It's the ghost(busters) of movies past! Three decades after Ghostbusters' 1984 release — and fresh off the news about an all-female reboot from Bridesmaids director Paul Feig — Entertainment Weekly assembled the cast of the beloved film for its annual reunion issue.
Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Sigourney Weaver came together — along with Annie Potts and director Ivan Reitman — to reflect on the lasting success of the supernatural comedy, which spawned a sequel (1989's Ghostbusters II) and an Academy Award-nominated song (Ray Parker Jr.'s "Ghostbusters").
"I knew it was gonna be a huge movie," Murray, 64, told Today's Al Roker at the EW cover shoot. "At that point, we were still watching Yankee Doodle Dandy on TV, so I thought we had a shot."
The St. Vincent star later noted that he sensed something special on set. "We had that car. And in the uniforms, with the car, even the cops thought we were above them somehow," he said, adding that they used to drive around town in the Ghostbusters vehicle, "running red lights, [going the] wrong way on a one-way street."
Murray also jokingly revealed the secret recipe for ectoplasm: "a disgusting combination of corn syrup and starch and some sort of an adhesive and a kind of a poison that's used on chinch bugs."
Asked about his thoughts on a possible Ghostbusters III with the original cast — minus the late Harold Ramis, who died this past February at age 69 — the Saturday Night Live alum was dubious. "It's really hard to recreate something that was so beautiful, so wonderful," he replied.