I’m a big fan of Ghostbusters. Not a super fan like some people who frighten me, but much larger than most people. That’s why this Ghosbusters 2 Kickstarter to get a documentary off the ground caught my attention like a proton stream catching a ghost (boy, that was a stretch).
I didn’t realize how much of Ghostbusters 2 had gotten cut, what with the loss of a subplot featuring Louis Tully trying to be a Ghostbuster. A fan decided to make a documentary about the difficulties in making the film as well as trying to make a version of the movie that contains this cut material, which is simply an awesome goal that I totally support.
Now for the part where I get a bit negative.
This is being put together by a Ghostbusters fan and to be honest there’s so much reading here that I didn’t catch any kind of reference to past experiences in film making, so if it’s there I’m sorry I didn’t see it. I checked out his linkedin account and he says he’s directed some short films that are on YouTube. That’s not exactly confidence building.
Now I have zero idea how this guy is supposed to get a Ghostbusters 2 extended cut done. Isn’t that something that a studio is responsible for or at the very least will commission such a project. I guess the hope is that if this project gets enough support Sony will either work with the dude or put some thought into releasing the unreleased footage.
If this guy were able to get this done, I’d totally buy a copy. Not really into donating in the *hopes* it gets done though. If you’re a Ghostbusters fan that was willing to pay 200 bucks for the (now cancelled) Ecto-1 toy car from Mattel, then you probably want to consider this Kickstarter. If you’re not, how do you feel about this thing?