Ed’s let­ter

Empire (UK) - - NEWS - Terri white

There are cer­tain films That should be left alone. We don’t want a re­make of Jaws. We don’t need a fourth Back To The Fu­ture. We have no de­sire to dis­cover rick and ilsa se­cretly rekin­dled their re­la­tion­ship af­ter the War, or find out if andy and red’s boat-re­fur­bish­ing business was a suc­cess. Th­ese films are best left un­touched. Time­less. clas­sic. but then, there are oth­ers that have been cry­ing out for new in­stal­ments. and ev­ery time one of the orig­i­nal play­ers has been in­ter­viewed over the decades, they’re asked: “When are you do­ing an­other one?”

Ghost­busters was one such film and, af­ter years of ru­mours and mul­ti­ple false starts, a third movie is al­most upon us. new cast. new di­rec­tor. but not that dif­fer­ent — as with the orig­i­nal it has a group of comedic ac­tors at the top of their game, a clear lin­eage to Satur­day Night Live and a cer­tain green ghost with a huge ap­petite. and it’s re­ceived the bless­ing of the team be­hind the ’84 clas­sic. not that it’s been an easy jour­ney to get to this point, as we were told in great de­tail by Paul feig and the mem­bers of the lat­est spook-hunt­ing quar­tet, start­ing on p.56. but that’s not all. We also have orig­i­nal writer and star dan aykroyd re­count­ing his life as a Ghost­buster, from his child­hood fas­ci­na­tion with the su­per­nat­u­ral to the lat­est film, in which he ap­pears as a brand-new char­ac­ter. (see… told you it had his bless­ing.)

There are many tri­umphant re­turns in this month’s is­sue. shane black is di­rect­ing again with The Nice Guys, and he talks us through his var­ied ca­reer. Twenty-five years on from The Si­lence Of The Lambs, Jodie foster speaks up about why clarice star­ling is such an im­por­tant and en­dur­ing char­ac­ter. and, per­haps most ex­cit­ingly of all, cap­tain amer­ica is back in mcu dust-up Civil War — event cin­ema at its very best. spoiler, but… we loved it. You can read just how much on p.40.

is there a bet­ter feel­ing than when a film you re­ally, re­ally want to be good com­pletely de­liv­ers on its prom­ise? if there is, i can’t think what it might be.

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