cameo initially eating from hot dog cart.
In the first movie, when Slimer is released from the Containment Unit, he ends up eating in a hot dog cart.
In both this movie and the first, Slimer is eating specifically from Sabrett Hot Dog carts.
Slimer is a fully articulated puppet augmented with special effects. The puppet was build and operated by Rick Lazzarini, who worked on ghosts for Ghostbusters II.
Ronald Binion was the Slimer Puppeteer who wore the suit, Peter Epstein was the stuntman who performed the scenes with Slimer driving, and Adam Ray was the voice of Slimer. They were briefly spotlighted in the iTunes-exclusive featurette "The Return of Slimer."
The VFX teams at Sony Pictures Imageworks and MPC worked on Slimer.
Effects added random bits of hair to Slimer in random places as well as an overabundant amount of slime so that it poured off Slimer's arms.
Slimer guns it through the roadblock and passes Milk Street while hitting some lamp posts. The building on the right of this other shot has a blue awning that reads "Travers Hospital Medical Group, Otavia Health" in the movie and is "Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Atrius Health" in real life.
After the soldiers and police arrive, there is an establishing shot of Manhattan. The H&M sign on the 4 Times Square building can seen. The Ghostbusters run past people and pause to look to West 38th Street and 6th Avenue and encounter the haunted Thanksgiving Day parade. In establishing shot, you can see the parade floats in the correct area of West 38th Street and 6th Avenue.
The parade float encounter was filmed on Federal Street, at Franklin Street in Boston. This is evidenced by the Fidelity Investments logo on the building to the right in one shot. The floats initially march from Milk Street.
Patty refers to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The majority of the floats in the haunted Thanksgiving Day parade are based on actual floats from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parades in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s.
Abby admits she was always attracted to husky men in hats.
The line is also a nod to "Mike and Molly", a television series that Melissa McCarthy was one of the leads and her character Molly was married to Mike, a husky police officer.
Holtzmann claims she pictured she would die by being smothered by a giant parade float.
Erin quotes Holtzmann's line about the Swiss Army Knife from Chapter 11.
The reunited Ghostbusters run down Canfora Street towards the Mercado Hotel. It is a street made up for the movie rather than Broadway.
This was filmed in Boston. They ran down Franklin Street towards Congress Street.
Bee Gees' "You Should Be Dancing" when Rowan dances.
From this point on in the movie, filming was done at the set constructed at the Weymouth airfield.
Across the street from the Mercado is a PS4 ad and a Sephora store. On the right is a Levi's ad. A ticker in the center mentions a Health Care Bill is Rejected.
In a deleted scene, when Homeland Security shows up in front of the Mercado - Agent Hawkins would have had a line that referenced "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," "Alright, on the count of 1...2...5, fire!" However, the blast from the Proton Cannon made things worse and further energized the Mercado Hotel. A blast would have been shot back and destroyed the cannon.
Officer Jensen's badge number is 48088. His collar pin indicates he is from the 27th precinct like Officer Stevenson.
The cut dance scene allegedly cost in the low seven figures and took up two full days of shooting, not including rehearsal time. It involved a choreographed dance number to The Bee Gees' "You Should Be Dancing." There were mixed responses from test audiences so it was cut but then added to the end credits in the theatrical version. Ultimately, it was cut from the theatrical version because making the villain too funny at this point would remove the threat from him and affect the tone oddly.
The Ring Leader Ghost was done by the previs company Halon Entertainment and it stuck around ever since. It was used in one of the early trailers. Positive fan reaction led to the ghost being incorporated into the Times Square battle directing the other ghosts.
When the Ring Leader Ghost first appears, there are Blu-ray, Crackle, Revlon, Aladdin, Jersey Boys ads, and Papa John's.
In the extended scene, behind the Homeland Security's forces are several posters advertising Sony-produced television series:
Better Call Saul
The present day Times Square ads include
An ad for Twinkies.
The phrase, "That's a big Twinkie." is a quote of Winston from the first movie after Egon presents his Twinkie analogy.
One of the movie theater displays is for "Welcome to the Other Side," a possible nod to when Peter remarks, "See ya on the other side, Ray" in the first movie.
The effects team recreated Times Square of the 1970s digitally using reference photos from the era.
The battle of Times Square was shot on green screen in Boston. The actors portraying ghosts all wore LED tracking markers. They were many more ghosts planned to appear but it was scaled down in the final version of the movie.
The Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI) effects team removed the background actors and rotoscoped the Ghostbusters from the background completely. In the final version of the movie, everything but the actresses are digital.
Most of the background actors were replaced with smoke. The SPI team had to employ a deep compositing pipeline and depth compositing approach.
The battle scenes were filmed twice. It was first filmed with the stunt women on wire rigs. A couple days later, the scene was filmed with the actresses. The prop packs were replaced in post by the visual team.
At the South Weymouth Naval Air Station set, Jones was thrown into a van repeatedly and McKinnon fell a lot.
The Weymouth set in Boston recreated two and a half blocks of Times Square from 42nd Street to 44th Street. A section of actual frontage to the Mercado Hotel was also built. The set design crew paid attention to detail and did things like painted the real detail of crosswalks, used real streetlights, and used real planters. It was accurate enough that vehicles could drive around. Surrounding the set was 22 feet of green screen. Jefferson Sage and co. were able project "a blueprint" of the planned-for effects as a reasonable guide for the actors and crew to get down things like scale and lighting. Multiple teams worked on effects from September 2015 to June 2016. Sage and co. did research and made schematics for the digital team and also got permission to use more than what was seen in the movie.
The Times Square battle started out as a stunt viz sequence created by stunt coordinator Walter Garcia. Working independent of production, Garcia produced an entire choreographed fight sequence with a stunt team, who became the four leads' stunt doubles, complete with effects done in Adobe After Effects. Paul Feig and visual effects supervisor Pete Travers were impressed but the battle was in the script at that point.
In an earlier version of the script, the battle was a much smaller fight involving prohibition-era ghosts.
The Times Square ghosts are basically the people who died in various eras in the last few hundred years.
The first ghost fought was inspired by Bowery Boys leader, William "Bill the Butcher" Poole.
Abby is grabbed by Mayhem in front of a Nathan's. There is a Coca Cola sign, too.
The car that Abby is dropped onto during the Times Square fight is the Rambler Melissa McCarthy's character in "The Heat" owned.
The Times Square battle accounted for almost half the total number of shots that Sony Pictures Imageworks completed for the movie.
The fight was four and a half minutes at one point in production. But it was decided it didn't make much sense for the other ghosts to just stand there while only a few at time attacked like in an old Kung Fu movie. Sony didn't want to pay the cost of the entire fight. They settled on a fog, from which ghosts energize out of, to obscure the other background extras. Instead of AC/DC's "Shoot to Thrill," the music was replaced by a score made by Teddy Shapiro.
After the scene when Holtzmann battles some of the Times Square ghosts, near the 1:47:08 mark, her pack monitor reads "1984," a nod to the first movie.
There is a scene that involved Patty going into a haunted FAO Schwarz toy store and fighting a giant Barbie doll but it wasn't filmed due to budget constraints.
In the iTunes-exclusive "Full Version of the Times Square Fight" featurette:
The Proton Grenade Launcher was originally going to overload after it was used then Holtzmann threw it towards the 1966 Rambler and the ghosts near it, where it exploded.
One of the ghosts used his axe to sever one of the Proton Pistols from Holtzmann's Proton Pack
"Fists of Fury" is on the RKO National Twin theater marquee outside the Mercado as the Ghostbusters enter the hotel.
Lady Slimer was voiced by Robin Shelby, who portrayed Slimer in Ghostbusters II.
Lady Slimer was based off of the wife of Looney Tunes character, the Tasmanian Devil.
When the Ghostbusters enter the Mercado, Rowan tries to throw a piano at them. It plays the variation of the Ghostbusters theme first heard in the first trailer for the movie.
Rick Moranis' cameo would been as a Mercado resident, in his pajamas and robe, who wanders down and stands near the Ghostbusters unaware of what's happening. Possessed Kevin mockingly points him out as another Ghostbuster. They tell him to beat it. Brian Baumgartner filmed the scene in Moranis' place but it became a deleted scene anyway.
Rowan was surprised "Kevin" was Kevin's name.
In the theatrical edition, Rowan admits he thought Kevin seemed like like a "Chet".
In the extended edition, Rowan assumed Kevin would have a more 'Australian' name like "Jack-O" or "Dave-O" or "Rob-O".
Rowan mentions Peter Pan before he ditches Kevin's body.
Holtzmann quotes Glinda from "The Wizard of Oz," singing "Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are" from the Munchkinland scene when they look for Rowan's ghost in the Mercado lobby.
The reference cost production several thousand dollars.
Similar to Gozer in the first movie, Rowan asks the Ghostbusters to choose a form for him.
Rowan first manifests as the animated No Ghost Logo as the same seen at the start of the movie in the Ghost Corps title card.
The No Ghost logo form Rowan first manifests as was done with traditional hand drawn animation.
Rowan first appears as the No-Ghost logo before he changes his appearance and grows huge like in his various sketches - in the diner scene and later when Erin looks through his copy of Ghosts From Our Past.
During pre-visualization, the effects team used the Icon Ghost from The Real Ghostbusters as a place holder and planned for the design to evolve as work went on.
In order to interact with Rowan's ghost form, the MPC visual effects team modeled the Mercado Hotel to a high level of detail.
For instance, when Rowan grows and bursts out of the hotel, the team used their proprietary rigid body destruction tool Kali. The challenge was compensating for Rowan's high speeds in relation to the speeds of the broken pieces of the hotel.
The MPC team worked on Rowan's muscle and fat system first so that it looked like he had the appropriate amount of mass. Next, they covered Rowan in a cloth like a person wearing a white sheet. They had to manipulate the simulation settings in order to make the cloth look as gigantic and heavy to help make Rowan feel monstrous on screen.
Like the two movies, the climax involves a giant being walking around crushing cars.
The shot of Rowan's foot crushing the car resembles a similar shot when Lady Liberty's foot crushed a police car in Ghostbusters II.
A real crushed taxi cab prop was taken to the 53 State Exchange Place Building at the corner of Congress Street and Exchange Street in Boston for the filming of the scene when Rowan steps on the cab. The cab is on Congress, and the Ghostbusters hides down a little side alley named Quaker Lane directly across the street.
In the extended version, there is a longer discussion in the alley about what to do next but in the theatrical version, instead, there are civilians running through the streets while Rowan destroys a building. The latter was filmed at 125 High Street in Boston where the Subway Rat Woman scene in the previous chapter was also filmed.
MPC did about 250 visual effects shots including work on Rowan's ghost form.
Rowan rampaging down the street seemingly recreates the similar scene in the opening title sequence of The Real Ghostbusters.
The Ghostbusters get an idea to change the flow of the vortex, a total protonic reversal. In the first movie, Ray realizes this would happen when they Cross the Streams.
The crossing of the streams was removed from the theatrical version for pacing and it was deemed one of too many nods to the first movie.
A snippet of "End Of The World (Party One More Time)" plays in Ecto-1 when the Ghostbusters maneuver it into the portal.
The two close ups of the canisters atop Ecto-1 were inserts done right at the last minute when the movie was being finished. The crew realized inserts were needed so they drove Ecto-1 around the Sony lot and filmed
The shot of Slimer and Lady Slimer shooting up into the air out of the Portal is a nod to a scene in "Die Hard 2" when John McClane ejects out a jetliner just before several grenades detonate.
The scene of Erin saving Abby in the Divide was added very late into production after test screenings deemed the need to show the entire rescue to the audience.
The scene with Kevin being thrown food and water outside the Mercado was done with Chris Hemsworth then weeks later without him.
Mike Kelly and Rosanna Scotto are real life journalists from Fox 5 New York.
During the reports after the world is saved, a reporter is upstaged by a civilian in the background - a nod to the first movie when something similar happened in the first montage.
Pat Kiernan's segment with Mayor Bradley was the first scene Kiernan filmed.
The Baba Booey Shouter is portrayed by Johnny Higgins, son of Steve Higgins.
"Baba Booey" was chosen because Paul Feig is a fan of Howard Stern.
During the reports, Al Roker makes a cameo.
Roker did a set visit in Boston during filming.
The Ghostbusters celebrate inside the Jacob Wirth Co. Restaurant.
After Roker asks if it was the Ghostbusters who saved the world, Erin mentions Batman.
