Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan led by an occultist named Rowan (Neil Casey), paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) and Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy), nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), and subway worker Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones) band together to stop the otherworldly threat.
> During the 1990s, Dan Aykroyd's concept for a third Ghostbusters film revolved around the team traveling to an alternate, hellish version of New York City. Columbia Pictures balked at the proposed $150m budget. Ultimately, the GHOSTBUSTERS reboot ended up with a $154m budget, although inflation means it cost less than Aykroyd's proposed sequel.
> Daniel Ramis, son of writer/actor Harold Ramis from the original GHOSTBUSTERS, has a small role as a Metal Head outside the concert Rowan attends.
> The role of Patty Tolan, played by Leslie Jones was originally written for Melissa McCarthy. Director Paul Feig realized that Melissa McCarthy had played similar characters in his previous films, explaining "I wanted to unleash Leslie on the public in the same way we unleashed Melissa on the public in BRIDESMAIDS, with a very showy role."
> Even though the movie is set like the original in New York City, most of the filming of the movie is being done on locations in and around Boston. These locations include Chinatown in Boston, Easton and the old South Weymouth Naval Air Station (now Union Point condo complex) in South Weymouth, Massachusetts. The set at Union Point was set out as a NY city street complete with street lights, lots of green screens and the focal point being a two story structure with a office building feel to it.
> In an interview with the website 'Den of Geek', director Paul Feig revealed that the first cut of the movie was 4 hours and 15 minutes long.
> The USELESS KNOWLEDGE portion of this review was provided by IMDB.