When Abby republishes the book, Erin convinces her to agree to remove the book from publication in exchange by helping Abby and Jillian in a paranormal investigation.They witness a malevolent ghost, restoring Erin's belief in the paranormal, but video footage of the investigation is posted online, and Erin is fired by the university.Dan Aykroyd, who co-starred in and co-wrote the original films, stated that the studio was aware that "without Murray there may be nothing there" for a sequel, and was considering a way to bring on a newer generation of Ghostbusters.
is a 2016 supernatural comedy film directed by Paul Feig and written by Feig and Katie Dippold.
The film stars Melissa Mc Carthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mc Kinnon, Leslie Jones, Neil Casey, Andy García, Cecily Strong, and Chris Hemsworth.
She joins Abby and Jillian to set up new offices above a Chinese restaurant, calling themselves "Conductors of the Metaphysical Examination".
They build equipment to study and capture ghosts, and hire the dimwitted but handsome Kevin Beckman as a receptionist.
The plan succeeds, but Rowan drags Abby into the portal with him; Erin leaps into the portal and rescues her as Rowan is obliterated.
The mayor's office agrees to secretly fund the Ghostbusters' research while continuing to publicly denounce them as frauds.The film grossed 9 million worldwide against a production budget of 4 million and became the highest-grossing live-action comedy domestically of 2016; Physicists Abby Yates and Erin Gilbert are authors of a research book which posits the existence of paranormal phenomena, such as ghosts.While Abby continued to study the paranormal at a technical college with eccentric engineer Jillian Holtzmann, Erin, now a professor at Columbia University, disowned the work, fearing it will impact her tenure.Much of the original film's cast make cameo appearances in new roles.The announcement of the female-led cast in 2015 drew a polarized response from the public and Internet backlash, Distributed by Columbia Pictures, the film premiered at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on July 9, 2016, and was released in the United States on July 15, 2016, in 2D, 3D, Real D 3D and IMAX 3D, and received mixed to average reviews from critics.They continue to develop their technology and advertise their services with the name pundits have labeled them, "Ghostbusters".Patty joins the team, providing historical knowledge of New York City and a repurposed hearse, "Ecto-1".As Kevin, he opens the portal and releases hundreds of ghosts.The police and DHS are subdued, but the Ghostbusters fight through the army of ghosts to reach the portal.Erin discovers a copy of her and Abby's book among Rowan's possessions and realizes that he killed himself so he could become a ghost and command a spirit army.Rowan returns as a powerful ghost, possessing Abby and then Kevin.