Holtzmann jokes about Abby and Holtzmann's dye jobs with a mention of Alcoholics Anonymous.
In the theatrical cut, Erin says that her orange hair comes from a dye box labeled "Garfield" - "not even the cat, but the president." (coincidentally, Garfield the cat has been voiced by both actors who portrayed Peter Venkman, namely Bill Murray and Lorenzo Music) The extended cut adds that it was part of a "Dead Presidents Collection", leading to Holtzmann saying she does not want anyone but her mother wearing the Taft.
Kate McKinnon added the part about physics in Holtzmann's toast in Jacob Wirth at the end.
During her toast, Holtzmann reveals Abby was her first friend.
The Ghostbusters end up working with the municipal government.
At the end, Patty's Uncle Bill is arrives in search of his hearse. He is portrayed by Ernie Hudson.
Uncle Bill mistakes "the other side" as "New Jersey" - a classic jab at the Garden State.
Uncle Bill becomes irate at Patty's suggestion of using one hearse for two bodies. Her Uncle retorted that he's "not stacking them like flapjacks." "Flapjack" was the codename for the movie during filming.
The end credits were done by Plucky. Paul Feig previously hired them to do the credits for "The Heat" and "Spy".
The first song that plays in the credit roll is Walk the Moon's cover of the "Ghostbusters" song.
Before Jefferson Sage built the Firehouse interior on a set, the crew scouted the converted historic firehouse at 127 Mt. Vernon Street in Boston but it was deemed not close enough to the firehouse from the previous movies.
Kevin's parts in the end credit tags were done in a one walled set. Chris Hemsworth filmed it alone due to his schedule constraints. Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy filmed on the set weeks later without him reacting to his lines.
Holtzmann thinks the Ghost Transporter sends ghosts to Lansing, Michigan.
In the second teaser during the credits, Holtzmann introduces Erin and Abby to her mentor Rebecca Gorin who is portrayed by Sigourney Weaver.
Gorin has a "Screw U" brooch like Holtzmann.
Weaver's cameo was changed from something else. A discarded idea was when no one believed the Ghostbusters and they driving around the city, Weaver approached them and told them she believed in them. But either walked away and laid down on the ground or went told someone else the same line.
The Ghostbusters head to the roof of the Firehouse, a first for any of the movies.
The second song that plays in the credits is "Get Ghost."
The third song that plays in the credits is "Good Girls."
In November 2015, No Small Children dressed as Ghostbusters for a holiday party and were encouraged to do a cover of Ray Parker, Jr.'s single. They later sent it to Theodore Shapiro, score composer on the movie, on a lark. Shapiro was also the parent of one of their students. However, it was too late in the production process. Six months later, they were informed the cover was sneaked in and played during the closing credits of the movie and an outtake reel on the home release.
The exterior of the Firehouse in the final scene of the movie was the last shot taken during principal production.
In the last scene, before Patty says "Huh," a snippet of the chorus from "Saw It Coming" can be heard briefly.
In the post credits sequence, Patty tells the others she heard "Zuul" while listening for EVP. Zuul was one of the minions of Gozer in the first movie.
The post credits teaser was a last minute addition right before the movie went into production. Katie Dippold pitched it among rewrites and Feig approved of it.
Near the end of the credits is a dedication to the late Ghostbusters fan Ryan Kemp, who passed away in 2015.
The credits end with a dedication to the late Harold Ramis.
In early versions of the script, the Ghostbusters received Ecto-2, a high tech RV, from the government to continue their busting in style. Freelance artist Tully Summers designed one concept of it as transforming vehicle that could deploy turrets, motorcycles and a race car. It was eventually written out.
References in IDW Comics
In the Ghostbusters Annual 2015, on page 4, in panel 4, in the left corner, is a motorcycle that appears to be visually inspired by Kevin's Honda 1967 CL77 Scrambler dubbed Ecto-2.
In Ghostbusters International #2, on page 5, in panel 5, to Ray's left is a medium sized frame with an instagram photo posted by Melissa McCarthy on August 25, 2015 in reaction to the Girl Power hash tag. It featured cast and crew from the Ghostbusters 2016 movie.
In Ghostbusters International #3, on page 6, in panel 3, the drawer labels are 2206 and 013335. Both were also recently employed as easter eggs on the new Proton Pack in teaser posters of the the movie.
In Ghostbusters International #3, panel 5, the four waiting outside are visually based on the team in the Ghostbusters 2016 Movie.
In Ghostbusters International #4, in the What Came Before! section, Janine's new hire is revealed to be named Kevin likely as a nod to the secretary of the same name in the 2016 movie.
On Subscription Cover A of Ghostbusters 101 #1, Holtzmann has a P.K.E. Meter and appears to have on a new type of Ecto Goggles.
On Subscription Cover B of Ghostbusters 101 #1 are Patty, Kevin, Zuul, and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Zuul plays the role of Kevin's pet dog Mike Hat.
The back of the Convention Variant Cover of Ghostbusters 101 #1 reuses a photo of the ATC team from the cover of the July 3, 2016 issue of Parade Magazine.
On the credits page of Ghostbusters 101 #1:
In the air, on the left, is a thrown Proton Grenade (Air Filter) from the 2016 movie.
Taking the prime Ecto-1 on a joyride are prime Slimer, ATC Slimer, and Lady Slimer - a nod to when the ATC Ecto-1 was hijacked by ATC Slimer.
In a Dramatis Personae page of Ghostbusters 101 #1:
"Ghosts of Our Past" is mentioned in Abby and Erin's bios.
Holtzmann's bio mentions she loves to mess with high-strung people. In the 2016 movie, she did so with Agent Rorke in the Mayor's office.
Kevin's bio mentions Mike Hat.
In Ghostbusters 101 #1, on page 7 panel 2, on the table on the right, the book on top of the pile references Andrew Shaffer, author of the Three Rivers Press printing of "Ghosts From Our Past"
In Ghostbusters 101 #1, on page 11 panel 5, on the right, is the Aldridge Mansion Museum.
In Ghostbusters 101 #1, on page 13 panel 3, the park that Evan sees in the ATC universe is near the Boston filming for Aldridge Mansion Museum exteriors on 225 Bay State Road. The park is at the intersection of Bay State Road and Granby Street.
In Ghostbusters 101 #1, on page 19, Abby mentions they still need a specimen for study. The first specimen trapped was Mayhem but Erin let it go before it could be studied. In panel 1 is Kevin's pet dog Mike Hat. In panel 3, Holtzmann's Nutcracker from the end credits teaser of the 2016 movie is present.
In Ghostbusters 101 #1, on page 20 panel 3, on the table are:
In the upper right, is Kevin's drawing of a female ghost logo
In the upper right, above Kevin's drawing, on a post-it note is Kevin's hot dog logo
Above Rowan's sketch, is a little blue paper - it is the faux cover of Kemp's Spectral Field Guide
Below the faux cover is Rowan's sketch of the Ghostbusters' No Ghost logo seen in Chapter 9 of the 2016 movie
Right of Rowan's sketch, the book Abby looks at features pages from two different books.
The left page is the excerpt about vengeful spirits in "Ghosts From Our Past" seen in Chapter 13 of the 2016 movie. It was opposite of the drawing of Rowan electrocuting himself.
The right page is page 48 from Three Rivers Press' "Ghosts From Our Past" that talks about when "X-Files" premiered during Abby and Erin's undergraduate years.
Above Abby's book is a stack of three copies of "Ghosts From Our Past"
The post-it note on the bottom of the stack has the note "Check with Paul" - a nod to director/co-writer of the 2016 movie Paul Feig who also consulted on Three Rivers Press' "Ghosts From Our Past"
The post-it notes on top of the stack are a nod to Abby's discount price labels "Now 5.99" and "Special! Going like Hotcakes" seen in her lab at Kenneth P. Higgins Institute of Science.
Right of the three copies of "Ghosts From Our Past" is the headgear Holtzmann wore at the end of the last chapter of the 2016 movie in the Firehouse.
Right and below "Mushroom and The Cross" is a copy of "Kemp's Spectral Field Guide." The front cover is in the style of "Tobin's Spirit Guide" and sports a capital K.
Right of Kemp's is the photograph of Abby and Erin at their high school fair, seen in the Extended Edition and deleted scenes of the 2016 movie.
The book near Erin are pages 6 to 7 of the "Who You Gonna Call?" novelization of the 2016 movie.
On top of "A Demonology of History" is Abby's "If You See Something..." fliers.
To the right of the flier is the photographs of the Rivera Ballroom and staff of the Mercado Hotel from the company website seen in the 2016 movie when Patty identified Rowan.
Below the Mercado photographs are the Ley Line map pages from the 2016 movie.
Below the Ley Lines map, is the catalog card for Erin and Abby's second book "A Glimpse Into The Unknown..." posted online on July 19, 2016.
Left of "The Witness of the Stars" is the Upper West Blooms business card given to Abby by Agent Hawkins in the 2016 movie.
Under "The Witness of the Stars" and the Ley Line map are two drawings from Rowan's cork board in Chapter 5 of the Extended Edition 2016 movie.
In Ghostbusters 101 #1, on page 20, Abby mentions the barrier to the spectral ether breaking and saving the world, both happened in the 2016 movie. In panel 4, behind Abby is a bowl of Zhu's wonton soup from the 2016 movie.
On the Subscription Cover of Ghostbusters 101 #2, Erin and Patty look at the Stripes poster homage.
On the front of the Retailer Incentive Wraparound Cover of Ghostbusters 101 #2 is Holtzmann in her leather jacket and coveralls outfit from when she first appeared in Chapter 2-3 in the 2016 movie.
On page 2, Holtzmann is carrying the Large Duffel Bag from the Aldridge and Mayhem cases in the 2016
On page 3, Holtzmann used the Ghost Chipper on the ghost.
On page 3 of Ghostbusters 101 #2, in panel 1, the "high-level sealed-source ionizing radiation symbol" on back of Abby's pack and the "biological hazard symbol" on the back of Patty's pack can be seen.
On page 4 of Ghostbusters 101 #2, in panel 1, the red "ionizing radiation trefoil symbol" can be seen on the side of Abby's pack can be seen.
On page 4 of Ghostbusters 101 #2, in panel 2, the heart modified "international ionizing radiation trefoil symbol" on the back of Holtzmann's pack can be seen.
On page 4, Holtzmann mentions Queens and does her "Woo!" from the 2016 movie, notably in Chapter 8 when Holtzmann drives Ecto-1 to Stonebrook Theatre.
On page 4 of Ghostbusters 101 #2, in panel 3, the red "ionizing radiation trefoil symbol" can be seen on the side of Abby's pack and the "poison symbol" on the side of Patty's pack can bee seen.
On page 4 panel 5, to the left, on the black labels are terms used in the 2016 movie: Transmogrification, T2 Apparition, and T4 Apparition. Erin is wearing her white shirt and jeans outfit from Chapter 16 of the 2016 movie.
Transmogrification is an existing term in Ghostbusters canon but could refer to when Rowan changed Times Square at the end of the 2016 movie.
In Chapter 2 of the 2016 movie, Abby and Holtzmann speculate the ghost could be a T3 or T4 while they talk to Garrett and Ed Mulgrave outside the Aldridge Mansion Museum.
According to rating ghostly interactions in "Ghostbuster's Handbook" on page 55:
A T2 Apparition is when an entity interacts with witness and traces of ectoplasm are found.
A T4 Apparition is a ghost that means to harm humans through throwing objects, starting a fire, tripping, and the like.
On page 5, like in the 2016 movie, Kevin Beckman has issues with answering the phone. Kevin is wearing his white lab coat from one of the 2016 movie end credits teasers. In panel 3, there are three papers posted up.
Top Left: Ghosts From Our Past (River Press) pages 182-183; Kemp's Spectral Classification Index.
Bottom Right: Ghosts From Our Past (River Press) page 115; the end of the Zugspitze Terror passage and the Hastings Foundation passage and image.
Top Right: Ghosts From Our Past (River Press) page 48; when Abby and Erin talk about when "X-Files" premiered on television.
Far Right: Ghosts From Our Past (River Press) page 87; Spectral Field Theory.
In Ghostbusters 101 #2, on page 16 panel 2, there is a banner from the Kenneth P. Higgins Institute of Science from the 2016 movie.
