While it was almost a foregone conclusion, Judd Apatow’s production company has officially agreed to oversee the new Ghostbusters film.
Though we’re still in two minds about whether the world actually needs another Ghostbusters film (after all, the first one’s a classic and the sequel – even with its many faults – is a lot of fun), it’s not likely that willpower alone will get anyone to stop making it.
Plus, we should probably be grateful it’s not a reboot. That would be horrible. No-one else should ever be allowed to play Peter Venkman.
So what can Apatow and co do to make sure it doesn’t embarrass itself when held up to the high watermark of the first two movies?
Glad you asked…
1. A Balanced Tone
Ghostbusters works because it blends the comedy stylings of its cast with the high concept idea and also manages to find the funny in the scary.
Any new film has to walk that tightrope – too many stupid body function gags and it’s an automatic loser.