Ghostbusters Reboot To Partially Film In New York City


Good news for the Ghost Busters purists: Paul Feig's upcoming Ghostbusters reboot will indeed shoot its outdoor scenes in the franchise's classic locale, New York City.

In a recent interview, Feig revealed that several exterior scenes in his 2016 Ghostbusters film will take place in the city that never sleeps. Many of the film's interior scenes, however will be shot in Boston. While New York City is an important part of the Ghostbuster lore, Feig said that it's ultimately too expensive to film a majority of the movie at the actual location. Manhattan played a large role in both Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2, providing an iconic location for the busters to save mankind in. Indeed, it's hard to forget the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man marching down the streets of Mid Town Manhattan.

Feig also revealed when the cameras would start rolling on Ghostbusters, telling Collider that filming officially begins on June 15. What's more, the re-imagined installment will also earn a PG-13 rating. This will be the franchise's first, as both original films were only rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America.


Feig's Ghostbusters reboot, which stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon in a female-led cast, opens on July 22.