On page 18 panel 3, the Kenneth P. Higgins Institute for Science appears. In panel 4, the reflection visually matches the mirror ghosts Rowan allied with in the 2016 movie.
On page 19 panel 2, the lab area, seen in Chapter 16 of the 2016 movie, are the Nutcracker is behind Patty, the Ghost Transporter is on the center table, a can of regular Pringles is also on the center table. On the right, is the Containment Unit. Holtzmann has her Keysight Fairfield Microwave Analyzer and is wearing her lab outfit from Chapter 16 of the 2016 movie. Patty is wearing her baseball jacket and New York shirt from Chapter 16 and Abby is wearing her army green jacket from Chapter 16. In panel 5, Kevin covers his eyes like during his job interview and Kevin's hat from Chapter 16 is on his desk.
On the Regular Cover of Ghostbusters 101 #3, Patty is holding the Ghost Chipper. Of note on the map is the Mercado Hotel and Times Square
The ATC team appears on the Subscription Cover of Ghostbusters 101 #3
On the Retailer Incentive Wraparound Cover, on the front is Abby wearing the helmet when she first appears in the 2016 movie.
In Ghostbusters 101 #3, on page 4, in panel 1, in Holtzmann's bedroom are:
On the laptop is Abby's recording of the Electrocuted Ghost seen in Chapter 7 of the 2016 movie.
Between the drawers and the bedpost is the pipe the possessed Abby tried to use in Chapter 13 of the 2016 movie.
Above the pipe atop the bedpost is a 2016 P.K.E. Meter and Holtzmann's Screw U necklace.
Left of the pillow is a can of regular Pringles that Holtzmann ate in the Aldridge case.
On the frame above the bed is a 2016 Proton Pistol.
Atop the shelf is the helmet Abby wore when she first appeared and the Ghost Chipper.
Right of the helmet is the I-shaped apparatus and three colored strip that accompanied the Proton Packs on the wall in Chapter 13 of the 2016 movie.
Covered by Holtzmann's "ZZZZ" is a frame of her mentor Dr. Gorin.
At the foot of her bed is a Proton Pack and to the left her boots.
Left of the back is her tie from Chapter 5 of the 2016 movie.
On the wall near the laptop, the ornate set of lights are from the headquarters at Zhu's Authentic Chinese.
In Ghostbusters 101 #3, on page 4, in panel 3, Holtzmann has on her "One of the Girls" T-shirt from Chapter 12 of the 2016 movie. In panel 4, Holtzmann's mug has "Safety Lights" in a No logo, a nod to when Dr. Gorin inspects the Containment Unit in the end credits teaser of the 2016 movie.
In Ghostbusters 101 #3, on page 5, Holtzmann's reaction is similar to her "Whaat?" from Chapter 11 of the 2016 movie when the team talks to Mayor Bradley. In panel 3, the news ticker has a nod to the 2016 movie when Mayor Bradley didn't like to be compared to the Mayor in "Jaws" and the Aldridge Mansion is mentioned to have reopened after a second incident.
In Ghostbusters 101 #3, on page 6, in panel 1, the headline at the top of the screen references NY1 News seen in the 2016 movie. In panel 2, to side of Holtzmann is her large duffel bag. Cal alludes to when the ATC team saved the world at the end of the 2016 movie.
In Ghostbusters 101 #3, on page 7, Erin and Patty are in their civies from Chapter 12 from the 2016 movie. Abby appears to be in her civies from Chapter 16 when the team toasts in the sports bar.
In Ghostbusters 101 #3, on page 7, 8, and 19, in panel 1, the heart modified "international ionizing radiation trefoil symbol" on the back of Holtzmann's pack
In Ghostbusters 101 #3, on page 9, in panel 4, Patty's gold vanity necklace is visible.
In Ghostbusters 101 #3, on page 10, Kevin Beckman is wearing the outfit when he appeared in Chapter 8 and 10 the 2016 movie. His shirt is colored a solid green instead of white and green plaid.
In Ghostbusters 101 #3, on page 11, Abby alludes to the ATC version of Slimer from the 2016 movie, whole stole their Ecto-1 during the Times Square battle. Holtzmann refers to when they blew up Ecto-1 to seal the Mercado Hotel portal.
In Ghostbusters 101 #3, on page 12, Abby reveals her team has been in operation for over a year.
In Ghostbusters 101 #3, on page 15, Holtzmann advises Egon to cut his rat-tail off. Fans have theorized this version of Egon influenced Holtzmann's hair style in the 2016 movie.
In Ghostbusters 101 #3, on page 16, Holtzmann alludes to the graffiti artist who gave her the idea for the No Ghost logo in the 2016 movie.
In Ghostbusters 101 #3, on page 18, Erin alludes to when they blew up Ecto-1 to seal the Mercado Hotel portal.
In Ghostbusters 101 #3, on page 19, Ray notes the Faraday Cage on the ATC Proton Pack. In panel 1, based on the green numbers (408346 and4332) on Holtzmann's pack - it is based on the version photographed and posted online by Paul Feig on June 30, 2015. Patty recalls hearing "Zuul" at the end of the 2016 movie
On the Subscription Cover of Ghostbusters 101 #4, Holtzmann is wearing her leather jacket and Erin is in her professor outfit.
On the RI Wraparound Cover is Patty when she first meets the team in Zhu's Authentic Hong Kong Food in the 2016 movie, near the end of chapter 5.
In Ghostbusters 101 #4, on Page 1, in panel 2, Holtzmann mentions she thought they would have to borrow a boat -- an allusion to how they borrowed one of Uncle Bill's hearses for their car in the 2016 movie.
In Ghostbusters 101 #4, on Page 2, in panel 3, Patty realizes Winston looks like her Uncle Bill. Both were portrayed by Ernie Hudson in the movies.
In Ghostbusters 101 #4, on Page 3, in panel 1, Erin mentions Uncle Bill, Martin Heiss, and the Cabbie.
In Ghostbusters 101 #4, on Page 5, in the top right panel, Patty notices the prime Proton Packs are heavier than her team's. This is the same case with the prop packs used for filming. In a behind the scenes featurette, Leslie Jones grabbed a crew member and told him to make the pack lighter. Patty's knowledge of New York's history comes into play with Ellis Island.
In Ghostbusters 101 #4, on Page 6, in panel 2, on the computer in the upper right, is the distorted face of Stay Puft Marshmallow Man on the TV about 10 seconds into the April 2016 trailer for the video game. In panel 3, Abby recognizes the Ley Lines of North America book. In the 2016 movie, they used it to figure out the Mercado Hotel was the source of the paranormal event. In panel 4, Abby asks Kylie if Ray's Occult has her and Erin's book "Ghosts From Our Past" in stock.
In Ghostbusters 101 #4, on Page 7, in panel 4, the lab area from the 2016 movie appears. Kevin Tanaka looks at the Ghost Transporter from the end of the movie. On the far right, is the Containment Unit.
In Ghostbusters 101 #4, on Page 8, Holtzmann uses her shoulder mounted computer to release her Proton Pistols. She alludes to the battle in Times Square in the 2016 movie.
In Ghostbusters 101 #4, on Page 11, Abby talks about the Ley Lines being the same as the ones in her dimension.
In Ghostbusters 101 #4, on Page 14, Erin mentions Rowan and how they sealed the breach he created.
In Ghostbusters 101 #4, on Page 17, Erin tells Ray about how they sealed Rowan's breach with a concentrated explosion.
In Ghostbusters 101 #4, on Page 20, draped on the chair is the Nosebusters article from a deleted scene when Erin punches an annoying blogger.
On the Subscription Cover of Ghostbusters 101 #5 are Ecto-1, Kevin and his stock photos, Abby, Patty, Erin, Holtzmann, Lady Slimer and Slimer.
On the RI Wraparound Cover of Ghostbusters 101 #5 is Erin Gilbert seen in Chapter 4 when she returns to the Kenneth P. Higgins Institute after being fired from Columbia University.
In Ghostbusters 101 #5, on Page 1, in panel 1, the bar interior is the Jacob Wirth Co. Restaurant from Chapter 16 when the team celebrates their victory. The beer tap two to the right of the gold one bears Kevin's No Ghost logo design. On the far right is director Paul Feig. The two people seated with Feig appeared in Chapter 16. They have a table right of Patty in the shot of the team looking towards the TV (the audience to us). In panel 3, the Mayor changes to Mayor Bradley. The news ticker changes from ABS News to NY 1 News.
In Ghostbusters 101 #5, on Page 2, Holtzmann is wearing her leather jacket and coveralls from when she first appeared in the 2016 movie.
In Ghostbusters 101 #5, on Page 3, in panel 4, the Sony 4K AX33 Handycam is recording the 101 students. Cait has on Abby's Helmet. Behind Zoe on top of the computer is the Mattel Rowan's Ghost toy. Attached to the sides of the black console are the green canister from the Mattel Ecto Minis Peter Venkman and Slime and the pink canister from the Ecto Minis Ms. Slimer and Slimer. In panel 5, Erin is wearing her red vest outfit from Chapter 7. In panel 5, on top of the shelving is the Ion Shield Gun version 7 concept done by Kyle Brown on April 15, 2015 that later became the Ghost Chipper. On the middle shelf is the device that was next to Holtzmann in her and Abby's Kenneth P. Higgins lab in Chapter 2 when Erin first met her.
In Ghostbusters 101 #5, on Page 4, Abby refers to the Manhattan Ley Lines.
In Ghostbusters 101 #5, on Page 5, Erin's panic attack is attributed to when Gertrude Aldridge ecto-projected on her.
In Ghostbusters 101 #5, on Page 7, Patty's knowledge of New York history is displayed with Woodlawn Cemetery.
In Ghostbusters 101 #5, on Page 12, Erin alludes to Ghosts From Our Past and Rowan.
In Ghostbusters 101 #5, on Page 13, Erin mentions Rowan and his plan in the 2016 movie to unleash ghosts on the world.
In Ghostbusters 101 #5, on Page 17, in panel 3, the heart modified "international ionizing radiation trefoil symbol" on the back of Holtzmann's pack and the the "biological hazard symbol" on the back of Patty's pack can be seen.
In Ghostbusters 101 #5, on Page 18, Kevin Beckman's desk and board from Chapter 16 is on the right in panel 1.
In Ghostbusters 101 #5, on Page 19, in panel 4, Kevin has his saxophone and stethoscope from his stock photos.
On Cover A of Ghostbusters 101 #6 is the rear of Kevin's Ecto-2 motorcycle and Holtzmann wielding her Proton Pistols.
On Cover B of Ghostbusters 101 #6 is Abby, Erin, Patty, Holtzmann, and Kevin.
On the front of the RI Wraparound Cover of Ghostbusters 101 #6 is Kevin Beckman seen in Chapter 7 when he points out that Patty is present after the fact.
On Page 4 of Ghostbusters 101 #6, Holtzmann's Screw U pendant is visible.
On Page 6 of Ghostbusters 101 #6, Kylie mentions making the horn sound like the band DeBarge for Holtzmann. DeBarge's song "Rhythm of the Night" was played when the girls moved into the room above Zhu's.
On Page 7 of Ghostbusters 101 #6 , Abby alludes to their encounter with the FBI. This appears to be in error. In the 2016 movie, they dealt with Agent Hawkins and Rorke from the Department of Homeland Security. However, in early reports about casting, they were said to be playing FBI agents.
On Page 8 of Ghostbusters 101 #6, in panel 1, the posted map of Manhattan from Kevin's desk at end of Chapter 16 of the 2016 movie can be seen. Holtzmann mentions Boston, where some of the 2016 movie was filmed. Abby alludes to the Times Square battle in the 2016 movie as a 'profound sense of deja vu'.
On Page 11 of Ghostbusters 101 #6, in panel 4, the yellow sign on the right with kanji characters below the Movieland sign is the "Eat In Take Out" sign above the garage of Zhu's Authentic Hong Kong Food from the 2016 movie. Under the Toy Tower sign is the Howard sign seen right of the Coca-Cola sign behind the Ring Leader Ghost when the fight starts. Below the Movieland Theater sign is the "White Fish to Eat, Buy 1 Get 1 Free" prominently seen on the left side of the screen and below the White Fish sign is the Kob's Bar sign prominently seen on the right side of the screen, when Slimer returns to Times Square a second time. Left of the White Fish sign is the Lofts Candies sign seen by the Woolworth's sign and visible when the Ghostbusters shoot the poles down. Under the red V is the Warm sign that lit up in neon blue and red seen right of the Howard sign, under the Haig sign, and right of the Fists of Fury marquee. Left of the red V is the hotel sign with "Hotel" in yellow light and "Vacancy" in green prominently seen on the right side of the screen when Slimer returns to Times Square a second time.
