Ghostbusters: Aykroyd Champions New Film, Plot Revealed?

The brand new Ghostbusters, from Spy and Bridesmaids director Paul Feig and starring Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig is gearing up for production. Though it’s said to exist separate from the original films, not a great deal is known about the new proton-pack carriers and the film they exist within. The Boston Herald and original Ghostbusters star/writer Dan Aykroyd are here to shed some light, however.

Speaking to Comic Book Resources, Aykroyd notes that while this is an all-new Ghostbusters, the upcoming film “refers to the first two in a really neat, classy way.” Beyond that, Aykroyd champions the project, saying “this is all going to introduce them to a whole new generation of girls that are going to want to be Ghostbusters. We always needed them.”

But how does the film introduce our Ghostbusters themselves? Boston Herald’s Inside Track claims they can reveal the plot of Ghostbusters 2016. Here’s how they break it down:

Wiig and McCarthy play a pair of unheralded authors who write a book positing that ghosts are real. Flash forward a few years and Wiig lands a prestigious teaching position at Columbia U. (Like the original, the story takes place in New York City, even though it’s being shot in Boston.) Which is pretty sweet, until her book resurfaces and she is laughed out of academia.

Wiig reunites with McCarthy and the other two proton pack-packing phantom wranglers, and she gets some sweet revenge when ghosts invade Manhattan and she and her team have to save the world.

Paranormal researchers counted out until proven right? Doesn’t sound too far from the beloved original. What’s more, Feig tweeted a slimy tease. Could that be one of the classy references?

Ghostbusters is heading into production. Expect more as it does.