A July 15 launch date has been set for “Ghostheads,” a fan documentary about “Ghostbusters” that coincides with the opening of Sony’s feature reboot, Variety reports. The documentary will come out on Netflix on that date.
“The film looks at the impact the ‘Ghostbusters’ franchise has had on fans over the past three decades, with interviews with Dan Aykroyd, Ivan Reitman, Ernie Hudson, Paul Feig and Peter Mosen, who has been dressing like Aykroyd’s Ray Stantz character since the first film’s release, and whose passion landed him a small part in the sequel,” Variety notes.
The project’s director, Canadian filmmaker Brendan Mertens, said of his fellow fans: “Ghostheads are friendly people — there’s not really any animosity like in other fandoms we’ve seen. They really use their powers for good — raising money for their local communities, providing a place for people who may otherwise feel alone, and visiting children’s hospitals in full gear, brightening the days of every child they meet.”
The project, funded mainly by croudsourcing campaigns, has been in production for a little more than a year.