On Page 12 of Ghostbusters 101 #6, in panel 4, on the left is the panel from the Containment Unit that referenced Dana Barrett and Vinz Clortho in the 2016 movie.
On Page 14 of Ghostbusters 101 #6, in panel 4, the trigger used by Abby is based on a strip that's on the Proton Pack's charging wall in the first headquarters seen in Chapter 13 of the 2016 movie. Holtzmann cheers "Two for two" in reference to the first time the ATC saved the world in the 2016 movie and in this issue. In panel 5 is Zhu's Authentic Hong Kong Food.
On Page 17 of Ghostbusters 101 #6, Kevin worries about his dog Mike Hat. In panels 1 and 2, the red "ionizing radiation trefoil symbol" can be seen on the side of Abby's pack.
On Page 18 of Ghostbusters 101 #6, the second image is from Chapter 3 when they see Gertrude in the Aldridge Mansion Museum. Winston appears in place of Abby, holding their P.K.E. Meter, while Holtzmann records with the Sony 4K Camcorder. The fourth image is from Chapter 6 when Abby and Patty dragged Erin from the Seward Street Subway Station tracks while she had the Electrocuted Ghost confined by the Proton Box thrower. Ray appears in place of Erin. The sixth image is from Chapter 9 during the Stonebrook Theatre bust when Mayhem is on Patty's shoulders. Peter appears in place of Patty. The tenth image has the ATC team and Kevin, with his saxophone, appearing the 'cleaned' Vigo portrait at the end of Ghostbusters II.
On Page 19 of Ghostbusters 101 #6, Patty is wearing her shirt from Chapter 16 when the team celebrated in the Jacob Wirth Co. Restaurant. Right of Patty is the stack of discounted copies of Ghosts From Our Past seen in Abby and Holtzmann's lab in the Kenneth P. Higgins Institute. Holtzmann is wearing her overalls from when she first appeared in the movie.
On Page 20 of Ghostbusters 101 #6, Rebecca Gorin appears at the Firehouse like at the end of the 2016 movie. Erin and Abby look out into the city like the team did at the end of the 2016 movie.
On Cover RI of Ghostbusters: Answer The Call Issue #1, Slimer and Abby both grab for the latter's infamous Zhu's soup order. In the background is the Containment Unit.
On Page 1 of Ghostbusters: Answer The Call Issue #1, Ghosts From Our Past is mentioned in Erin and Abby's bios in panel 1 and 4. Patty's bio in panel 2 mentions possessed mannequins, a nod to the Mayhem bust in the 2016 movie.
On Page 7 of Ghostbusters: Answer The Call Issue #1, Patty mentions Zhu's Authentic Hong Kong Food. Kevin is wearing his white shirt and black vest civies, first seen in Chapter 12.
On Page 12 of Ghostbusters: Answer The Call Issue #1, Patty and Holtzmann refers to when Abby was possessed by Rowan in the movie.
On Page 19 of Ghostbusters: Answer The Call Issue #1, Patty refers to the Ghost Chipper.
On Page 20 of Ghostbusters: Answer The Call Issue #1, Kevin still wants to be a Ghostbuster, like in the movie when he got possessed, and asks to come along.
On Cover RI of Ghostbusters: Answer The Call Issue #3 is Patty in Chapter 16 when the team celebrates in Jacob Wirth Co. Restaurant. It is a close-up of Patty in a still posted on February 2, 2016 on Ghostbusters.com.
On Page 5 of Ghostbusters: Answer The Call Issue #3, Erin admits she is afraid of bees - a nod to a blooper from the 2016 movie. When a Zhu's Authentic Hong Kong Food exterior scene was filmed, Kristin Wiig was startled by a bee.
On Page 8 and 18 of Ghostbusters: Answer The Call Issue #3, Erin refers to Mayor Bradley.
On Page 30 of Annual 2018, the ghosts emerging from the mist is similar to the mist in the Times Square battle.
On page 37 of Annual 2018, Peter Venkman of Dimension 68-R brings up Holtzmann's visual likeness to his Egon.
On page 38 of Annual 2018, in panel 1 is a version of Dr. Kruger from the Answer The Call mini-series. In panel 1, both the "biological hazard symbol" and "poison symbol" can be seen on the back and side, respectively, of Patty's pack.
On page 40 of Annual 2018, Holtzmann's civies are from Chapter 13 of the 2016 movie when possessed Abby tried to throw her out the window.
On Cover B of Crossing Over #1, Holtzmann is eating chips based on Pringles, a nod to the Aldridge case .
On Cover RI-B of Crossing Over #1, Patty Tolan has on the Proton Glove.
On page 2 of Crossing Over #1, Holtzmann's outfit is based on the one she wore in Chapter 5 of the 2016 movie.
On page 3 of Crossing Over #1, in panel 3, on the array is a note that reads "Boo-yah!" - a nod to Holtzmann's line "Boo-yah! Emphasis on the boo." On the far right is the Recent Ingestation screen with the D. Barrett and V. Clortho nod from Chapter 16 and a caged safety light from the control console next to the Containment Unit from Chapter 16.
On page 8 of Crossing Over #1, in panel 3, in the frame is the door pattern from the Ghostbusters' headquarters above Zhu's Authentic Hong Kong Food. It can be seen in Chapter 13 when possessed Abby jumps Patty or in the LEGO Dimensions Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Story Pack.
On page 21 of Crossing Over #1, Dimension 80-C is noted to have ID-Coordinates of 1007-231602-1113.
On page 22 of Crossing Over #1, the 80-C designation was revealed in Holtzmann's virtual trading card, released online on February 22, 2018. It is a phonetic play on the acronym for Answer The Call, ATC. The notes alludes to Martin Heiss and the Cab Driver. The notes on Abby mentions Ghosts From Our Past. The note about a search for meaning and connection mirrors Holtzmann's toast at the end of the 2016 movie.
Cover RI of Ghostbusters: Answer The Call Issue #4 is of Abby in Chapter 8 of the 2016 movie when the team splits up in Stonebrook Theatre.
On page 3 of Ghostbusters: Answer The Call Issue #4, the bee blooper is referenced again.
On page 7 of Ghostbusters: Answer The Call Issue #4, Abby alludes to the Zhu's soup she obsessively orders constantly is part of a memory implanted by Holtzmann.
On page 10 of Ghostbusters: Answer The Call Issue #4, this continuity places teenage Erin and Abby in New York City. The Ghosts From Our Past River Press Edition previously revealed they met and attended high school in Battle Creek, Michigan. They didn't go investigate their first haunted site until sophomore year at the University of Michigan after X-Files premiered on September 10, 1993.
On page 19 of Ghostbusters: Answer The Call Issue #4, the Ghostbusters suiting up is similar to when they did so before entering the Stonebrook Theatre.
On page 20 of Ghostbusters: Answer The Call Issue #4, Erin and Abby say the same thing at the same time, a callback to the Stonebrook Theatre case in the 2016 movie.
On Cover RI of Crossing Over #2, Holtzmann appears.
On page 1 of Crossing Over #2, Holtzmann is wearing her coveralls from the Aldridge case in the 2016 movie.
On page 3 of Crossing Over #2, Holtzmann mentions Abby and when she met Erin, Patty, and Kevin. In panel 5, on the shelf is a can of Ecto Cooler 2016.
On page 10 of Crossing Over #2, Holtzmann is eating from a stand-in for Pringles she ate in at Aldridge. It appeared on last issue's Cover B but the whole name is currently unknown.
On page 20 of Crossing Over #2, on the top right, Kevin is holding a photo of his dog Mike Hat, a reuse of an image from Ghostbusters 101 #1. Below the Chicago Ghostbusters are the Answer The Call Ghostbusters.
On Dramatis Personae Page 2 of Ghostbusters Crossing Over #3, the Answer The Call Ghostbusters' bio alludes to Rowan North.
On Page 5 of Ghostbusters Crossing Over #3, Egon mentions some dimensions are further ahead like Answer The Call. The movie took place in 2016 and by the time of 101, it was 2017.
On Page 9 of Ghostbusters Crossing Over #3, Holtzmann is wearing her headset from the end tags of the 2016 movie.
On Page 11 of Ghostbusters Crossing Over #3, in panel 2, the heart modified "international ionizing radiation trefoil symbol" can be seen on the back of Holtzmann's pack.
On Page 13 of Ghostbusters Crossing Over #3, in panel 1, the heart modified "international ionizing radiation trefoil symbol" can be seen on the back of Holtzmann's pack.
On Page 16 of Ghostbusters Crossing Over #3, in panel 4, on the POV screen of Holtzmann's goggles - 1967 refers to Leslie Jones' birth year, 01061984 refers to Kate McKinnon's birth date, January 6, 1984, 07152016 refers to July 15, 2016, the date the 2016 movie came out in theaters and KM is Kate McKinnon's initials.
On Page 19 of Ghostbusters Crossing Over #3, in panel 4, Kevin is wearing his white T-shirt from when he was possessed by Rowan in Chapter 13 of the 2016 movie. In panel 4, Kevin is now inexplicably wearing his brown coat from Chapter 8 of the 2016 movie.
On Page 20 of Ghostbusters Crossing Over #3, Patty mentions finally starting a book club. In the 2016 movie, during the Stonebrook Theatre case, Patty muttered to herself she thought the Ghostbusters was just a book club.
On Cover RI of Ghostbusters Crossing Over #5, Holtzmann appears.
On Page 1 of Ghostbusters Crossing Over #5, Lady Slimer and Slimer appears.
On Page 3 of Ghostbusters Crossing Over #5, in panel 3, the toy coupe car is repurposed by Ghostbusters fan Jeff Shreck Jr., for his son, to resemble Ecto-1 from the 2016 movie. It was dubbed "Ecto 1/2".
On Page 13 of Ghostbusters Crossing Over #5, in panel 1, the heart modified "international ionizing radiation trefoil symbol" can be seen on the back of Holtzmann's pack.
On Page 14 of Ghostbusters Crossing Over #5, in panel 2, the "danger of death symbol" can be seen on the back of Erin's pack.
On Cover B of Ghostbusters Crossing Over #6, Patty and Holtzmann are in the upper left with her Proton Pistols, Abby is in the lower left with a P.K.E. Meter, and Erin is in the lower right with her Proton Blaster.
On Cover RI of Ghostbusters Crossing Over #6, Erin and Holtzmann appear.
On IDW Convention Variant Cover of Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: Answer The Call Ghostbusters, Lady Slimer , Rowan, both human and ghost forms, the Ghostbusters, Ring Leader Ghost, Mirror Portal Ghost, Gertrude Aldridge, Electrocuted Ghost, Slimer, Subway Rat Ghosts, Mayhem, Ecto-1, and a Proton Pack.
On Page 13 of Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: Answer The Call Ghostbusters, Patty mentions "we hired" Kevin but the movie, she was not involved in his hire as she hadn't joined the team yet. She indicates it has been 2 years since the events of the movie.
↑Den of Geek UK "Paul Feig interview: Ghostbusters, Statham and where next" 11/23/16Paul Feig says: "At the end of the original theatrical release, it does come up as Ghostbusters: Answer The Call. They knew it would be a cataloguing problem, and I didn’t want to call it Ghostbusters 2016, because next year, it feels like an old movie. The studio wanted to call it Ghostbusters: Answer The Call and I said we can do that if it’s not on the opening titles!"
↑Empire Online "Ghostbusters Sequel May Leave New York" 7/18/16Paul Feig says: "I've got a story in line...I might go to some other places too...I've always steered clear of doing sequels just because I always liked to do new stuff but this world is so rich and this cast is so great [that] I'd be open to it. There's so much stuff that can be done."
↑Happy Sad Confused "Paul Feig" 47:19-47:59 mark 9/5/18Paul Feig says: "I-I definitely wanted us to go to another country. Because when we were doing -- especially during -- 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 -- and ghost characters that they scare kids with or keep people in line with or whatever. "Like Oh my God, we gotta..." I-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, um, it's I think, it's really sad."
