My friends have talked about this for a long time. We love Ghostbusters. We even love Ghostbusters 2. (Hell, I even loved BOTH versions of the Ghostbusters cartoons when I was a kid).
For years we’ve been waiting for someone – anyone – to do something with the franchise. We love it so much we really don’t care who does what, just so long as something happens.
For a while, we thought there’d be another film – a Ghostbusters 3, if you will. We’d look at Dan Ackroyd’s paunch, Harold Ramis’ flat-out ballooning in ‘As Good As it Gets’ and Bill Murray’s indifference, and we’d still think ‘Hey, it could happen.’
But it wasn’t happening. Time after time scripts and producers and actors were attached, only to fall by the wayside. Ramis had to go and become a ghost himself (ouch – too soon?) and that seemed to really hurt the chances for something in the chronological series to occur.
Then there was the idea to re-cast the movie. I liked that a lot. Just re-cast it and start off with some new guys. You know, like they do with those Hispanic kids in Menudo.
Now, they’ve decided to go with an all-female G-busters. I love it. Let’s go. Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig are reportedly attached. Can we work in Tina Fey and Amy Poehler too? Who knows? I’m just excited this seems to be moving forward.
Anyway, a while ago, when they were thinking of re-casting Ghostbusters, I had an idea of who should play most, if not all, the parts in the first movie. Yes, I know this would be the most expensive movie of all time. But just imagine if we could do this . . .
Ghostbusters recast today
Bill Murray – Vince Vaughn
Dan Akroyd – Paul Rudd
Harold Ramis – Jim Parsons of Big Bang Theory
Ernie Hudson – Craig Robinson (Daryl from The Office)
Sigourney Weaver – Rashida Jones
Rick Moranis – Steve Carell
Annie Potts – Tina Fey
EPA guy – Stephen Colbert
Mayor of NYC – Alec Baldwin
Sigourney’s boyfriend – Owen Wilson
Hot chick in first scene – Kate Upton
Dorky guy in first scene – Michael Cera
College official who fires them – Neil Patrick Harris
Librarian – Amy Poehler
Head librarian – Luke Wilson
Ghost lady – Kristen Wiig
Realtor – Rebel Wilson
Hotel manager – Jason Segel
Man who asks if they’re cosmonauts – Newman from Seinfeld
Doorman – Steve Harvey
Coach driver – John C. Reilly
Hot girl at Rick Moranis’ party – Brooklyn Decker
Guys who shut down the storage facility – Seth Rogen and McLovin
Guy who says the walls were bleeding – Ernie Hudson
His Eminence – Will Ferrell
Gozer – Lady Gaga
– I especially love Lady Gaga as Gozer and Colbert as the EPA guy. That’s inspired.
What do you guys think?