While general fan interest in Sony’s incoming Ghostbusters reboot has been pretty high, the first trailer for the Paul Feig film earned the eventual distinction of most “Disliked” movie trailer in YouTube history.
Recently when confronted with that piece of news on radio’s The Johnjay & Rich Show (via THR), actress Melissa McCarthy threw the confusion the trailer caused at the feet of its “30 Years Ago” tagline.
“It’s a reboot, not a remake,” she said. Setting aside any confusion that those two similar phrases may have, McCarthy said that this movie was not meant to be a continuation of the original comedy classic. “I know it’s weird that they say [in the trailer] “30 years ago,” but in this movie it’s like the first one didn’t happen.
“It’s a great story but told totally differently. It’s the same thing of four unlikely heroes, it’s in New York city, ghosts are taking over. It’s the same classic story, but it’s not a ’30 years later,'” she added noting that several in the film’s creative team questioned the confusing tagline but were vetoed.
Either way, the film also starring Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon may end up getting the benefit of the doubt when it opens on July 15.
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