In an alternate universe: Event 17 (or “Ghost-Busting Goodfellas”)


In an alternate universe, the directors and casts of the films Ghostbusters and Goodfellas swapped movie projects.  This means that Martin Scorsese made a paranormal thriller called Ghostbusters (using the original script by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis) starring Ray Liotta,  Robert De Niro, and Joe Pesci.  However, the Scorsese version was released in 1990 rather the 1984 release of the Ivan Reitman version of Ghostbusters.

Goodfellas was then directed by Ivan Reitman as a true-crime comedy using the screenplay adaptation written by Nicholas Pileggi and Martin Scorsese, based on Pileggi’s book.  The film’s cast was led by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson.  It was released in 1991, rather than 1990.

Both films were huge hits, and in this alternate universe, Scorsese’s Ghostbusters is widely considered one of the scariest films of all time.

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Posted on August 30, 2012, in Books, Comedy, Nerd Odyssey, Nerds and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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