↑Semlyen, Nick (2016). Empire Magazine Issue 324 June 2016, p. 60. Bauer Media Group, Harborough, Leicester, United Kingdom, ISBN 1234567890. Line reads: "Feig called his writing partner Katie Dippold and arranged to meet with her on the convention floor at Comic-Con. Next to a Guardians of the Galaxy space-pod in the Marvel section, to be precise."
↑Semlyen, Nick (2016). Empire Magazine Issue 324 June 2016, p. 60. Bauer Media Group, Harborough, Leicester, United Kingdom, ISBN 1234567890. Line reads: "Having disconnected their Internet, Feig and Dippold began the script in October 2014 keeping Hallowe'en decorations up at Dippold's house throughout the writing process to enhance the mood."
↑The Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip Podcast 201b 18:38-18:56 3/4/16Paul Feig says: "I--I know some people are, 'Why isn't it a sequel instead of a reboot?' I didn't like, personally, them being handed technology -- 'here's how to do this.' I want to see it developed and I love -- I'm a tech-head. So it's cool to see all these Proton Packs in the front. I'm totally geeking out."
↑Collider "‘Ghostbusters’ Director Paul Feig Says an Extended Cut Will Be on the Blu-ray" 7/11/16Line reads: "The editor's first cut was 4 hours and 15 minutes, and I trimmed that down to a slim 3 and a half hours (laughs). We generate a lot of stuff and I always wanna have all the underpinnings of a big, emotional story, and because of that it just added a lot of extra scenes that as you're going through, you know you have to make a lot of choices because I knew I had to bring this down under two hours. You just start weeding and saying, 'What do people want to delve deeper into and what do we wanna just kind of skirt through and get to the fun parts?'...We actually just finished [the extended cut] so it's about another 15 minutes longer, but I will also include a lot of the deleted scenes and extra material that we have on the DVD."
↑Semlyen, Nick (2016). Empire Magazine Issue 324 June 2016, p. 65. Bauer Media Group, Harborough, Leicester, United Kingdom, ISBN 1234567890. Line reads: "Well into mixing the film's sound and approving its 1,600 or so visual effects shots, the director looks relaxed enough."
↑Semlyen, Nick (2016). Empire Magazine Issue 324 June 2016, p. 64. Bauer Media Group, Harborough, Leicester, United Kingdom, ISBN 1234567890. Paul Travers says: "We have six effects houses working on the movie, and the thing all of them wanted to do was Slimer."
↑Semlyen, Nick (2016). Empire Magazine Issue 324 June 2016, p. 65. Bauer Media Group, Harborough, Leicester, United Kingdom, ISBN 1234567890. Line reads: "Harold Ramis' wife and children, says Pascal, dropped by the set on two "super-emotional" days."
↑New York Times "The Ghosts of New York's Past" 10/28/2018Article reads: "For nearly a century, members of the Tredwell family occupied the house at 29 East Fourth Street, near Washington Square Park. If you believe the reports, at least one of them still does. The ghost of Gertrude Tredwell is said to have roamed the house since she died there in 1933, in the same bed in which she was born. One of the first sightings came just weeks after her death, according to Anthony Bellov, a board member of the Merchant’s House Museum, which occupies the house and preserves it as a testament to the Tredwells and the era in which they lived...The museum opened to the public only three years after Gertrude died. One of its early caretakers, a woman named Florence Helm, later described having several mysterious experiences there. Once, she told The New York Times in 1953, she watched a silk tassel twist and turn as though someone were playfully twirling it. Other times, she heard a consistent tapping on the wall...Visitors have reported seeing Gertrude as she appeared at various stages of her life, from her late teens on. Most say she was wearing a long, brown taffeta gown, though that description matches none of the 40 gowns in the museum's collection, Mr. Bellov said...The Tredwell family moved into the house in 1835, when Gertrude’s father, Seabury, retired from a successful career in the hardware business. Five years later, he and his wife, Eliza, had Gertrude, their eighth child. Legend has it that Seabury prevented Gertrude from marrying her true love, which may explain why she remained in the house over the years, even as her family members slowly streamed out. By 1909, she was the last Tredwell still in the house, which she made few changes to over time. Aging and weak, she rarely left the residence in her final years there and died poor and alone."
↑EMPIRE Online "Empire Podcast: Ghostbusters Spoiler Special with Paul Feig" 14:34-15:07 7/27/16Paul Feig says: "No, it was... we just liked the idea of this sort of spooky history of this Lizzy Borden-type character who killed people and the family locked her down. That's a real -- Katie Dippold likes that sort of spooky stuff like that and it just felt... I -- we really like the idea that there's the ghost that would be powerful enough to work their way back or would stick around to be re-energized are the one's carrying enormous hatred and evil with them."
↑EMPIRE Online "Empire Podcast: Ghostbusters Spoiler Special with Paul Feig" 15:09-15:37 7/27/16Paul Feig says: "Originally it was written to be this sort of ugly old woman then I worked with Bess Rous. She was one of the stars of my show "Other Space" I did for Yahoo! that's been geo blocked here which I'm trying to desperately get you guys because I love it and she's so great. She's perfect. She can do that almost Kubrick-ian thing where 'beautiful face but minute she tips her head down like the face becomes evil and the eyes get evil' and stuff like that. So I was, it has to be Bess."
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Filmmaker Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:04:36-00:04:41). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "That--that chair that stops--and that was a whole giant rig made out of this steel contraption."
↑Mark Hawker (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Filmmaker Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:04:42-00:04:46). Sony Pictures. Mark Hawker says: "Yeah, carbon fiber tube, and bungee cord and all sorts of things."
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:04:25-00:04:34). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "Th-That stunt whe--th-th--where Zach is thrown into the wall was actually shot a month later after we did this one. On a sound stage. "
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:10:39-00:10:58). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "Then she had contacted me through my wife. My wife and her are close friends and, uh, she contacted Laurie one day, my wife, and said, 'Hey, if there's a good role in Ghostbusters, I'd like to--' Oh my God! So I had drinks with her and yeah. I couldn't jump o that fast enough."
↑PC Magazine "Reimagining Ghostbusters, and Proton Packs, for 2016" 7/11/16Line reads: "The inspiration went beyond just facilities, though. In one scene in the movie, Wiig's Gilbert stands in front of a lecture hall, speaking on challenges of reconciling quantum mechanics with Einstein's gravity. On the whiteboards, behind her, a series of equations tells the same story: a self-contained narrative, written by Winslow and later transcribed on set, illustrating the failure of a once-promising physics theory called SU(5). (Yes, "Pa/RA(NO x RM)alS + UDIes/Lab" might be an easter egg, but "conformal compensator superfields" are a real thing."
↑ 207.0207.1207.2Wired "The MIT Physicists Who Infused Ghostbusters With Real Science" 7/11/16Line reads: "With Winslow now on parental leave, the production asked Conrad to create physics papers and grant applications to use as props on the character’s desks—something she did in almost absurd detail. Wiig’s character got a paper on neutrinos, formatted in the style of real-world journal Physical Review Letters. (There’s an even deeper homage as well: on the paper, Gilbert’s coauthor is one G.F. Siegal—the name of Lindley Winslow’s new baby.) Meanwhile, an antagonist named Rowan North got a string theory paper on Feynman ghost diagrams, which offered the opportunity for a little interdisciplinary ribbing. “Of course we made the woman a neutrino theorist and the bad guy a string theorist,” Conrad says."
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:16:27-00:16:56). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "And her hair. I-I, her hair. She designed her hair. I know there's a lot of speculation among, uh, super Ghostbusters fans that it was modeled on the cartoon version of Egon. I'd like to say it was but it really wasn't because I went into hair--the make up trailer on day, on the first day, and she was working with her hair person in doing that kind of pompadour and I was like 'That. Ok. That's cool' and that was it. It was that easy. Her look was there."
↑Empire Online "Ghostbusters - trailer breakdown with Paul Feig" 3/9/16Paul Feig says: "Our costume designer, Jeffrey Kurland's preliminary designs had her in these very out of the ordinary outfits. I liked how eclectic we were making Holtzmann – to me she's almost Harpo Marx, who just appropriates all this clothing. You imagine her room is just this enormous pile of clothes she's found in dumpsters and Goodwill and bought at garage sales. The glasses, I liked the idea of her wearing glasses and Kate liked the idea of having something to play with. When those goggles were brought out that was a home run. She goes through a few different eyewear looks, but that one in the trailer is my favourite look of hers."
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:18:36-00:18:38). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "That was Kate. Yeah, that--that's a Kate McKinnon."
↑EMPIRE Online "Empire Podcast: Ghostbusters Spoiler Special with Paul Feig" 25:28-25:57 7/27/16Paul Feig says: "We had it scripted that she was just snacking the whole time because it would be really fun in that thing y'know for a joke in a very tense moment. Someone bites into a chip and scares the shit out of you. So yeah, it just became Pringles because it was just easier for her to carry around. We have no deal with Pringles I will tell you that. It's not like we're making any kind of money from Pringles which because at first I was like, 'Hey, let's get a deal with Pringles!' but they're like they didn't want anything to do with us. I have to change it to something else! But it's a can, the only chip that comes in a can I can think of."
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:24:43-00:24:48). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "One of my cameos was just played which is I'm the voice of the Ghost Jumpers."
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:24:50-00:24:56). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "I literally decided to do a tribute to the guy who used to be the voice of ABC in the 80s."
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:25:15-00:25:23). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "And one of the interesting things is it's called the Higgins Institute. Had nothing to do with the fact we cast Steve Higgins."
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:25:24-00:25:27). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "It was called the Higgins Institute in the very first draft of the script."
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:25:52-00:26:04). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "Oh and a little--for comedy fans, uh, the--his name is Thomas Shanks which was in the old SCTV. John Candy, his mayor character was Mayor Tommy Shanks."
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:26:14-00:26:47). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "That's--that's a bit that Steve has been doing since I've known him. We--we've been friends since the mid-80s when we were all stand-up comedians and he could do these long runs of how to give somebody the finger. That was the funniest thing I've ever seen. So when we were on the set, it wasn't in the script, that thing, and then just as we were, y'know, doing that scene so long, I forget if he brought it up or I brought it up or whatever but just like 'Oh, let's do that thing where you just flip someone off.' And it's an extra somewhere on the DVD or one of the versions of extras."
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:38:27-00:39:05). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "We original--oh, were you with us when we scouted--we scouted an actual old shut down subway tunnel in Boston. Remember that? It was this crazy off shoot line and we walked all the way down it with all these flashlights. It was crazy. It was an old timey thing and so I was like, 'We're gonna shoot down here' and everyone was 'You're crazy. Like you're gonna make 'em fall down, we got all this stuff going on, we gotta rig this. It's not gonna happen.' But it looks so real. So Jeff went and kind of recreated that look on the set and built this thing but it was some green screen extension on it that we will talk about on the technical thing."
↑Jefferson Sage (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Filmmaker Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:27:56-00:28:03). Sony Pictures. Jefferson Sage says: "We were able to get subway surplus parts, including the rails, the fittings, all that different stuff."
↑Jefferson Sage (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Filmmaker Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:27:20-00:27:28). Sony Pictures. Jefferson Sage says: "But, uh, what I remember about this is we designed her booth, uh, after the one we saw when we scouted together in New York."
↑Sperling, Nicole (2016). Entertainment Weekly, p. 72. Time Inc, New York City NY USA, ISBN 092567102150. Line reads: "In Feig's mind, Jones landed the role the moment he saw her first stint on SNL's "Weekend Update"."
↑Katie Dippold (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:25:36-01:25:42). Sony Pictures. Katie Dippold says: "We had, uh, I remember there was Anduk the dark god he was trying to bring back. And we switched it to him just wanting to bring back himself."
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:25:43-01:25:44). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "And then at one point he was a real estate developer."
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:01:51-01:01:56). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "And I'm also the guy who's mean to Neil Casey, to Rowan, over the walkie talkie."
↑fxguide "Who you gonna call? Call Illoura, MPC, SPI, & Zero VFX" 8/10/16Line reads: "Another Iloura creation was the band of mirror ghouls, envisioned by the filmmakers as decomposed creatures recessed in a dark world who take on a suggestive form from afar, but becoming more legible as they approach the mirror surface and tried to escape. To achieve this vision, Iloura’s artists developed a number of looks for the translucent creatures from the recessed world, as well as more creepy, human-like forms that appear close to the surface. Cooler shading and lighting tones were utilized behind the glass, which shifted to warmer tones as the ghouls approach the surface; a technique that helped inform the audience of their other-worldly environment and their relationship to ours."
