Dan Akroyd Wants Ghostbusters Netflix Series, Rest of World Does Not
Hey, remember Dan Akroyd? Yeah, the guy in Ghost Busters, well it turns out it was his idea in the first place and he wants to bring it back...again. Thinking that Netflix or another streaming service might be a good way to get his brainchild back into the public consciousness Akroyd is looking into ways of doing so, meanwhile, the rest of the world is desperately hoping that he will leave his creation alone.
Ghost Busters was good, the 1984 film was really good fun actually. It was the right balance of wit, charm, obnoxious laughs and stars at exactly the right point in their careers. The 1989 sequel was ok, it did the job but missed the mark a little. Then came years of animated TV shows, video games, and other cultural cash-ins that drained the franchise of any joy and made it a cynical practice in money printing, y'know like Hollywood does with everything vaguely successful.
Then there was the 2016 all-female reboot that got misogynistic, internet trolls all uptight because their idiots and the outrage it caused had every forward-thinking movie-goer desperately hoping that it would be a storming success which really hurt a little bit when it turned out to be a middle of the road rehash. This, incidentally, had absolutely nothing with its female cast who did their best to save a flailing script from ignominy but, by now, we are all fed up with the Ghost Busters.
Cue Dan Akroyd who just won't let it die. Speaking to cinema blend he suggested a Netflix series could be a good thing where we see a younger set of Ghost Busters.
"Yes. Absolutely. Sure. Sure. I can see several possibilities there. You know? Take a cue from these guys in Stranger Things and maybe have the Ghostbusters in high school or something."
Whether he's actually seen Stranger Things or not we don't know because, although it quite obviously references the Ghost Busters, it doesn't seem the same sort of premise bar supernatural things happening. Also, this would affect the canon of the first film if we saw the original characters in their earlier years. In any case, the world probably doesn't need more Ghost Busters just yet.