This news isn’t completely out of left field. It makes sense with Ghostbusters 2020 aka code name Rust City on the spectral horizon that Sony and a publisher would put together a new making of Ghostbusters book.
Nothing can replace Making Ghostbusters by Don Shay. It’s decades out of print, a physical copy can be pricey, and fortunately for ghostheads is available digitally…for free. (Spook Central PDF file)
Their isn’t a making of Ghostbusters II book like for Ghostbusters. Outside of out of print magazine articles from the 1980s.
During and after Ghostbusters 30th anniversary Insight Editions published Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, October 24, 2015) by Daniel Wallace. That coffee table book pretty much covered every aspect of the Ghostbusters franchise. Both with words and visuals. 8)
It may not be out of print, I haven’t checked. I know within the last month I’ve seen multiple copies at Barnes & Noble.
Not everybody can, does, or will own either excellent book. What will Ghostbusters Legacy bring to the Ghostbusters franchise in 2020?
Eaglemoss/Hero Collector press release after the break.
The essential guide to Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II! Exploring everything from the pioneering special effects to the set design and the unforgettable soundtrack. This authorized book tells the exhaustive behind-the-scenes story of how Dan Aykroyd’s original concept evolved into a movie phenomenon.
The guide is packed with hundreds of fascinating production photos, concept art and rare behind-the-scenes images, while new interviews with the cast and crew, including Dan Aykroyd, Ivan Reitman, Annie Potts, Richard Edlund and many more, reveal how they overcame numerous challenges to create one of the best-loved movie franchises of the 1980s.
Ghostbusters Legacy is set to be 240 pages and retail at $29.95 USD. With a release date for June 2, 2020.
Ghostbusters Legacy can currently be pre-ordered from Amazon (US).
- Hero Collector
- Sony Pictures
- Spook Central (Ghostbusters Books)