↑Bennie (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition; Chapter 5 (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:30:43-00:30:44). Sony Pictures. Bennie says: "I have really bad knees."
↑Conductors of the Metaphysical Examination Flier (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition; Chapter 5 (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:31:47-00:31:48). Sony Pictures. Conductors of the Metaphysical Examination Flier reads: "(212) 120-2200."
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:32:21-00:32:30). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "The back story on Chris Hemsworth is that we have the same agent."
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:32:49-00:32:54). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "No, but he said that Chris was interested in possibly doing something in Ghostbusters if we had something for him."
↑Yahoo! Movies "Screenwriter Katie Dippold on How 'Ghostbusters' Changed and Why 'The Heat 2' Isn't Happening" 7/20/16Katie Dippold says: "Kevin probably changed the most because originally his character was this apathetic [guy]… I thought about what would have to be the most frustrating thing for them to deal with in an assistant? Cause these people are trying so hard to do this thing and they're really passionate trying to prove something. So I thought they'd have this guy who was super-apathetic… But then in hindsight, I don't think apathy is the funnest thing to play. And also because we changed it so he's rescued in the third act. Melissa had a point like, "We need to care about getting this person back." So we started playing around with it and Chris started improvising a lot, and it kind of became this lovable dummy."
↑Abby Yates (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition; Chapter 5 (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:34:12-00:34:17). Sony Pictures. Abby Yates says: "I would love to let your cat live here with you, but I have a pretty severe cat allergy."
↑Abby Yates (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition; Chapter 5 (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:34:42-00:34:44). Sony Pictures. Abby Yates says: "Kevin dabbles in web design."
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:35:31-00:35:35). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "Just so you know, the--the ghost with the giant boobs was drawn by me."
↑Kevin Beckman (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition; Chapter 5 (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:35:52-00:35:58). Sony Pictures. Kevin Beckman says: "Oh, I just like them. Both food groups, all in one. Dogs and buns."
↑Kevin Beckman (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition; Chapter 5 (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:35:32-00:35:33). Sony Pictures. Kevin Beckman says: "That's one of my favorites."
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:37:30-00:37:34). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "And when he tripped going out, that was just him... actually tripping."
↑Patty Tolan (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition; Chapter 5 (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:37:20-00:37:28). Sony Pictures. Patty Tolan says: "You know, fun fact about this place, that this building is built in the same place as the first Chinese gambling den in New York."
↑Patty Tolan (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition; Chapter 6 (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:37:36-00:37:50). Sony Pictures. Patty Tolan says: "You know, up above us was the old New York prison. It's the first place in New York that they electrocuted people. I'm telling you, it used to take so long that they'd just be like, "Shoot him. We using too much electricity." That's why I knew something weird was going on down here, man."
↑Graffiti Artist (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition; Chapter 6 (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:38:07-00:38:09). Sony Pictures. Graffiti Artist says: "My studio is in SoHo. This is more of a gallery."
↑Katie Dippold (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:41:19-00:41:35). Sony Pictures. Katie Dippold says: "The thing she where she says 'do you see the eyes?' was because I kept having night terrors for awhile last year. And Drew (Crevello) woke up to me sitting up in bed staring at the closet and I said 'Do you see the eyes?' And--"
↑Jillian Holtzmann (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition; Chapter 6 (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:41:13-00:41:14). Sony Pictures. Jillian Holtzmann says: "You have the longest arms."
↑Cinema Blend "10 Ecto-Cool Things We Learned on theGhostbusters Set" page 10 4/28/16 'Line reads says: "Curious about this aspect of the movie, I asked Melissa McCarthy and Kristin Wiig about any freaky moments during production, and both reflected on one particular sequence set in a subway tunnel. During the scene, their characters are chased down a tunnel by a speedy ghost covered in heavy prosthetic and blue lights, and apparently they received a few good shoves. Evidently it was quite the creepy experience for the women, and even though McCarthy has actually known the guy for a decade, it still managed to freak her out."
↑fxguide "Who you gonna call? Call Illoura, MPC, SPI, & Zero VFX" 8/10/16Line reads: "Zero VFX also got to focus on the Proton packs for another sequence when the new devices are first used in anger in the subway. On set for the subway, unlike in the Times Square sequence, the correct props were worn by the actresses but the end gun and the plasma rays were digital."
↑fxguide "Who you gonna call? Call Illoura, MPC, SPI, & Zero VFX" 8/10/16Line reads: "The beam was sometimes animated by hand and sometimes procedurally generated, but in both cases the beam was generated in Houdini. The prop gun was a large LED bar that had to be removed in post, but it provided the much needed contact lighting on the actresses. "Often times there’s a two-foot LED light beam attached to the barrel of the proton gun," says Brian Drewes, co-founder of Zero VFX (Boston). "Removing it was a complicated challenge, especially when there was practical ectoplasm covering it. That's where a lot of goop enhancements come to bear."."
↑Patty Tolan (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition; Chapter 6 (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:42:-28:42:29). Sony Pictures. Patty Tolan says: "Well, I guess he going to Queens."
↑Abby Yates (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition; Chapter 7 (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:43:13-00:43:14). Sony Pictures. Abby Yates says: "Did you get sugar in it this time?"
↑Erin Gilbert (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition; Chapter 7 (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:43:42-00:43:44). Sony Pictures. Erin Gilbert says: "It's like it was part of a miniature cyclotron."
↑Patty Tolan (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition; Chapter 7 (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:44:00-00:44:04). Sony Pictures. Patty Tolan says: "Man, what they gonna do, make a fifth one, starring The Rock?"
↑Kevin Beckman (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition; Chapter 7 (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:44:44-00:44:49). Sony Pictures. Kevin Beckman says: "I'm in a hide-and-seek tournament, and we are in the semis."
↑Patty Tolan (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition; Chapter 7 (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:45:03-00:45:08). Sony Pictures. Patty Tolan says: "Man, I got a cousin Mookie. He is half as stupid, and he will work for Vienna sausages."
↑Patty Tolan (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition; Chapter 7 (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:45:15-00:45:28). Sony Pictures. Patty Tolan says: "I read a lot of nonfiction, and you guys know a lot about this science stuff, but I know New York. And check this out! I can borrow a car from my uncle, and y'all won't have to lug all this heavy equipment around."
↑Patty Tolan (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition; Chapter 7 (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:45:41-00:45:45). Sony Pictures. Patty Tolan says: "You get a car, and you get a car, and you get a car!"
↑Patty Tolan (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition; Chapter 7 (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:45:51-00:45:53). Sony Pictures. Patty Tolan says: "My uncle owns a funeral home, not a Enterprise Rent-A-Car."
↑Jillian Holtzmann (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition; Chapter 7 (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:46:08-00:46:11). Sony Pictures. Jillian Holtzmann says: "Yeah, I can think of seven good uses of a cadaver today."
↑Patty Tolan (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition; Chapter 7 (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:46:11-00:46:15). Sony Pictures. Patty Tolan says: "No, Dr. Frankenstein, we got to turn in the body if there's one in there."
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:49:01-00:49:10). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "Literally as we were doing takes, I was sitting, rats were running under my chair. And the only thing I get weird about in life is rats."
↑EMPIRE Online "Empire Podcast: Ghostbusters Spoiler Special with Paul Feig" 19:44-20:31 7/27/16Paul Feig says: "It was really a last minute decision to make that a rock concert because originally we wrote it to take place at Comic Con cause I thought 'what a great place so if something happens, people think it's part of the show.' Someone in costume or cosplay then we kind of went, 'I don't know...' Ted 2 had a big sequence at Comic Con and I don't want people to think I'm saying F*** you to the geeks of the world because I am one. I've been going to Comic Con for over 20 years and moved on that. We were going to put it in a theater then a ballet and then you what, it's in the middle of a movie. We need a set piece that's big action and this idea of a heavy metal concert felt like we could get a lot of mileage out of it."
↑paulfeig Tweet 10/3/16Paul Feig says: "He's the one who high fives Rowan outside the concert & says "Ozzy rocks!" That's Harold's son Daniel."
↑Entertainment Weekly "Ghostbusters: Anchor Pat Kiernan talks cameo with original star" 7/18/16Pat Kiernan says: "There were a couple of scripted lines, and Paul Feig, as he is with everything on his movies, just let the actors try to do their things and build on those lines. He just had us do the scene several times with the core of the lines that they'd written, but we’d bounce back in and out of what Bill could come up with on the spot. He succeeded at being the difficult interviewee, and he enjoyed the fact that he was making me squirm a little bit while trying to keep up as the straight man anchor."
↑Entertainment Weekly "Ghostbusters: Anchor Pat Kiernan talks cameo with original star" 7/18/16Pat Kiernan says: "As he walked into this huge old converted warehouse they made into a sound stage, he recognized one of the technicians who I think he worked with on SNL, and he goes, "How the hell are you, man?" The two of them just had this warm exchange, and I think it put everyone at ease, because I think there had been some tension over the fact that it was just a one-day shoot and he hadn't been initially eager to do the movie."
↑EMPIRE Online "Empire Podcast: Ghostbusters Spoiler Special with Paul Feig" 08:02-08:29 7/27/16Paul Feig says: "And cause I had had a thing that when they first pull up in front of the rock concert, there was a thing we wrote when they came out then these two like angry nerds come by and go, 'What are your guys supposed to be? Eh those look like vacuum cleaners. Why don't you go clean the house or something. Good girls can't catch ghosts' then they walk away and one of them slaps them on the ass and sets his ass on fire. And we were going to do that and is that too harsh on the people? And so we were doing that scene, came up, and that was it...that's all we need."
↑fxguide "Who you gonna call? Call Illoura, MPC, SPI, & Zero VFX" 8/10/16Line reads: "SPI did not do all the ghosts in the sequence, as the "rock concert' ghost seen in the fight sequences was the same asset as seen earlier in the film was provided by Iloura in Melbourne. Iloura had done all of the earlier Heavy Metal concert sequence...Mayhem is a large and ominous all-CG ghost who inhabits a concert stadium and appears as part of a heavy metal stage show. The Iloura team handled a series of these more isolated sequences. The rock concert ghost needed to retain a ghostly, translucent look, but with subtle real-world detail such as skin texture and hair which needed to float and move as he flew through the air. Unlike other sequences there are long still shots of this ghost as he perches on the shoulders of Leslie Jones playing Patty Tolan. An internal glow was added to give Mayhem an inner ghostly glow on top of his skeleton and muscle system."
↑Paranormal Studies Lab "Busting Ghosts with Science" 00:30-01:15 3/3/16James Maxwell says: "The cyclotron you have two electrodes and your particle starts in the middle and spirals outward gaining speed so I think, well, this is now, we're gonna use a synchrotron which are no longer spirals. You actually can vary the magnetic field in a ring. Well, in order to have a synchrotron, there probably has to be superconducting because you're going to be using very high magnetic fields and have to be compact, so you need a superconducting magnetic field which means you probably have to have cryogens. So you need a source of liquid helium to keep my magnets cold. Let's put like a cryo cooler in there to get some active cooling. Particle accelerators are real. Superconducting magnets are real. The big leaps of faith are actually doing it in the space that's allowed. It's been really fun to look at the cool ideas the writers come up with and me to say 'That's a really cool idea. How about you do this?' And this would be a little better."
↑PC Magazine "Reimagining Ghostbusters, and Proton Packs, for 2016" 7/11/16Kirk Corwin says: "We contacted proton pack aficionados who had spent a lot of time thinking about those seen in the original two movies. We also visited NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and met with scientists to get their perspective. Then we presented Feig and Sage with rough mockups showing how the characters would kluge objects together from the Lab, allowing us to see the inner workings of the proton packs. They liked that idea and so we set about building them."
↑PC Magazine "Reimagining Ghostbusters, and Proton Packs, for 2016" 7/11/16Kirk Corwin says: "We made the proton pack cage out of aluminum and tested it ruthlessly. I wore every iteration around the props truck for hours at a time to do due diligence. We got the first pack down to 18 pounds—I've heard unconfirmed reports that the original movie packs weighed in at 35 lbs or more—and kept refining it, literally disassembling it to its components, carefully measuring, weighing, and examining everything to see if we could replace with a lighter material. We were like medieval scholars in an alchemy lab. Finally we got it to 12.5 pounds a pack."
