All the things director Jason Reitman had to worry about while filming an upcoming movie Ghostbusters: AfterlifeOf course, the color of the slime probably shouldn’t have been one of them. However, it was. In a new interview, the Perfectionist director reveals why there was an argument over Ectoplasm — plus, he shares what settled the matter.
Evan Reitman’s son, Jason Reitman, directs ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’
Jason Reitman is the son of iconic ’80s director Ivan Reitman, who played the original 1984 . had directed Ghost Busters and its 1989 sequel, Ghostbusters II. Therefore, a lot is riding on his success. He invested himself personally and professionally.
Father/Son interview in September 2021 Empire, Jason said making the film was like “navigating the shadows of it”. [your] Parents.” Reitman continued, “No matter what your parents do, or who they are—that’s the journey of being a child.”
Now that it’s all said and done, Evan says he’s impressed by his son’s efforts. Also, Jason says that his father cried.
“My father is not leaving home much because of COVID,” he said in January 2021 Empire Interview. “But he took a test, put on a mask and went to the Sony lot to watch the movie with the studio. And after that, he cried, and he said, ‘I’m so proud to be your father.’ And it was one of the great moments of my life.”
The director admitted that he was troubled by the color of the mud
However, there are small but important details in the journey to that moment. In the November 2021 issue of Empire magazine, Jason admitted that there was a major work on the color of the slime. Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
Naturally, the true authority on all things mud-related settled the debate.
“The color of the slime changed from film to film, and I wanted the original colored slime,” said Jason Reitman. “We kept zeroing in on it, ‘It’s too green. It’s not sticky enough.’ One day, they had two different vats and there was a huge argument over which one was right. I said, ‘Dad, can you come here?’ And my dad sat down and pointed to a bucket and said, ‘That’s mud.’”
Simultaneously, the younger Reitman spoke about his emotional experiences with the film.
Jason Reitman says the original ‘Ghostbusters’ in costume were ‘intimidating’
In the same interview, Jason explained that it was “intimidating” to see the original Ghostbusters in their costumes. He elaborated, it quickly became “real” when Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson and Dan Aykroyd entered their suits. Original Ghostbuster Harold Ramis, who played Egon Spengler, died in 2014.
“I don’t think I was prepared for how it felt when the original guys walked on set in their flight suits,” Jason said. “It’s like watching a superhero and it feels so special. It’s also very intimidating. And it’s an immediate reminder of what we were so arrogant to try, which is to make another film that is just a chapter in this bigger story. It’s one thing to direct all new characters because at that point, you can almost say you’re making a fan fiction. when the bill [Murray] and ernie [Hudson] and charity [Aykroyd] Wearing a flight suit, it gets very, very real very quickly.”
In short, Jason Reitman has a lot to be proud of his slime complexion.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Hits theaters on November 19, 2021.
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