The trailer for the 2016 reboot of the Ghostbusters franchise dropped this month, and has elicited a world of reactions. Some are happy about the new took on the movie franchise, while others are critical. The Ghostbusters films are some of the most beloved films in the industry, and spawned sequels, comic books, animated shows, and even video games. It all began with the first film 1984. Think you know the movie? Here are 20 facts about the first Ghostbusters film that may surprise you.
20. The First Script Would’ve Cost $300 Million to Produce
Dan Aykroyd’s first script for Ghostbusters was much darker and involved many teams fighting ghosts from many spirit dimensions far in the future. Director Ivan Reitman said it would’ve cost $300 million to produce… in 1984! So the movie was relocated to the present.
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