It's hard to say how fans will react to the latest Ghostbusters news, especially since none of it has gone over very well. From the all-female cast, to the Ecto-1 redo, to the most hated trailer ever, Ghostbusters just keeps coming up the underdog of summer. And now, we have word on who, exactly, is covering the iconic theme song by Ray Parker Jr. Now, before you see who it is, just remember, Ray Parker Jr. ripped off the Ghostbusters song from Huey Lewis and the News, and while neither party is legally allowed to speak about the lawsuit, lets just say things didn't work on in Ray's favor. It wasn't an original song to begin with.
So, if you're horribly disappointed to hear that Fall Out Boy is doing a cover of the Ghostbusters song for the upcoming soundtrack, you really can't be that mad. Can you? Because it's a blatant rip-off of Heart of Rock and Roll and I Want a New Drug to begin with. That said, some fans hold the song in high esteem, and it is the crown jewel in the franchise. Just don't go back and watch the original music video. You may be rethinking all of your hate for the impending remake.
Not to pile on the possibly bad news about who is doing the theme song cover, but guess what? Fall Out Boy reveal on Twitter that It will also include a special guest appearance from Missy Elliott. Which is cute, since rap versions of movie theme songs have been around since at least 1987, when Ghostbusters co-creator Dan Aykroyd did a hip-hop song for Dragnet. So, you really can't get too heated about the rapper's inclusion, since this has been happening for the past thirty-years. And trust us, it was as tired then as it may appear now.
The new Ghostbusters soundtrack isn't just going to be covers of the original. And, with its all-female cast comes a new girl power balled by Elle King titled Good Girls. You can hear the song in the Youtube embed below. It was written by Elle King and Dave Bassett and produced by Bassett. The soundtrack will be in stores July 15, the same day the new movie hits theaters. The song is actually pretty good, but it's not exactly kid friendly as the singer extols all the naughty things she'll do that the good girls won't. Hopefully she means getting dirty with ghosts in New York City to save the world, right? She couldn't possibly just be singing about all the nasty sex acts she likes to perform. Could she?
In anticipation of the release of Ghostbusters, which brings the legendary franchise back to theaters with a new team fighting the paranormal on July 15, Sony Pictures and moviegoers across the country will celebrate the classic franchise with Ghostbusters Day on Wednesday, June 8, the anniversary of the release date of the original 1984 film. On Ghostbusters Day, the cast of the original classicGhostbusters, including Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Annie Potts, will reunite and join the new Ghostbusters, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones, as they honor the franchise that evening with an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." "Jimmy Kimmel Live" airs weeknights at 11:35pm Eastern and Pacific / 10:35pm Central on ABC.
Fans will also be able to join in the celebration by seeing a sneak peek of the new film as part of the Fathom Events presentation of the original classic in more than 800 cinemas nationwide on June 8, with encore showings on Sunday, June 12. In addition, in Brooklyn, BBQ Films will present the world's only official immersive screening of the classic Ghostbusters, a transportive experience built around the classic movie called GHOSTBUSTERS HQ.
Participating theaters will also join in the fun with sweepstakes. Cinemark is giving fans the chance to score one of ten signed posters for the new film through a social media giveaway and as a collectible reward in their all-new app-based loyalty program, Cinemark Connections. And when Regal Cinemas Crown Club Members buy a ticket to the classic movie, they will be entered for the chance to win a flyaway to the premiere of the new Ghostbusters film in Los Angeles, plus a $2500 gift card for travel and accommodations.
Guests of BBQ Films to GHOSTBUSTERS HQ in Brooklyn on the 8th will not only get a 360-degree interactive experience, but also an exclusive first chance to play the new Ghostbusters console game and the mobile game, Ghostbusters: Slime City, both from Activision. Fans will have the chance to record their unique spectral encounters using special GIPHY Cam filters, and enjoy Hi-C Ecto Cooler beverages at the bar. New shows have been added, including a family show. Fans will be able to check out the Ghostbusters' ride, the Ecto-1, with national and local appearances. The studio will also launch the Ghostbusters Twitter Mission Sweepstakes on Ghostbusters Day. The sweepstakes will award cool prizes, like custom Ghostbusters uniforms, every week leading up to the release of the film to users who retweet contest messages. Twitter users can join in the fun by following @Ghostbusters.
Fans can also follow the movie at @Ghostbusters on their favorite social networks, as the day will be documented via Facebook Live, Periscope, Snapchat Live Stories, and other social coverage. Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they're here to save the world! The film is produced by Ivan Reitman and Amy Pascal, and written by Katie Dippold & Paul Feig, based on the 1984 film "Ghostbusters," an Ivan Reitman film, written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. We're not sure when we'll get to hear the new Ghostbusters theme song cover, but you can her the girl power song right here, right now.