↑ 304.0304.1PC Magazine "Reimagining Ghostbusters, and Proton Packs, for 2016" 7/11/16Kirk Corwin says: "I'd read that on Gone with the Wind, the crew had created planks for Vivien Leigh, and the other characters in huge crinolines, to lie on while resting, because their hooped costumes wouldn't allow them to sit on regular chairs. So we designed special seats for Ghostbusters that had a ridge for the pack to take the strain off their backs."
↑fxguide "Who you gonna call? Call Illoura, MPC, SPI, & Zero VFX" 8/10/16Line reads: ""One of our guys built a 'goop system' in just a couple of hours to make hot magma sludge drips down the melted bin," Nederhorst relates. This was not actually a planned addition to the shot as the artists just thought it would look great. When Nederhorst saw it, he immediately loved it, but insisted that they go further, as the film was a comedy and subtly was not the order of the day. "One of our Houdini guys just did that, and I saw it and said - that's cool, do it a lot more, now go overboard, go nuts- this is a comedy, - so he added a lot more and made it red hot when it hits and drip to dark goop when it was done," explains Nederhorst. "And that is now one of my favorite shots in our entire body of work for the film. It's super cool."."
↑fxguide "Who you gonna call? Call Illoura, MPC, SPI, & Zero VFX" 8/10/16Line reads: "An example is that in the 1984 proton stream there is a strong red/orange glow within the core of the beam. For our effect we opted for treating the glow as illuminated vapor coming from the beam. We generated a fluid simulation of gas coming off of the beam and lit it to the scene. This gave us some very interesting motion and texture as the proton stream whips around the rooms. It gave the proton stream a more physically and photographically motivated look, while at the same time staying true to the original film."
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:05:20-01:05:26). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "The original song, uh, we were going to use for this was by Fatman Scoop but we couldn't clear it."
↑Semlyen, Nick (2016). Empire Magazine Issue 324 June 2016, p. 59. Bauer Media Group, Harborough, Leicester, United Kingdom, ISBN 1234567890. Paul Feig says: "I collect antique walking sticks -- I've got about 60 of them."
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:12:10-01:12:23). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "Originally, I--I thought--we tried to put this in the script but if just never worked but they, Erin and her had gone to school together. And she was mean to her back then, and now, she's mean to her still."
↑Kyle Brown Facebook 7/19/16Line reads: "More 2016 #Ghostbusters Prop designs. Originally envisioned as a Proton Shield Gun/Emitter type device. The proton effect was sort of retrofitted for the Ghost Chipper. #conceptart #conceptdesign #art #film #illustration #2D #scifi #props Aaron Sims Creative."
↑fxguide "Who you gonna call? Call Illoura, MPC, SPI, & Zero VFX" 8/10/16Line reads: "As an aside, the Proton pistol weapon shows up briefly in the weapon training montage slightly adapted from the original concept art. However, as real world toy companies get production artwork early, the actual toy gun one can buy from Amazon is modelled on this concept design (below right)."
↑Katie Dippold (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:18:15-01:18:28). Sony Pictures. Katie Dippold says: "I remember when I was trying to think of a mythology and Drew walked by, 'Why don't you look into something with Ley Lines?' Yeah. Like that became a big part of the movie. Just casually look at--"
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Filmmaker Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:21:21-01:21:29). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "Well, here's the thing. We were For so long going to shoot in the Wang Theatre lobby and then it was kind of late in the game when we figured out we couldn't."
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:21:44-01:21:56). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "Corvette Summer is one of my favorite movies and Annie Potts was in it and her name was Vanessa. So when you watch this in HD, look at her name tag. Her name in the scene is Vanessa."
↑Jefferson Sage (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Filmmaker Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:23:05-01:23:11). Sony Pictures. Jefferson Sage says: "Uh, uh, yeah, um, Boston Latin High School, actually, in Roxbury I think."
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:25:09-01:25:20). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "This is the basement of a high school, too. It's outside of Boston. It's their boiler room and it was a cool, cool location."
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Filmmaker Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:27:19-01:27:23). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "Kristen really punched him in one take. By accident, of course."
↑ET Online "Paul Feig on Moving Past the 'Ghostbusters' Backlash, Sequels, and Why He Decided Not to Cross the Streams" 10/11/16Paul Feig says: "That was in for a long time! That was a very last minute pull, just because when you make a movie for an audience sitting in the theater of four, five hundred people, you have to face it differently than you do a movie that people are going to sit at home and watch on their own or with a few friends. Some of those scenes just extended things too long and just wallowed in some of the fun stuff we wanted to do a little too long, at the expense of moving the story along. But again, it was like, "OK! Good! We can put that back in!" Because poor thing, she worked hard to have a rig on her face and spin around spewing slime. That's a tough day at the office."
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:34:154-01:35:05). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "We had to do a head replacement there of Chris because our amazing stunt double, amazing-take a shot, uh, didn't look anything like Chris and his hair was stiff so it wasn't lifting up like a beret on his head."
↑Katie Dippold (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:35:07-01:35:13). Sony Pictures. Katie Dippold says: "This scene was added later in the script process, I remember. It was getting close to shooting with this."
↑Jessie Henderson (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Filmmaker Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:36:48-01:36:50). Sony Pictures. Jessie Henderson says: "That stunt wasn't actually planned. Remember, the day of?"
↑Katie Dippold (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:36:43-01:36:59). Sony Pictures. Katie Dippold says: "I was behind the monitors and didn't know this stunt was happening and then I saw Chris lift the stunt guy in the air like that and he fell like he broke his back. And loudly I went 'Oh my God!' that something had gone terribly wrong."
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:37:07-01:37:10). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "This scene we had originally scored with, um, "Peer Gynt"."
↑fxguide "Who you gonna call? Call Illoura, MPC, SPI, & Zero VFX" 8/10/16Line reads: "As the ghouls eventually smash through the mirrors and take on vaporous ethereal forms, CG warping and reflective bows were added to the mirror surfaces as well as practical and CG smashed glass to support the physicality of the event. This kind of seamless transition was key in this film as ghosts and ghouls frequently metamorphose from one form to another."
↑fxguide "Who you gonna call? Call Illoura, MPC, SPI, & Zero VFX" 8/10/16Line reads: "From the start of the project the director, Paul Feig, was interested in having the ghost cloud that forms above the Mercado Hotel looking similar to classic cloud tank effects. We spent a great deal of time looking at classic films such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind and the 1984 version of Ghostbusters. In the end we used Flowline to generate a highly customized vortex motion and did the final volumetric render in Renderman."
↑Post Perspective "‘Ghostbusters’ VFX: Proton streams and monster Rowan" 9/1/16Dave Seager says: "Even to the point where we hid, in one of the shots, the statue of the gargoyle that Rick Moranis' character and Sigourney Weaver's character break out of in the first film. It's one of our little Easter eggs that we tossed in there when the building is destroyed and there's giant debris flying around"
↑Kyle Brown Facebook 7/29/16Kyle Brown writes: "More #Ghostbusters #conceptart for the Time Square ghosts. This was a blast! It was totally blue sky, just some rough sketches trying to come up with different goofy ghost archetypes to populate the third act. The Flasher does show up for a split second, sans some more questionable features lol."
↑Katie Dippold (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:38:55-01:39:03). Sony Pictures. Katie Dippold says: "I remember, uh, the Flasher Ghost in the script getting push back and notes. That he would be offensive."
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:39:41-01:40:04). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "There was preliminary art done by our amazing artists, take a shot, and they drew versions of the Flasher that had him with an enormous, like, demon mouth and tongue coming out right where his--his junk is and--and the higher ups at the studio saw that but to me it was always like, well, no, of course we're not going to do that."
↑EMPIRE Online "Empire Podcast: Ghostbusters Spoiler Special with Paul Feig" 24:34-25:11 7/27/16Paul Feig says: "Those lines we kind of wrote when we got there. Originally, it was 'guy pulls up and she's trying to get a ride and he won't take her' He drives off then a ghost flies in the cab and throws him out of the cab and takes off. But we where going to do that with Dan then 'I don't know...' I want Dan to be in control. He should be the one guy unphased by the whole thing. And so that's where we came up with 'I don't drive wackos. I ain't afraid of no ghosts' Uh, we had funny lines and come backs for Kristen but they always felt like they extended the scene and like she goes, 'That's a double negative! That means you're afraid of ghosts!'."
↑Semlyen, Nick (2016). Empire Magazine Issue 324 June 2016, p. 64. Bauer Media Group, Harborough, Leicester, United Kingdom, ISBN 1234567890. Line reads: "The new movie combines old technology (a fully articulated Slimer was built and operated by Ghostbusters veteran Rick Lazzarini) with new (CG augmentation) to create the most disgusting and deranged version yet."
↑Semlyen, Nick (2016). Empire Magazine Issue 324 June 2016, p. 64. Bauer Media Group, Harborough, Leicester, United Kingdom, ISBN 1234567890. Line reads: "In the end the coveted job went to Sony Pictures Imageworks and MPC."
↑Semlyen, Nick (2016). Empire Magazine Issue 324 June 2016, p. 64. Bauer Media Group, Harborough, Leicester, United Kingdom, ISBN 1234567890. Paul Travers says: "We added random bits of hair in random places, like he's an old person. And we've added a bunch of goopy slime to him, just pouring off his arms I mean he is called Slimer."
↑Abby Yates (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition; Chapter 14 (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 1:41:29-1:41:33). Sony Pictures. Abby Yates says: "I don't know. I've always kind of been attracted to husky men in hats."
↑Jillian Holtzmann (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition; Chapter 14 (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 1:42:24-1:42:26). Sony Pictures. Jillian Holtzmann says: "You guys, this is exactly how I pictured my death."
↑EMPIRE Online "Empire Podcast: Ghostbusters Spoiler Special with Paul Feig" 18:16-18:46 7/27/16Paul Feig says: "I'm very sad because we actually had... had a "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" joke in there and cut it our because we had when the Homeland Security guys show up to Times Square there's this whole thing with a Proton Gun the government has come up with. We made this... this thing is as big as a tank - it comes and when it shoots the building, it actually powers up the building even more and shoots back blowing the thing up. We had Michael actually when he does the line like, "Alright, on the count of 1...2...5, fire!"."
↑The Hollywood Reporter "Chris Hemsworth's Cut 'Ghostbusters' Dance Sequence Cost Sony Seven Figures" 7/20/16Line reads: "Director Paul Feig has said that cutting the Ghostbusters dance sequence starring Chris Hemsworth was "the biggest decision of my life," but a source on the film tells THR that it was an expensive one, too — the scene cost in the low seven figures and took up two full days of shooting, not including rehearsal time. Mixed audience reactions during test screenings of the scene, in which Hemsworth's possessed receptionist leads NYPD officers and camouflage-clad soldiers in a choreographed dance number to The Bee Gees' "You Should Be Dancing," led filmmakers to move it into the closing credits."
↑EMPIRE Online "Empire Podcast: Ghostbusters Spoiler Special with Paul Feig" 31:14-31:50 7/27/16Paul Feig says: "It always tested well. People loved it but it was a divisive at the same time. It felt, I don't know... the hardest thing in the world is to cut out a dance number that Chris Hemsworth nailed. It set the tone a little odd. The hardest thing in a comedy is making sure that the threat is real and so you always want to have as comedy people you want a funny villain and Neil Casey is one of the funniest people on the planet and he had all these amazing, funny riffs he'd do but as we put it together, the moment he's funny, the threat goes out of him."
↑Brent White (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Filmmaker Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:45:04-01:45:13). Sony Pictures. Brent White says: "That big tall ghost was in one of the early trailers and everybody reacted to him so well, we incorporated him into this scene."
↑Peter G. Travers (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Filmmaker Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:45:50-01:45:56). Sony Pictures. Peter G. Travers says: "And so the previs company which was Halon, uh, they did it and it was--like it stuck around."
↑fxguide "Who you gonna call? Call Illoura, MPC, SPI, & Zero VFX" 8/10/16Line reads: "For the finale, we were called upon to recreate Times Square of the 1970s. The Ghostbusters were filmed on a backlot green screen set that included streets, sidewalks, cars, and the first floor facade of the Mercado Hotel. This meant that we needed recreate the majority of Times Square digitally using photos from the 1970s. Additionally, we needed to add the fictional Mercado Hotel in the place of the Paramount Building. The Mercado needed to be modelled to a high level of detail because the giant Rowan ghost grows to his monster size within the building and eventually breaks his way out."
