It’s early, early days but Ghostbuster fans rejoice because Sony has announced there are going to be a series of Ghostbusters Live In Concert events all around the world. That’s multiple screenings of the 1984 cult classic complete with a live orchestral accompaniment and of course, the iconic “Ghostbusters” theme song by Ray Parker Jr. in full swing.
Yeah, that’s pretty damn cool.
Just imagine re-living our fave parapsychologists Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Egon Spengler, (Harold Ramis) and Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) on their spooky adventures with the soundtrack playing out right beside ya. And who knows, maybe there’ll be an encore and suddenly Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson) will take to the screen.
The project is the mighty brain work of Columbia Pictures, director Ivan Reitman’s Ghost Corps, and Schirmer Theatrical who have even invited the original music man himself, Peter Bernstein, to be a guest conductor at the live shows. As the original orchestrator of the film and son of the man who created the original score to the movie, Elmer Bernstein, it’s safe to say people are damn excited.
Though everything has been a lil’ hush-hush since Variety broke the news yesterday, they have confirmed the concerts will kick off in ‘Fall’, so Spring for us Aussies, in cities all across the globe so surely, Australia will be in the mix. The concerts will also be an event for all ages.
Reitman, who produced and directed the original script said:
“I’m thrilled to be presenting Ghostbusters with a live focus on Elmer Bernstein’s brilliant score…I’ve always felt that his remarkable music was the magical glue that held together the film’s unique mixture of funny, mysterious, and scary.”
Live concert movie viewings have been all the rage recently with some big titles combining orchestras and cinema screenings for fans. Harry Potter, Star Wars, and a total collection of Hans Zimmer’s film scores have delighted ears and eyes across the world and now, it’s time for the Ghostbusters to take its turn.
Stay tuned.Image: Ghostbusters 1984