↑fxguide "Who you gonna call? Call Illoura, MPC, SPI, & Zero VFX" 8/10/16Line reads: "As it was decided in the edit to make the fight more personal, the SPI team had to remove all of these secondary background actors and roto the hero actresses from the background completely. This translated to everything but the actresses being digital in the final shots, even the Proton Packs"
↑fxguide "Who you gonna call? Call Illoura, MPC, SPI, & Zero VFX" 8/10/16Line reads: "From the environment of Times Square to the smoke and of course the ghosts, everything was replaced. Given there is so much complex volumetrics surrounding the actors, SPI employed a deep compositing pipeline, embracing the depth compositing approach more completely than they had on any previous picture. The final shot. Everything except the actresses are digital (even their Proton packs)."
↑fxguide "Who you gonna call? Call Illoura, MPC, SPI, & Zero VFX" 8/10/16Line reads: "The scenes were filmed twice, once with stunt women standing in for our heroes battling stuntmen on wire rigs and then filming was repeated again a couple of days later with the hero actresses. To make things even more complex, even then the portable 'positron colliders' or proton packs were just stand in prop packs on the day for safety reasons. All the proton packs were tracked to the actresses and added later in post."
↑Yahoo! Movies "How 'Ghostbusters' Re-Created a Bizarro Times Square" 7/20/16Jefferson Sage says: "It represented two and a half blocks, 42 St. to 44 St...We built a section of actual frontage to the hotel. We painted real detail of crosswalks, had real streetlights, planters - real things to put other real things behind...We essentially designed the schematics, and had stacks of research on '70s Times Square so the digital team wouldn't have to start from scratch. We got permission to use a lot more than we needed, so they'd have a choice."
↑fxguide "Who you gonna call? Call Illoura, MPC, SPI, & Zero VFX" 8/10/16Line reads: "The sequence with the Ghostbusters fighting one on one started out differently and much shorter. The origin of the Times Square fight sequence started with the stunt co-ordinator Walter Garcia. The veteran stuntman took it upon himself to produce a stunt viz sequence with the stunt women who would end up being the actual stunt doubles for the lead actresses. Garcia is extremely experienced having done complex fight choreography on X-men Apocalypse, Ant-Man, and most significantly with Ghostbuster’s director Paul Feig's film Spy. Working independently, Garcia produced an entire choreographed fight sequence complete with fairly impressive effects done in Adobe After Effects. An impressed Feig showed the stunt viz to visual effects supervisor Pete Travers who agreed, asking "wow, but where does this go in the movie?" The sequence at that stage was not in the script at all."
↑fxguide "Who you gonna call? Call Illoura, MPC, SPI, & Zero VFX" 8/10/16Line reads: "In the new version of the script, the girls fight a complete array of ghosts from many different eras. It was "basically anyone who died in New York in the last few hundred years," explained Daniel Kramer who headed the team at Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI) that completed the fight."
↑Comic Book "Ghostbusters VFX Breakdown & Times Square Ghosts Concept Art" 8/27/16Line reads: "As for the concept art, which was illustrated by Kyle Brown, it features designs for a couple of the Times Square Ghosts. Brown wrote, "The idea was that Ghosts from all of New York's history populate Time Square for the final act." The first ghost was inspired by Bowery Boys leader, William Poole (a.k.a. Bill the Butcher); however, you probably identify him as Daniel Day-Lewis's William "Bill the Butcher" Cutting, the character that was based on Poole in Martin Scorsese's 2002 film Gangs of New York. As for the second ghost, it is of a New York flasher exposing himself. Brown tried several variations, but director Paul Feig went with a less risqué version. Brown shared, "The Flasher does show up for a split second, sans some more questionable features."."
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:45:50-01:45:57). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "Oh, that car that she fell on. Y'know where that car is from? That was, uh, Melissa's car from The Heat."
↑EMPIRE Online "Empire Podcast: Ghostbusters Spoiler Special with Paul Feig" 28:49-29:27 7/27/16Paul Feig says: "We had in that fight, we had a ton of extras that were dressed in amazing period clothes and everything but what happened was when we're putting it together, we realized we had the situation where as an audience, it was that thing when you're watching a Kung Fu movie and guys are surrounded by a bunch of guys but only three go in at a time. Why don't they all run in and wipe them out? So we're going, 'Actually, it does look weird they're standing there...' so we created more of that smoke where they just energize out of the fog which I think is just a cool idea so we brainstormed that as we put together the VFX."
↑EMPIRE Online "Empire Podcast: Ghostbusters Spoiler Special with Paul Feig" 29:58-30:25 7/27/16Paul Feig says: "My only regret is that we couldn't do the longer version of it. We just... the studio didn't want to pay. The cost... it was a very expensive scene to do the VFX for but the original fight was about four and a half minutes long. It was also done to AC/DC's "Shoot the Thrill" which was, that was my favorite version of the y'know it was crazy then Teddy Shapiro went in and did that amazing score for when Holtzmann's running the gauntlet with her pistols."
↑EMPIRE Online "Empire Podcast: Ghostbusters Spoiler Special with Paul Feig" 20:57-21:26 7/27/16Paul Feig says: "We had one for Rick Moranis but he just didn't -- he wasn't interested in doing it which we ended up cutting out and I feel bad because Brian Baumgartner -- if you know American 'Office' he played Kevin on the American 'Office.' He did it. It was a fun thing when they show up in the Mercado lobby and facing off against Kevin who's possessed by Rowan. He's, 'Oh, I see there's five of you now. 'Huh?' And the camera pans out, widens out to reveal this guy's standing there in his pajamas in a robe. And they're, 'Get out of here!' It was Brian but wrote it for Rick."
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:50:22-01:50:27). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "That joke cost, uh, several thousand dollars."
↑Moviefone Youtube "Ghostbusters (2016) Bonus Feature | Rowan's Ghost" 00:11-00:43 9/23/16Peter Travers says: "When we were doing the previz and we were trying to figure out what form Rowan should take, we said, 'Okay, let's just make him look like the character from the Ghostbusters cartoon.' So like let's just do that for now then Rowan will evolve and we'll see where it becomes but it turns out that was a precursor to what he eventually became. The story evolves to the point where we were drawing a parallel to the logo. All throughout the movie, Rowan is seeing that logo design so it's a great way to almost close that loop."
↑fxguide "Who you gonna call? Call Illoura, MPC, SPI, & Zero VFX" 8/10/16Line reads: "The Mercado needed to be modelled to a high level of detail because the giant Rowan ghost grows to his monster size within the building and eventually breaks his way out. For this effect we used MPC's proprietary rigid body destruction tool Kali. The challenge was that Rowan's actions were intentionally exaggerated to give him a more cartoony feel since he evolves form a 2D character into 3D. Therefore the physically based rigid body simulations of the destruction would not work well with the character's non-physically accurate motion. More specifically, Rowan would move rather fast for his size, causing the broken sections of the building to travel at extreme velocities. This meant that we needed to compensate in the simulation to try and get more realistic speeds on the broken building pieces even in cases where Rowan was moving quickly."
↑fxguide "Who you gonna call? Call Illoura, MPC, SPI, & Zero VFX" 8/10/16Line reads: "Firstly, we did a lot of work on his muscle and fat system in order to try and make it look like he had the appropriate amount of mass. Secondly, we covered Rowan in a cloth as if he were a gigantic ghost in a sheet. The simulation of this cloth proved very challenging because we found that most out of the box simulation solutions made him look as if he were 8 feet tall rather than hundreds of feet tall. This required us to manipulate the simulation settings to try and make the cloth feel gigantic and heavy. In the end, the wrinkle details and how they moved, proved to be our best tool in making him feel monstrous."
↑ET Online "Paul Feig on Moving Past the 'Ghostbusters' Backlash, Sequels, and Why He Decided Not to Cross the Streams" 10/11/16Paul Feig says: "It just felt like a complication we didn't need, and it also felt like one too many nods to the original movie. And there's something about the idea of crossing the streams that tends to be a bit of a guy joke, if you think about it. Especially the way it came up in the -- you know, whatever! I originally put it in there because I liked the idea that the audience would think, "Oh, they're solving it the way they solved the original movie." And then it doesn't work and they have to go beyond that. But it was just starting to string out that third act a little too long, where we just wanted to get in it and then race to the end and get to Erin saving Abby. That's really the meat and potatoes of the ending."
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:54:20-01:54:38). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "That--these two inserts were done right when we were finishing the movie. We literally just drove around the--the,uh, Sony lot in--because we realized we needed an insert of the canisters atop the car so, uh, that's very much last minute."
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:55:03-01:55:05). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "This is a tribute to Die Hard 2."
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Filmmaker Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:56:43-01:56:57). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "This was a sequence we added very late in the game and, uh, because just we were having trouble in the test screenings of people getting the concept of being--how they got out of the portal and also it felt like away to have this emotional moment which we originally had up top."
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Filmmaker Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:59:15-01:59:29). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "This is interesting because we shot all this stuff of Chris weeks earlier and then this stuff where you see the firemen in the background, that was after Chris had gone and they were just acting with Sheila, Walter, our troop supervisor."
↑Katie Dippold (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:59:49-01:59:52). Sony Pictures. Katie Dippold says: "And you see Steve Higgins' son here in the background."
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:59:53-01:59:56). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "And the Baba Booey because I'm a big Howard Stern fan."
↑Katie Dippold (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 02:00:20-02:00:23). Sony Pictures. Katie Dippold says: "If I remember correctly, she added a lot on the top about the study of physics, right?"
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 02:03:13-02:03:26). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "And a shout out to the title house Plucky who--they designed the last three, uh, end credit scenes for my movies, The Heat, Spy, and this."
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Filmmaker Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 02:03:55-02:04:05). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "Yeah, because originally, we found a real firehouse that was in a real upscale community that was really fun but also it wasn't a worthy, y'know, replacement for the actual firehouse."
↑Jessie Henderson (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Filmmaker Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 02:04:05-02:04:10). Sony Pictures. Jessie Henderson says: "It was on The Real World. It was the setting of The Real World: Boston."
↑Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 02:03:49-02:04:07). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "Interesting thing about that. We didn't have Chris for the scene so we shot his insert of moving past him on a set we built. Just a one walled set of him doing his different things and we had Kristen and Melissa on the set weeks later reacting to him but he really wasn't there."
↑Yahoo! Movies "Screenwriter Katie Dippold on How 'Ghostbusters' Changed and Why 'The Heat 2' Isn't Happening" 7/20/16Katie Dippold says: "Sigourney was probably the one that was most written for someone. And that one was the hardest one to figure out… God, I pitched on so many different versions of that cameo. One I wanted to do, but it was real hit or miss, when no one was believing them, as they're driving in the city, and then this woman walks up, Sigourney Weaver, and she's just like, "Hey, you know what? I don't care what anyone says, I think what you guys are doing is great, and I absolutely believe everything you're saying." And then they're like, "Oh my God, thank you so much." And there there's a couple options. One is she just walks away and then just lays down on the ground like a crazy person. Another one was she says that same thing to someone else on the street. Because she's just a crazy person who just says this to everyone."
↑Los Angeles Times "Meet the little-known L.A. band you hear in 'Ghostbusters'" 8/8/16Line reads: "The band, after all, had a connection with Shapiro. The three teach at the same San Fernando Valley elementary school, and Shapiro is a parent to one of their students. "We did this all the time, always just throwing out these little things into the universe. You never know what’s going to catch," says Lisa, a music teacher and the band's singer and guitarist."
↑Los Angeles Times "Meet the little-known L.A. band you hear in 'Ghostbusters'" 8/8/16Line reads: "By the time the band sent the tune to Shapiro, the music for the film, he relayed, had already been chosen. But six months later, No Small Children received exciting news. "It got snuck in super last minute, and the music editor [Erica Weiss] told us they don't just love the song — they love our story,"says Joanie — singer, bassist and music teacher."
↑Katie Dippold (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 02:13:10-02:13:13). Sony Pictures. Katie Dippold says: "That exterior was the last shot that we took, right?"
↑Tully Summers Artstation "Ghostbusters: Ecto-2" 1/10/18Tully Summers says "At one point the script had the Ghostbusters team receive a high tech RV from the government to continue their busting in style. I came up with this transforming vehicle that can deploy turrets, motorcycles and a race car. It was eventually written out, but I had a blast working it out. Structural animation all done using the Zbrush time line tools."
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